Tellybean brings video calling to LG’s webOS-based Smart TVs

HELSINKI April 19, 2017 – Tellybean, the winner of the Best Smart TV App award, makes its video call service available on 2016 and 2017 LG TVs globally. The expansion of Tellybean’s service to LG’s Linux-based webOS TV platform is a major step forward for Tellybean.

Modern life separates families – Tellybean brings them back together, now also with LG TVs. Users enjoy the life-sized video calls and see it as a great way to use the big screen. Since TVs have no camera, it is a problematic platform for video calling. Tellybean developed an innovative solution to deal with this challenge. To work with its TV app, Tellybean has a mobile app, which turns a mobile phone into a “wireless webcam” for a video call on TV. This solution helped Tellybean win the Best Smart TV App Award at TV Connect 2016 in London.

Tellybean’s app has passed LG’s official app approval process and has been added to the LG Content Store globally. Tellybean and LG are also planning different types of marketing cooperation on-screen and in other channels.

“We are really happy excited to start working with LG and to be able to offer our service to LG TV users” says Cami Hongell, CEO and Co-founder of Tellybean. “Tellybean’s service is already available on the Android TV platform through our partners Sony, Philips TVs and Nvidia. The cooperation with LG represents a huge leap forward for Tellybean as it expands our service to the first Linux-based TV platform.”

Tellybean’s vision is to become the leading video calling solution for the TV. To achieve this, Tellybean is working on several additional partnerships and is planning to release additional video calling apps to be available on all major platforms.

Contact person:
Cami Hongell,
CEO & Co-founder
+358405056014
cami@tellybean.com

For more information:

– please go to www.tellybean.com.
– See also Tellybean’s ongoing crowdfunding campaign on www.invesdor.com/tellybean

You can also meet Tellybean:

– NAB Show in Las Vegas April 24-26
– India, Mumbai April 24-25 and, in New Delhi April 26-27
– Silicon Valley at or around Google I/O

About Tellybean
Tellybean is driven by a few simple but powerful observations: modern life separates families and technology usually makes video calling inaccessible to the whole family. To solve this problem, Tellybean delivers a life-sized video call experience that the whole family can enjoy. Tellybean’s service works on compatible Smart TVs and set-top boxes, on computers and on mobile phones and tablets.

Tellybean was founded in 2011 and is based in Helsinki, Finland. Tellybean received recognition and awards as the Best Smart TV App at TV Connect 2016 in London and as the most innovative app in Philips’ Android TV app competition 2016. www.tellybean.com