Following, Microsoft and Google, LG today launched its own cloud storage service dubbed “LG Cloud” Beta, which will offer 5 GB of free cloud storage space per member. In addition, a member who has purchased LG Smart TV or LG Smart Phone may receive 50GB free storage for 6 months.
LG said in the future, a larger space will be provided as a pay service.
Describing the service LG claims, “LG Cloud is the online storage service that users can enjoy video clips, music files or photo files wherever they are. It stores a user’s data in real time (Folder Sync) and makes it possible that a user enjoys video, music and photo files stored in LG Cloud in any environment by using various multimedia devices such as Smart TV, mobile phone and PC.”
LG also claims that any videos or pictures taken on an LG 3D smartphone can be uploaded to LG Cloud and then played in 3D on a compatible LG Smart TV.
LG Cloud, currently has downloadable clients for Windows XP and Windows 7 PCs, along with Android devices. Owners of LG’s Smart TVs can also download an LG Cloud app. The PC client also allows videos that are edited on a PC to be played immediately on an Android smartphone.
The company explains its video conversion process:
“RTS(Real-time Transcoding) service refers to the technology that converts and transfers the type(extension) and quality of a file to the optimal type and quality to each replaying device so that a user may enjoy the multimedia files stored in LG Cloud using any kind of devices including TV, mobile phone or PC. In addition, a converted streaming file may be stored as it is.”
You can find more information about the LG Cloud beta here.