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LG WebOS better integration

Hi

There is already a LG WebOS app available but it hasn’t been updated in a long time and it doesn’t work reliable. LG WebOS offers a lot more features like directly selecting the channel, showing you what is being played, the state of the current TV like “off” or “playing”. All of this can be done directly through WebOS without the IR remote feature.

Would be great if we could get a better integration with the LG Tvs as it would allow us a lot of more automations. :slight_smile:

Here is the integration of LG WebOS for Home Assistant, maybe the code can be helpful for this:


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Thanks for this message. Lg webos app is really not working. I had it with homebridge like a year ago, even then it was great. I really hope athom can improve their own app or perhaps someone else can develop a better one.

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Hey.
I previously asked the support service a question about WEBOS, why I can’t get real TV status when there are plugins for homebridge, Domoticz and other smart home systems. Without understanding the essence of the question, namely what the working examples cited with reference to the homebridge plugin, they answered: “Since this is an integration of Homekit, you can contact the developer of this relevant application.” There was such a feeling that to increase sales of homey, they stuffed appstore with half-working applications and simply threw them away, but they are not going to update and modify the product that they themselves have placed in the store. However, the main thing in this case is marketing, and with how many devices HOMEY can work with, but it doesn’t matter how it works. I honestly do not even hope that you can expect anything in terms of updates to this plugin, with such success you will learn to write these plugins faster and the benefit is a lot of working examples in other systems that can be taken as a basis.

hi there,

Thanks for the reply. I will email them as well to see what they say. But as it is the WebOS app is useless. It actually doesn’t work often. So it is a shame.

Thanks

Gunay

Changes as I understand it on WEBOS not to be expected? It’s a shame that they’re not even trying to do anything.

unfortunately it’s not very high on Athom’s priority as I’d rather they finish the zigbee rewrite first.

I can only hope someone with programming knowledge picks this up and code something better…

Hmm … I understand that the priority of WEBOS is not important, it is more important to engage in ATHOH decorating the Homey application and the ability to share Flow))), rather than correctly working applications and plugins. for me, so the priority should be primarily to bring the plugins to perfect condition, and not what is now with a bunch of errors and shortcomings, and only then do all sorts of minor usefulnesses. It’s a shame that the employees of ATXOM just do not give a damn about such moments, they sold Homey, and then their problems aren’t any more. Wait for the update for another 5 years or are they waiting for someone to make their plug-in for them?
Here’s a letter from Athom on September 17, 2019: "I have been to Development today, and actually talked to a developer that is working on this exact app right now, to get all the bugs out and bring the functionality back.
I do not know how long he will need to finish this app, however we are working on it as we speak, and an update for this app will come! "

And after this letter, I don’t really believe that even next year they will update the plugin))) the company simply does not have any customer focus.

I am trying to develop a new WebOS app as I recently bought a Homey. I am completely ditching IR* and using WOL to also turn on the TV. This is all working for me, however, I cannot seem to figure out how to create the Flow triggers, the documentation is somewhat lacking for this. Any help is definitely welcome.

The Work in Progress code: https://github.com/MaxvandeLaar/homey-webos-plus
Note: it’s my first app, still figuring it out :wink:

*Maybe in the future create a switch in device settings to use IR or WOL to turn it on

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