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LG adds summer blockbuster movies to free streaming service

LG Channels will add movies like "Grumpy Old Men" and "The Karate Kid" for free.

LG Channels will add movies like "Grumpy Old Men" and "The Karate Kid" for free.

A LG OLED television set.
A LG OLED television set. (Image courtesy LG, Graphic by The Desk)

LG smart TV users will soon get free access to a handful of summer blockbusters for free.

The movies will be added to LG Channels, the free, ad-supported streaming service baked into most newer-model smart TVs offered by the electronics maker.

Starting this month, LG Channels users will have free access to the following movies on demand:

  • Angel Eyes
  • Bottle Rocket
  • Donnie Brasco
  • Grumpy Old Men
  • Grumpier Old Men
  • The Karate Kid (1984 film)
  • The Karate Kid: Part 2
  • The Karate Kid: Part 3
  • Looper
  • The Shallows
  • Two Weeks Notice

Additionally, LG will launch a new “Summer Vacation” hub within LG Channels that offers free access to summer and heat-themed television series, including the reality show “Hell’s Kitchen” and the long-running beach drama “Baywatch.”

LG Channels is exclusive to webOS-powered LG smart TV sets, and offers dozens of free streaming channels and thousands of movies and TV shows on-demand.

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