The Home screen provides information about the currently running app and access to apps, connected devices, and content search. The Home screen UI appears as an overlay on the current screen. The following image shows the Home screen of webOS TV 5.0.

Home screen of webOS TV 5.0

  1. System Apps provide quick access to helper apps such as Search, Home Dashboard, TV, or Recents.

  2. App tiles allow users to launch the apps instantly. You can navigate through the tiles by scrolling right and left.

  3. Preview Area shows the content inside the focused or selected app in the Launcher.

  4. Promotion Area is to promote app, content, etc. You can turn off Home Promotion from the Home Settings.

  5. Background displays the currently running app. Clicking on the background take the app back to the full-screen view.