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webOS TV Simulator 22 v1.1.1 and 6.0 v1.0.1 (June 2022)

New Features

  • The Simulator for macOS ARM64 is newly provided (not applicable for webOS TV Simulator 6.0).

    • The existing x86 simulator is compatible, but the new one shows better performance. 

  • The function to turn on or off auto-reload is added.

  • The effect to recognize touches at the edge is added.

Changed Features

  • The performance of the touch mode and portrait mode is stablized. 

  • The way of horizontal scrolling on the row of app icons at the bottom of the main screen is changed from dragging to mouse wheel scrolling or click on left/right button.

  • When the mouse pointer is placed on input tags, the shape of the pointer does not change.

  • While a button on the RCU is pressed, if the pointer moves outside the button, an up event occurs.

  • In touch mode, when the touch RCU appears upon edge swipe, the position of the touch RCU is fixed to the corner.

Bug Fixed

  • (Previous known issue resolved) Dragging works properly with supportTouchMode:full()

  • (Previous known issue resolved) On Windows, launch parameters are properly delivered when an app is launched through CLI. (You should use the lateset-version CLI.)

  • Fixed the issue where the font is not loaded in a redirect app

  • Fixed the issue where after hiding, the mouse pointer does not appear back occasionally 

  • Fixed the issue where the virtual keyboard does not appear while the focus is moving between different inputs

Known Issues

  • On Linux, if the Simulator loses the focus, the remote controller disappears.

webOS TV 22 Simulator v1.1.0 (May 2022)

New Features

  • Touch mode (in its beta phase)
    Supports the touch mode for touch-related testing of the StanbyME model and future touch-enabled TV devices (For details, see Using Touch Mode.)

  • Portrait mode (in its beta phase)
    Supports the portrait mode for rotation-related testing of the StanbyME model and future rotation-enabled TV devices (For details, see Using Portrait Mode.)

  • Changing of the screen size
    Allows changing of the screen size of the Simulator at ActionSize on the menu bar

  • For stability of testing, only four sizes (640x360, 960x540, 1280x720, and 1920x1080) are allowed.

Changed Features

  • Allows control of the keyboard with the RCU

  • Changed the default font and added new fonts 

    • Default font: LG Display-Regular

    • Added fonts: LG Display, LG Smart UI, Miso, Museo Sans

    • Examples of use: LG Smart Regular, Miso Bold, Museo Sans Light, etc.

  • Allows monitoring of which functions are in use at the menu

  • The Web Inspector is not automatically launched upon execution of an app. It will be automatically launched only if Action > Auto Inspector is selected on the menu bar.

Bug Fixed

  • Fixed clicking a button on the RCU not to trigger a keyup event

  • Fixed clicking a button on the RCU not to cause an app to be out of focus

  • Fixed the issue where a keyboardStateChange event does not occur

  • Fixed the issue where while the list of previously-run apps is being loaded during the launch of the Simulator, an error occurs if appinfo.json does not exist

  • Fixed several issues that occurred in apps using iframe for the hosted app

  • Fixed several issues related to the virtual keyboard

Known Issues

  • On Linux, if the Simulator loses the focus, the remote controller disappears.

  • On Windows, if an app is launched through CLI, launch parameters are not properly delivered. 

  • Dragging does not work in some apps with supportTouchMode:full.  

webOS TV 6.0 Simulator v1.0.0 (May 2022)
  • Provides an environment for testing of webOS TV 6.0

  • The verion of Chromium, the web engine, is 79, the same as webOS TV 6.0.

  • Except the version of Chromium, all other functions are identical to webOS TV 22 Simulator v1.1.0.

webOS TV 22 Simulator v1.0.0 (February 2022)

Initial Release

  • Supports webOS TV 22.

  • The version of Chromium is 87 (same as webOS TV 22).

To see the previous release notes for the webOS TV SDK, visit Release Notes in the Deprecated SDK menu.