Searching for the right app to watch live TV content on LG Smart TV? There are so many apps available. But, YouTube TV deserves the first try. Owned by YouTube, it lets you watch live TV from various broadcast and popular cable networks. Apart from live streaming, it supports cloud DVR with unlimited storage to record your favorite shows for offline streaming. Currently, the application is only available in the US. It means only the US residents can download the YouTube TV app on their LG Smart TV.
How to Get YouTube TV on LG Smart TV
The app is available for almost all LG smart TV models that were released in 2016 & later. New LG Smart TV users may have pre-installed the YouTube TV app. All you have to do is launch the app and start watching the contents by simply logging in to your account.
If you cannot find the app, follow these steps to get the YouTube TV app from the LG Content Store. Before proceeding, make sure to sign up for YouTube TV. The subscription costs $64.99/month.
Step 1: Turn on your LG Smart TV and connect it to the internet.
Step 2: Press the home button on your LG TV remote and open the LG Content Store.
Step 3: Choose the Apps tab and search for the YouTube TV app.
Step 4: Select the app from the search results.
Step 5: On the app info page, click on Install. The app will be downloaded on your TV.
Step 6: After downloading the app, launch it, and tap the login option.
Step 7: Now, visit tv.youtube.com on your PC or mobile and enter the activation code displayed on the TV screen.
Step 8: Sign in to your Google account if you’re logged out.
Step 9: Now, the YouTube TV app on LG TV refreshes automatically to display the media content.
If you cannot download the YouTube TV app on your LG TV, then you can choose to cast the YouTube TV contents to the LG TV from your mobile. Most of the recent editions have inbuilt Chromecast support, which lets you receive media content from smartphones.
Step 1: Connect your smartphone and the LG smart TV device to the same WiFi network.
Step 2: Open the YouTube TV app on your smartphone and start streaming a channel that you want to watch.
Step 3: Tap the cast icon that you can find on the media player (iPhone – Airplay icon).
Step 4: Choose your LG Smart TV, and the channel will play on the TV.
If you’re an owner of older LG TV models, you can purchase and use streaming devices like Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku, or Apple TV. These streaming devices will connect to your TV’s HDMI port and lets you download the YouTube TV app from the respective app store. Visit the below URL for the respective streaming tutorial
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