It appears that LG Smart TVs are quite common in having issues connecting to Google Home, it’s worth noting that not all LG Smart TVs on the market support Google Assistant & Google Home.
Your LG Smart TV will only allow Google Home & Google assistanct integration if you’re using a Super UHD LCD TV or if the TV is running at least “WebOS 4.0”. Some of the models that this includes are the: B8, B8s, C8, E8, W8, LK64, LK54, SK80, SK90, SK95, UK62, UK63, UK65 & UK 77.
Follow these steps to find your LG Smart TVs operating System:
Yes and No, this depends on the model of your TV, whilst you can follow these steps to update your firmware & software.
You can also enable Automatic Updates which will prompt you for updates as they come out, this can be done by following these steps:
From this point onwards, you can simply ask Google Home to control your TV, no remote necessary!
Sadly, there’s no magic fix for something like this as it does appear to be a bug on the devices which is fairly common, Thanks to MeMe on YouTube, a video guide shows the follow fix:
If this did not work, I highly suggest resetting your router by unplugging it for 10 minutes, this will cycle all IP addresses on your network and allow the network to reissue all localised IP addresses to devices on the network.
Alternatively, try turning off the Simplink feature, this can be done via the following:
As of writing this, there is no native SkyGo app in the UK or US which works on most Smart TVs (Apparently there is in Germany), you will need to use an external platform such as a game console (Ps4 or Xbox One).
As such, sky go on lg smart tv is not possible without a little bit of hackery and even then it’s not great quality and has constant issues.
Typically speaking, Freeview Play is available on a lot of Smart TVs, however, not every model of LG TV will have this by default. You can check the list of Freeview Play models here.
If you’re still not able to get the Freeview Play app, you will need to purchase an official Freeview Play Device which can be found here.
Most LG Smart TV models from 2016 onwards will include the Freeview Play app, however, if you’re not sure which models do you can check on the official Freeview Play guide here.
This is purely on the premise that your Smart TV uses Android, if not you will not be able to “soft-hack” and load APKs onto your Smart TV which means no native Google Play.
Some LG Smart TVs do offer Google Play, however, if you’re on WebOS this will not be natively possible.
However, you can use a device like the Amazon Firestick to boot Google Play via an external HDMI port.
Your LG TV will have a restriction on the amount of on-board storage for downloading and installing apps, so whilst this is possible on Android based (Not WebOS) based TVs, this isn’t advised.
The best route to go is using a third party Android tool like the Amazon Firestick or a Kodi box.
Yes, this is entirely possible which is great for those of us who have home offices or simply watch to broadcast a game from our PC to our TV.
If you have an LG Phone, this is a native feature which doesn’t require an app, simply do the following: