How to Play VLC Videos on LG Smart TV

VLC on LG Smart TV

Quick Tips

  • The VLC Media Player is not available on the LG Content Store.
  • Screen Share: VLC app on Android smartphoneScreen Cast iconLG TV.
  • AirPlay: Enable AirPlay on LG TVVLC app on iPhoneAirPlay iconLG Smart TV.

VLC Media Player is one of the most advanced media players which plays almost all media file formats. Unfortunately, the VLC Media Player app is not available for LG Smart TVs. So there’s no way to install a VLC Media Player on webOS LG TVs. However, if you want to use VLC on your LG Smart TV, you can use the wireless connectivity features like Cast or Airplay to screen mirror the VLC app from your smartphone to your LG Smart TV.

How to Screen Share VLC to LG Smart TV

In the LG Smart TV, you can use the Screen Share feature to mirror the VLC app from your Android smartphone.

[1] Connect your Android smartphone and LG TV to the same WiFi network.

[2] On your Android smartphone, install the VLC app from the Play Store.

VLC app

[3] Now, go to the Notification Panel on your smartphone and tap the Cast or Screen Cast icon.

click the Screen Cast icon

[4] You will get a list of cast-compatible devices. Choose your LG Smart TV from the list.

[5] After that, you can see your smartphone screen on your LG TV.

[6] Open the VLC app on your smartphone and play any video content.

[7] It will appear on your LG TV.

[8] To stop the sharing, tap the Cast icon from the Notification Panel and choose Disconnect.

How to AirPlay VLC on LG Smart TV

AirPlay is a unique feature on all Apple devices to screen mirror media content to other devices. You can also screen mirror the VLC Media Player on LG Smart TV using AirPlay.

How to Enable AirPlay on LG Smart TV

[1] Make sure that your LG Smart TV is connected to a WiFi network.

[2] Press the Home button on your remote.

[3] Open the Home Dashboard.

Click Home Dashboard

[4] Select the AirPlay feature.

Choose AirPlay

[5] Choose AirPlay and turn it on.

Turn on AirPlay to cast VLC on LG Smart TV

How to AirPlay VLC to LG TV

[1] Launch your iPhone and connect to the same WiFi as LG smart TV.

[2] Download the VLC Media Player app from App Store.

[3] Launch the VLC app on your iPhone and choose the content to stream.

[4] Select the AirPlay icon on the screen and search for LG TV on the devices.

[5] Connect to LG Smart TV with the required code and stream VLC on LG TV.

These are the two possible ways to watch VLC on LG TV. By following the above-mentioned methods, you can play your local media files on your LG smart TV and enjoy the streaming experience.

How to Stream VLC on LG Smart TV Using Chromecast

Chromecast is an external streaming device primarily used for casting purposes. To watch VLC videos on LG TV, you can connect Chromecast to your LG TV using the HDMI port.

[1] Install the VLC Media Player app on your Android smartphone from the Play Store.

[2] Then, set up the Google Chromecast or Google TV to your LG Smart TV.

Connect Chromecast to LG smart TV

[3] Make sure that your smartphone and Chromecast are connected to the same WiFi network.

[4] Now, open the VLC app on your smartphone and tap the Cast icon.

Cast VLC on LG Smart TV

[5] On the list of devices, choose your Chromecast device.

[6] Now, play any video from the VLC app. The video will appear on your LG Smart TV.

FAQ

1. Does webOS have a video player?

Yes, using the SmartShare app, you can play videos on LG Smart TV.

2. What type of video files can I play on LG Smart TV?

You can play video files in formats like H.264 and HEVC format.

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