How to Get VLC for LG Smart TV

VLC on LG Smart TV

VLC (Video Lan Client) Media Player is the most versatile media player app that is available for most smart devices. The best thing about VLC is that it plays all the video and audio file formats with ease. Unfortunately, the VLC Media Player is not available for LG Smart TVs with webOS models. To access the VLC player on LG Smart TV, you need to use a screen mirror or AirPlay app using your smartphone.

LG Smart TV has built-in Cast support to mirror media files from Android smartphones. For iPhone users, you can enable the AirPlay feature on LG TV to mirror the content.

How to Screen Share VLC to LG Smart TV

On your LG TV, the Screen Share feature is enabled by default. So you don’t need to enable the feature manually.

[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. Unlike the Screen Share feature, you need to enable the AirPlay on your LG tv manually.

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. If you can’t find the AirPlay icon, tap the Screen Mirroring icon from the Control Center.

[5] When your LG TV is detected, tap on it.

[6] 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.

Similarly, you can use Firestick on LG TV to install the VLC app from the Amazon App Store.


Is the VLC app available for LG Smart TVs?

No, the VLC app is not available on the LG Content Store. You have to use your smartphone to mirror the app.

Do LG TVs with webOS have a built-in video player?

Yes, the name of the built-in video player on LG TV is Media Player. Using the app, you can access videos, images, and slideshows on your TV.