How to Play VLC Videos on LG Smart TV

VLC on LG Smart TV

VLC is a free open source multimedia player which plays almost all the media file formats. VLC Media Player is available on all Android OS devices which have Google Play Store. Unfortunately, the VLC Media Player app is not available for LG Smart TV as it runs on webOS. So there’s no way to install a VLC Media Player on LG TV. However, if you want to use VLC on your LG smart TV, you can use Chromecast or Airplay to cast your iPhone to LG Smart TV.

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 or Google TV devices to your LG TV using the HDMI port.

[1] Install the VLC Media Player app on your Android smartphone or iPhone 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.

How to AirPlay VLC on LG Smart TV

AirPlay is a unique feature on all Apple devices to screen mirror 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.


1. Does webOS have a video player?

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

2. What video files play on LG Smart TV?

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

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