- The VLC app is not available on the LG Smart TV Content Store.
- Alternatively, get the VLC Media Player app using the casting method on your LG Smart TV device.
If you are searching for a multimedia player to play videos on your LG Smart TV, then VLC Media Player would be the best fit. Unfortunately, VLC Player is not available on the LG Smart TV. But we have curated the other possible ways to access VLC on your LG TV.
VLC Media player is a cross-platform multimedia player that lets you play audio and video files. Moreover, the app’s media library lets you browse the folders directly. This app allows you to stream the multi-track audio and subtitles of videos on your LG Smart TV. You can access the VLC app in Dark Mode for better usage.
In this article, you will learn about the alternative methods to get the app on your LG Smart TV. You will also get to know about the other alternatives to the VLC app if you are looking for another better media player app.
How to Cast VLC Media Player on LG Smart TV From Android
#1. Turn on the LG Smart TV and check the internet connection.
#2. Download and install the VLC Media Player app on your Android smartphone from the Google Play Store.
#3. Make sure that both devices (LG Smart TV and Android smartphones) are connected to the same WiFi network.
#4. Now, open the VLC app on your smartphone and click the Cast icon.
#5. Select your LG Smart TV from the list.
#6. Now, select the media file you want to play from the VLC app.
#7. The media file from the VLC app will appear on your LG Smart TV.
Tip: Alternatively, you can set up the Google Chromecast on your LG Smart TV. You can also check our detailed guide on how to Chromecast VLC to TV.
How to Stream VLC on LG Smart TV Using Airplay
By using AirPlay on LG Smart TV, you can stream content from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to your TV with just a few taps. You can also use AirPlay to mirror your device’s screen on your smart TV.
#1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the LG TV’s home WiFi network.
#2. Press the Home button on your LG TV remote.
#3. Open the Home Dashboard and select the AirPlay feature.
#4. Turn on the AirPlay feature.
#5. Install the VLC Media Player app on your iPhone or iPad from the App Store.
#6. Open the VLC app on your iPhone and select the media file to stream.
#7. Select the AirPlay icon on the screen and search for your LG TV.
#8. Now, connect to LG Smart TV with the required code and stream your media file on LG Smart TV.
How to Stream VLC on LG Smart TV from PC
#1. Connect the LG Smart TV and your PC or Mac to the Same WiFi network.
#2. Download and install the VLC Media Player on your desktop or laptop from the website.
#3. Play any video content using the VLC app.
#4. Select the Cast option for Windows and AirPlay Screen mirroring for Mac PC.
#5. Choose the LG Smart TV to connect.
#6. The media file should now be streaming on your LG Smart TV.
Other Media Players for LG Smart TV
If you want VLC alternatives for your LG Smart TV, you can get any of the below-mentioned media players from the LG Content Store. We have tried the below media players on our LG TV, and their performance is appreciable.
Plex Media Player
Plex is a popular media player that allows you to stream your movies, TV shows, music, and other media to all your devices, including smart TVs. This is one of the best apps for LG Smart TVs. If you have many offline content or DVDs, the Plex app is the best way to stream all those media files on your Smart TV.
Sky Media Player
The Sky Media Player is officially available on the LG Content Store. With the Sky Media Player app, you can stream live TV shows, movies, series, and so on from IPTV providers. You can also watch your offline content by using the Sky Media Player.
AKA Media Player
The AKA Media Player is an amazing platform where you can stream your offline content. This does not have any live channels, movies, or radios. It is used to stream your offline content or DVDs from your home.
No, MX Player is not listed on the LG Content Store. You can’t install the MX Player on the LG Smart TV, but you can cast or AirPlay the app from Smartphone.
You can stream the videos supported on formats like MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, Ogg, FLAC, TS, M2TS, Wv, and AAC on the VLC app.
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