BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV- How to Get

Are you curious to know if LG Smart TV have BBC iPlayer or not? Then read this article until the end because you won’t miss any info from this guide. We will let you know how to get BBCi Player on your LG smart TV. LG Smart TV has officially announced that BBC iPlayer supports and can download directly from your LG app store to stream. Here we will show you how to install BBC iPlayer on your LG smart TV and a detailed guide.

BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV

Brief about BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer is a digital online streaming service with on-demand and live TV content. This service is widely available on various devices such as Smartphones, Mac, PC, Smart TVs, Tablets. It is a United Kingdom-based feature service with no commercial ad included. iPlayer, BBC Media Player, and BBC iPlayer differentiate from different listening and viewing methods to the same content.

Without a TV license to stream or record the live TV broadcasts from the United Kingdom or watch BBC TV catch up or BBC TV on-demand content is a criminal offence in the United Kingdom. BBC announced to open HTML5 standard playing audio and video content from the web browsers apart from Flash or its Media Player Mobile application in 2015.

The BBC iPlayer Radio was rebranded as BBC Sounds in October 2018. Later it was renamed as Player’s new logo in October 2021. By signing in to the BBC iPlayer, you have a more personalised experience.

How to get BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV?

BBC iPlayer can directly download from the LG smart TV after the update, and you can download the BBC  iPlayer through your LG app store instantly. By following the below procedures to get installed on your LG smart TV.

Step 1

Initially, switch on your LG smart TV and connect it to the high-speed internet source.

Step 2

Further, move to the Home screen and navigate the LG apps store.


Step 3

Then find the search bar and type BBC iPlayer on it, and once it shows, tap to download the app.

Step 4

Once it gets downloaded, launch it on your device.

How to Activate BBC iPlayer?

When the installation completes, you need to activate your BBC iPlayer by following this instruction.

Step 1

First, you need to sign in with your account credentials in the respective field.

Step 2

When you go to the login process, you will get an Activation Code from your screen.

Step 3

Further, on your smartphone or Desktop, go to the BBC iPlayer web URL on your preferred web browser like Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc.

Step 4

Now choose to log in with your BBC account credentials.


Step 5

Then register your activation code which is sent to your device.


Step 6

Afterthat, choose to log in with your TV option and tap to Continue option on your screen.

Step 7

Now you will be able to watch BBC iPlayer on your LG smart TV.

To get BBC iPlayer on Old Model LG TV:

You can install the BBC iPlayer on your older version of LG TV by using Google Chromecast from your Android or iOS devices. Follow the given instruction to install the app on your LG TV.

Step 1

First, you need to download the BBC iPlayer app on your Android or iOS device.

Step 2

Further, proceed with the sign-in process with your account credentials from your Smartphone device.

Step 3

Then turn on your Chromecast dongle with your LG TV.

Step 4

Set up your smartphone and Chromecast to the same network source.

Step 5

Open the BBC iPlayer app and search for content in BBC iPlayer from your smartphone.


Step 6

Now tap to the cast icon in Chromecast for BBC iPlayer through your smartphone.

bbc iplayer cast icon

Step 7

Then choose your Chromecast device from the available list in BBC iPlayer from your Android or iOS device.

Step 8

Now you can stream BBC iPlayer on your old model LG TV using a Chromecast device from your smartphone.

Is BBC iPlayer is not working on LG Smart TV?

The BBC iPlayer may unknowingly freeze on your TV screen. If you may face any troubleshooting while playing the video content of the BBC iPlayer, follow the below steps.

  1. Update the LG smart TV and BBC iPlayer app.
  2. Look into the internet source.
  3. Restart your LG smart TV.
  4. Reset your LG smart TV.
  5. Uninstall and install the BBC iPlayer again on your LG Smart TV.
  6. Close the BBC iPlayer app and open the app.

Wrapping Up:

BBC iPlayer is the United Kingdom’s premium streaming Television service. They offer various on-demand and live shows to watch, which is now compatible with LG smart TV. So in this guide, we elaborately explained the methods to add BBC iPlayer on your LG TV. If you have any trouble getting the BBC iPlayer on your LG smart TV, mention it in the comment section.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Why is BBC Iplayer not working on my LG Smart TV?

To install the BBC iPlayer on your LG Smart TV, clear your cache and then update the BBC iPlayer app on your TV. Further proceed to log in with your account credentials.

2. How do I Update BBC iPlayer on My smart TV?

  1. Hit the YV button on your TV remote controller.
  2. Choose the Management in the settings option.
  3. Now choose the update on-demand players option.
  4. Now the app will be updated on your smart TV.


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