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How to Install BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV



Quick Guide

  • The BBC iPlayer app is officially available on the LG Smart TV in the Content Store.
  • Install the App: Open LG Content Store → Search for BBC iPlayer → Select the app→ Tap the Install button.
  • Activate the App: Open the BBC iPlayer app → Click the Sign In button → Get the activation code → Go to the BBC iPlayer activation website → Enter the code to activate the app.

After exploring all the pre-installed apps on my LG Smart TV, I looked into free streaming apps that are compatible with my LG TV. I came to know that the BBC iPlayer is the best free streaming service that is available only in the UK. Luckily, the BBC iPlayer app is available for my LG Smart TV.

If you are a UK resident and want to install the BBC iPlayer app on your LG TV, this guide will help you a lot. Before getting into the steps, check the LG TVs certified for BBC iPlayer on the BBC Help website.

How to Get BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV

1. Turn on your LG Smart TV and connect it to a strong Internet.

2. Click the Home Button on your TV remote and launch the LG Content Store.

3. Click the search icon and type BBC iPlayer using the on-screen keyboard.

launch LG Content Store to install BBC iPlayer

4. Select the app from the search results and click the Install button to download the app on LG TV.

5. Wait for a few minutes until the application gets installed on your TV.

7. Once installed, you need to activate the BBC iPlayer on your LG TV.

How to Activate & Stream BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV

1. Launch the BBC iPlayer app after installation.

2. Click the Sign In button to get the activation code on your TV.

3. Note the BBC iPlayer activation code and go to the BBC iPlayer activation webpage (

4. Click Sign In and enter your BBC iPlayer account credentials.

Enter you credentials to login with BBC iPlayer account on LG smart TV

5. Now, enter the code and click the Sign in on your TV button.

Click Sign in on your TV

6. Further, tap Continue and stream BBC iPlayer videos on your LG TV.

Note: You can also watch the FIFA World Cup on LG TV using the BBC iPlayer.

How to Watch BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV Via Web Browser

You can use the Web Browser on LG Smart TV to access the web version of BBC iPlayer.

1. Navigate to the Home Screen on the LG TV and press the Home button on the LG TV remote.

2. From the bottom, locate and select the Web Browser tile.

Tap Web Browser

3. On the browser, navigate to the address bar and type the BBC iPlayer URL (

Type the BBC iPlayer website URL

4. Tap Sign In at the top and login to your BBC iPlayer account.

BBC iPlayer website on LG Smart TV

5. After signing in, play your desired TV series and watch it on your LG Smart TV.

How to Cast BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV

In addition to direct installation, you can also cast the BBC iPlayer app using your smartphone. Before jumping into the steps, connect the LG TV to a WiFi. Then, connect the smartphone to the same WiFi.

1. Install the BBC iPlayer app on your Android or iOS device.

Install BBC iPlayer app

2. Sign in to your BBC iPlayer account.

3. Click the Cast icon exhibited in the top right corner.

Click the cast icon on BBC iPlayer

4. Select your LG TV from the available devices.

5. Once the connection is established, play any sports or movie on the BBC iPlayer mobile app and stream it on your LG TV.

How to Download BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV using Streaming Devices

By connecting the streaming devices given below to your LG TV, you can install and stream the BBC iPlayer on your LG TV [webOS and NetCastOS].

How to Fix BBC iPlayer Not Working on LG Smart TV

Sometimes, the BBC iPlayer exhibits several problems while streaming videos. The most common reasons and effective solutions to fix the problem are discussed below.


  • Poor Internet connection.
  • Geo-Restrictions.
  • Outdated BBC iPlayer.
  • Outdated webOS or NetCastOS firmware to the latest version.
  • Temporary malfunction on the device.
  • Excessive App cache.
  • If you are unable to cast, it is due to improper WiFi connectivity.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I update BBC iPlayer on my LG Smart TV?

To update BBC iPlayer on your LG TV, go to the LG Content StoreAppsMy Apps → Select the BBC iPlayer app → Click Update.

2. What is the subscription cost of BBC iPlayer?

BBC iPlayer is completely free to use.

3. Why is BBC iPlayer not working on LG TV?

The primary reason for this problem is the outdated BBC iPlayer. To fix this problem, update the BBC iPlayer app on your TV.

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