Alexa is the most popular digital voice assistant with which you can control the smart devices available in your home. With Alexa, you can even turn on your LG TV with voice commands in case the LG TV remote is not working. Since Alexa comes built-in on OLED and QNED series LG Smart TVs, you can easily set up voice control with the help of the Amazon Alexa and LG ThinQ apps.
How to Find if Alexa Works on LG Smart TV
If your TV is compatible with Alexa, you can find the Alexa button on your LG Magic Remote. By pressing the Alexa button on the remote (2021 & above models), you can ask Alexa to do something. For 2020 model LG TVs, press and hold the Prime Video button on the LG Magic Remote to talk to Alexa.
How to Setup Alexa on LG Smart TV
For Alexa to work on the LG Smart TV, you should configure your device first.
(1) Connect your LG TV to a WiFi network once you turn it on.
(2) Go to the home screen of your TV and launch the Alexa app from the list of installed apps.
(3) Click the Get Started option from the home screen of the Alexa app.
(4) Now, you will receive a QR code and activation code on your TV.
(5) Scan the code on your mobile or visit the activation website of Alexa amazon.com/us/code.
(6) Enter the six-digit code displayed on your TV and sign into your Amazon account.
(7) Click the Allow button on your mobile to set up Alexa on your LG SmartTV.
(8) Now, you have successfully completed the process of setting up Alexa on your LG TV.
How to Use Alexa on LG TV Via LG ThinQ App
If your TV is running on webOS 5.0, you should set up the LG ThinQ app on your mobile before setting the Alexa on your LG Smart TV.
Caution: If your TV is running on webOS 4.0, 4.5, and 6.0, you can launch the Alexa app on your TV to use Alexa. So, you shall skip these steps to connect your Alexa and TV.
2. Launch the LG ThinQ app and sign in with your account. Ensure to connect your mobile and TV to the same WiFi network.
3. Now, click on the Plus (+) icon on the home screen of the app.
4. You can see three options: Scan QR, Search Nearby, and Select Manually.
5. Select Manually and choose the TV option.
6. Now, the LG ThinQ app will scan for nearby devices. Click the LG Smart TV name from the nearby devices.
7. You can see an eight-digit code on the TV screen.
8. Note it down and enter the code on the LG ThinQ app.
9. Finally, hit the Link option and click the Go to Home button.
10. Now, you have successfully paired your TV with the LG ThinQ app.
How to Connect Amazon Alexa App to LG Smart TV
Before connecting Alexa to LG Smart TV, you must set up Alexa and LG Smart TV which differs based on the webOS version.
In the webOS 4.0 version, you can launch the Set Up TV for Amazon Alexa app and you can follow the below steps. But in webOS 4.5, you must enable the voice control settings by navigating to Settings page > Connections > Link to Devices for Voice Control > then you can follow the below procedures.
2. Sign into the app using your Amazon Account.
3. Select the Devices option at the bottom.
4. Click on the Plus icon and choose the option Add a Device from the popup menu.
5. Scroll down and select the TV option.
6. Choose LG and click on Next.
7. Select Enable to Use and sign in with your LG account.
8. Click the Agree button and select the Close option.
9. Now, tap on Discover Devices, and Alexa will search for your LG SmartTV.
10. Finally, you will receive a notification saying that the TV has been connected via LG ThinQ Skill.
11. Select the All Devices option from the home screen of the Alexa app.
12. Choose your TV from the list of devices and start controlling your TV with Alexa on your mobile or with the Alexa speaker.
How to Enable ThinQ Skill on LG Smart TV
1. Launch the Alexa App and choose Skills from the Menu bar.
2. Now, look for LG ThinQ.
3. Choose LG ThinQ – Basic or LG ThinQ – Complete.
4. Select Enable and sign in with your LG account.
5. Get back to Basic and choose Add Devices under the Devices tab.
6. Now, command Alexa, Discover Devices.
7. Once the device is discovered, you shall control the LG TV over voice commands.
Primary Features of Alexa on LG Smart TV
Upon setting up Alexa, the users can take control of the following features.
- Change the channels hands-free
- Increase or decrease the volume
- Mute or unmute the TV
- Turn your LG TV on or off
- Launch your favorite apps with your voice
LG TV Alexa Commands
|Alexa, launch [App Name] on TV
Alexa, launch a Web Browser on TV
|Alexa, turn off the TV (or) Alexa turn the TV off
|Alexa, mute the TV
|Alexa, change the channel to [Channel Number] on the TV
Alexa, change the channel to [channel name] on the TV
|Adjust the Volume
|Alexa, volume up the TV
Alexa set the volume to [volume number] on the TV
|Search for Content
|Alexa, search [Title] on TV
Alexa, search videos with [Actor name] on TV
Alexa, search [Media Files] on TV
Alexa, show recommended videos on TV
Alexa Not Working on LG TV – Fixes
If Alexa is not connecting to the LG Smart TV, you can try some troubleshooting methods to resolve the issues.
- If you are controlling Alexa over mobile, ensure that your TV and mobile are connected to the same WiFi network.
- Make sure that you have activated the device using the code.
- Check whether you have used the same LG account on both devices.
- Order your command clearly to Alexa.
- Check the batteries on your LG Magic Remote.
- Ensure your LG Smart TV and Alexa device are up-to-date.
How to Check If the LG TV is Compatible with Alexa
1. Navigate to the TV Settings.
2. Tap on the General option.
3. Select the About this TV option.
4. Then click on TV information and check whether your TV’s webOS version is 4.0 or higher.
On new LG TV models, Settings >> All Settings >> Support >> TV Information.
No. LG doesn’t have the Alexa app on WebOS 6.0. Instead, you can use it with the ThinQ Skill.
If you’re using the webOS 5.0 version of LG TV, you can link the Amazon Echo device with the following steps: Head to Home Dashboard > Click Settings > Select Link to Smart Speaker.
Ensure that the LG TV and Alexa-enabled device are connected to the identical WiFi network. Also, update your LG Smart TV and LG ThinQ app to the latest version.