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BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV: How to Install, Activate, and Stream

BBC iPlayer is a UK-based streaming service for watching dramas, films, and documentaries for free of cost. You can download BBC iPlayer in the Content Store if you have an LG TV (2016 and above) running webOS 3.0 and up.

Besides installing the app, you can also use a web browser to visit the BBC iPlayer website and stream its content online.

Alternatively, install BBC iPlayer on your smartphone and cast or AirPlay the content to the TV easily. If you don’t like wireless streaming, you can connect and use streaming devices like Roku, Firestick, or Apple TV to stream BBC iPlayer.

How to Get BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV

[1] Turn on your LG TV and connect your LG TV to a WiFi network.

[2] On your TV remote, press the Home button to launch the home screen of your TV.

[3] From the home screen, select the LG Content Store.

[4] Click the Search icon at the top right and enter BBC iPlayer using the virtual keyboard.

Search icon on LG Content Store

[5] Choose the BBC iPlayer app from the search results displayed on your TV.

[6] Hit the Install button to download the app on your TV.

[7] After downloading, click Open to launch the BBC iPlayer on your TV.

Note: If you want to watch Arabic TV shows and live TV, install the GLWiZ app on LG Smart TV and stream it with a valid subscription.

How to Activate BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV

You cannot stream the BBC iPlayer on your TV directly after downloading. You need to activate the service to stream the content.

[1] Launch the BBC iPlayer app and click the Sign in button on the screen.

[2] An activation code will appear on your screen. (Make a note of it).

[3] Now, open a web browser on your smartphone or PC and visit the BBC iPlayer activation page (https://account.bbc.com/account/tv).

[4] Enter the BBC iPlayer activation code displayed on your TV and click the Sign in on your TV option.

click Sign In on your TV to activate BBC iPlayer on LG TV

[4] Sign in with your BBC account credentials on the next page.

[5] Finally, click the Continue button and start streaming your favorite content on the BBC iPlayer app on your Smart TV.

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

1. Turn on your LG Smart TV.

2. Launch the web browser on your LG Smart TV.

3. Visit the BBC iPlayer official website on your browser.

BBC iPlayer website

4. Tap on the Sign-in button on the top-left of the page.

5. Input your BBC iPlayer account credentials to get started.

Start streaming your favorite TV shows and movies on a big screen.

Alternative Ways to Stream BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV

If you can’t find BBC iPlayer on the Content Store, you can try these ways to watch the content on the TV.

How to Cast BBC iPlayer to LG Smart TV

[1] Connect a Chromecast to your LG TV. Then, use the same WIFI on the TV and Android smartphone.

[2] Open the Play Store and download the BBC iPlayer app on your smartphone.

[3] Once installed, launch the BBC iPlayer app on your phone and sign in with your BBC iPlayer account.

[4] Select the content you need to stream on your LG TV.

[5] Now, click on the Cast icon exhibited in the app.

click on the Cast icon.

[5] Choose your LG Smart TV Name from the list of available devices.

[6] Play any video and watch it on your LG TV.

How to AirPlay BBC iPlayer to LG Smart TV

[1] Turn on and enable AirPlay on LG TV.

[2] Connect your LG TV and iPhone/iPad to the same WiFi network.

[3] Open the App Store on your iOS device and download the BBC iPlayer app.

[4] Launch the app and Sign in with your account credentials.

[5] Choose the content you want and tap the AirPlay icon.

AirPlay icon

[6] From the available nearby devices, select your LG TV name.

[7] Now, the selected video will play on your LG TV.

How to Watch BBC iPlayer on LG TV Using Streaming Devices

Besides the above-mentioned ways, you can watch BBC iPlayer on your Smart TV with the help of streaming devices. These streaming devices will turn your normal TV into a smart TV. Most of the streaming devices are compatible with the BBC iPlayer app.

  • Amazon Firestick
  • Roku
  • Apple TV

Fixes for BBC iPlayer Not Working on LG TV

Sometimes the BBC iPlayer app keeps buffering on LG TV due to some technical errors. In such cases, you can try these workarounds to fix the issue.

  • Check your internet connection. If the connection is weak, restart your router/modem.
  • Restart the LG Smart TV to clear up the temporary bugs or software glitches.
  • Sign out and log in to your BBC iPlayer account to resolve the account-related errors.
  • Clear the cache on LG TV to eliminate the corrupted cache files.
  • Update the outdated version of the BBC iPlayer application.
  • Update your LG TV to the latest firmware.
  • Uninstall and Reinstall the application which fixes the app-related problems
  • If the above methods fail to resolve, reset your LG TV to its initial settings.


How can I watch BBC iPlayer outside the UK for free?

BBC iPlayer is available only in the UK and can’t be accessed outside the UK. However, you can use trusted and paid VPN services like ExpressVPN, NordVPN, or Surfshark to unblock geo-restrictions.

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

To update BBC iPlayer, open the LG Content Store, select the Apps section, and choose the All Apps option. From that, select the BBC iPlayer app and click the Update option.

Is there any subscription for BBC iPlayer on LG TV?

No. BBC iPlayer is a free-to-use application and is only accessible in the UK.

How to get subtitles on BBC iPlayer on LG TV?

When a video starts playing on BBC iPlayer on LG TV, hit the subtitle icon (speech bubble) at the lower right corner. It will turn on subtitles.

Amelia Griffiths

Greetings! I am Amelia Griffiths, a tech head and a content writer who loves to write about household gadgets. I remember my brother’s awe-struck face when we switched from our old LG TV to a new smart LG TV back when the first model was released. We now use one of the latest versions, and I am quite well-versed in the technical aspects of it. This blog (LG TV Guru) is my space to share and talk about different settings and unique features of LG TV. The how-to guides, with their easy-to-follow steps, will guide you through the process. I have also included the troubleshooting methods I have done and the techniques I know will help you get the complete television experience.

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