Home » BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV: How to Install & Activate
BBC iPlayer on LG TV

BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV: How to Install & Activate

BBC iPlayer is a geo-restricted streaming service available only in the UK. If you own an LG smart TV, you can install the BBC iPlayer directly from the LG Content Store to stream all the latest series, TV shows, on-demand videos, sports, and more for free of cost. In addition, you can use the cast or AirPlay feature to share the content from your mobile to the TV. With this, you shall watch all the content from BBC, such as BBC One, Two, Three, Four, News, and much more.

How to Install BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV

[1] Turn on your LG TV and connect your LG TV to the 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.

Select the LG Content Store.

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

[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.

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

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 on 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.

Watch BBC iPlayer on LG TV

Alternative Way to Stream BBC iPlayer on LG Smart TV

If you can’t find the BBC iPlayer app on the LG Content Store or if you are not interested in downloading the app, you can try the below alternative ways.

How to Cast BBC iPlayer to LG Smart TV

[1] First of all, connect Google TV or Chromecast dongle 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 from the list of available devices.

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

How to AirPlay BBC iPlayer to LG Smart TV

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

[2] To the same WiFi connection, connect your LG TV and iOS devices

[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.

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

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

Alternative Ways to Watch BBC iPlayer on LG TV

Besides the above-mentioned ways, you can watch BBC iPlayer on your LG 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. The devices that are compatible with BBC iPlayer are as follows.

  • Amazon Firestick
  • Roku
  • Apple TV

BBC iPlayer Not Working on LG TV – Troubleshooting

If your BBC iPlayer app is not working on your LG Smart TV, you can follow some troubleshooting steps to fix that issue.

  • Check your internet connection. If the connection is weak, restart your router/modem.
  • Restart the LG smart TV
  • Sign out and log in to your BBC iPlayer account
  • Update the BBC iPlayer app
  • Update your LG TV firmware
  • Uninstall and Reinstall the app


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 access the app in your region.

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.

More Reading

Post navigation

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *