Watch Criterion Channel on LG TV.

The Criterion Channel on LG TV: How to Watch Classic Films

Want to stream cult classics and contemporary films on LG TV? The Criterion Channel is the best option you should go for. It has 1000+ films and extras such as trailers, introductions, BTS, interviews, and more. But The Criterion Channel app is unavailable for LG TV in the LG Content Store. However, you can stream the app through the Chromecast or AirPlay feature.

The Criterion Channel is supported on streaming devices like Apple TV, Firestick, Roku, and gaming consoles like Xbox One. So, you can connect any of these devices to LG TV and stream the content on your TV.

The Criterion Channel is a premium service so it requires a monthly ($10.99/mo) or Annual ($99.99/year) subscription. The good thing is that it offers a 7-day free trial for those who are signing up for the first time.

How to Watch The Criterion Channel on LG TV

Possible ways to watch The Criterion Channel content on your LG TV are listed as follows.

How to Cast/AirPlay The Criterion Channel on LG TV

Using the Criterion Channel mobile app you can cast the movies on your LG Smart TV.


  • To cast from an Android, connect a Chromecast device to LG TV.
  • To AirPlay The Criterion Channel, you should enable AirPlay on LG TV.
  • Connect your smartphone and LG TV to the same WiFi network.

Steps to Cast The Criterion Channel

1. Download The Criterion Channel app on your mobile device from App Store or Play Store.

2. Once installed, launch the app and Sign in to your account using the credentials.

3. Navigate to the video you want to watch and start playing the video on your device.

4. After that, click on the Cast or AirPlay icon in the playback controls.

Click on the Cast or AirPlay icon on the Criterion Channel.

5. This will open the list of available devices, select your LG TV Name.

6. Once your device is successfully connected, the video will appear on your LG TV screen.

How to Watch The Criterion Channel on LG TV using Streaming Devices

If you own any of the below streaming devices or gaming consoles, you can get the Criterion Channel app on LG TV using the below steps.

  • Apple TV 4th generation or newer
  • Firestick 4K
  • Android TV box
  • Roku (except Legacy models)
  • Xbox One

1. Set up your device and connect your LG Smart TV to a WiFi network.

2. Launch the home screen on your device and navigate to your device’s App Store.

3. Find The Criterion Channel app and install it on your connected device.

Criterion Channel on LG TV.

4. Now launch the app on your LG TV screen and Click on the Sign in button.

5. The app will display the activation code on your LG TV screen, note it down.

6. Using a PC or mobile device visit the Criterion Channel activation page and Sign in using your registered account.

Activate the app.

7. Then submit the code you’ve noted and start watching your favorite movie on LG TV.

How to Sign Up for The Criterion Channel Account

1. Visit the URL using one of the below browsers on your smartphone or PC.

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

2. On the home page, click the Sign Up button at the top right corner.

Sign up the Criterion Channel on LG TV.

3. Select your subscription plan and enter your Email address and Password.

Create an account.

4. Then enter your valid payment details and hit the Start subscription button.

Best Movies on The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel provides users with loads of Movies. However, below are the most popular movies to watch right now.

  • 8 1/2 (1963)
  • Cameraperson (2016)
  • Stalker (1979)
  • Beau Travail (2000)
  • Vampyr (1932)
  • The Samurai Trilogy (1954)
  • Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962)
  • Hunger (2008)
  • Black Narcissus (1947)
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)


How to get The Criterion Channel on Samsung TV?

The Criterion Channel app is available in the Smart Hub store for selective Samsung Smart TVs (2018-2020) running Tizen OS.

Is The Criterion Channel geo-restricted?

Yes, it is only available inside the US and Canada.

Can I watch The Criterion Channel using a web browser on LG TV?

No, you cannot watch The Criterion Channel on the LG TV web browser. It only supports Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge.

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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