How to watch Freeview on LG TV

Freeview on LG Smart TV: How to Watch Live TV and On-Demand

Freeview is the best digital terrestrial television service in the UK. You can install the Explore Freeview Play app to watch Freeview on your LG Smart TV. The Explore Freeview Play app is natively available in the LG Content Store for LG Smart TVs (2017-2023) running webOS 3.0 to webOS 23.

If you can’t install the app due to insufficient storage, you can Cast or AirPlay Freeview to your Smart TV using an Android or iPhone. Optionally, you can stream Freeview over the web if your webOS TV has a built-in web browser.

Notably, some TVs have built-in Freeview Play. Therefore, users with those models can directly stream Freeview without installing the app.

In this article, I will explain how to install and access Freeview on an LG Smart TV in various ways.

How to Set up Freeview Play on LG TV

(1) Connect the LG TV to a strong WiFi connection once you turn it on.

(2) Fetch your LG Magic remote and press the Home button.

(3) From the home screen, select the LG Content Store application.

Freeview on LG TV

(4) Click the Search icon and enter Freeview using the virtual keyboard.

(5) Select the Freeview app from the search result and click the Install button.

(6) Click Launch to run the Freeview Play app once installed.

(7) Follow the on-screen guidelines to set up your account and start watching.

How to Watch Freeview on LG TV Using Browser

If you don’t prefer to download the Freeview app on your Smart TV, you can access it using the browser.

(1) Turn on your LG Smart TV and launch the Web browser.

(2) Visit ( and click TV Guide at the top.

Click TV Guide

(3) Click on the content you want and tap Watch Now.

Click Watch Now on the Freeview website

(4) It will redirect you to another website based on the selected content.

(5) Log in with the respective credentials to start watching.

How to AirPlay Freeview on LG Smart TV

(1) Turn on and enable AirPlay on the LG TV.

(2) Connect your iPhone and LG TV to the same WiFi.

(3) Get the Freeview app by visiting the App Store on your iPhone.

(4) Run the Freeview app and log in with your account credentials.

(5) Select the content you need to stream on your LG TV.

(6) Go to the iPhone’s Control Center and tap the Screen Mirroring icon.

Click the Screen Mirroring icon

(7) Choose your LG Smart TV name from the devices list.

Now, the content on your iPhone will play on your LG Smart TV.

How to Chromecast Freeview on LG Smart TV

(1) Turn on your LG TV and connect your mobile and TV to the same WiFi.

(2) Go to the Play Store on your mobile.

(3) Click the Search icon and search for the Freeview app.

(4) Select Freeview and tap Install to get the app on your phone.

(5) Run the Freeview app and log in with your account details.

(6) Choose your favorite content on the Freeview app.

(7) Go to the Notification Panel of your Android and hit the Screencast option.

(8) Select the name of your LG TV from the available devices.

Select your TV to stream Freeview on LG TV

(9) Finally, start streaming the Freeview content on your TV.

How to Fix Freeview Not Working on LG TV

Sometimes, the Freeview app fails to load the content or may not work properly on your TV. In those situations, you can follow the troubleshooting methods mentioned below.

  • Uninstall and reinstall the Freeview app on your TV.
  • Test the internet speed on LG TV and check whether it is favorable to load the content.
  • Ensure to stream the Freeview channel via the antenna.
  • Update the app on LG TV by visiting the LG Content Store.
  • Perform a Program Tune on the Digital Search.
  • Update the LG Smart TV to the newer version.
  • Remove the aerial cable and re-insert it again after a few minutes.
  • Restart the LG TV when the app keeps crashing.
  • Visit the support website of Freeview to get assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I watch Freeview on LG TV without an aerial?

Yes. You can watch a few channels on Freeview with the help of the Internet. However, you cannot watch live content without a Freeview aerial.

Is it possible to watch Freeview on LG TV using streaming devices?

No. Freeview is unavailable for streaming devices, so you cannot watch it using a streaming device.

How do I retrieve Freeview channels on LG TV?

If you have lost the Freeview channels, you can retune it. Head to SettingsPictureProgrammesProgramme Tuning & SettingAuto TuningAntenna DigitalOnly SearchScan begins.

Is it possible to delete Freeview channels on LG TV?

No. It is impossible to delete Freeview channels on LG TV.

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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