Sponsored ads will appear when you use a web browser or access the home screen on an LG Smart TV. Most of the time, ads may be annoying. You can block ads that appear on the home screen of an LG Smart TV by tweaking some settings. For ad-blocking on LG TV, you must configure DNS settings, turn off a few LG TV built-in options, or blocklist a few URLs to your router.
Remember, you can’t block Hulu, YouTube, and Max ads by modifying the TV settings. Instead, subscribe to the ad-free plan to get rid of commercials.
In this article, I will teach you how to block ads on an LG Smart TV in several ways.
Why Should You Block Ads on LG TV
It is recommended to block ads on your LG Smart TV for the following reasons.
- To avoid interruptions while watching your favorite titles.
- Ad blocking prevents advertisers from monitoring your activity.
- If you are concerned about the privacy and security of the data on the TV.
- To protect your kids from looking at age-restricted ads.
- When you have limited bandwidth and don’t want to waste it.
- To load the webpages faster while using a web browser.
How to Block Ads on an LG Smart TV
Here are the different ways to block ads on your LG Smart TV.
Change Home Settings
If you are getting ads on an LG Smart TV running webOS, it is due to the Home Screen setting. To resolve this, you need to modify a few LG TV settings.
 Press the Settings button on the LG Magic Remote.
 Tap All Settings and click the General menu.
 Following that, tap System and choose Additional Settings.
 Click Home Settings and toggle off Home Auto Launch and Home Promotion.
Hereafter, you will not get disturbing ads and pop-ups on the home screen of your LG Smart TV.
Switch to Home Mode
Some LG TV models will be in Store mode. Therefore, you will see unwanted pop-ups or ads on your TV screen. You can enable the Home mode on your LG TV using the following steps to avoid those ads.
 Go to the Menu section using the remote controller.
 From the menu list, choose Options.
 Then, select the Initial Setup option.
 Choose your preferred language and click on Home Use to enable it.
If the TV is in Home mode and you still see the ads or pop-ups, try out the other alternative methods.
Disable Live Plus on Settings
In the latest LG TVs, you will get a feature called Live Plus. This feature will keep you noticing and tracking what you are watching and listening to and provides lots of content related to the topics. So, Live Plus will display ads based on your watch history.
In order to stop the ads, you need to turn off or disable the Live Plus features. Here are the steps to be followed.
 On your LG TV remote, press the Settings button to view the settings menu.
 From that, select the All Settings option.
 Then, choose General.
 Now, click on Live Plus and turn off the toggle.
Uncheck Device Advertising Agreement
Most LG Smart TV users might have agreed to the Device Advertising Agreement, which could be the reason for the ads. To turn it off, follow these steps.
 Go to the LG TV Settings by pressing the Settings button on the remote.
 Select All Settings and choose the Support option.
 Select Additional Settings and click on User Agreements.
 Then, uncheck the Device Advertising Agreement option and click Allow.
Block Ads Using Router
You can block ads by blacklisting some URLs of the LG websites on the router website. To do so, follow these steps.
 Connect your LG Smart TV to WiFi, which should be the same as your router.
 Run a web browser on your PC and go to (192.168.0.1).
 Provide the Username and password for your router.
 On the next page, locate Firewall, Block Sites, Content Filtering, Parental Filtering, or Security. The name varies.
 Click on the IP Address text box and input the following URLs.
 After that, save the settings and exit the browser.
As long as your LG TV and router are in the same WiFi network, ads won’t appear on your LG Smart TV.
After trying all the ways, if you still see the ads popping up on the LG TV, you can contact LG Customer Support for further assistance.
How to Block YouTube Ads on an LG TV
There is no separate option to block YouTube Ads on LG Smart TV. The only way to stop getting ads from YouTube is to subscribe to the YouTube Premium plan. The ad-free premium version costs $13.99/month. To subscribe to the YouTube Premium version, use these steps.
 Open the web browser and go to https://www.youtube.com/premium/.
 Click On the Start Free Trial option.
 Log in with your account. If you’re a new user, click on Create a new account.
 In the next screen, enter your billing details and select the Start Premium button.
 Now, open the YouTube app on your LG TV and watch your favorite content without any ads.
Can You Remove Ads on LG Smart TV Apps
Yes. However, the above methods are not applicable to block the ads on the installed apps. Instead, you should upgrade your plan to Premium to access the apps without interruptions. Some services offer ad-free access by subscribing to the premium packages, which are listed as follows.
|Crunchyroll Premium||Fan ($7.99/month)|
Mega Fan ($9.99/month)
Ultimate Fan ($14.99/month)
No. YouTube Vanced is unavailable for LG Smart TVs. However, you can cast your Android screen to an LG TV and use the YouTube Vanced app.
Yes. LG TVs contain ads on all its webOS-powered devices.