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How to Connect Keyboard to LG TV

If you like to surf via browser or send messages on apps like Twitch on LG TV, a physical keyboard is necessary. Fortunately, LG Smart TVs support Keyboards so you can connect them either wirelessly or wired. You can easily set up and connect the Keyboard to your LG Smart TV within a few seconds.

You can even use the LG Electronics Portable Keyboard, to pair it to your LG TV using the Bluetooth feature. If you don’t have the keyboard, you can buy it from the Amazon Store or any other retail shop. To pair a wireless keyboard, ensure that you have turned on Bluetooth on the LG TV.

How to Connect Wireless Keyboard to LG TV [WebOS 7 & Later]

If you are using LG Smart TV (2022 and later) models, refer to the below steps to set up.

1. Switch on your LG Smart TV and press Settings on the TV remote.

2. Choose All Settings and head to General.

3. Under General, select External Devices.

4. Select Connect Bluetooth Controller and you can see the Keyboard from the available devices.

Connecting Bluetooth keyboard on the latest model of LG TV

5. Click on your Keyboard to get paired.

How to Connect Wireless Keyboard to LG TV [WebOS 5.0]

You can follow this method to pair your keyboard if you’re using an LG TV 2020 model.

1. Pair your LG Magic Remote with the TV and tap Settings.

2. Click All Settings and go to Connection.

3. Choose Device Connection Settings and select Connect Bluetooth Controller.

Connect Bluetooth Keyboard with LG TV WebOS 5.0

4. Select the Keyboard for pairing the device with the LG TV.

How to Connect Keyboard to Old LG Smart TV [WebOS 4.5]

This method is suitable for those who use the LG TV models of 2019.

1. Click on the Settings icon from your LG TV home screen.

2. From the options appearing to the right of your TV, click on All Settings.

Click on All Settings

3. Now, click on General settings and select LG Wireless Keyboard.

Select LG TV Wireless Keyboard

4. Press the Bluetooth key on the LG keyboard to switch on the paring mode.

5. Click on Connect from your LG TV to pair the keyboard.

Click on Connect

6. Within a few seconds, the wireless keyboard will be connected to your LG TV.

7. Now, you can use the LG Keyboard for navigation and search purposes.

How to Connect Wireless Keyboard with LG TV using Dongle

Each wireless keyboard differs based on its models. Some wireless keyboard comes with a Bluetooth dongle, and other keyboards come with a Bluetooth button which makes your process easier.

1. Connect the USB Dongle to the USB port on your LG TV.

2. Once you plug in the dongle, you will receive a notification at the top of the screen saying that the HID device is Connected.

Connect Keyboard with Dongle

3. Your wireless keyboard will connect instantly.

4. Use the keyboard on your LG TV.

How to Connect Wired Keyboard with LG TV

Wired keyboards come with a long USB cable that you can use to connect to any TV with the USB port. All LG Smart TVs are equipped with at least two USB ports. Use any one of the USB ports to connect a wired keyboard.

1. Unpack the wired keyboard.

Connect Wired Keyboard to TV

2. Plug the cable from the keyboard into the USB port on your LG TV.

3. Now, you can use the keyboard to search for anything on your LG TV.

LG TV Wireless Keyboard Compatibility

Below are the keyboard models that are compatible with LG Smart TVs.

USB Wired/Wireless

  • Logitech K360/K400/K750
  • LG Electronics MKS-1200

USB Game Pad

The USB Game Pad keyboard controllers are compatible only with 2018 and above LG TV models.

Bluetooth Controller

The below-mentioned Bluetooth Controllers are supported only for 2021 and later LG TV models.

  • LG Rolly Keyboard 2 KBB-710
  • Arteck HB192/HB030B
  • Logitech K480
  • Apple Magic Keyboard

Drawbacks in LG TV’s Virtual Keyboard

Virtual Keyboard

Though Smart TVs have virtual keyboards, it is not user-friendly. You have to navigate to each letter or key only by using the remote navigation button. In the LG TVs, you will get standard QWERTY keys, special characters, and edit options. But by connecting a keyboard to your LG TV, you can use the LG TV web browser, enter your email address easily, and so on.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to connect a Bluetooth keyboard to an LG Smart TV?

Enable pairing mode on your keyboard. Go to LG TV Settings > Advanced Settings > General > Select Keyboard > Click Connect.

Which is the best Bluetooth keyboard for LG Smart TV?

Logitech K380 is the best Bluetooth keyboard for LG Smart TV. You can buy this keyboard online on Amazon.

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