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Google Assistant on LG Smart TV: How to Setup & Control TV over Voice

Google Assistant is a convenient voice assistant feature to search for anything or play your favorite media files. Unlike Alexa on LG TV, Currently, the availability of this feature is limited to select LG Smart TVs. For instance, you can use voice commands to locate apps on the LG Content Store and install them on your LG Smart TV. Similarly, Google Assistant can even help control your music playback if you are accessing music streaming services like Spotify on LG TV.

Google Assistant Compatible LG TV Models

You can use Google Assistant on all LG Smart TV models running webOS 4.0.

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Pro Tip: To know the LG TV webOS version, go to Settings โ†’ General โ†’ About this TV.

How to Set Up Google Assistant on LG TV

You can set up Google Assistant on your LG Smart TV by using any one of these methods.

Using the Magic Motion Remote

1. Click on the Apps section from your LG Smart TV.

Click on the Apps section from your LG Smart TV

2. Hit the Profile icon and select login.

Hit the Profile icon and select login

3. Click on Sign in with the TV remote.

Click on Sign in with the TV remote

4. Click on LG Account Sign In. Log in to your LG Account with valid credentials.

5. Press and hold the Google Assistant button on the TV remote.

6. Click on I understand and tap Allow to agree to the permissions.

7. Open the Google Assistant app on your Android or iOS device.

8. It will prompt you to say a voice command.

9. Once done, it will display a 4-digit code on the TV and your smartphone.

10. If the code is verified, tap Allow and click Done.

11. Press and hold the Google Assistant button on the TV remote. Say any voice commands, “Open Netflix,” “Change to HDMI 1“, or say any app name to search.

12. Once you release the Google Assistant button, the search result will appear on the TV screen.

Note: If you want to change any settings, click on Google Assitant Settings and follow the on-screen instructions.

Using the Google Home App

If you don’t have a Magic Motion remote, you can follow this method.

1. Connect your smartphone and the LG TV to the same Wi-Fi network.

2. Install the LG ThinQ app and the Google Home app on your smartphone.

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Google HomePlay StoreApp Store

3. Now, open the Google Home app and click on the Plus icon.

Click on the Plus icon to Setup Google Assistant on LG TV

4. Click on Set up a device โ†’ Works with Google.

5. Search for LG ThinQ and link your Google Account. Once done, you will get the confirmation message on your smartphone screen.

6. Say any of the voice commands to start using it.

  • OK, Google, turn the TV off
  • OK, Google, turn the volume to 20

What Can You Control with Google Assistant on LG TV

Once you set up Google Assistant on your LG TV, there are a lot of things that you can do with the LG TV Google Assistant commands.

  • Say a voice command to control the TV
  • Turn on or off the TV
  • Adjust the TV volume
  • Change the TV input
  • Control a media playback
  • Launch an application
  • Search for the content
  • Change the TV settings

Google Assistant Not Working on LG TV: Troubleshooting Guide

If Google Assistant is not working on LG TV, the issue may be due to the internet connection, Google account-related issues, etc. There are some workarounds to fix it.

1. Ensure that you have connected your smartphone and the LG Smart TV to the same Wi-Fi network.

2. If LG TV is not responding to Google Home, check if the devices are properly registered and linked with the same Google account.

3. Make sure that you have registered with the same Google account on the app as well.

4. If LG Smart TV is showing in the LG ThinQ app but not visible in the Google Home app, then the issue is with Google Services. To fix this, follow these steps.

  • Go to Settings on your LG TV.
  • Tap All Settings and click on Connection.
  • Select Link to Devices for Voice Control and click Google Assistant.
  • Sign in to your Google Account and follow the instructions.

FAQ

1. Is Google Assistant available everywhere?

Unfortunately, Google Assistant is not available in all countries. It is available in popular countries like India, Canada, Germany, the USA, etc.

2. How to turn off Google Assistant on LG TV?

Go to Settings on your LG TV and click on General. Select the AI service and turn off Google Assistant.

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