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PBS on LG Smart TV

How to Get PBS on LG Smart TV

PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) is a streaming service that allows you to stream all the PBS shows and indie films. Unfortunately, the PBS app is not available on LG Smart TV. However, there are many ways to stream PBS content on LG Smart TV. With the methods in this guide, you can access its regularly updated library with recently aired shows and video content from the PBS local stations. 

5 Ways to Stream PBS on LG Smart TV

Since PBS is unavailable on LG Content Store, you can use the following ways to watch the content on your TV.

How to AirPlay PBS on LG Smart TV from iPhone / iPad

[1] Turn On your LG TV and enable the AirPlay feature under the Settings.

[2] Then, to the same WiFi connection, connect your LG TV and iOS devices.

[3] Open the App Store on your iOS device and download the PBS app.

[4] Launch the app and Sign in with your account credentials.

[5] Choose and play any content you want to mirror on your LG TV.

[6] Click the AirPlay icon from the play screen.

[7] From the available nearby devices, select your LG TV name.

[8] That’s it. The selected content will mirror and play on your LG TV.

Watch PBS on LG Smart TV

How to Cast PBS Videos on LG Smart TV from Android Phone

Since there is no built-in cast support available on LG TV, you shall rely on Chromecast with Google TV or Chromecast to cast PBS content on LG Smart TV.

[1] Connect the Chromecast device to your LG TV and turn on your LG Smart TV.

[2] Connect your TV and Android device to the same WiFi network.

[3] Now, download the PBS app from the Google Play Store on your device.

[4] Launch the PBS app and play the content that you need to watch on your LG TV.

[5] Tap the Cast icon and choose your LG TV from the available devices list.

click the Cast icon

[6] Upon connecting, the selected content will start to play on your TV screen.

How to Watch PBS on LG Smart TV Via Web Browser

Alternatively, use the LG TV’s built-in web browser and visit the official website of PBS to watch the content without installing the app.

[1] Turn On the LG TV and connect it to a WIFI network.

[2] To access the home screen, press the Home button on the remote.

[3] From the home screen, launch the Web Browser tile and enter the URL https://www.pbs.org/  using the virtual keypad.

[4] Using the required details, log in to your account.

[5] After logging in, choose your favorite content and watch it on a big screen.

How to Stream PBS on LG TV Via Streaming Devices

The streaming device is a compatible smart product that converts your normal TV into a Smart TV. Most of the streaming devices are compatible with the PBS app. As PBS is not available for LG Smart TV, connect any one of the streaming devices to your LG TV and install the app.

  • Firestick
  • Roku
  • Apple TV

How to Watch PBS on LG Smart TV Without Cable

Alternatively, you can install the streaming services mentioned below on LG TV and can watch PBS content. However, you need to subscribe to their monthly or annual plan to access the service.

YouTube TV

PBS on LG Smart TV- YouTube TV

YouTube TV is the best streaming service that offers 100+ channels, including PBS, TNT, Discovery, Disney, and so on. Although it costs $72.99 per month, it offers a free trial if you are signing up for the first time. Moreover, it offers unlimited DVR storage to save the content for viewing later in offline mode. You can download YouTube TV on LG Smart TV from the LG Content Store.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream

The DirecTV Stream includes 75+ channels from different categories, such as sports, news, etc. By subscribing to their Choice package for $74.99 per month, you can stream PBS content. You can get DirecTV Stream on LG Smart TV from the LG Content Store. In addition, new subscribers will get a free trial for 5 days. Moreover, you can use unlimited Cloud DVR storage to record your favorite PBS shows.


1. Can I Install the PBS app on LG Smart TV?

No, the PBS app is not available on the LG Content store. So, you cannot add the app to LG Smart TV.

2. Can you watch PBS for free?

Yes. You can stream the content on the PBS app for free.

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