How To Install Android Apps On LG Smart TV?

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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic expert with 10 years of experience, involved in the research and development of SMART HOME systems.

LG Smart TVs run on webOS, not Android, so you cannot directly install Android apps on them. However, there are a few workarounds that you can use to get some Android apps working on your LG Smart TV.

Method 1: Use the LG Content Store

The LG Content Store has a selection of apps that are compatible with LG Smart TVs. To install an app from the LG Content Store, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote control.
  2. Select the LG Content Store icon.
  3. Select the Apps category.
  4. Browse or search for the app you want to install.
  5. Select the app and then select Install.

Method 2: Sideload apps

Sideloading is the process of installing apps from outside of the official app store. This can be done by downloading the app’s APK file and then installing it on your TV. However, sideloading apps can be risky, as it can allow malicious apps to be installed on your TV.

To sideload an app, you will need to first enable Unknown Sources in the Security settings on your TV. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote control.
  2. Select the Settings icon.
  3. Select General.
  4. Select Security.
  5. Select Unknown Sources.
  6. Enable the Unknown Sources option.

Once you have enabled Unknown Sources, you can sideload an app by following these steps:

  1. Download the app’s APK file to a USB drive.
  2. Connect the USB drive to your TV.
  3. Open the File Manager app on your TV.
  4. Navigate to the USB drive and select the APK file.
  5. Select Install.

Method 3: Use a streaming device

The easiest way to get Android apps on your LG Smart TV is to use a streaming device, such as a Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire TV Stick. These devices plug into the HDMI port on your TV and allow you to install Android apps from their respective app stores.

Once you have connected your streaming device to your TV, you can follow the instructions on the device to install apps.

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