VLC Media Player is a free multimedia player that supports various video and audio formats. The media player app is available on a wide range of operating systems. Unfortunately, LG Smart TV does not natively support the VLC Media Player. The media player app is not listed on the LG Content Store.
Though the VLC app is not available for LG TVs, there are some workarounds to get the app. You can use the streaming device or the AirPlay feature to screen mirror the VLC app.
How to Cast VLC Media Player on LG Smart TV Using Chromecast
#1. Set up the Google Chromecast on your LG Smart TV.
#2. Download and install the VLC Media player app on your Android smartphone from the Google Play Store.
#3. Make sure that both devices (Chromecast and Android smartphone) are connected to the same WiFi network.
#4. Now, open the VLC app on your smartphone and click the Cast icon.
#5. Select your Chromecast device from the list.
#6. Now, select the media file you want to play from the VLC app.
#7. The media file from the VLC app will appear on your LG Smart TV.
Tip: You can also check our detailed guide on how to Chromecast VLC to TV.
Stream VLC on LG Smart TV Using Airplay
By using AirPlay on LG Smart TV, you can stream content from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to your TV with just a few taps. You can also use AirPlay to mirror your device’s screen on your smart TV.
#1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the LG TV’s home WiFi network.
#2. Press the Home button on your LG TV remote.
#3. Open the Home Dashboard and select the AirPlay feature.
#4. Turn on the AirPlay feature.
#5. Install the VLC Media Player app on your iPhone or iPad from the App Store.
#6. Open the VLC app on your iPhone and select the media file to stream.
#7. Select the AirPlay icon on the screen and search for your LG TV.
#8. Now, connect to LG Smart TV with the required code and stream your media file on LG Smart TV.
Stream VLC on LG Smart TV by Using a PC
#1. Connect the LG Smart TV and your PC or Mac using the HDMI cables.
#2. On your LG TV, switch to the HDMI input to which your PC is connected.
#3. Download and install the VLC Media Player on your desktop or laptop from the website.
#4. Play any video content using the VLC app.
#5. The media file should now be streaming on your LG Smart TV.
Other Media Players for LG Smart TV
If you want a standalone media player for your LG Smart TV, you can get any of the below-mentioned media players from the LG Content Store.
Plex Media Player
Plex is a popular media player that allows you to stream your movies, TV shows, music, and other media to all your devices, including smart TVs. This is one of the best apps for LG Smart TVs. If you have many offline contents or DVDs, the Plex app is the best way to stream all those media files on your Smart TV.
Sky Media Player
The Sky Media Player is officially available on the LG Content Store. With the Sky Media Player app, you can stream live TV shows, movies, series, and so on from IPTV providers. You can also watch your offline content by using the Sky Media Player.
AKA Media Player
The AKA Media Player is an amazing platform where you can stream your offline content. This does not have any live channels, movies, or radios. It is used to stream your offline content or DVDs from your home.
No, MX Player is not listed on LG Contnet Store. You can’t install the MX Player on LG Smart TV.