How to Connect your Alexa to an LG TV

A common question for LG TV owners who have also purchased an Alexa is how to connect the Amazon Alexa device with their LG TV. I had a hard time figuring this out because there was no straightforward way to do this. But this can be managed using a couple of applications. These applications allow you to make a connection, and once downloaded, you will be able to connect to your Alexa.

In general, you can achieve the connection by downloading the Alexa app and using Alexa WebOS to go through to add a device, then selecting your LG TV when it appears. After that, you will get specific instructions to add the TV based on your model which will usually include accepting terms and conditions and getting a skill installed like Thinq.

Setup and installation of an Alexa device with LG Smart TV

The setup and connection of the Alexa device with the LG smart TV could go different ways depending on the type of phone you are using and also the Web OS of your LG smart TV. The two applications required to connect LG TV to Alexa include both Amazon’s and LG’s. All you have to do is follow the steps mentioned below to put them together.

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Step 1: Check Version of Web OS

At first, you need to check which version of web OS you are using, and you can do that in two different ways depending on the specific version of Web OS you are using. (1)

  • The first way is to go to {settings > general > devices > TV > TV information}
  • The second way is to visit {settings > All settings > Support > TV information}

Step 2: Setting Up According to Web OS versions

After checking your version of web OS through any of the aforementioned steps, the specific version of Web OS will determine which one of these next steps you’ll take.

These are the steps for people with Web OS 4.0:

  • For Web OS 4.0, you go to the home screen on your TV
  • Launch the setup TV for the Amazon Alexa app
  • Download the Amazon Alexa app for either android or IOS
  • Click on devices at the bottom of the screen
  • Choose the plus sign in the upper–right corner
  • Select Add device
  • Scroll down and click on TV
  • Select LG
  • After selecting LG, a screen will appear with specific instructions on how to set up your TV through the LG application. If you’ve already done that, then click on Next
  • Choose “enable to use”.
  • Log in to your LG account by using any of the methods you selected before
  • Click on the bubble and accept the terms and conditions to link your account
  • Click on Agree
  • After clicking on Agree, a success message will appear, and you should tap close to continue
  • Your TV has now connected through the LG ThinQ skill and should find out on your list of devices
  • After this, you will be able to use Alexa either through the app or through a speaker, which is connected to control the volume, channel, video playback, output, and TV’s power.

These are the steps for people with Web OS 4.5

  • Go to settings
  • Click on connection
  • Tap on the link to devices for voice control
  • Download the Amazon Alexa app for either android or IOS
  • Click on devices at the bottom of the screen
  • Choose the plus sign in the upper–right corner
  • Select Add device
  • Scroll down and click on TV
  • Select LG
  • After selecting LG, a screen will appear with specific instructions on how to set up your TV through the LG application. If you’ve already done that, then click on Next
  • Choose “enable to use”
  • Log in to your LG account by using any of the methods you selected before
  • Click on the bubble and accept the terms and conditions to link your account
  • Click on Agree
  • After clicking on Agree, a success message will appear, and you should tap close to continue
  • Your TV has now connected through the ThinQ skill and should find out on your list of devices
  • After this, you will be able to use Alexa either through the app or through a speaker, which is connected to control the volume, channel, video playback, output, and TV’s power.

These are the steps for people with Web OS 5.0

  • For Web OS 5.0, if you have a speaker like an Amazon Echo, you need to go to the home dashboard
  • On the home dashboard, click on settings
  • Click on the link to the smart speaker, which is in the upper right corner
  • Download the Amazon Alexa app for either android or IOS
  • Follow the specific instructions put in place which will allow you to set up your LG account if you don’t have one. You can also use your Apple ID or your Google account depending on the platform.
  • Click on the + sign in the white rectangle to start adding a new product
  • On the next screen which will appear, you can choose three different options for TVs that include QR search and Bluetooth
  1. You can use your phone to scan a QR code that will appear on your LG TV
  2. You can use Bluetooth to search nearby and find your LG TV
  3. You can manually select the name of your specific LG TV from a list
  • If your TV does not have Bluetooth or QR search, you are to follow these instructions below, which will tell you how to select manually. This option applies to all compatible devices.
  • Select TV under select manually
  • The app will then attempt to locate your LG TV. So make sure that your phone and TV are on the same network
  • After your device appears, you can click on its name
  • You will see a display of an eight-digit number on your TV screen, which you will input into the app
  • A page of text will appear, which you should read carefully and then click on the link
  • You will see the appearance of a “Welcome” screen, which will indicate that the TV has registered with the app
  • Click on to go home to continue.

These are the steps for people with Web OS 6.0

  • Download the Amazon Alexa app for either android or IOS
  • Follow the specific instructions put in place. If you don’t have one, this will allow you to set up your LG Thinq app account. You can also use your Apple ID, or your Google account depending on the platform.
  • Click on the + sign in the white rectangle to start adding a new product
  • On the next screen which will appear, you can choose three different options for TVs that include QR search and Bluetooth
  1. You can use your phone to scan a QR code that will appear on your LG TV (2)
  2. You can use Bluetooth to search nearby and find your LG TV
  3. You can manually select the name of your specific LG TV from a list
  • If your TV does not have Bluetooth or QR search, you are to follow these instructions below, which will tell you how to select manually. This option applies to all compatible devices.
  • Select TV under select manually
  • The app will then attempt to locate your LG TV, so you should make sure your phone and TV are all connected to the same network
  • After your device appears, you can click on its name
  • You will see a display of an eight-digit number on your TV screen, which you will input into the LG Thinq app
  • A page of text will appear, which you should read carefully and then click on the link
  • You will see the appearance of a “Welcome” screen, which will indicate that the TV has registered with the app
  • Click on to go home to continue.
  • Tap on the TV’s card on the main screen
  • Select settings
  • Choose Link LG ThinQ account

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Is Your LG TV compatible with Alexa?

To connect Alexa with your LG TV, you can use any of the above-mentioned specific software versions of the LG TV i.e. 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, or 6.0. The compatibility depends on the exact version of the television you are using. So, you should check before trying any of the instructions above.

Why are you unable to connect Alexa with your LG TV?

There are a few things that you can do to ensure you have the best chance of connecting. These include making sure your TV is on and connect to a network. You should also make sure that your phone and TV are on the same network. If you are already using LG-smart appliances or other devices with Alexa, you must use the same LG account to connect your TV.

Wrapping Up

I hope this tutorial was beneficial in showing you the best way how to connect LG TV to Alexa. Connecting Alexa with your LG TV might prove complicated to people because there is no direct way to do it. But with this tutorial, everyone will be able to do so as long as they follow the specified guidelines for each software version.

Other Alexa learning guides that you can check are listed below. Until our next article!






References
(1) OS – https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/operating-system-OS
(2) QR code – https://www.britannica.com/technology/QR-Code

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