How to connect your Smart TV to the Internet

October 26th, 2012 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 

According to one UK study, only half of Smart TV owners knew that “Smart” meant their TVs could be directly connected to the internet without the need of another device. 1 in 4 had never used their Smart TV to connect to the internet.

Since TVs haven’t traditionally been associated with the web, the gradual learning curve makes sense. However, the process of connecting a Smart TV to the internet is simple and effortless – and for the “connected” – an amazing world of instant and often free access to favorite TV shows, hit movies, and innovative games and applications awaits.

With this in mind, the LG blog team wanted to take a few moments and share with readers how to connect their LG CINEMA 3D Smart TVs to the internet – and get started exploring all the amazing features just waiting to be discovered.

Required

LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV
Ethernet cable (or wireless modem/router)
Internet connection



Step 1

– With your TV turned “off,” connect one end of an Ethernet cable to your TVs LAN port as shown in the picture below. The other end of the Ethernet cable should be connected to an Ethernet equipped wall jack or router/modem.

Those connecting via a wireless network should skip to Step 2 below.

Connect the Ethernet Cable


Step 2

– Turn “on” your TV and use the Remote Control to navigate to the “Settings” icon by pressing the HOME and navigation buttons. (or save even more time by using your LG Magic Remote!)

Use the Remote Control to Navigate to SETTINGS


Step 3

– In the Settings menu, click on the “Network” icon which will direct to a list of options. Click “Network Connection.”

Select Network Connection


Step 4

– Click “Start Connection.”

Start Connection


Step 5

– Choose your network.

For those connecting via an Ethernet cable, click “Wired Network.”

For those connecting via a wireless connection, choose the appropriate wireless network and enter the security key for your network.

Wireless Network Settings



That’s it. Now you are connected to the Internet! To get started surfing the web, click on the internet icon in your Home Menu which will pull up a browser similar to the kind you use on your PC.
Welcome to to the world of the Internet on your LG Smart TV!

Be sure to try other Internet based apps as well like YouTube for videos, Facebook for social networking, and Netflix and Lovefilm for TV shows and movies to explore all the benefits of internet connectivity on your giant screen LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV!


  • NYDave

    So, I am having what seems to be a simpler issue. I had the 55in lg 5700-ue connected but just moved. I am trying to connect again but both top options in the network settings page are dimmed and I am unable to access them. No matter what I try, I cannot get them to be active and selectable. Anyone know how to fix this issue? seems i ran into it long time ago and was able to make the network settings accessable, but i have either forgot or never knew. Thanks in advance.

  • Phiz

    I’ve discovered that the lg smart tv software does not accept wireless network passwords longer than 30 characters. Don’t know why when the protocol allows for more. Is this your problem.

  • davidflane

    Updated software to 04.22.11 and have lost all my hd channels

  • Andy Ryan

    LG 55LA660V arrived today and will only connect to chargeable BT wireless. It either ignores my Virgin Media hub or refuses to connect when it does finally pick it up. Rubbish!

  • cfdb

    how do you turn off the filter

  • Simon Hayward

    Yep all seems simple – but mine would not connect via Wifi. My router has an access list, so solved by switching the filter off, connecting via wifi, noting the mac address of the connected device on the router (which is different to the one LG tell you on the tv info menu), add this mac address to the access list and turn the access filter back on! only taken me 3 hours to figure out!!

  • Scott Mitchell

    I cannot sign in anymore ,going to put my details in and it doesn’t go red can anyone help

  • ali ismail

    In my LG 50la6210 Smart TV I cannot find the sign in icon, it is missing.
    How can I sign in? and download app from smart world ?

  • nickdives

    LG = Long Gone, what a crap tv this LG “Smart” tv is! Last weekend we were happily connected to the internet, now nothing. In network status it shows our hub with 4 green bars but will not connect!

  • Chris Green

    The internet channels have been causing problems for lots of kit that isn’t equipped to use them – my LG TV and my Humax PVR both suffer. Why not just exclude them from your channel list so you can’t stray onto them when ‘channel-surfing’?

  • Chris Green

    This doesn’t yet seem to have happend (Nov 2013) but as of this morning when I upgraded my year-old 42LM620T to version 04.51.03, I find I’ve now got ‘Demand5′ – and it works!

  • Chris Green

    Just thought I’d leave some good news for a change, as forums like these give the impression that everyone’s unhappy. I’ve had a 42LM620T for nearly a year now, and this morning followed the prompt to update the software. I’m pleased to say that as of now I have Demand5 (as well as the existing BBC iPlayer) and both work fine. I’ve never had a problem with my Netflix account and can watch HD content on it. My broadband is 60mb cable and I use Homeplugs for a ‘proper’ ethernet connection rather than rely on wi-fi in a brick-built house. OK, still not as ‘smart’ as Samsung with all four ‘catch-ups’ but look at the price differential. I paid 500 quid whereas a friend paid £1300 for the privilege.

    I certainly don’t see a problem with LoveFilm either, and went through the sign-up process via the TV this morning.

    It might be an idea for people with specific problems to quote their model number.

  • Graeme Hancocks

    We have had our LG smart TV for a month or so now. The smart facility worked off and on and was rather frustrating. We changed broadband supplier and went for super fast broadband, which was great for about a week – superb. Then it suddenly stopped working and we cannot connect to wifi. So the smart element of the tv – which was the reason we bought it – useless. If we had not spent so much money we would happily throw it into the stream. Would not recommend. Save yourself a lot of stress – LG? More like LS – life’s stressful.

  • Graeme Hancocks

    We have had our LG smart TV for a month or so now. The smart facility worked off and on and was rather frustrating. We changed broadband supplier and went for super fast broadband, which was great for about a week – superb. Then it suddenly stopped working and we cannot connect to wifi. So the smart element of the tv – which was the reason we bought it – useless. If we had not spent so much money we would happily throw it into the stream. Would not recommend. Save yourself a lot of stress – LG? More like LS – life’s stressful.

  • disgruntled

    Life isn’t good if you have purchased an LG product, as the owner of a Smart TV and Blu-Ray player from LG they have turned off the streaming on both these units for LoveFILM. Amazon have responded by sending me a free Sony Blu-Ray player only it is rubbish not 3D and very slow.

    I am fed up with LG, LoveFILM & Amazon after spending a fortune with each of them they will not be getting my money or custom again!

    Boycott LG!

  • nik

    I have the same problem anyone have the solution?

  • Alex

    Every time I turn my 3d smart lg tv off it disconnects from my wifi network. I have a bt home hub 4 then an apple airport express connected to that. My tv is connected to the apple router. It finds and connects to the network each time I try but when I turn it off and on again it just disconnects. Any ideas?

  • Ariel

    I bought the smart tv today with the same problem. Any solution?
    Thanks
    arieldlr@yahoo.de

  • Mopnang

    My LG 42LM620S does not connect my Airtel wireless modem. It is always saying Failed and Try again. Can someone help me out.

  • mark

    Its hardly a suprise people are not aware. The LG software is so bad that its just not using as a smart TV. A seperate unit is much better.LG should stick to tv hardware. Stand alone units dont crash like my LG tv does every 30 mins!!

  • stuart

    can you stream internet from laptop via the wireless option

  • Helen

    I have successfully connected to my wireless network but every time I turn my tv onto standby it disconnects and I have to set it up again the next time I turn my tv on. Any ideas, thank you x

  • Dan

    I wish that was it. I just can’t get my new LG 27MS73 to talk to my BT Infinity Homehub. It sees the network but can’t connect. Tried with a Powerline adapter too. No joy.Any suggestions?

  • Joe Bloggs

    Hi, just u-nboxed the LG Smart TV and got it up and running. Whilst we are able to connect wirelessly via our BT router in another room, we are unable to go down the ‘wired’ route. We connect the ethernet cable to the back of the Smart Tv and the other end of the ethernet cable to a TP Link enternet plug socket on the wall (which runs via the ring main of the house back to the router) For some reason it simply will not connect via the wired function – any ideas?

  • sky n g

    hi, im having the same problem just wondering if you managed to figure it out yet, or was it a fault

  • Mario Mendoza

    can you set it to never connect wireless?

  • marc

    Can somebody help me understand why my LG smart tv says its connected but I’m unable to see anything. Thanks

  • Victor

    Me neither. No “Internet” or “Web browser” icon in Home menu. Also no chance to log in to LG Smart World, or buying premium content –> No icon for it!

    Any ideas?

  • Maksims

    I have the same

  • Vilmantas

    I have a problem: the TV is connected to internet can’t see internet icon on home menu

  • Colin Just

    Hi do I download the app for espn or top up tv so I can watch football without dodgy streaming plz reply @ colinjust@hotmail.co.uk

  • Jon TTL

    Shortly before Christmas 2012 there was a big announcement from ITV that they were going to make ITVPlayer freely avalable for Smart TV’s (To those who don’t know the BBC Iplayer is the only one that has a free codec, the rest use proprietary sowftware). When will firmware upgrades for this be available?

  • http://twitter.com/kevhghtn Kevin

    yesterday my software download 04.10.37 on 42LM620T any new information about it

  • daniel

    how do i turn the internet off or wifi off on the lg cinema because i dont use it but its always connect now why

  • andy

    Yes well it’s not really an internet connection is it. I can connect to itv player on the internet on my macbook, but I can’t on my not so smart lg tv. I really expected to be able to do this when I bought it. I can’t imagine what those ‘smart’ people at lg think they are up to marketing a tv that can’t even access catch up tv on the internet. It’s not smart, it’s STUPID!

  • wage day advance

    That is really ridiculous. There are too many ways that marketing has gone too far.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pravin.khatri.5 Pravin Khatri

    ·
    I have
    noticed after the latest firmware update, 04.10.23, I am losing the picture
    after going onto the internet channels from 201 to 236. I lose the picture on
    both TVs that I have. I cant get a picture on all channels. I have to turn the
    TV off and back on again to get the picture back. Can you please tell me what
    LG is doing about this? Doesn’t LG test the firmware out properly before they
    release the update? Can you also tell me how I can put the old firmware back?

    Has anyone else complained about this matter?Can you please phone me on
    02082927075

    Pravin
    Khatri

  • http://www.facebook.com/pravin.khatri.5 Pravin Khatri

    ·
    I have
    noticed after the latest firmware update, 04.10.23, I am losing the picture
    after going onto the internet channels from 201 to 236. I lose the picture on
    both TVs that I have. I cant get a picture on all channels. I have to turn the
    TV off and back on again to get the picture back. Can you please tell me what
    LG is doing about this? Doesn’t LG test the firmware out properly before they
    release the update? Can you also tell me how I can put the old firmware back?

    Has anyone else complained about this matter?Can you please phone me on
    02082927075

    Pravin
    Khatri

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.conway.75470 Steven Conway

    Does every Smart TV have the hands free function with scanner?