10 Best Apps You Can Get on an LG TV
Like many other devices like mobiles and computers, the applications installed on your LG smart TV will go a long way towards determining how you will enjoy the device. Of course, you can always watch cable TV, but that wouldn’t utilize the full potential of your smart TV.
The LG App store leaves you spoilt with choice, with hundreds of apps to be chosen from. As there is limited space for you to download these apps, we’ll look at ten apps we consider best for you to have. These apps will cover a variety of services so that you won’t have too many apps serving the same purpose. Let’s dive right into it.
Whatever your needs, YouTube is one of the top apps you can have installed on your LG smart Tv. It offers you millions of videos from different niches, including music videos, educational content, comedies, and even news channels. While there is a subscription option for using YouTube, you can very well enjoy the App for free, albeit at the cost of ads. Also, you can rent or buy movies on YouTube.
For the uninitiated, it might seem that YouTube kids wouldn’t be necessary if you already have YouTube. However, if you have kids, there are many advantages of having a YouTube kids app over having ordinary YouTube.
The main advantage is that all content is curated for kids between 1-10. On normal YouTube, auto-play could lead to kids seeing unsuitable videos. Also, the ads on normal YouTube apps could be inappropriate for kids to see. Like the Ordinary YouTube app, you can use it for free or pay a premium subscription.
Since it started video streaming, Netflix has been the main go to for the service. Although it now has stiff competition from Amazon prime video and other video streaming services, Netflix still stands strong as one of the best in the field.
Unlike YouTube, you need a subscription to use Netflix. There are a few different subscription plans you could go for, and they include the single, family, and student subscription plans.
For lovers of music (who isn’t?), Spotify is one of the best apps you can have on your LG smart TV. It offers millions of music covering all possible genres, and you would be hard-pressed not to find a particular song there.
There is a free day that gives you limited access to these songs. A paid subscription also allows you to minimize, make playlists, etc.
This App is a must-have if you are interested in gaming and streaming games. Unlike the likes of Netflix, which has alternatives, there are no like-for-like alternatives for Twitch. Even if you are not much for gaming, if you have kids, it’s a good idea to have Twitch as they might be interested in a few creators on Twitch.
Streaming and watching your favorite streamers is entirely free. However, you might need a subscription to subscribe to a channel you especially like. Twitch also has a feature that allows you to enjoy content with family and friends when you are not together.
This App is very different from many of the apps on this list in that it is free. As the name suggests, it is owned by LG and has about 200 channels you can choose from. These Channels allow you to watch from different genres, including free movies, TV shows, sports, news, comedy, and more.
If you are an anime lover, you will find Funimation very crucial to have installed on your LG smart TV. A video streaming service like Netflix, Funimation focuses more on animation movies, specifically Japanese anime.
You can watch a limited amount of Funimation’s library for free with ads. However, to access all content on Funimation, you’ll need to subscribe to one of their three subscription plans
Unlike most of the apps on this list, Plex is a media server. Rather than streaming content from, say, Netflix, Plex allows you to stream content from your local network. How does it work?
You can use any other device that has your media files on it as the Plex server. You will then be able to access all these files on any device that can access the Plex server. You can use Plex for free.
Launched in 2016, Disney plus allows you to watch many Disney and Marvel shows. A premium subscription is required to access these shows
Amazon prime makes up the third or the triumvirate that also consists of Netflix and Disney plus. It is older than the latter and has the license for more local content. With thousands of movies, shows, and documentaries on offer, Amazon prime is one of the best apps you can have installed on an LG smart TV. Again, you need a paid subscription to access use Amazon prime.
How to Install Apps on LG Smart TV
Installing apps on any LG Smart TV is very easy. While you might not think so if you don’t know how to access the App store, you’ll see in the steps below that it is no difficult task.
- Press the Home button on your remote.
- With the directional buttons, scroll to LG Content Store.
- Click the search icon in the top right corner.
- Type the name of the App you want to search for with the on-screen keyboard.
- Click on the App and select install. Wait for it to download and leave the App store afterward.
You can then launch the App to enjoy its contents!
The apps that make up this list are taken from a wide range of niches. Video streaming, song streaming, and gaming are all represented. Of course, there are still a myriad of apps that can prove useful to you. You can always go to your LG TV App store to check out other apps.