LG TVs aren’t immune to anonymity, and, like many smart TVs, it’s easy to confuse with about a thousand other models with slightly different serial numbers, model numbers, or some other identifying jargon found on the back of the TV. So how do you find out which LG TV you have?
To find out which LG TV you have, look for its model number or serial number (SN) on the back of the device. There are ways to bring this information up on the screen as well. Google the numbers you find more details about the model, including the year it was released and its generation (if applicable).
It’s helpful to know what model your LG TV is, aside from just curiosity, because it will tell you what firmware upgrades you can receive and allow you to look up the features and/or troubleshooting guides (for example, if your audio happens to be lagging) for that particular set. Below, we’ll cover how you can find your LG TV model number to identify what kind of LG TV you have.
One way you can find your LG TV’s model number is by simply looking at the back of the device. However, LG also designed their remotes and TVs to allow quick access to information on the TV itself, along with current firmware and other important data.
According to LG, there are two ways to use your remote to find your device’s model number. The first method: Press the mute button three times. That’s literally all there is to it.
This applies to newer versions of LG TVs smart TV lineups, while older LG TVs have a more traditional method:
- Select the Home Button.
- Scroll to Settings or Setup and select it.
- Now select Support Menu.
- Scroll to Product/Service Info and select it.
This will bring up your LG TV’s information, including the model number, serial number, release date, firmware, status, and others, depending on what set you own and how the graphics software was designed.
Once you have this information, you can jump on Google (or Bing, DuckDuckGo, etc.) and look up important information applicable to your particular LG TV. Once you find your LG TV, you can also look up troubleshooting tips, tricks and shortcuts, and upcoming firmware updates.
You would probably run into this particular nugget of information when you look up the model/serial number of your LG TV. But if you’re only interested in whether or not your LG TV has a brain, there’s a way to find that out as well:
- Check your remote control for streaming service buttons.
- On the home screen, look for app windows.
- Check the back of the TV to see if it has a LAN port.
Any of these methods will let you know conclusively that you have a smart LG TV. As far as the remote is concerned—unless it’s not the LG remote for your LG TV—just seeing the streaming services on there is enough to know the TV is a smart TV.
Even if you aren’t connected to the internet in any way, the home screen will still display app windows where things such as Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, or other non-streaming TV apps would normally reside.
Lastly, non-smart TVs typically don’t have LAN ports on the back. A LAN port is a direct means of connection to your home’s router, allowing for a super-fast and reliable connection without the interference and sluggishness that sometimes accompanies Wi-Fi.
This one’s a pretty simple problem to solve as well. Since you now know where the model number is, how to find it in settings, and how to look it up, the LG TV’s screen size will be depicted in the information resulting from a Google search.
Also, you can pull it up on your LG TV’s menu just as you can the model and serial number.
- Press the Home button.
- Select Settings.
- Find and select All Settings.
- Scroll down to General.
- Select About This TV.
- Select TV Information.
You should be presented with a screen full of detailed information on your screen dimensions, TV weight, overall dimensions, as well as other information. Your model number and/or serial number may be located here as well.
If you have a newer model from the LG TV lineup, you’re in luck. Pressing the mute button three times has to be the simplest method ever devised for looking up TV model information. If you aren’t so lucky, well, at least you know how to look it up.
Google is great for this as well, and there shouldn’t be any problem locating your LG TV from your model number. Once you’ve found it, you truly have absolute control over your LG TV.