How to connect Alexa to LG Smart TV

If you lose your LG Smart TV remote, you can still operate your TV using Alexa. The voice assistant will allow you to control your TV with voice commands.

All LG OLED, UHD, and NanoCell TVs with webOS 4.0 TVs manufactured in 2019 and later have Amazon Alexa built into the devices. LG TVs work well with Alexa due to a built-in technology known as ThinQ.

LG ThinQ interprets voice commands and enables your TV to do exactly what you ask. But before you can start using voice control, you will have to connect Alexa to your Smart TV.

You need to install the Alexa App and open an Amazon account to be able to pair your TV. In this guide, we’ll show you how to pair Alexa with your LG Smart TV.

How to connect Alexa to LG Smart TV

Follow these steps:

Download the Alexa app from LG Content Store

The first step is to download the Alexa app from LG Content Store. Here is how:

  • Press and hold the Prime Video button on your remote for two seconds.
  • The LG Content Store will open.
  • Search for the Alexa app and download it.

Connect your Alexa to your Amazon account

  • Open the Alexa app on your device.
  • Select the button labeled Setup Alexa on the app.
  • You will see a link to a website and a code.
  • Use your mobile device or computer to visit the website.
  • Enter the code you see on your TV.

You can now use Alexa on your TV. But first, you need to add Alexa Skills on your LG Smart TV.

How to add Alexa Skills on LG Smart TV

  • Launch the Alexa app.
  • Select Skills from the Menu.
  • Search for LG ThinQ.
  • Select LG ThinQ – Complete.
  • Select Enable.
  • Sign in with your LG account.

If you do not have an account, consider creating one from the LG website.

What can Alexa do on LG TV?

Alexa can do different things on your LG Smart TV. You can use it to:

  • Turn your TV ON or OFF.
  • Turn the Volume Up or Down.
  • Set the Volume to a specific number.
  • Mute or Unmute the TV.
  • Change the channel.
  • Control Video Playback by playing, pausing, fast forward, or rewinding a video.

You can also use it to switch input to HDMI on TV or set the TV top set-top box.

What LG TVs work with Alexa?

LG TV with ThinQ technology
Image: LG

Amazon Alexa only works with LG TVs that run webOS 4.0. If you want to confirm the version of your TV:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Select General.
  • Select About This TV.

Your TV information will display on the menu.

Which LG TVs have Alexa built-in?

The LG TVs that have Alexa built-in are W8, E8, C8, B8, B8S, SK95, SK90, SK80, UK77, UK65, UK63, UK62, LK61, and LK54. If your TV was manufactured after 2019, it should have LG ThinQ and Alexa.

Alexa app is not in the LG content store

If the Alexa App is not in the LG Content Store, you could be using a device that is not compatible with Alexa. In that case, consider upgrading your TV.

There are many LG TVs to select from. If you are looking for a bargain, it’s better to go for the previous year’s models.

Alexa is not discovering LG TV

If Alexa is not discovering your LG TV, you might have skipped the registration step. This step is essential for Alexa to work. Here is how to fix the issue:

  • Press the Home button on the remote control
  • Launch the “Set Up TV for Alexa” app on your TV.
  • Follow the setup guide on your TV to complete TV registration.

You can create an LG account from settings:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Select General.
  • Choose Account Management.

You will have to create an account from the prompts on your TV.

Why won’t Alexa connect to my LG TV?

Alexa will fail to connect to your LG TV if you are using an incompatible device. However, you can follow the steps below to try and fix the problem:

  • Download the Alexa app on your phone and log in to your account.
  • Launch the “Set Up TV for Alexa” app on your TV.
  • Sign in to your LG or Amazon account.
  • Select the name of your TV.
  • Open the Alexa app on a mobile phone.
  • Enable LG SmartThinQ – Complete Skill.
  • Link the accounts.

Go back to your TV and complete the setup.

Conclusion

You can only connect Alexa to a compatible LG Smart TV. All LG TVs manufactured in 2019 with webOS 4.0 work with Amazon Alexa.

Furthermore, you have to register your TV and sign in to your Alexa or Amazon account to sync both devices. Once done, you will use your voice to control your TV.

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