If you’ve picked up a new LG Smart TV just in time for summer, you’ve got to get your money’s worth. Sure, you can sit through the night watching cable TV, but that’s why you didn’t buy a smart TV – we’re here to talk apps. Before you download anything and everything, we have a few recommendations. Here are the best LG Smart TV apps you can download right now.
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Before we get started, it’s important to remember that LG’s smart TVs run on webOS. It’s not the same as Android TV, so you won’t find the same list of apps. We’ve tried to hit the major players on our list to show you just how much LG Smart TVs can do. Even if you don’t see a mention of your favorite streaming service, there’s a good chance you’ll find it on LG content store.
Best LG Smart TV App:
- Spotify (and other music services)
- movies anywhere
- youtube tv
- Disney Plus (and other video services)
- lg channel
Spotify (and other music services)
cost: Free/Premium service varies
We’ll tackle one of the easiest categories first – music. Many people are turning to apps like Spotify and Pandora to blast their favorite songs, so why not add one to your TV? The LG Smart TV version of each app acts like your mobile version, which has been blown up to fit the television. Right now, Spotify is by far the top-rated music service on LG’s content store, but Pandora is also available, and each option packs an extensive library of songs to choose from. You can also tap into Sirius XM if you prefer the live radio experience.
Of course, you’ll have to spend some cash if you want to avoid ads.
What is Spotify? Here’s everything you need to know
There are too many video services to count, and it’s even worse when you have to switch between apps to access your favorite flicks. Movie Anywhere challenges that notion by bringing all your downloads into one handy app. You will have to connect all your accounts to this LG Smart TV app, but then you will be able to watch all your favorites with ease. Movies Anywhere is similar to Plex, which is also available in LG’s content store. Best of all, Movies Anywhere is completely free, and it can help you discover new deals on content from your other services.
What’s the Movie Anywhere? here’s what you need to know
cost: $64.99 per month
You might be looking at your new LG Smart TV as a way to ditch your cable box altogether. If so, there are some live TV apps to consider. Chief among them is YouTube TV, although Sling TV and Hulu TV are also available. YouTube TV may be the most expensive app on this list of LG smart TVs, but it offers over 85 channels and some premium bundled options. No matter which live TV app you choose, it should offer a new, affordable way to beat boredom.
Here are all the available YouTube TV channels
Disney Plus (and other video services)
cost: Free/Premium service varies
Your apps should reflect your individual needs, and video services are no exception. Just like with music services, you have a litter to choose from when it comes to LG Smart TVs. Thanks to Hamilton and The Mandalorian content, Disney Plus is one of the most popular — and top-rated — apps out there right now. You can also turn to Hulu, Netflix, and Apple TV, but each has its own subscription fee, so be careful. You still won’t get HBO Max, but we’ve got our fingers crossed for the final launch.
Disney Plus: What is it? Should you get it? Everything You Need To Know
cost: Free / Prime Gaming with your Prime Membership
Gamers, rejoice! Twitch is another popular app on LG Smart TVs, though it’s not for everyone. If you’re not interested in Streams or NWSL, you might not need Twitch much, but your kids will want to give it a try. As you explore the app, you can tap into streams from your favorite creators, sort by different featured games, and more. Twitch has also introduced a feature that lets you enjoy content with family and friends even when you can’t be together. Unlike most of the other apps on this list, there’s really no alternative to Twitch.
cost: Free / $7.99 per month
Even though Funimation is a video streaming service like others, its dedication to animation is remarkable in itself. Premium Plus only costs $7.99 per month, and it’s an easy way to get rid of those pesky ads. The service offers over 36 pages of top anime shows, and you can control them all from your LG Smart TV. You can also check the ratings for each show to make sure you’re picking the best anime.
What is Funimation? Here’s everything you need to know
cost: Free Trial / $6.99 per month
Britbox is another video service with a unique angle – this time dedicated to the glory of British television. The LG Smart TV app is a joint effort between the BBC and ITV, mixed with a healthy dose of Britbox originals. It’s the easiest way to enjoy hits like Rowan Atkinson’s Blackadder or keep up with weekly shows like Mock the Week. You can currently access Britbox in the USA, Canada, UK and more.
What is Britbox? Everything you need to know about the UK TV streaming service
In a world where almost every streaming service costs $8 or more per month, LG Channels is a breath of fresh air. It’s a completely free TV setup straight from LG, and it packs nearly 200 channels to choose from. There’s a channel for almost any genre – from horror to comedy, and plenty of news channels. You can also tap into niche favorites like the Just For Laughs channel and exclusive content from Funny or Die. LG offers a free version of Channel Plus, which includes more content to choose from.
That’s all there is to know about the best LG TV apps, thanks for reading. You can also find our favorite free apps on Android right here.
Thanks for reading! See also:
- Got a new Samsung Smart TV? Here are the best apps to download
- Best Video Streaming Services: Netflix, Hulu, and more