How to Add Apps or Channels to LG TV

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LG TV offers a selection of over 200 apps, all of which you can download to your Smart TV. All you need is your remote control and an internet connection. The LG Content Store offers various streaming apps, games, entertainment apps, lifestyle apps, and educational apps. Plus, it only takes a few moments to add all your favorite apps, and you can use them right away.

In this article, we are going to show you how to add different apps to your LG Smart TV. Additionally, we will provide you with a list of the most downloaded LG TV apps, so you can also figure out which apps you might benefit from.



How to Add Apps to an LG TV

Adding apps to your LG Smart TV is a relatively simple process. There are over 200 apps on the LG Content Store, all you need to know is how to access the App Store. This is how it's done:

  1. Grab your remote and press the "Home" button on the left side of your directional pad.
  2. Press the "Right" arrow key until you reach the "LG Content Store" tab in the menu.
  3. Press the central "OK" button in the center of your directional pad.
  4. Use the “Up” arrow button to navigate to the “Featured” tab at the top of the screen.
  5. Navigate to the "Applications" tab using the "Right" arrow key.
  6. Press the center “OK” button again.
  7. Use the arrow buttons to navigate to the app you want to download and press the center button.
  8. Press the center button again to highlight the "Install" option.

Installing the app on your LG TV will take a few moments. Once the download is complete, you can open it immediately by pressing the center button to highlight the "Launch" option on the same screen.



If you want to do something else, but you don't know how to find the app you just installed on your LG TV, don't worry. Press the "Home" button again and the app you added will be in the ribbon menu at the bottom of the screen. Use the “Right” arrow button to select it, and just press the middle “OK” button to open it.

There are different categories of apps in the LG Content Store, such as most popular, new updates, various genres, etc. However, keep in mind that not all categories may be available on your LG TV, as it depends on your region and TV. service status.

Also, keep in mind that this method can only be applied to LG TVs with webOS operating system. If your LG TV has the Netcast operating system, here's how you need to add apps:

  1. Press the "Home" button on the left side of your directional pad.
  2. Select the “Up” arrow button on your directional pad to access the “More” box in the upper left corner of your screen.
  3. Find the app you want to install and tap the center "OK" button.
  4. Log in to your LG TV account.
  5. Proceed to download the app on your LG TV.

You also have different categories here such as hot, top paid, top free, new, and more.

How to add the HBO Max app

If you're wondering how to add a specific app, like HBO Max, to your LG TV, here's what you should do:


  1. Turn on your LG TV and press the "Home" button on the left side of your directional pad.
  2. Use the "Right" arrow button to reach the "LG Content Store" tab in the ribbon menu.
  3. Press the central "OK" button.
  4. Select the “Up” arrow button and then the “Right” arrow button to reach the “Applications” box at the top of the screen.
  5. Use the "Right" arrow key again to highlight the magnifying glass in the upper right corner.
  6. Use your directional pad to search for "HBO Max".
  7. Press the center "OK" button to highlight "Install" on the new screen.

That's all we can say about it. You can launch HBO Max immediately or go to your home screen and access it from the ribbon menu.


How to add Disney Plus

If you want to add Disney Plus to your LG Smart TV, follow the steps below to find out how:

  1. Press the "Home" button on the left side of your directional pad.
  2. Use the "Right" arrow button to navigate to the "LG Content Store" tab.
  3. Select the "OK" button in the center of your directional pad.
  4. Press the "up" arrow button on the new screen.
  5. Select the "Right" arrow button to access the "Applications" tab.
  6. With the “Right” arrow button, highlight the magnifying glass in the upper right corner.
  7. Use your directional pad to search for "Disney Plus".
  8. With the central "OK" button, select "Install".

Installing Disney Plus on your device will take a few moments. Once done, you can watch all your favorite Disney movies right away.


How to add the Paramount+ app

Adding Paramount+ to your LG TV is just as easy. Here's how it's done:

  1. Access your home screen by pressing the "Home" button on your directional pad.
  2. With the "Right" arrow button, navigate to the "LG Content Store" tab in the menu at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Press the central “OK” key.
  4. With the “Up” arrow button, go to the “Featured” tab at the top of the screen.
  5. Switch to the "Applications" tab.
  6. Press the "Right" arrow key to highlight the search option in the upper right corner of your screen.
  7. Search for “Paramount+” with the buttons on the directional pad.
  8. Highlight "Install" on the app details page by pressing the center "OK" button.

When Paramount+ is installed on your LG TV, you can open the app immediately by pressing the "OK" button to highlight the "Launch" option.


How to add the Netflix app

Adding Netflix to your LG TV will only take a few minutes. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Press the "Home" button to access your home screen.
  2. Use the "Right" arrow button until you go to the "LG Content Store" tab in the bottom menu.
  3. Select the "OK" button in the center of the directional pad.
  4. Use the “Up” then “Right” arrow button to navigate to the “Applications” tab at the top of your screen.
  5. With the “Right” arrow button, highlight the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of your screen.
  6. Search for "Netflix" with the directional pad.
  7. Navigate to "Install" on the app details page with the central "OK" button.
  8. Press the same button to launch Netflix.

Most downloaded LG TV apps

There are more than 200 apps on LG Content Store. Top downloaded LG TV apps overall include Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, YouTube, Netflix, Apple TV, Hulu, Disney Plus, etc. Some other apps which are also extremely popular are Spotify, Movies Anywhere, Twitch, Funimation, BritBox, LG Channels, Crackle, Vudu, Pandora and many more.

If you don't have enough storage to download some of these apps, you have the option of connecting your LG TV to an external memory device. You can also delete apps you don't use to free up storage space.

Use all your favorite apps on your LG TV

Figuring out how to add apps to your LG TV won't take much time, as long as you know how to use the directional pad. You can use the same method to download any app you want. All your downloaded apps will be stored in one place – in the ribbon menu on your home screen.

Have you ever added an app to your LG TV? What apps have you added? Comment below to let us know.

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