Do you own the latest LG Smart TV but is still having a hard time connecting your Google Home with it?
If your answer is yes, then, you are not alone!
Even though the ThinQ technology has been a thing since 2018, there are still quite a few folks who are struggling to sync their LG TV to their Google Home.
And, let’s not deny the fact that…
It’s sad when you’re not getting the maximum perks. Nobody wants that, right?
But don’t worry, we got you!
Let JOA help you with some quick fixes to make sure you and your family are enjoying the maximum potential of living the “smart” life.
Before we dive in…
Not all LG Smart TV available on the market is supported by Google Assistant and Google Home. This technology is only available on Super UHD LCD TV or if your LG TV is running on WebOS 4.0. This means that the feature could be limited only to models like the B8, B8s, C8, E8, W8, LK64, LK54, SK80, SK90, SK95, UK 62, UK63, UK65, and UK77.
Not sure what operating system your LG Smart TV is running with?
Using your LG remote, do a long press on the “Settings” Button Select General > About This TV.
If you don’t find the same button on the remote that came with your smart TV, you can try by pressing the “Home” Button > Settings > Advanced > General > About This TV.
Let’s get down to it.
Connecting your LG Smart TV
Set up your Google Home App.
To start the process, make sure that your Google Home is properly set-up beforehand. If this is your first time doing so, this post will guide you with everything you need to know in setting up your Google Home seamlessly.
Register your TV.
From your LG remote, press the Home button and select “Set Up TV for the Google Assistant” app. Simply follow the instructions to complete the registration.
It would ask you to sign-in with your Google or Facebook account. If you don’t want to link these accounts, you can create a separate LG account. From your TV, select Settings > General > Account Management.
Otherwise, you can download the “LG ThinQ” app from the Google Playstore and create your account from there.
Using the Google Home App, you can link both devices by following the steps below:
- Launch the “Google Home” app.
- Select “Menu”.
- Search “Home Control”. You will automatically be redirected to the “Google Assistant” App.
- Tap on the “+” sign to add devices and select LG ThinQ. It will prompt you to sign in with your LG Account.
Alternatively, you can open the “Google Home” app, say “OK Google, talk to LG” and select “Link to LG” in the Discover tab. Just sign in and you’re all set.
Pretty simple, isn’t it?
Once your LG Smart TV is linked to your Google Home, you can completely forget about your TV remote and use a conversational approach. Talk to your TV, it’ll be fun.
But what if you have an older version of a smart LG TV. Can you still connect Google Home with it?
News flash: Yes, you can!
Using Google Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra
You can use Google Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra which connects via an HDMI port somewhere behind your TV. Here’s what you need to do.
Plugin your Chromecast.
Connect devices to the same Wi-Fi connection.
Make sure that your Chromecast, Android smartphone, and your Google Home is connected to a similar Wi-Fi connection.
Make sure that the Chromecast screen is visible on your LG TV.
From your smartphone, open the “Google Home” App.
Select “Add New Device”.
Follow the succeeding instructions.
Return to your “Google Home” app and tap “Continue”.
A code will simultaneously appear on your TV and smartphone. Make sure that they match and tap “Next”. Follow the instructions.
To confirm syncing, go back again to the “Google Home” app. Scroll to “More Settings”.
Go to “TVs and Speakers” and tap the “+” icon.
Select the device to be paired and follow succeeding instructions.
Once the pairing is finished, tap Done.
Does your LG Smart TV come with a Magic Remote? Use the integrated Google Assistant by following these steps:
Press and hold the “Mic” button on the remote control to trigger the voice assistant.
Accept privacy agreement.
Supported LG Smart TVs are already Google Assistant ready. All you need to do is go through the introductory screen and agree to the privacy agreement and information sharing that come with it. This allows Google Assistant to communicate with other smart devices in your home.
But what if it doesn’t?
Check out these Magic Remotes available in Amazon:
LG AN-MR19BA Smart TV Magic Remote Control (2019)
Universal Replacement Remote for All 2018 4K UHD Smart LG TV
Convenient, isn’t it?
What the Other LG Smart TV Users Are Asking
Aside from controlling my LG smart TV and asking for the weather forecast or the latest local news, what else can it do?
You’d be surprised to know that adding your LG TV to your Google Home can do more than just follow basic TV commands. It can also control your smart lights, thermostat, switch TV modes, connect your game console, open an app, and control compatible devices on your smart home!
Can I update the OS of my current LG TV?
Of course. You can update the OS of your TV by visiting https://www.lg.com/us/support/product-help/CT10000018-1430510575535-firmware-or-software-update. But don’t get too hyped up as some OS cannot be updated. This would depend on your TV model.
You’re All Set!
Connecting your LG Smart TV to Google Home is pretty simple for the techy ones. Otherwise, you need a few more patience especially if you need to update your OS or use a Chromecast. Either way, the convenience that comes afterward could be rewarding.
How long did it take you to sync your smart appliances to your Google Home? Share your experiences with us in the comments section below!