The Best VPNs For LG Smart TV - Unblock more TV shows & movies | How to set up guide

Using a VPN for your LG smart TV will enable you to unblock more TV shows and movies that aren't currently available in your location. In this guide, we show you how to set up a VPN on your LG smart TV and list the best services to use.

What is the best VPN for LG Smart TVs?

If you want to start unblocking and streaming as soon as possible, we've summarized our top LG VPN picks below. Be sure to keep scrolling for more information on any of the services listed.

  1. ExpressVPN - The best VPN for LG Smart TVs. This fast VPN can unblock and stream almost anything. MediaStreamer also makes it easy to set up.
  2. CyberGhost VPN - An easy to use VPN for LG TVs. It makes it easy for users to find servers for streaming, so you can get set up in minutes.
  3. Private Internet Access - One of the most secure VPNs for LG on our list. As well as excellent privacy, PIA also offers decent speeds for streaming.
  4. Surfshark - The cheapest LG VPN on our list. But, it doesn't compromise on quality, with features like smart DNS for easy unblocking.
  5. VyprVPN - A great VPN app for LG smart TVs. It has a slick Android app that can be downloaded onto your TV, if it has access to the Play Store.

The most important considerations when selecting a VPN for your LG TV are:

Most importantly, a VPN must unblock the content that you want to watch. A lot of VPNs struggle to unblock in-demand streaming services, like Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime, and hulu. The five best VPNs for LG Smart TVs that we've detailed in this article, however, will unblock all these services and more. 

Learn how to install a VPN on an LG TV

If you want to know how to install a VPN service on your LG smart TV, we cover several ways you can do so in the section below.

The best LG Smart TV VPNs | In-depth analysis

All the services in the list below offer users great speeds, will unblock TV and movies from around the world, and have servers located across the globe. However, they all have unique features, and we take a closer look at them below.

If you still need more information about any of these services, check out our detailed VPN reviews.

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for LG Smart TVs. It has super-fast servers located worldwide and can unblock most services and is easy to set up on Smart TVs.

  • Pricing

    From  $6.67 - $12.95
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • macOS
    • iOS
    • Android
    • Linux
  • Unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Hulu

ExpressVPN remains a go-to for many thanks to its almost unrivaled premium feel and range of features. It tends to top our speed test charts, often sitting in ProPrivacy's top 3 throughout the year. Of course, this is perfect for streaming, especially if you want to get around geo-restrictions to access Netflix US. 


This VPN is also easy to set up on LG smart TVs, even if you don't have access to the Google Play Store. ExpressVPN offers a feature called MediaStreamer, which is essentially a Smart DNS service. By using this feature, there's no need for a VPN router or to mess around with connecting your smart TV to your computer.


ExpressVPN Media Streamer


Like others, ExpressVPN supports a wide selection of devices, most notably including Android and various smart TVs. Be sure to check if your LG devices are compatible before purchasing a subscription, but if you find that you've made a mistake, ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

CyberGhost is great VPN for LG Smart TVs thanks to its easy-to-use VPN app. It labels which servers are the best for streaming, so you can spend less time finding the fastest server.

  • Pricing

    From  $2.75 - $12.99
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • macOS
    • iOS
    • Android
    • Linux
  • Unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Hulu

CyberGhost VPN is super easy to use. The intuitive service lists what servers are best for streaming, so you can spend less time looking for a server that unblocks the specific show or streaming service you want to watch and more time watching it.


CyberGhost Smart TV app


CyberGhost also offers more simultaneous connections than most other providers on this list, meaning you can protect up to 7 devices at the same time. 


Its super-fast servers provide access to servers in over 90 countries, unlocking several geo-blocked libraries including Netflix US, UK, Germany, and France. In fact, CyberGhost automatically connects you to servers that are reserved for Netflix, preventing traffic congestion and enabling everyone with good ISP speeds to stream in HD, uninterrupted. This is an extremely handy feature that makes this service an especially excellent VPN for LG TVs. If you do change your mind on any subscription longer than a month, you can always get a refund with the provider's lengthy 45-day money-back guarantee (6+ months plans).

PIA is one of the most secure VPNs that can unblock content on LG TVs. You get a proven zero logs policy, an arsenal of privacy features and decent speeds for streaming in HD.

  • Pricing

    From  $2.69 - $11.95
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • macOS
    • iOS
    • Android
    • Linux
  • Unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Hulu

Private Internet Access (PIA) is a US-based provider that has proven its zero-logs claim in court on multiple occasions. The VPN was recently acquired by Kape Technologies - a cybersec firm based in London whose primary aim is to help consumers gain protection online.


PrivateInternetAccess Smart TV App


With PIA, you'll be able to access servers in 47 countries across the globe - and thanks to unlimited bandwidth, you won't need to worry about buffering. Considering the budget price of this VPN (especially when purchased yearly), PIA is a fast provider, and is a great pick for LG TV owners thanks to its ability to unblock Netflix US.


What's more, you'll benefit from a 30-day money-back guarantee to put the provider through its paces, and 24/7 support is on hand via live chat if you need it. But PIA keeps it simple with Instant Setup and an Auto-connect feature, meaning even VPN newbies will be able to use the service without issues.

Surfshark is the cheapest VPN for LG TV on our list. Although it's a bargain, it's packed with features such as a smart DNS which makes it easy to set up on your TV.

  • Pricing

    From  $1.94 - $11.95
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • macOS
    • iOS
    • Android
    • Linux
  • Unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Hulu

Don't be fooled by how cheap this VPN service is; Surfshark provides a premium feel for a bargain price and is one of the most budget-friendly options around. With Surfshark, you'll have access to a full VPN toolkit and plenty of features - like a smart DNS service, which makes it a lot easier to set up on your LG Smart TV.


Surfshark Smart DNS


Surfshark is based in the British Virgin Islands and is a no-logs VPN with great technical security thanks to sturdy AES-256 encryption and the OpenVPN protocol. Also, thanks to unlimited simultaneous connections, Surfshark allows you to use its service on all of your devices. This'll keep them secure at home and in public, and you'll be able to unblock shows and movies without quotas or restrictions.


Finally, Surfshark has excellent 24/7 live chat customer support. This is always great for someone looking to unblock streaming services as they can help you find the best servers and ways to get around blocks if services start blocking your VPN's IP addresses.


 

VyprVPN has an app forLG smart TVs. If your TV has access to the app store, you can download its nifty app from there, or it has an APK version on its website.

  • Pricing

    From  $2.50 - $12.95
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • macOS
    • iOS
    • Android
    • Linux
  • Unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Hulu

VyprVPN is a great option for anyone looking for a VPN for an LG TV. This VPN has apps for all platforms and it can be installed directly on a router, meaning that no matter how you intend to share a VPN connection with your smart TV - this VPN is suitable. In terms of privacy, this provider is fantastic. The service provides a kill switch, DNS leak protection, and stealth for getting around ISP firewalls. 


vyprvpn smart tv app


This is perfect for consumers living in places where ISPs throttle bandwidth or block VPNs. Servers are located in over 70 countries, which means that VyprVPN is ideally suited to unblocking content on many different services. In fact, this provider is one of the few that can still unblock popular services like BBC iPlayer and Netflix US. We think this VPN provides excellent value for money, and because it has a 30-day money-back guarantee, you can test it to make sure it performs for you.

The advantages of using a VPN for LG Smart TV?

A world-class VPN for LG can be used on multiple devices simultaneously. Thus, subscribing to one of our recommended VPNs will not only unblock streaming services on your Smart TV but also on any other devices you might have - like an Android tablet, smartphone, iOS device, or laptop.

Once you've installed your VPN, you can enjoy a free internet and stay secured whilst you do so. You'll be able to use restricted services from back home whilst on vacation and check out content from other countries from the comfort of your couch.

In addition, the security that an LG TV VPN provides will allow you to use public WiFi hotspots securely. With a VPN for LG, you will be free to enter passwords, login details, and important credentials anywhere, without fear that a hacker is snooping on your traffic and stealing your information.

Can I get a free VPN for my LG Smart TV?

Free VPNs are often very restrictive, being a means to entice you into purchasing a premium subscription. Worse yet, most free services are only free because they make money off their users by selling their data to third parties or tricking you into installing malware. This is exactly the opposite of what a VPN is supposed to do!

If you must use a free VPN, please do so safely by choosing one of the ones linked above.

How to use a VPN for LG Smart TV

Depending on which operating system your TV runs, there are a number of ways to use a VPN service on your Smart TV. Below, we run through the steps so you can get your VPN working on your LG Smart TV.

How to set up an LG TV VPN - Step-by-step guide

If you have access to the Google Play Store on your LG TV, then installing a VPN is simple. All you have to do is follow the steps below:

  1. Decide on your favorite VPN for LG smart TV. Our top recommendation is ExpressVPN because it unblocks pretty everything you could want, has servers in 94 countries, and it's lightning-fast.
  2. Subscribe to the VPN on their website.
  3. Install the software on your smart TV by downloading the app from the app store. Log in using the details you have just signed up with. 
  4. Connect to a server in the country from which you want to access the content. We suggest that you choose a server closest to your actual location if possible, as this will improve your speeds. For example, if you're in the UK and want to connect to the USA, choose a server on the east coast.
  5. Start streaming content on your LG TV!

How to Share Your Internet Connection with Your LG Smart TV - VPN Router

If your LG smart TV doesn't run Android, then unfortunately it isn't possible to install a VPN directly onto it. However, in those instances, you can still connect a VPN to your TV by using a VPN enabled router.

You may need a new router to do this. The one given to you by your internet service provider won't be sufficient, as most won't allow you to load a VPN onto them. However, VPN routers can be pricey.

If you are technically minded, then you can save yourself a bit of money by loading a VPN service onto your device yourself. There are two different forms of firmware that allow you to do this, DD-WRT or Tomato. However, if you do this wrong, you can brick your brand new VPN-ready router and render it completely useless. So it's extremely important that you know what you are doing and that you are fully comfortable with your ability to flash your router with the correct firmware.

We recommend that you avoid the hassle and purchase a pre-loaded VPN router from FlashRouters .

Follow the steps below to set up a VPN router with your LG Smart TV:

  1. Get your VPN pre-installed on a router. When a VPN is installed on a specially flashed (DD-WRT or Tomato) router, all the devices attached to that router are automatically protected by the VPN. This is much more convenient and means that all the devices in your home - including your LG smart TV - appear to be overseas. If this option is of interest to you, we recommend ExpressVPN , as the firm sells a pre-flashed router with the VPN already installed. For more options, check our article here.
  2. If a pre-flashed router is out of your price range, you can simply attach your smart TV to your PC or laptop and share its VPN connection. Doing so is simple - all you need is a speedy and reliable VPN provider, your PC connected to the internet via WiFi or Ethernet (adapter needed for Mac) and your smart TV attached to your computer with an Ethernet cable.

Share a VPN Connection with your LG smart TV using a Windows Computer

  1. Make sure your PC or laptop is connected to your VPN service.
  2.  Connect your smart TV to your laptop or PC with an Ethernet cable.
  3.  Open Network and Sharing Center on your PC (Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center) and click on ‘Change adapter settings.’
  4.  Locate your VPN connection. OpenVPN connections aren’t always labeled well, so look for one called 'TAP-Win32 Adaptor V9' (or similar). Right-click on it and choose ‘Properties’ on the drop-down menu.
  5. Click on the ‘Sharing’ tab and select the ‘Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection’ box. Next, select ‘Local Area Connection’ from the menu (if your computer has more than one Ethernet port, please select the one your smart TV is connected to) and click ‘OK.’
  6.  Finally, restart your smart TV and your computer. 

For setting up a shared connection on a Mac, please take a look at our guide on how to set up a VPN on a smart TV.

LG Smart TV VPN: Conclusion

In this article, we've pinpointed the five very best VPNs for LG devices. With fast speeds, excellent customer care, free trial periods to test the services, servers all over the world, and strong security, these VPNs really are far superior to other services on the market.

Overall, we recommend ExpressVPN for LG devices. However, all the VPNs in this guide have their merits and all are excellent services. As such, you are free to get the LG VPN that you feel suits you best. Happy hunting!

Written by: Ray Walsh

Digital privacy expert with 5 years experience testing and reviewing VPNs. He's been quoted in The Express, The Times, The Washington Post, The Register, CNET & many more. 

4 Comments

Rohan Ambrosius
on January 9, 2018
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Why say ? "PROS - Works seamlessly with LG" Then- "It’s not always possible to install a VPN directly on an LG smart TV. However... Get your VPN pre installed on a router. When a VPN is installed on a specially flashed (DD-WRT or Tomato) router, all the devices attached to that router are automatically protected by the VPN. This is much more convenient and means that all the devices in your home – including your LG smart TV – appear to be overseas. If this option is of interest to you, we recommend ExpressVPN, as the firm sells a pre-flashed router with the VPN already installed. .. (or) you can simply attach your smart TV to your PC or laptop and share its VPN connection. Doing so is simple – all you need is a speedy and reliable VPN provider, your PC connected to the internet via WiFi or Ethernet (adapter needed for Mac) and your smart TV attached to your computer with an Ethernet cable." Seamless?! Oxymoronic and Self contradictory I'd say.
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Douglas Crawford replied to Rohan Ambrosius
on January 10, 2018
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Hi Rohan, I have talked to Ray, who has agreed to remove the word "seamless."
Rohan Ambrosius
on January 8, 2018
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ExpressVPN is not supported by LG TVs as advised by them. It must be accessed via a compatible router (only 3) I have cancelled my account
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Douglas Crawford replied to Rohan Ambrosius
on January 8, 2018
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Hi Rohan, Most smart TVs do not not natively support VPN apps (Android TVs excepted). We were not aware ExpressVPN claimed any different for LG TV's, which is why Ray discussed using a VPN router or sharing your PC's inter4net connection in this article. Note that ExpressVPN can, in fact, run on any VPN-capable router (including all DD-WRT routers).
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