How to Screen Mirror Mobile Device to an LG TV

Screen mirroring allows you to display the screen of your mobile device like a smartphone or tablet on a bigger screen like a TV. This can be useful for entertainment, presentations, collaboration, and more.

LG TVs make it easy to screen mirror from both Android and iOS devices. Here are the main ways to screen mirror to an LG TV.

Screen Mirroring from Android to LG TV

Most LG TVs support screen mirroring from Android devices using the Smart View or Screen Share features. Here are the steps:

  • Turn on your LG TV and make sure it’s connected to the same WiFi network as your Android device.
  • On your Android device, swipe down from the top to access Quick Settings and tap the “Smart View” or “Screen Share” icon. This may be labeled differently depending on your device.
  • Select your LG TV from the list of available devices. Accept any prompts on your TV to allow the connection.
  • Your Android screen will now display on your LG TV. You can use and control your device as normal while it screens mirrors.

Some LG TVs may also support wireless screen mirroring through Miracast. Check your TV’s manual for compatibility.

Screen Mirroring from iPhone/iPad to LG TV

Recent LG TV models released in 2019 and later support AirPlay 2 for direct screen mirroring from iOS devices:

  • Check that your LG TV has AirPlay 2 support. This is available on 2019 OLED and NanoCell models.
  • Make sure your iPhone/iPad is updated to iOS 12.4 or later.
  • Ensure your iOS device and LG TV are connected to the same WiFi network.
  • On your iPhone/iPad, open Control Center and tap Screen Mirroring. Select your LG TV from the list.
  • Enter the on-screen passcode on your TV when prompted to complete pairing.

Your iPhone/iPad screen will now display on your LG TV over AirPlay. You can use and control your iOS device normally during screen mirroring.

Tips for Smooth Screen Mirroring

Here are some tips to help ensure smooth, disruption-free screen mirroring from your mobile device to an LG TV:

  • Position your mobile device close to the LG TV, ideally within 5-10 feet for best results.
  • Connect both devices to a strong WiFi network and minimize interference from other networks/devices.
  • Close unused apps on your mobile device to devote more processing power to screen mirroring.
  • Charge your device before screen mirroring or connect it to a power source. Screen mirroring can drain battery quickly.
  • Use a dedicated screen mirroring app like AirScreen if you experience issues with the built-in options.
  • Adjust resolution/quality settings if you notice lag or buffering issues. Lower resolutions often perform better.
  • Update TV/mobile device software to latest versions for any bug fixes.

Screen Mirroring Use Cases

There are many great uses for screen mirroring your mobile device to an LG TV, such as:


  • Stream movies, shows, YouTube videos, sports and more from your mobile device to your big TV screen.


  • Play mobile games with the benefit of a large TV display for more immersive experience.

Presentations and Collaboration

  • Show presentations, documents, photos/videos to groups by mirroring your screen.
  • Annotate on your mobile device screen and show markings on the TV.

More Uses

  • Demo apps during development
  • Follow recipes in the kitchen
  • Monitor home security cameras
  • And more!

So in summary, LG TVs make screen mirroring very straightforward from both Android and iOS devices, either wirelessly over WiFi or with a cable. Follow the steps outlined here to enable screen mirroring and enjoy your mobile content on the big screen!