How To Update and Install Apps on Your LG Smart Television

LG smart TVs use the webOS platform to provide access to apps and streaming services. Keeping your apps up-to-date and managing what’s installed on your TV is important for getting the best experience.

Checking for App Updates

It’s easy to check if your apps need updating on an LG smart TV:

  • Press the home button on your remote to access the launcher menu at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select the My Apps icon in the top right.
  • Choose the App Update option.
  • Here you can see all installed apps and available updates.
  • Toggle on Allow Automatic Updates to have new versions installed automatically.

Tip: Always keep your TV firmware up-to-date first, as app updates may require the latest firmware.

Manually Updating Apps

To update apps individually rather than enabling auto-updates:

  • Open the Apps menu from the launcher.
  • Use search to find the app.
  • Select the app and choose Update if available.
  • Wait for the update to download and install.

Tip: You can also update all apps at once from My Apps > Update All.

Adding New Apps

Installing new apps on an LG TV is easy:

  • Open the LG Content Store from the launcher.
  • Search or browse for the app you want.
  • Choose the app and select Install.
  • Follow any prompts to create an account or sign-in.
  • The app will now be added to your Apps menu.

Tip: Accept user agreements in Settings to enable full app functionality.

Deleting Apps

To remove apps from your LG smart TV:

  • Press the home button to see your apps.
  • Select Edit App List on the right.
  • Choose the apps you wish to remove.
  • A trash icon will appear above each app.
  • Select the trash icon and confirm deletion.

Tip: You can also delete apps by pressing and holding an icon for 3 seconds.

Troubleshooting App Issues

If apps crash, freeze, or won’t open try:

  • Check for firmware and app updates
  • Reset your internet connection
  • Uninstall then reinstall the problematic app
  • Factory reset your TV as a last resort

Tip: Sometimes server issues cause problems that will resolve over time.


Keeping apps updated and curating what’s installed on your LG smart TV helps provide the best viewing experience. Enable automatic updates if you can, and periodically check for new app versions. Refer to the LG Content Store to discover new apps to install for access to more streaming services and features.