How to Stream Tubi on LG Smart TVs: Comprehensive Setup Guide

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Written by Jason Lin

Tubi On Lg Tv

Tubi is now available on LG Smart TVs, including its award-winning LG OLED TVs, in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia. LG Smart TV owners now have access to Tubi’s massive library of 35,000 movies and TV shows from over 250 content partners.

With the addition of LG, Tubi is now distributed on 29 platforms – more than any other ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service. This guide will show you how to set up and start streaming Tubi on your LG Smart TV.

Overview of Tubi and LG Smart TV


Tubi is a free, ad-supported on demand video streaming service with over 35,000 movies and TV shows from nearly every major Hollywood studio. It offers some exclusive original programming and does not require a subscription.

Lg Smart Tv

LG Smart TVs are internet-connected TVs that let you access apps and streaming services. LG Smart TVs run the WebOS platform and are compatible with AirPlay streaming.

What You Can Watch on Tubi

Tubi offers an extensive content library from over 250 partners, including:

  • Major Hollywood studios like Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM
  • Popular TV shows like The Bachelor, Survivor, Hell’s Kitchen
  • Award-winning movies like The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Cult classics like Donnie Darko,Office Space
  • Tubi Originals like The Freak Brothers starring Pete Davidson

LG Smart TV owners now have access to Tubi Originals like The Freak Brothers, Swim, and Tales of a Fifth Grade Robin Hood. More Tubi originals are on the way, including animated titles from FOX’s animation studio Bento Box Entertainment.

Tubi adds over 200 new titles every month, so there’s always something new to watch for free. See this in-depth review of Tubi for more details on their content and overall service.

Benefits of Tubi on LG Smart TVs

Streaming Tubi on an LG Smart TV provides these key benefits:

  • Completely free access – no subscription needed
  • Stream on your big screen LG TV – great viewing experience
  • Minimal ads – average of 3-4 minutes of ads per hour
  • Access exclusive Tubi Originals not on other platforms
  • Stream new movies and shows minutes after theatrical release
  • Unlimited streaming with no limits
  • Create multiple profiles to track watched content

In addition, Tubi provides unlimited streaming access with no subscription required, unlike YouTube TV which has channel and DVR storage limits.

How to Set Up Tubi on LG Smart TV

Unfortunately, Tubi does not yet have a native smart TV app for LG. But you can still access Tubi on compatible LG TV models using AirPlay streaming.

Here is how to set up and start streaming Tubi on your LG Smart TV using AirPlay:

1. Update Your LG Smart TV

  • Navigate to Settings > All Settings
  • Select General > Software Update
  • Install any available updates
Lg Tv Check For Updates

This ensures AirPlay compatibility and the latest features.

2. Connect Devices to Same Wi-Fi Network

  • Connect your LG TV and iPhone/iPad to the same Wi-Fi router
  • For best performance, use a 5GHz wireless network

3. Install Tubi Mobile App

  • Download and install the Tubi app on your iPhone or iPad from the App Store
  • Create a free Tubi account if you don’t already have one

4. Start Streaming with AirPlay

  • Launch the Tubi app on your iPhone/iPad
  • Browse shows and select something to watch
  • Tap the AirPlay icon in the player screen
  • Choose your LG Smart TV from the menu
  • Tubi content will now display on your big screen!
Start Streaming With Airplay

The Tubi mobile app provides the interface, while video streams directly to your TV. You can continue browsing for other content to stream as well.

Tips for Using Tubi on LG Smart TV

Here are some tips to improve your Tubi streaming experience on an LG Smart TV:

  • Update to the latest TV firmware for best performance
  • Use a strong 5GHz Wi-Fi signal for smooth streaming
  • Add titles to My List to easily find shows to continue watching
  • Browse exclusive Tubi Originals unavailable elsewhere
  • Turn on subtitles/closed captions in the app settings
  • Only getting stereo sound? Change audio settings to surround sound
  • Getting video disruptions? Adjust the video quality setting to lower bandwidth stream

Troubleshooting Tubi on LG Smart TV

Here are some common problems and fixes when streaming Tubi using AirPlay on an LG Smart TV:

Can’t see AirPlay option?

  • Update your LG TV firmware. AirPlay requires webOS 4.0+
  • Make sure both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network

AirPlay disconnects or buffers?

  • Move closer to the wireless router, or connect a device directly to the router via Ethernet
  • Reduce the Tubi video quality setting temporarily

No Surround Sound?

  • Ensure your audio output is set to “Surround Sound” in the TV settings
  • Surround sound may not work when using TV speakers

Subtitles/CC Not Working?

  • Enable subtitles/closed captions in the Tubi mobile app settings

Still Having Issues?

Try force quitting the Tubi app, restarting your iPhone/iPad, power cycling the LG TV, or temporarily disconnecting other devices from your home network.

Check out these guides on fixing Tubi problems with smart TVs and Roku TVs specifically.

When Will Tubi Launch a Native LG TV App?

Tubi has indicated that they are working on developing a native Tubi application for LG Smart TVs. However, they have not provided an exact launch timeframe yet.

Given Tubi’s expansion to other platforms like VIZIO, Samsung, and Sony TVs in 2022, an LG TV app may arrive later this year or in early 2024.

The Bottom Line

While you currently can’t install Tubi directly on LG TVs, using AirPlay streaming from an iPhone or iPad provides an easy way to access Tubi’s entire catalog on your big screen.

Just make sure to update your TV firmware, connect to robust Wi-Fi, install the mobile app, and start streaming using the AirPlay function.

So unlock tens of thousands of free movies and shows to enjoy on your LG Smart TV today!

Jason Lin
Tech enthusiast with 10+ years of experience, providing guides, reviews, and tips on Smart TVs, streaming devices, and TV apps.

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