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How to Set Up ExpressVPN on LG Smart TV

By Novak Bozovic / July 9, 2023

Since LG TVs don't support VPN applications natively, you can set up ExpressVPN on your LG TV using a feature called 'MediaStreamer.' You won't be using ExpressVPN's app, but instead, you'll configure your LG TV through its settings to route Internet traffic through ExpressVPN's server, helping you unblock US-based streaming apps on your TV.

Before you get started, we recommend updating your LG TV to run the latest version of WebOS. You can do that by going to Settings > Support > Software Update. Once that's done, use the steps found below to set up ExpressVPN on your LG TV by using the MediaStreamer feature.

How to Set Up ExpressVPN on LG Smart TV

To get ExpressVPN to work on your LG TV, you'll need to route your Web traffic through the VPN's special DNS server. Here's what you need to do:

1. Subscribe to ExpressVPN via its official website using your computer, smartphone, tablet, or any other device with a Web browser.

2. Once you subscribe, click "My Account" on ExpressVPN's site and log in using your email address and password. If asked for a verification code, copy it from your email inbox.

Signing In to ExpressVPN Website

3. Click "DNS Settings" (in the left-placed sidebar) on your ExpressVPN dashboard.

4. Click on the "Register My IP Address" button on the right (under "IP Address Registration"). 

Registering IP Address for DNS MediaStreamer ExpressVPN

5. Click on the switch on the right side of "Automatically Register My IP Address."

Letting ExpressVPN Automatically Register IP Address

6. Return one step (to your ExpressVPN online dashboard) and click "Set Up Other Devices" using the top-placed banner. 

7. Pick "MediaStreamer" among the supported devices on the left-hand side and check your MediaStreamer IP address on the right. Keep that page open.

ExpressVPN MediaStreamer Addresses

8. Turn to your LG smart TV and press the gear-shaped "Settings" button using your remote. 

Advanced Settings Icon on LG TV

9. Navigate to the icon resembling three vertical dots (called "Advanced").

10. Using the right-placed sidebar, pick "Network."

Accessing Network Settings on LG TV

11. Select your Web connection (pick "Wired Connection" or "Wi-Fi Connection"). 

Accessing Web Connections on LG TV

12. Click "Edit" (at the bottom) once you get to your network details.

Adding ExpressVPN MediaStreamer to LG TV

13. Uncheck the box next to "Set Automatically."

14. Click the "DNS" field and copy the MediaStreamer IPs from ExpressVPN’s website

15. Press "Connect" at the bottom to confirm the new DNS values.

16. Finally, restart your LG Smart TV for the DNS changes to become active. That’s it!

Despite using ExpressVPN’s MediaStreamer, some apps from LG's Content Store can still be geo-blocked (based on your TV model). In that case, our recommendation would be to use screen mirroring on your smartphone or tablet. 

With that said, here’s how to install ExpressVPN on iPhones and iPads and install ExpressVPN on Android. Set up the VPN on your phone, connect to a VPN server, start playing any video, and then mirror/cast its screen to your LG TV. 

Final Thoughts

Setting up ExpressVPN on an LG TV requires you to use a 'SmartDNS' solution, which is what 'MediaStreamer' does. By changing DNS settings on your TV, you'll gain access to US-based streaming services, upgrading your media streaming experience.

That said, we're sure you have more devices that can be protected by ExpressVPN. So, check our central guide on how to set up ExpressVPN, showing you how to get started with this VPN on 60+ different Web-connected devices.

FAQ

Does ExpressVPN Work with LG TVs?

Yes, ExpressVPN works with LG TVs via its 'MediaStreamer' feature, letting you unblock media streaming apps on your smart TV.

How Do I Setup ExpressVPN on My LG TV?

To set up ExpressVPN on your LG TV, you first need a subscription to ExpressVPN. Then, you need to log in to your account and obtain your DNS server addresses, which you then need to add to your TV's settings.

How Do I Use ExpressVPN on My LG TV?

Once you set up ExpressVPN's MediaStreamer on your LG TV, there's nothing extra you need to do. The feature will run on your LG TV continuously.

Since you'll be using a custom DNS server, ExpressVPN will route your traffic from your LG TV through its US- and UK-based servers. To stop using ExpressVPN, just delete the DNS server you entered when setting up MediaStreamer on your TV.

What Are ExpressVPN DNS Settings for LG TVs?

To find ExpressVPN's DNS settings for your LG TV, you need to obtain a subscription first. Then, log in to your account on ExpressVPN's site and navigate to Set Up Other Devices > MediaStreamer. ExpressVPN's DNS will be on the right side.

That would be all on how to set up ExpressVPN on your LG smart TV. If you have any questions or doubts, don’t hesitate to post your comment below. And lastly, thanks for reading!



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