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Channel 4 iplayer on LG Smart TV

  • 13-06-2021 6:11pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 39


    Is there anyway to watch C4 iplayer on my LG Smart TV, I can watch it on my laptop but its not the same as on a TV, would really appreciate any advice. Thanks a lot.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 726 ✭✭✭athlone573


    ZeldaF wrote: »
    Is there anyway to watch C4 iplayer on my LG Smart TV, I can watch it on my laptop but its not the same as on a TV, would really appreciate any advice. Thanks a lot.

    Its called all4

    Try setting your TV to UK and see if it appears in the LG app store (I don't have an a LG TV to know how)

    Or you could try connecting your laptop to the TV using a Hdmi cable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭GIMP


    ZeldaF wrote: »
    Is there anyway to watch C4 iplayer on my LG Smart TV, I can watch it on my laptop but its not the same as on a TV, would really appreciate any advice. Thanks a lot.
    You can change LG app store to Uk and download All4 but it will give you an error. Most likely geolocked,


  • Registered Users Posts: 726 ✭✭✭athlone573


    GIMP wrote: »
    You can change LG app store to Uk and download All4 but it will give you an error. Most likely geolocked,

    All 4 unlike BBC I Player is not generally geo locked


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭GIMP


    athlone573 wrote: »
    All 4 unlike BBC I Player is not generally geo locked

    Well never worked on any of my tvs, always gives an error


  • Registered Users Posts: 726 ✭✭✭athlone573


    GIMP wrote: »
    Well never worked on any of my tvs, always gives an error

    Maybe on LG. Its worth a try anyhow


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  • Registered Users Posts: 39 ZeldaF


    Thanks ill try that, how does the HDMI cable work, could I get one at Power City?


  • Registered Users Posts: 726 ✭✭✭athlone573


    ZeldaF wrote: »
    Thanks ill try that, how does the HDMI cable work, could I get one at Power City?

    Power City have a website

    The Hdmi cables have two ends, one end plugs into the TV
    And the other end plugs into the laptop
    Then your TV should show whatever is on your laptop
    You may need to press some buttons on the laptop to make it work


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 ZeldaF


    Would i lose RTE iplayer and TG4 iplayer if I changed to UK?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,162 ✭✭✭theoneeyedman


    GIMP wrote: »
    Well never worked on any of my tvs, always gives an error

    Works on my Sony, don't know about LG.

    One or 2 things I've tried has been locked, mainly live shows, but generally not
    Most of the boxsets I've tried is OK, but one of the newer ones I tried (Handmaid's Tail maybe) was geolocked.


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 11,396 Mod ✭✭✭✭icdg


    All4 is not geoblocked (or rather, the geoblocking is Ireland friendly - save for live streaming and certain programmes, mostly sport).

    However I’ve never seen an app in the Irish LG content store (my two LGs, one on the legacy OS, one a relatively early webOS TV) are now fairly long in the tooth. It appears to be on the Irish stores of some other brands of smart TV though, so I’m not sure what the issue is.

    There’s an app for Apple TV if you have one and the iOS app at any rate supports Chromecast.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭GIMP


    icdg wrote: »
    All4 is not geoblocked (or rather, the geoblocking is Ireland friendly - save for live streaming and certain programmes, mostly sport).

    However I’ve never seen an app in the Irish LG content store (my two LGs, one on the legacy OS, one a relatively early webOS TV) are now fairly long in the tooth. It appears to be on the Irish stores of some other brands of smart TV though, so I’m not sure what the issue is.

    There’s an app for Apple TV if you have one and the iOS app at any rate supports Chromecast.


    Its not on the Irish store but is on the uk one. If you have Sky, All4 content is available to customers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 948 ✭✭✭ninja 12


    I have 2 LG TVs , both set up initially using a UK postcode.

    All4 works fine but RTE player gives a region error and doesn't work ..

    I never use RTE player anyway and would rather have access to All4.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,921 ✭✭✭dulpit


    I have an LG tv and could not get All4 to work, but I have a chromecast so just cast instead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 ZeldaF


    dulpit wrote: »
    I have an LG tv and could not get All4 to work, but I have a chromecast so just cast instead.

    Is it difficult to set up a chrome cast, sorry I'm not very techy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,349 ✭✭✭GhostyMcGhost


    ZeldaF wrote: »
    Is it difficult to set up a chrome cast, sorry I'm not very techy.

    You don’t need a chromecast. Change tv region to uk, download the app and then change back to Ireland. I have this exact setup on LG and I can watch RTE player and channel 4 (it’s not region locked)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,641 ✭✭✭Delta2113


    I have BBC,ITV,Channel 4,my5 on my LG Tv and none off them work as I'm in the Republic of Ireland.

    BBC Sounds works.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 ZeldaF


    You don’t need a chromecast. Change tv region to uk, download the app and then change back to Ireland. I have this exact setup on LG and I can watch RTE player and channel 4 (it’s not region locked)

    Sounds great, Which area do you change the location.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,349 ✭✭✭GhostyMcGhost


    ZeldaF wrote: »
    Sounds great, Which area do you change the location.

    Just follow this, to change the region. It wont remove any other settings etc. The TV will restart

    https://help.simpletelly.com/article/395-changing-lg-service-country-region-on-lg-tv-webos


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 ZeldaF


    Just follow this, to change the region. It wont remove any other settings etc. The TV will restart

    https://help.simpletelly.com/article/395-changing-lg-service-country-region-on-lg-tv-webos

    Fantastic and thrn where can I get the C4 iplayer from?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭GIMP


    You don’t need a chromecast. Change tv region to uk, download the app and then change back to Ireland. I have this exact setup on LG and I can watch RTE player and channel 4 (it’s not region locked)

    Tried this again, doesn't work, app down loaded and it fails on uk location and Irish location.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,921 ✭✭✭dulpit


    ZeldaF wrote: »
    Is it difficult to set up a chrome cast, sorry I'm not very techy.

    Nope, very easy. You need to be on same wifi on phone as the chromecast and then go to All4, play the video and you'll see the cast button up in top corner, press that and away you go.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 ZeldaF


    dulpit wrote: »
    Nope, very easy. You need to be on same wifi on phone as the chromecast and then go to All4, play the video and you'll see the cast button up in top corner, press that and away you go.

    Is chromecast an app?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,184 ✭✭✭MBSnr


    GIMP wrote: »
    Tried this again, doesn't work, app down loaded and it fails on uk location and Irish location.

    Does All4 work in a browser on laptop? If so, perhaps try a manual IP address on the TV and use DNS 1.1.1.1 - Cloudflare -might make a diff.

    I guess you have already removed All4 and rebooted the TV before adding back again? Had to do that on a 2018 LG TV for another app - it would not delete the cached data.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 ZeldaF


    Well I managed to change the location etc and downloaded the All4 app,
    It worked for a couple of hours and I watched some stuff then it started stopping and varying between UK and Irish adverts. I went back and changed location to Ireland and now it won't play, saying oops something went wrong.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 ZeldaF


    Guess I will have to consider Chromecast, is this free or do I need to buy an app?


  • Registered Users Posts: 726 ✭✭✭athlone573


    ZeldaF wrote: »
    Guess I will have to consider Chromecast, is this free or do I need to buy an app?

    Chrome cast is a physical tangible device, not free.


  • Registered Users Posts: 195 ✭✭Damien King


    Use the tv's internet browser and go to the channel 4 website. Sign up and youre good to go. Works well on our LG tv.

    Alternatively just use wireless screen mirroring if your laptop is windows 10.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 ZeldaF


    Use the tv's internet browser and go to the channel 4 website. Sign up and youre good to go. Works well on our LG tv.

    Alternatively just use wireless screen mirroring if your laptop is windows 10.

    I was able to do the 1st option but after a couple of hours the ads changed to irish ads and it stopped working.

    Laptop is not Windows 10.


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