How to Change DNS Settings on a LG Smart TV

Introduction

It may become necessary, for either speed or connectivity reasons, to change the DNS servers your Smart TV uses.

This guide will walk you through changing the DNS server settings your LG Smart TV uses.

LG Logo.

1 Determine Platform

We must determine which platform is loaded on your LG Smart TV before beginning. Newer TVs released after 2014 will have webOS. Older models released between 2011 and 2015 will have NetCast. See the images below to help tell the difference.

  • Using webOS
    LG Smart TV using webOS.

  • Using Netcast
    LG Smart TV using Netcast.

? Which platform are you using?

  1. webOS
  2. Netcast

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It may become necessary, for either speed or connectivity reasons, to change the DNS servers your Smart TV uses.

This guide will walk you through changing the DNS server settings your LG Smart TV uses.

LG Logo.

We must determine which platform is loaded on your LG Smart TV before beginning. Newer TVs released after 2014 will have webOS. Older models released between 2011 and 2015 will have NetCast. See the images below to help tell the difference.

  • Using webOS
    LG Smart TV using webOS.

  • Using Netcast
    LG Smart TV using Netcast.
  1. Push the Home button on your remote.
    Remote with Home button highlighted.
  2. Select the Settings gear icon in the top-right corner.
    Home menu overlay inset with settings highlighted.
  3. Select All Settings at the bottom right.
    Settings overlay inset with All Settings highlighted.
  4. Select Network. Then, look under Wired Connection (Ethernet) and WiFi Connection; one will state that it is "Connected to Internet". Select the item that is connected.
    Network settings with Wired and Wi-Fi connections highlighted.
  5. Your current DNS server is displayed here. Select Edit.
    Connection details with DNS server and Edit button highlighted.
  6. Remove the check for Set Automatically.
    Edit connection screen with Set Automatically highlighted.
  7. Select the DNS Server field. Enter the DNS server you wish to use, then select Connect.
    Edit connection settings with DNS server and Connect button highlighted.
  1. Press the Settings button on your remote.
    Remote inset with Settings button highlighted.
  2. Select Network, then Network Connection.
    Settings with Network and Network Connection highlighted.
  3. Select Start Connection.
    Network connection dialog with Start Connection highlighted.
  4. Select your connection type here.
    Network connection type selection.
  5. Select Other Network List.
    Connected dialog with Other Network List highlighted.
  6. Select your network again, then select Set Expert.
    Network Connection with Set Expert highlighted.
  7. At the bottom, select Manual Input, then enter your DNS servers. Finally, select OK.
    Expert Settings with DNS area and OK button highlighted.
  8. Select Complete.
    Network connection with Complete highlighted.
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