How to Get Tubi TV on LG Smart TV?


How do you get Tubi TV to run on an LG Smart TV anyway? It shouldn’t be too hard. Just get your LG TV to download the Tubi TV app or add it as a channel then start viewing Tubi TV like regular TV but it is VOD!

Tubi TV is like Hulu but for MGM, Paramount, LionsGate, A&E Television, and Viacom content or productions. It’s an ad-supported video-on-demand service that doesn’t require a signup process in order to show to you free copyrighted content without fear of a DMCA takedown.

How to Get Tubi TV on LG Smart TV

To add Tubi TV to your LG Smart TV, you should first get your remote control then press its “Home” button. This will launch the LG Content Store. Select the category named “Apps” at the top of the screen then peruse through the list of available programs, looking specifically for the Tubi app.

Tubi should be available for LG smart TV since it’s one of the TV brands that support the Tubi TV app from the get go. Once installation is done all you need to do in order to watch free TV using your Wi-Fi is to access the app for Tubi TV.

 

Tubi TV App vs. Tubi TV on the Web

The Tubi app works like magic or like YouTube in a sense. It might be more comparable to a non-subscription version of Hulu that’s filled with ads and has region lock for certain movies on certain geographic locations.If you wish to avoid excessive scrolling on Tubi’s web or browser version, you should access the menu at the top left of your screen as a shortcut of sorts. There’s also a handy search bar you can access directly above the menu to search for specific movies.

Does Tubi TV Require Signup?

Tubi TV, like YouTube, doesn’t require signup. You can view their offerings without signing up a la YouTube or Hulu. However, signup is free and as simple as making a new email. It enhances your user experience in more ways than one once signup is done.

Making a Tubi TV account allows you to do things like resume watching your queue of content from where you left off. They remember your activity so that it’s easier for you to pick up from your last login. You can start watching something then resume at the exact point of stoppage.

The Pros and Cons of Tubi TV

Although it’s doubtlessly ambitious to take on paid streaming services with free content—albeit archives of older movies both popular and unknown plus no exclusive original content—Tubi TV is up to the task of winning over users with on-demand video functionality without any strings attached.

In terms of pros and cons, here’s what you need to remember about Tubi TV.

Pros:

  • Tubi TV is free.
  • Intuitive app with web streaming options.
  • The content is extensive archives of major film studios.
  • The ads are no more annoying than what you see on YouTube.

Cons:

  • No original content.
  • Tubi TV includes many advertisements.
  • The content library of Tubi TV is dated.
  • The content is on a rotational basis.

Tubi TV VOD Content

You have loads of content from Tubi TV provided by Viacom companies or major studios like MGM, Paramount Pictures, and LionsGate. You also have a plethora of reality TV shows from A&E Television to boot. To wit, they include the following:

Films:

  • Click
  • Signs
  • Memento
  • Teen Wolf
  • The Aviator
  • The Fugitive
  • Major League
  • Donnie Darko
  • Blood Diamond
  • Maid in Manhattan
  • Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2
  • American History X
  • The Boondock Saints
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • The Passion of the Christ
  • Coming to America (Original and Sequel)

TV Shows:

  • Alf
  • Alias
  • Bewitched
  • 24: Legacy
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • Storage Wars
  • Duck Dynasty
  • The Apprentice
  • American Pickers
  • I Dream of Jeannie
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • The Beverly Hillbillies
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show
  • The Johnny Carson Show

As you can see, you get a healthy mix of past and present, from the 20th Century to the 21st Century, the films shown as recently as last year to films from the Golden Age of Hollywood many decades ago.

Is There Live TV on Tubi?

Since its competitors like Pluto TV also offer live TV, Tubi TV has also found a way to stream live channels at no cost on your part. It now offers live streams of live sports and live news instead of pre-made productions. They include the following:

News Channels:

  • Newsy
  • FOX Weather
  • ABC News Live
  • WeatherNation
  • NBC News NOW
  • LiveNOW from FOX

Sports Channels:

  • Stadium
  • PAC-12 Insider
  • USA TODAY SportsWire
  • Fox Sports on Tubi TV streaming
  • Fox Sports (not to be confused with Bally Sports)
  • NFL Channel (not to be confused with NFL Network)
  • MLB Channel (not to be confused with MLB Network)

Tubi TV for Kids

LG Smart TV owners can also distract their kids with cartoons or animated shorts available on Tubi TV. They’re much better than the questionable content offered on YouTube Kids that more often than not aren’t really for kids and are instead scams to get ad revenue by YouTube’s amateur users.

Tubi TV instead offers proven kids’ fare like the following:

  • Kung Fu Panda
  • The Flintstones
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Casper the Friendly Ghost

Switch to “Tubi for Kids” option on the main menu of the Tubi app to get started. This option is also available on the free content website as well. Its main difference from YouTube’s Kids platform is in how Tubi carefully curates its content.

Q&A

Can you download Tubi?

Stream Anywhere

Tubi is available for free on Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xfinity X1, Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs, Sony Smart TVs, PlayStation and the web.

Can I get Tubi on my smart TV?

You can find Tubi in the Samsung App Store on your TV. Tubi is located in the “Videos” category, but you can also search for “Tubi” and the app will be displayed for you to download.

Can you download Tubi for free?

Tubi is a 100% free, 100% legal streaming service. Our app is free to install, and all of our content is always free to watch. We never ask for any credit card information and have no way of charging you for anything, ever.

How do I download Tubi TV to my Android?

From the Channels tab, tap on Tubi channel and then search or browse to the Tubi show or movie you’d like to download. Select the title(s) you want and hit the Record button.

How much is Tubi monthly?

How much does Tubi cost? Truly, it’s nothing: you won’t hit a paywall at any point, nor can you toss in a credit card to eliminate ads or access premium content or perks. Tubi is 100% ad-supported, which means you’ll see commercials before and also during content.

How do I activate Tubi TV on my TV?

How to activate my Tubi account on a Samsung TV

  1. Open the Tubi app on your Samsung TV.
  2. Using the left directional arrow on your TV remote, page over to the very left of the Tubi home screen.
  3. Select Sign In.
  4. On a computer or mobile web browser (like Firefox, Chrome, or Safari), go to tubitv.com/activate.

How do I connect Tubi to my TV?

Launch Tubi

  1. Now go to www.tubi.tv on your Google Chrome browser.
  2. Register or Sign In.
  3. Select and play any video.
  4. Click on the video player so that the video controls appear.
  5. Click on the Chromecast icon. , located next to the audio button.
  6. Select the Chromecast device you want to connect to and you’ll be all set!

Why can’t I watch Tubi on my TV?

If you are unable to play any videos on Tubi:

Try playing a video from another channel. Restart your Roku: You can do this by going to your Roku Home screen, then Settings > System > System Restart Restart. You can also unplug your Roku from the power outlet and plug it back in.

Can I download Tubi on my LG Smart TV?

LG Smart TV owners can now access Tubi on the Launcher Bar of the TV’s webOS platform, and the Tubi catalogue will soon be integrated into LG’s on-device search. Tubi also is accessible by saying “Tubi” into the LG Magic Remote.

What channels does Tubi TV have?

Initially available on Android, Amazon Fire TV, and the Roku® platform, News on Tubi features content from FOX Television Stations, NewsNOW from FOX, FOX SOUL, Bloomberg TV, NBC News NOW, PeopleTV, CBC, WeatherNation, Cheddar, Altice USA’s News 12 New York, fubo Sports Network, and Black News Channel.

How is Tubi free?

It’s packed with tens of thousands of TV shows and films, all of which are completely free to watch. You don’t even need to create an account if you don’t want to. That’s because Tubi TV’s content is ad-supported − you’ll see commercials before and during whatever you’re watching.

How does Tubi make money?

Tubi TV earns money from advertisements and commercials that display while watching content or switching between the videos. An average of four or six minutes of advertising is included in every 60 minutes of video content.

Why is Tubi not working on my Samsung Smart TV?

If you cannot access the power button or your TV does not have one, leave your TV unplugged for at least 3 minutes. Plug your TV back in. Turn your TV on. Try Tubi again.

In Summation

To download Tubi TV on LG’s smart TV, just push the “Home” button on your remote, select the “App” category, scroll down the options until you get Tubi, then download the app for your convenience in free VOD.

The app version of Tubi TV enables you to watch free digital movies on your LG Smart TV like you’re using traditional terrestrial TV or YouTube before Content ID. Every Viacom product blocked on YouTube, you can find for free on ad-supported Tubi.

References:

  1. Tubi“, Wikipedia, Retrieved February 16, 2022
  2. Nick Cole, “Tubi TV Review: What To Know About the Free Netflix Alternative“, Clark.com, December 21, 2021
  3. How to add the Tubi app to your LG Smart TV“, Help at TubiTV.com, Retrieved February 17, 2022

Andy Avery

I really enjoy helping people with their tech problems to make life easier, ​and that’s what I’ve been doing professionally for the past decade.

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