How to Open and Play MKV on LG TV

This article provides a simple solution to watch MKV movies on LG Smart TV. 


As a user of LG Smart TV, I love it so much, especially the fact that it comes with three USB ports, wired and wireless Internet access and ability to play back every single video file I’ve thrown. But when I transfer my MKV files to LG TV, the TV can not open the file. How should I do to play MKV movie on LG Smart TV? 

Searching online, I've seen plenty of talk about problems when transferring MKV to LG TV from USB, especially no audio issue. Searching further and widely from Google and got some recommended solutions. The basic reason why LG TV refused to play an MKV file is that it may contain LG TV unsupported audio codec in the MKV video file. The MKV files with unsupported audio codec (i.e. MKV DTS files) certainly can't be played on the LG TV. 

The quick solution is to find a third-party tool to make everything easy. The Brorsoft Video Converter is one of the best options. This video converter app helps you convert MKV to LG TV more friendly format i.e. H.24 MP4 and then play them on LG TV's big screen. Besides MKV, MTS, MPG, FLV, XAVC, MOV, AVI, TiVo and more videos are supported. Plus, it offers kinds of preset profiles for media players including iPad, iPhone, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Nook HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S7, etc to meet your different needs. If you are Mac users, please turn to Video Converter Mac

How to convert MKV to LG Smart TV playable format 

Step 1. Start MKV file converter and drag .mkv files to the software interface to import the file. It supports batch conversion. 


Step 2. Click Format bar and choose H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4), H.264 Main Profile Video(*.mp4), or H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4) from "Common Video", which can be recognized by LG smart TV perfectly. You can easily choose a decent profile “LG TV (*.mp4)” from TVs profile list. 


Tip: With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original video while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset. 

Step 3. Convert MKV to a LG TV supported format by clicking the Convert button at the bottom-right corner of the main window. This MKV to LG TV Converter is highly efficient and it will finish the video conversion in minutes. 

After conversion, click Open to get the converted videos and then transfer the MKV to LG TV via USB. Now you can play MKV movies on LG TV with ease. 

Editor's Note: Addition to adding videos to LG TV via USB, but you can also stream MKV files to your LG TV as long as it has DLNA support. If not, it's okay if you have a streaming device like Chromecast, Roku, Xbox or PS3. 

Related Guides: 
Play MKV on Samsung TV 
Play MKV on Sony TV 
Play MKV on Philips TV 
Play MKV on LG Smart TV 
Play MKV on Panasonic TV 
How to Watch MP4 Movie on Samsung TV 
Viewing MOV Files on LG TV with Best Quality

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