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How to Play MKV on LG TV
Can LG TV be able to play the MKV files? You have probably tried this at some time. But strangely, some MKV files work and some just don't seem to be playable on the LG TV. Your guesses are right! It's refusing to play an MKV file because of the unsupported audio codec in the video file. For your information, an MKV is only a container. Different MKV files tends to contain different video and audio codecs. The MKV files with unsupported audio codec (i.e. MKV DTS files) certainly can't be played on the LG TV. The solution for you is to find a third-party tool to make everything easy. The Wondershare Video Converter is one of the options. It's good because you can use it as a video converter to first convert your MKV files and then play them on LG TV and also you can use it to stream MKV files with any audio codecs to your LG TV as long as it has DLNA support. If not, it's okay if you have a streaming device like Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku or Xbox, PS3.
No more talking, let's go straight in. First you need to download this program and get it installed. Then let's see the detailed guide to use Wondershare Video Converter to convert MKV files to watch on LG TV and also stream MKV files to LG TV .
Part 1: Convert MKV Files and then Play on LG TV
Open the program and then follow the step-by-step guide below.
1 Load MKV videos
This application allows you to import your MKV files in two different ways. You can either click the button to browse your local directory or you can simply choose to drag-and-drop your local MKV videos onto the program. Then, you can see these files will appearing on the left item tray as thumbnails.
2 Choose the optimized format for LG TV
Open the Output Format drop-down format list and select LG TV from Device>TVS as the output format. The default setting will work great for your TV.
3 Play MKV on LG TV
Convert MKV to a LG TV supported format by clicking the Convert button at the bottom-right corner of the main window. This Video Converter is highly efficient and it will finish the video conversion in minutes.
After the conversion, you can transfer all the converted files to a usb drive and then playback your MKV files on the LG TV.
Please watch the video tutorial below.
Note: Alternatively, you can use this free online video converter instead. The LG TV compatible format is MP4, so you can select MP4 in the second step.
Part 2: Stream Any MKV Files to LG TV
Make sure that you've got a LG TV that is DLNA supported or a streaming device like Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox or PS3. Check out what LG model is DLNA compatible here.
1 Connect the network
Make sure your TV or streaming device and also your PC are connected to the same network.
2 Add MKV files
After you have installed Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate, its plugin is also being installed and will have a shortcut icon on the desktop--Wondershare Media Server. Launch Media Server to add your MKV files by clicking Import or Disk scan. You can also use the option Computer to navigate through to find all files on your computer.
3 Connect to streaming device
On the bottom, choose a streaming device like your smart LG TV or chromecast, Roku, Apple TV.
4 Stream MKV files to LG TV
Then you need to mouse over a file and click the Play on TV icon that will appear. After waiting for some minutes, you can watch MKV files on your LG TV easily.
Amazing, isn't it? Just download Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate to get your MKV files to play on TV.