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How to Watch BT Sport on an LG Smart TV

How to Watch BT Sport on LG Smart TV

How to Watch BT Sport on an LG Smart TV

Key Points

  • BT Sport, recently renamed TNT Sports, is an app that provides live sports coverage of top leagues in the UK and Ireland, including the Premier League and UEFA Champions League.
  • Accessing BT Sport outside of the UK is challenging, requiring a UK credit card and postal code.
  • A VPN can be used to change your IP address to a UK address and access BT Sport from the US.
  • While there is no direct way to watch BT Sport on an LG Smart TV, it can be accessed through AirPlay or screen mirroring.

Diehard United Kingdom sports fans need a way to watch live soccer, rugby, and other action. BT Sport may be the answer. This app provides complete live coverage of all sports in the UK and Ireland. 

However, there is a catch. BT Sport is exclusively for residents of the UK. This makes it difficult to get access to BT Sport in the U.S., but it’s not impossible. You need to get creative to pay for a subscription and you must find a VPN with UK servers to watch BT Sport on an LG Smart TV

What Is BT Sport?

BT Sport, which has recently been renamed TNT Sports, is an app for residents in the UK and Ireland. It provides live sports coverage of the area’s top leagues, including the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, National League, Ligue 1, Serie A, the European Rugby Challenge Cup, and more. 

Subscribers get access to live coverage of key European events, as well as highlights and replays. It’s available on smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs, making it a convenient way to watch your favorite UK sports. Subscribers can download BT Sport from their devices, and view it on their Apple TV, Smart TV, Xbox, Chromecast, or Android and iOS devices. 

How to Get BT Sport

If you’re a diehard UK sports fan, you will need to jump through some hoops to get access to BT Sport and watch it on your LG Smart TV. Subscribing to the app is your first hurdle. The app’s broadcasting rights and licensing agreements specify that BT Sport can only be viewed in the UK. That means only UK residents can subscribe to the app. 

There are ways around this barrier, but it is tricky. For one, you need a UK credit card. If you have friends or family in the UK, you can ask them to subscribe for you. In addition, you will need to provide your email, password, and a UK postal code. Without a legit, UK-based credit card and postal code, you cannot subscribe. 

How to Watch BT Sport in the U.S.

If you get over the subscription hurdles and can access BT Sport, your next challenge is figuring out how to watch it on your U.S.-based device. Even as a paying subscriber, you are geo-blocked from accessing the app in the U.S. 

However, there is a solution. A VPN can change your IP address to a UK address. Doing this is easy. You just need to follow these steps:

  1. Subscribe to a VPN that has UK servers.
  2. Download the VPN app and log in with your credentials.
  3. Connect to a location in the UK. 
  4. Go to BT Sports and open the app. You should have full access to all of the programming!

Unfortunately, there is no way to sidestep this process. If you try to access the app from a U.S. device without using a VPN, you will be blocked and will get an error message. 

Can I Watch BT Sport on an LG Smart TV?

Once you get through the subscription and VPN challenges of getting BT Sport, your next task is to stream it on your devices. If you’re looking forward to watching the next Premier League match on your LG Smart TV, rest assured, it’s possible. However, it will take some creativity.

There is no direct way to watch BT Sport on your LG Smart TV. While some apps can be downloaded directly to your smart TV, BT Sport is not one of them. The app is not yet available for this device. Instead, you can view it on your LG Smart TV by accessing it through AirPlay or a screen mirroring process.

Watch the BT Sport app on LG Smart TV
You can use AirPlay to watch your favorite Premier League team on your LG Smart TV via the BT Sport app.

Step-by-Step Guide to Watching BT Sport on an LG Smart TV

To view the BT Sport app and all of the UEFA Champions League action on your big screen, you need to use AirPlay or screen mirroring. This lets you cast the sports coverage from your phone to the smart TV. 

To AirPlay the app, follow these steps.

Step 1: Download the BT Sport App to Your Phone or Mobile Device 

First, following the steps outlined above, you will need to use a UK-based credit card to buy a subscription to BT Sport. The easiest way is to have a friend or family member based in the UK purchase the app for you. 

Next, you can download the BT Sports app to your phone or tablet. Then, you need to subscribe to a VPN service so you can connect to a UK IP address to access the app. Without this step, you are blocked from the UK-based app in the U.S. 

Step 2: Open the BT Sport App

Next, using your credentials, you can then open the BT Sport app on your phone, tablet, or other mobile device. If your VPN is set up correctly, you should have full access to live action. If you get an error message, first check your VPN to make sure it’s set to a UK address. 

Step 3: Enable AirPlay on Your LG Smart TV

Go into your TV’s settings and make sure it’s set up to accept AirPlay from your devices. For this to work, your phone and TV need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 4: AirPlay Action on Your LG Smart TV

Go into the BT Sport app and play a game or other content. Then, click on the AirPlay option in the app. When the list of available devices pops up, select your LG Smart TV. If a code appears on your TV, you need to enter it on your mobile device. After completing this step, the content should appear on your TV and you can enjoy the game on the big screen!

Wrap-Up

While it is possible to watch the BT Sport app on your LG Smart TV, it’s essential to go into it prepared. This is not as simple as downloading ESPN+ or another U.S.-based network. You will need to figure out how to subscribe to the UK-based app, and then find a reliable VPN service. Finally, you must screen mirror from your phone to get it on your LG Smart TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is BT Sport?

BT Sport, now TNT Sports, is a UK-based sports service that showcases live coverage of soccer, rugby, and other top sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The content is restricted to residents in the UK and Ireland. 

Can I watch the BT Sport app in the U.S.?

Yes, but it’s tricky. You need to have a UK-based credit card to complete a subscription. You then need to subscribe to a VPN service that has UK servers. You will need to use a UK VPN address to access the app, otherwise, you will get an error message.

How can I watch the BT Sports app on an LG Smart TV?

The BT Sports app is not available to be directly downloaded onto an LG Smart TV. To view the live sports content, you will need to use screen mirroring from your mobile device onto your LG Smart TV.

Are there multiple BT Sport packages available?

While the BT Sport TV programming has multiple subscription options, there is only one subscription plan available for the app. 

Why do I need a VPN to watch the BT Sport app in the U.S.?

BT Sport only has the rights to broadcast sports coverage to the UK and Ireland. To ensure viewers outside of this area cannot access their coverage, IP addresses have been geo-blocked. If you’re not located in the UK, you will be blocked from accessing the app. A VPN helps you circumvent this by letting you connect to a UK IP address.

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