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How to Uninstall Netflix on LG Smart TV –  Quick Steps

How to Uninstall Netflix on LG Smart TV –  Quick Steps

Many users want to uninstall the Netflix app on their LG Smart TV (whatever the reason is) but don’t know how to do this in the correct way. 

To uninstall Netflix on your LG Smart TV, go to the Home screen and scroll right to the “Pencil” mark to activate “Edit” mode. Then choose “Netflix,” press & hold it for 3 seconds till the “X” mark appears, press “App Arrow” and confirm to delete the app. If you have LG Ultra HD ThinQ with webOS 7.0, choose “Edit App List” on the Home screen, select “Netflix,” press the “Up Arrow” for “Trash Can,” press “OK” and choose “Yes.” 

In this article, we’ll explain how to uninstall the Netflix app on your LG Smart TV models using easy-to-follow steps.

How do I uninstall Netflix on my LG Smart TV? 

Uninstalling Netflix on LG Smart TV

If you want to uninstall Netflix on your LG Smart TV for troubleshooting purposes, here are step-by-step instructions for its different models:

LG Ultra HD Thin Q – webOS 5.0:

  • Press “Home” (on the remote supplied with your LG Smart TV).
  • Scroll to the “Pencil” mark (on the right) to activate Edit mode.
  • Select “Netflix.
Uninstalling Netflix on LG Ultra HD ThinQ webOS 5.0
  • Select & hold the app for 3 seconds until the “X” mark appears on the app. 
  • Press “Up Arrow.” 
  • Press “OK.” (on the remote)
  • Choose “Yes” in the “Are You Sure You Want To Delete It?” dialog box, and yeah, Netflix will be uninstalled.

LG Ultra HD Thin Q – webOS 7: 

  • Press “Home” on the remote and use its keys to scroll to the right. 
  • Select “Edit App List.”
  • Select “Netflix” (a trash can icon will appear above it).
Uninstalling Netflix on LG Ultra HD ThinQ webOS 7.0
  • Press “Up Arrow.”
  • Press “OK.”
  • Select “Yes” when prompted, and you’re done! 

Old LG Google TV:

  • Select “Apps” from the top menu.
  • Select “Netflix.”
  • Press the “OK” button, hold it on the remote, and select “View Details.” 
  • Choose “Uninstall.”
Uninstalling Netflix on LG Google TV
  • Select “OK,” and that’s about it!

How do I fix Netflix not working on my LG Smart TV?

Are you uninstalling Netflix because it’s not working or loading movies/shows on your LG Smart TV? Try these 6 fixes before taking this drastic step.

Soft Reset LG Smart TV

The quickest way to fix Netflix on your LG Smart TV is to perform a force restart. This will reset the background processes on the TV and resolve minor bugs that prevent the streaming app from working. 

To do this: 

  • Locate and unplug the power cable of your LG Smart TV from the wall outlet to turn it off. 
  • Wait 30 seconds to let the TV reset the system and discharge the residual power. 
  • Connect the TV’s power cable back into the primary wall outlet.
  • Now, power on your LG TV, open the Netflix app, and see if the problem persists.

Restart the Router

Sometimes, slow internet connection speed or poor Wi-Fi signal reception is the main culprit that prevents Netflix from loading any content on your LG Smart TV.

To fix this issue, restart your Wi-Fi router to establish a fresh connection with your ISP by following these steps:

  • Turn off your router (Also unplug it from the power source).
  • Wait for 30 seconds to let the router reload its settings and flush out any glitches. 
  • Plug the router back into the mains and turn it on using the power button on it.

Wait for your LG Smart TV to connect with the router and open “Netflix” to verify this fix!

Update Netflix App

Another solution to fix the Netflix app on your LG Smart TV is to keep its firmware up-to-date to avoid any compatibility issues. Here’s how:

LG Ultra HD Thin Q – webOS 5.0:

  • Press the “Home” button on the remote supplied with your LG Smart TV.
  • Select “LG Content Store.”
  • Choose “Apps” (from the top menu).
  • Choose “App Update.”
  • Select “Netflix.”
  • Select “Update.”

LG  Ultra HD Thin Q – webOS 6.0 and Above TV Models:

  • Select “Apps” (on Home Launcher).
  • Select “Netflix” or search for it using the search bar.
updating Netflix app on LG TV
  • Choose “Update.”

After that, check the Netflix app on your LG TV and verify the fix.

Update LG TV Firmware

Like the outdated Netflix app, old LG TV firmware can also cause compatibility issues and the streaming app to crash while playing content. 

To fix this, update your LG Smart TV firmware by following these simple instructions:

  • Press the “Gear” button (on the LG TV remote)
  • Select “All Settings.”
  • Go to “Support” or “General” > “About This TV.”
  • Then head to “Software Update” / “Check for Updates.”
  • Select “Download and Install.”
  • Select “Yes.”

Once your LG TV is up-to-date, open the Netflix app and verify whether this fixes your issue.

Accept the LG TV User Agreement

Many users report that accepting the user agreements on their LG Smart TV also helped them fix the Netflix app. Here’s how: 

  • Open TV “Settings.”
  • Go to “All Settings” > “Support.”
  • Select “Additional Settings.”
  • Select “User Agreements.”
  • Choose “Terms of Use” and “Privacy Policy.”
  • Select “Agree.”

Then, launch “Netflix” from the home screen, and hopefully, it will load and stream content now. 

Reset the TV to Default

If none of the above solutions fix the Netflix app, reset your LG Smart TV to its default settings to remove all the corrupt stored settings that may lead to this issue. Here’s how:

  • Press the “Settings” button (on the supplied remote).
  • Choose “All Settings.”
  • Select “General.”
  • Choose “System.”
  • Choose “Reset to Initial Settings.”
  • Select “OK.”

Let the TV complete its setup, then reinstall Netflix, and hopefully, this should resolve the problem. 

NOTE: Factory resetting your LG Smart TV can also fix the dark shadow on its screen. 

Conclusion

In this article, we’ve discussed how to uninstall Netflix on your LG Smart TV models. We’ve also explored resolving any issue with the streaming app before proceeding with the uninstallation process.

Equipped with this knowledge, you can now quickly remove the unwanted Netflix app on your TV and fix issues that are making your viewing experience a mess. 

Author

  • Tauqeer Ahmed

    Tauqeer Ahmed is a technology expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He has a degree in Computer Science and specializes in network security and software troubleshooting. You can find out more about him at https://helpfixthat.com/tauqeer-ahmed/