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hogwartsrp.tk May 16, 2020 @ 3:45pm
How do I stream my PC to an LG TV
I have a WebOS LG TV that is connected to my 5ghz router thru WIFI.
I also have a desktop computer that is connected to the same router but with an ethernet cable.
The PC has its own screen and does NOT have Wifi
Is it possible for me to stream my desktop / games to the LG tv ? I wanted to buy a steam link but I noticed they discontinued it :/
The TV recognized my PC however it can only play specific media files thhtu a shared folder on the network...thats not what I want. I want streaming on my Windows 10 pro x64.
I noticed it supports IntelWidi, but thats ONLY for wireless laptops ...
The other solution would be miracast, but I cannot solve it because my PC cannot stream to a wireless screen...idk why ?
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Xjph May 16, 2020 @ 4:28pm 
There is no Steam Link app for WebOS. You'd need something that uses a platform that Steam or the Steam Link app can run on and plug that into the TV. (Windows/linux based HTPC, Raspberry Pi, AndroidTV device, or Apple TV.)
hogwartsrp.tk May 16, 2020 @ 5:40pm 
MY laptop with windows 10 connects fint to the TV with 1 clcik.
I dont get it why I cannot do this with my PC ? I know it connects with ethernet cable, but still its on the same network, and I would think connecting with etherned would be even better then WIFI connection.
IS there any program maybe that solves this ?
LIke The laptop works fine, btu the PC cannot connect ? Every device on the same network.
The only solution is that I need to buy a WIFI adapter for my PC? Then probably miracast would work?
_I_ May 16, 2020 @ 9:09pm 
the router may be set to use a vlan for wifi, separating it from the wired lan

check the routers wifi settings, disable wifi/lan isolation
Last edited by _I_; May 16, 2020 @ 9:09pm
Xjph May 17, 2020 @ 12:49pm 
Originally posted by cli.re/5877RB:
I dont get it why I cannot do this with my PC ? I know it connects with ethernet cable, but still its on the same network, and I would think connecting with etherned would be even better then WIFI connection.
IS there any program maybe that solves this ?
LIke The laptop works fine, btu the PC cannot connect ? Every device on the same network.
The only solution is that I need to buy a WIFI adapter for my PC? Then probably miracast would work?
Complain to the miracast people. They're the ones who decided it should be a wifi-only protocol.

That said, if you're laptop is working maybe connect the laptop to the TV and then stream to the laptop via remote play for games? The double streaming will probably cause quite a bit of extra delay though.
_I_ May 17, 2020 @ 2:28pm 
lg smart tvs are not smart enough to use 3rd party apps, only lg designed apps

use steam link hardware, or pi3 or better, android box, nvidia shield, htpc to be able to stream games from the host to the tv
hogwartsrp.tk May 17, 2020 @ 2:53pm 
@Xjph Ive was thinking about this too :D but my PC screen is 1080p and the laptop is 720p and then the wireless TV I want to stream to is 1080p again. It will be a bit strange but maybe I can force the laptop to be at 1080p idk :/ its really sad tho
hogwartsrp.tk May 17, 2020 @ 2:53pm 
@_I_ what if I just buy a wifi adapter for my desktop PC ?
_I_ May 17, 2020 @ 6:14pm 
the adapter on the pc will not make a difference, the tv has no way to recieve a live stream at all
hogwartsrp.tk May 17, 2020 @ 7:19pm 
but it works perfectly fine with my laptop
TritoN May 17, 2020 @ 7:41pm 
Originally posted by Xjph:
There is no Steam Link app for WebOS. You'd need something that uses a platform that Steam or the Steam Link app can run on and plug that into the TV. (Windows/linux based HTPC, Raspberry Pi, AndroidTV device, or Apple TV.)

Depending on the price of said wifi adapter, I would look into getting a device that will work with the Steam Link app. There are a lot of android box options, but be careful because the cheap ones might lag. I'm sure a simple web search for "best budget android box for Steam Link app" would probably get you looking at the right place.
_I_ May 17, 2020 @ 8:51pm 
Originally posted by cli.re/5877RB:
but it works perfectly fine with my laptop
thats streaming files via smb, copy/store/decompres/display
not displaying whats given to it when its given

they may seem or look similar but nowhere near the same things

lg 'smart' is really dumb
Last edited by _I_; May 17, 2020 @ 8:56pm
Xjph May 17, 2020 @ 9:15pm 
Originally posted by cli.re/5877RB:
but it works perfectly fine with my laptop
Don't actually expect a reply from _|_ that's context-aware or nuanced in any way. Case in point: The comment about SMB sharing when you're clearly talking about Widi/Miracast display mirroring. They will parrot basic Steam Link troubleshooting steps at you, regardless of what your actual problem is.
Watcher May 19, 2020 @ 7:40am 
Steam link on LG smart tv plus happy player.......PLZZZZ
Oven Mitt May 24, 2020 @ 11:51pm 
WebOS is trash. The hardware in LG's OLED lineup is plenty powerful... but the software cripples functionality. I'm really sick of walled gardens but this is even worse because there's hardly anything even in the garden. WebOS is just another piece of spyware, essentially. This would be a really simple, popular feature that would take them a couple days to develop... but it'll never happen. LG makes some great hardware but they're clueless on software and marketing. Instead of putting in any effort they suggest another piece of hardware to bypass their OS or another television. They just don't get it.
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