LG Netcast TV

The lg_netcast platform allows you to control a LG Smart TV running NetCast 3.0 (LG Smart TV models released in 2012) and NetCast 4.0 (LG Smart TV models released in 2013). For the new LG WebOS TV’s use the webostv platform.

To add a LG TV to your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: lg_netcast

Configuration variables:

  • host (Required): The IP address of the LG Smart TV, eg.
  • access_token (Optional): The access token needed to connect.
  • name (Optional): The name you would like to give to the LG Smart TV. The default is “LG TV Remote”.

To get the access token for your TV configure the lg_netcast platform in Home Assistant without the access_token. After starting Home Assistant the TV will display the access token on screen. Just add the token to your configuration and restart Home Assistant and the media player component for your LG TV will show up.

The access token will not change until you factory reset your TV.