This guide provides instructions on how to configure smart DNS on LG TV device with WebOS. If you have not activated smart DNS yet, check out this guide first.
1. First, press the settings button on your remote and proceed to the settings screen on your TV. Next, click on the network section to view it.
2. Select the way that you have connected your TV to the internet (Ethernet, or Wi-Fi). In our case, it's Ethernet.
3. Select the Edit button and proceed to the next step.
You may have noticed that the IP address shown on your TV is different from the one that you have activated Smart DNS for. That is because you have activated Smart DNS for your external (public) IP address, but your TV only shows the internal (private) IP.
An internal IP usually looks like this - 192.168.x.x and is only used for internal communication between different devices on the same network. It is not visible publicly and does not affect the usage of Smart DNS, so you can just ignore it and proceed with Smart DNS setup.
4. In order to configure DNS addresses manually, you have to un-check "Set Automatically" option.
5. As you can see in this screenshot, the "Set automatically" option is disabled and we can configure the DNS addresses. At this stage, you should enter the DNS address that you can see in your profile page after you activated smart DNS services here.
6. After entering the DNS address, click on the "Connect" button down below and the internet status should say "Connected to Internet".
That's it! Your device is now configured with smart DNS services. You can start swimming in the ocean full of unrestricted content! 🦈
Unfortunately, there are some situations where Smart DNS can not be successfully used. If you have experienced some issues with Smart DNS, look for a solution in this article:
How to fix Smart DNS connectivity issues?
Or you can try an alternative way of using Surfshark on your TV/console:
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact our Customer Success Sharks anytime - they will help you out!