Does LG TV support MKV format? This is the question that has confused many users who tried to play MKV movies on LG TV. Some users have found that not all the MKV files can be played on LG TV. Instead, in some cases, when you have inserted the MKV movies stored on USB device, you can directly watch MKV movies with fluency. Why does this happen? Is LG Smart TV compatible with MKV format? In order to make it clear, in today’s article, we are going to discuss this topic together.

Part 1: What Formats Can LG TV Support

The increase in sales of large-size TVs and the reduction in material costs have boosted the profitability of the TV business. The reason for the increase in LG’s large-size TV sales is Ultra HD 4K TV. LG is very smart and forward-looking to capture the 4K hotspot. For example, with its solid workmanship, outstanding appearance, powerful performance, top quality and somatosensory intelligent system, the LGLA9700 series has become the best 4K TV on the market. In addition, since OLED technology inherently has many advantages that LCD technology can’t match, it is enthusiastically pursued by top consumers.

While talking about the supported video formats by LG TV, we should say it depend on the various LG TV models. Generally speaking, the format of the supported playback files is subject to the product manual. The common LG TV’s USB interface supports video files in RM, RMVB, AVI, VOB, DAT, and MPEG and MKV formats. In terms of MKV format, based on the official data, MKV format can be compatible with LG TV.

But sometimes some MKV files can be read and played on LG TVs, while some other MKV files fail to do so. Therefore, if you have downloaded the MKV files to your USB device and you can simply plug in the USB to the port on LG TV to take a try. If it fails to play the MKV files, then you can find the related reasons for the failure from the following.

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Part 2: Why Sometimes I Fail to Play MKV Movies on LG TV

Since most LG TVs have claimed that MKV format can be compatible, why sometimes I fail to play MKV movies on LG TV? Can LG TV MKV files really? In order to present answers to your question, you can check the following causes for the MKV playback failure one by one.

Copyright MKV video

If your MKV file is a copyrighted video, you must have a license to play it. Therefore, you have to trace track your MKV video you are trying to play on LG TV. Where did you download and are they allowed to play in public? If these MKV files have been protected with some protection codes, you have to remove these protections or obtain the license before playing on LG TV.

USB high speed transmitting compatibility

Usually, you will need to download the MKV files to your USB device and then plug in the USB to the port on LG TV. During the process, you must make sure the USB device supports high speed transmitting so that it can successfully stream the MKV files to the LG TV. Or, it may result in the stuttering MKV playback or it may fail at the end.

Bit rate and frame rate are too high

If the bit rate and frame rate of the MKV video are higher than the standard value of the LG Smart TV, it cannot be played. Before downloading the MKV files, you can further check the detailed information related to the MKV video data. Also, be clear about the bit rate and frame rate of the LG TV by referring to the instructions.

Video coding problem

The most common problem is that video encoding is not compatible. Many people don’t understand the relationship between video format and video encoding. In fact, MKV is just a package format, which contains a lot of audio and video encoding, subtitles and other data. If the code cannot be recognized by the LG Smart TV, then even if the format is supported, the video will have no sound or playback errors. The solution is to use an LG TV video converter to transcode the MKV to the encoding supported by the LG Smart TV.

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Part 3: How to Make My MKV Movies Playable on LG TV

If have already identified the above aspects and still no solutions can be found, then you can turn aside to convert the MKV movies to another more LG TV compatible video format which can be definitely supported. How to convert MKV to LG TV compatible formats. Things can go easily if a powerful and professional video converter can be adopted.

Here, Leawo Video Converter can be the one you can put your faith in. As a simple and powerful video converter, you can easily convert MKV videos to other more than 180 types of media formats you prefer with several easy steps without any quality losses. You can also turn photos and photo folders to slideshow with Leawo Video Converter in a quite convenient way. Apart from various video and audio formats output, many portable devices are allowed to be directly set as the output profile with Leawo Video Converter, like iOS, Android and so on. The converting process can be easily followed and completed. You can refer to the tutorial below.

Step 1. Download Leawo Video Converter and install it on your computer.


Step 2. Add MKV video. You can click on the “Add Video” icon to import the MKV file to the program or directly drag it from your USB device to it.

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Step 3. Select AVI as the output format. You can open drop-down box beside the green icon “Convert” to choose “Change” to enter the “Profile” panel where you can set the output video format. LG TV can be perfectly compatible with AVI format.

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Step 4. Start converting MKV to AVI. Click the big green icon “Convert” on the main interface to start converting the MKV to AVI. Before it starts, you need to confirm the “Save to” route. Then just click “Convert” to start. Finally, you just need to wait patiently. Then you can obtain a new AVI video.

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Part 4: Burn MKV Movie to Blu-ray to Play on LG TV

What’s more, if you would like to search for another safe method to play the MKV movies, I will strongly recommend you to burn the MKV movie to a Blu-ray disc which can be easily loaded on the LG TV. But you have to assure that your LG TV has the disc drive that can be loaded with the discs. In order to obtain a Blu-ray disc which can be able to present the best audio and picture quality, you need to select an excellent Blu-ray burning program. Here, you can easily burn MKV to Blu-ray with Leawo Blu-ray Creator by referring to the following steps.

Step 1. Download Leawo Blu-ray Creator and install it on your computer.

Step 2. Insert the MKV video to the Leawo Blu-ray Creator by clicking the “Add Video” button. You can also drag the MKV video directly to it.

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Step 3. Set the Blu-ray disc menu. For your further reference, on the right side of the burner, you can find various menu templates. Choose one template and click it to enter the main editing panel. You can also set the Blu-ray disc menu based on your preferences.

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Step 4. Start burning the Blu-ray disc. Click the green button “Burn” on the top right corner and then you will be required to choose the “Burn to”, “Disc Label” and “Save to” options. Once done, click the “Burn” icon below. Just wait in patience, the video will be burned into a Blu-ray disc quickly.

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Part 5: Try Free MKV Player on PC – Leawo Blu-ray Player

Another way to enjoy the MKV videos is to play them on your computer instead of LG TV. This method is simpler and easier for you to obtain the MKV playback. In order to play the MKV videos smoothly without any lagging issues, you can adopt Leawo Blu-ray Player as your firm choice to play MKV videos. As a 100% free and 6-in-1 media player software, Leawo Blu-ray Player contains all media playback solutions you need for your leisure entertainment, including 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, CD, HD (4K), MPEG, WMV and so on.

With advanced image and audio processing technology, Leawo Blu-ray Player provides you extraordinary movie playback and cinema-like experience. Furthermore, within Leawo Blu-ray Player, you could obtain the personalized settings according to your preference and all the settings could be done automatically. You can easily play the MKV video by following the steps below.

Step 1. Download and install Leawo Blu-ray Player on your computer.

Step 2. Add MKV video to the player. Open Leawo Blu-ray Player and click “Open File” button on the main interface to load the MKV video. Then you can watch and play the video immediately.



Playing MKV movies on LG TV can offer you the excellent viewing experience. However it is not always smooth to enjoy the MKV playback on the LG TVs. You can further check your MKV files and related parameters. Alternatively, if you would like to play the MKV movies on LG TV, you can take a try on Leawo Blu-ray Player which can easily provide you with the superior audio and picture output effects.