LG TV update finally adds missing Freeview Play apps

LG TV in living room

LG TVs in the UK are getting Freeview Play once again, bringing the full suite of UK broadcaster catch-up apps like iPlayer, BBC News, BBC Sport, ITV Hub and All 4 to bear on the 2021 LG TV range.

The update means that every 2021 LG TV, including both OLED and LCD models, will carry the service at launch.

It’s a welcome correction after LG failed to renew its license for the service in 2020, meaning a year’s worth of LG TVs – including the BX OLED, CX OLED, and LG Nano90 – were lacking Freeview Play in the UK.

There was something of a mid-year fix in August 2020, when some select BBC apps came to LG TVs in a firmware update, but it’s good to see that half-measure finally brought to completion.