I just tried to install and received the message “LG TV application has not been installed”.
Luckily, I found that there are a few easy fixes that you can try that will resolve the vast majority of the issues that cause the “application has not been installed” error on LG TVs
Why does the LG TV application has not been installed error message appear?
The main reason you received the application has not been installed error on LG TV is insufficient disk space or a software conflict.
Upon encountering this error, I realized I needed to delete some applications from my LG TV to resolve the issue.
I found, however, that there are many other reasons why you can not install apps.
How to fix the LG TV application has not been installed error?
Here are some crucial steps that you can take:
- Delete some apps
- Soft Reset your LG TV
- Reset your Router
- Update your LG Firmware
- Change your Country / Region Settings
- Try both Ethernet and WIFI connections
- Reset the LG TV to the initial settings
- Contact LG Support
Method 1: Delete apps
One of the primary reasons that the application has not been installed message on your LG TV is due to limited hard drive space on your LG TV.
If you have no or limited disk space, as I did, there is no place to store the files for the application you are downloading.
I found that by deleting apps on my LG TV, I could fix this issue and install the app I downloaded.
Method 2: Soft Reset your LG TV (All LG Models)
This tried and tested LG TV troubleshooting method will resolve 75% + of the issues causing your LG TV not to allow the proper installation of applications.
Unplug your LG TV and wait 60 seconds before plugging it back in. This will power cycle the TV.
See if this quick trick the application has not been installed error from your LG TV screen.
What does unplugging your LG TV do?
When you unplug your LG TV for around 60 seconds, it does a soft reset of the system.
The soft reset allows any updates downloaded in the background to be successfully installed and started.
The soft reset also clears the system cache.
Performing the soft reset can help resolve the LG application not installing issue if it is a software problem or a TV configuration problem.
Soft resetting the TV has also fixed issues where LG TV apps won’t download.
Method 3. Reset your Router
One of the most common reasons that users get the LG TV application cannot be installed error is due to a poor or failing internet connection.
By resetting your router, you can eliminate this common cause of the problem.
How do I reset my router?
The easiest way to reset your router is to unplug it from the wall socket for 30 seconds before plugging it back in.
This action will “power-cycle” your router and, hopefully, allow you to install your desired LG TV app without further issues.
Method 4: Update your LG TV software
Keeping the LG TV software up to date can assist you in preventing some issues that appear over the lifespan of your TV.
Most LG TVs have automatic updates enabled by default, which should install automatically, presuming that your TV is connected to the internet.
Even with this setting enabled, it is possible that updates can be missed or an installation can be interrupted and thus cause issues with your TV.
Older LG firmware or a partial software installation could be causing the application has not been installed on the LG TV messages.
We strongly recommend updating your LG TV firmware to ensure you have the latest software, access to new apps, and an improved viewing experience.
Ultimately, regular updates improve your viewing experience and give you better security & privacy protection.
How to update your LG firmware
If your TV is turned on, hit the settings button on the remote.
Now you will see the setting menu on the TV’s left side (Please note that this may vary depending on the model of your LG TV).
You should see the All settings button at the bottom of the row of icons. Please select this option to proceed to the following menu.
Now navigate down to “SUPPORT” on the new menu that appears and then select “SOFTWARE UPDATE”
Now you can activate the automatic update feature and check for new updates.
Once the updates have been installed, restart your TV to see if the LG TV app could not be installed issue has been resolved.
Method 5: Change your Country Settings
Sometimes your Country settings, especially if incorrectly set, can cause the LG TV content store to be missing or malfunction.
To access the country settings:
- Settings (on remote)
- All Settings
- Country Settings
Try to reset your country settings to see if that will resolve the issue.
Method 6: Try both Ethernet and Wifi Connections
Another step in the elimination process is switching the internet connection method between WIFI and ethernet.
If you are connected to WIFI, try using an ethernet cable and vice versa.
This has been known to resolve the issue for some users.
This process helps eliminate bad wifi and ethernet connections, as the culprits behind the application has not been installed on the LG TV message.
You should check your internet speed on your LG TV.
Method 7: Reset your LG TV to the initial settings
If none of the other steps have helped resolve the applications not installing, then we recommend that you try this last step before reaching out to the LG support team.
Option 1: Newer LG TV Models
- All Settings
- Reset to Initial Settings
Option 2: Older LG TV Models
- All Settings
Method 8: Contact LG Support
If none of our tips have helped resolve the LG TV app installation problems, then it might be time to consider contacting LG support to help you troubleshoot the issue further.
LG may be able to advise you of other things to try or help diagnose the root cause of the issues.
Conclusion – Application has not been installed LG TV
It can be very frustrating when your LG TV does not install applications.
Luckily, these tips resolve over 90% of cases where this problem persists.
We hope that our troubleshooting tips resolve the issue for you.