LG TV Stuttering (Try These Fixes!)

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When your LG TV is stuttering when streaming, it can be very super frustrating.

There are many reasons why your LG TV is stuttering, in this article, we will look at the causes and solutions for this issue.

Why does my LG TV keep stuttering?

We found that the primary reason why your LG TV is stuttering is due to an inefficient internet connection or software issue.

When the internet connection is not optimized or you are using out-of-date software applications, this can cause LG TV to stutter.

Here are some tips on how to make LG TV from stuttering:

  1. Restart your LG TV
  2. Reset your Router
  3. Update your LG TV firmware
  4. Disconnect other devices in your home from the internet
  5. Close any other apps that are running
  6. Decrease Streaming Playback Quality
  7. Use an Ethernet cable rather than a Wi-Fi
  8. Upgrade your Internet Connection
  9. Disable VPNs or Ad blockers
  10. Upgrade your Router
  11. Contact the LG TV Support

How to stop LG TV Stuttering

Method 1: Reboot your LG Smart TV(All LG Models)

Rebooting can clear any potential software conflicts causing your LG TV stuttering problems.

This step will also clear the RAM and cache, when these become full, it can cause stuttering issues on LG Smart TVs.

Unplug your LG TV from the socket for 60 seconds before plugging it back in, to complete a power cycle.

Reboot your LG TV by unplugging it from the power socket

Once you’ve plugged the TV back in, turn it on, and then check to see whether you can now play content on your LG TV without stuttering.

Method 2: Reset your Router

Resetting your router can be an effective trick to preventing your LG TV from stuttering.

How do I reset my router?

The easiest way to reset your router is to simply unplug it from the wall socket for 30 seconds before plugging it back in.

This action will “power-cycle” your router and provide more bandwidth to your LG TV which can prevent stuttering.

Think of all the devices that are and have been connected to the router. I’m sure that in today’s digital world that quite a few devices are connected to the router.

Your router is like a mini-PC and will slow down as more tasks are added.

Having all of those devices connected will reduce the bandwidth available to your LG TV and subsequently throttle your download speed, which in turn creates stuttering.

Method 3: Update your LG Smart TV firmware

We have found that older unsupported LG TV firmware cause stuttering when streaming content on your LG TV.

I recommend that you update your LG TV firmware to ensure that you have the latest software, access to new apps, and an improved viewing experience.

How to update your LG firmware

Assuming your TV is already turned on, hit the settings button on the remote.

 LG TV remote

Now you will see the setting menu appear on the left-hand side of the TV (Please note that this may vary depending on the model of your LG TV).

At the bottom of the row of icons, you should see the all settings button. Please select this option to proceed to the next 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 also check for new updates.

LG auto update menu

Once the updates have been installed, restart your TV and see if you still experience stuttering.

Method 4: Disconnect other devices in your home from the internet

If you are experiencing stuttering on your LG TV, it’s a great idea to disconnect other devices from your home internet.

Is someone in your home streaming on Netflix? What about your phone? Is someone downloading games or apps on XBOX?

Every device that you can disconnect from your internet connection will help in reducing stuttering on your LG TV.

Method 5: Close any apps that are running

If you followed the step of restarting your LG TV, then this step would have been completed for you, otherwise please continue to close any running apps.

How does having open apps cause your LG TV to stutter?

The more apps that you have open on your LG TV reduces both the performance of your TV and the internet connection.

This degradation of performance can cause your LG TV to stutter when streaming content.

Method 6: Decrease Streaming Quality

Reduce the video quality of the content that you are streaming, this can usually be done within the app that you are using.

The higher the quality of content that you play, the more likely it is that stuttering will occur on LG TV.

Try and decrease the video quality, especially if you have the quality set to 4K.

Method 7: Use an Ethernet cable rather than Wi-Fi

To reduce LG TV stuttering issues, an ethernet cable is a better option than using a Wi-Fi connection.

Wired connections transmit data quicker and with less interference. There are also fewer variables that can hinder the quality of connection.

Wi-Fi connections are slower and generally have a slower response time.

The distance from your playback device along with the walls, floor, and ceilings can all deteriorate the quality of your internet connection, causing the LG TV stuttering issues.

I always use a wired connection when it is available, and you should too!

Method 8: Disable any Ad blockers or VPNs

VPNs and Ad blockers can negatively affect the playback performance of your LG TV and cause stuttering.

Your connection to a VPN will always limit the speed at which you can play content.

We understand that using a VPN can be a sensible choice, mainly due to privacy concerns.

Unfortunately, by using a VPN, you are creating another dependency that can cause LG TV stuttering issues if there are any problems or limited speed.

Method 9: Upgrade your Internet Connection

Not everyone has access to high download speed through their ISP (Internet Service Provider), but for those that do, consider upgrading your internet connection.

It is pretty straightforward that a 100mbps connection will have a slower download rate than a 1gbps connection.

Method 10: Upgrade your Router

If you have consistently upgraded your internet speed through your ISP but are still using an older router, you may wish to check what the maximum download speed of your router is.

It’s all good having a 1gbps connection, but if your router can only download at 100mbps, you’ve got a massive bottleneck and a solid explanation for why your LG TV is stuttering.

Method 11: Contact LG TV Support

If none of our tips have helped in resolving the LG TV stuttering problems, then it might be time to consider contacting LG support.

The support team at LG can help you troubleshoot the issue further.


I hope that the steps in this article have resolved your LG TV stuttering issues.

Happy streaming!