How to Turn OFF Simplink on LG TV (For All Models)

If you have an LG TV and a device connected to it using HDMI, you might be using Simplink to control both with just one remote.

But I guess you’ve faced problems like:

  • Remote control conflicts.
  • Annoying pop-ups.
  • Or compatibility issues.

And that’s why you want to know how to turn off Simplink on your LG TV, right?

Here’s how:

  • Using the remote, access the “All Settings” option.
  • Navigate to “General” and then select “Devices.”
  • Choose “HDMI Settings.”
  • Look for the “Simplink (HDMI-CEC)” option and turn it off.


LG has different models and firmware versions, so disabling Simplink on WebOS may be slightly different than OLED.

However, here are the detailed guidelines:

1) Disable Simplink on LG WebOS (Smart TV)

Most of the LG TV models use WebOS as their operating system, and disabling Simlpink on these TVs is relatively simple!

You just need to enter the settings menu and find the HDMI option.

♦ Older Models:

To disable HDMI-CEC (Simplink) on your old LG TV model,

  • Using the remote, access the “All Settings” menu.Using the remote, access the All Settings menu.
  • Go to “General” and the “SimpLink (HDMI-CEC)”Go to General and the SimpLink (HDMI-CEC)
  • From here, turn it turn off simplink

That’s it.

♦ Newer Models:

In newer LG TV models, Simplink is located under the “Connection” tab instead of “General‘.

Here’s how:

  • Press the “Settings” button on the remote and access the “All Settings” menu.accessing lg tv's all settings menu
  • Go to “Connections” and then “Device Connection Settings”Go to Connections and then Device Connection Settings
  • Finally from here, turn it OFF.finally from here, disable hdmi cec

That’s it…

2) Turn Off Simplink on LG OLED TV

If you have an LG OLED TV, you might have to explore its settings a bit!

Seriously, it’s true!

LG OLED TVs come with various features and settings that can make finding the Simplink option a little tricky.

But don’t worry, here’s how you can turn off it on your LG OLED TV:

  • Grab your remote and press the “All Settings” option.Grab your remote and press the All Settings option.
  • Next, go to “General” and select “Devices.”go to General and select Devices.
  • Select “HDMI Settings.”Select HDMI Settings
  • Now turn it OFF.finally turn off it

 I hope this helps!

Let me know in the comment box…

Troubleshooting Tips for SimpLink Issues

If disabling SimpLink does not solve your issues, or if you want to keep using it but Simplink not working on your LG TV, here are some troubleshooting tips that might help:

  • Make sure that your LG TV and the connected devices are compatible with the HDMI-CEC standard.
  • Ensure that you are using high-quality HDMI cables that support the HDMI-CEC standard.
  • Double-check that the HDMI cables are properly connected to the HDMI ARC ports on your LG TV and the connected devices.
  • Ensure that the power cords of your LG TV and the connected devices are securely plugged into the power outlets.
  • Verify that your LG TV and the connected devices have the latest software updates.

If nothing works, factory reset the TV.

However, I typically don’t suggest factory resetting as the first step in any troubleshooting guide.

It’s because it’s a drastic step. When you reset your TV, all the downloaded apps, your customized settings, and network connections will be permanently erased from the TV, and you have to reconfigure the TV from scratch as if your TV is brand new.

In my opinion, it’s a hassle.

But if no other options are available, factory resetting is worth trying.


Q: What is Simplink on LG TV?

Simplink is an innovative feature developed by LG, designed to enhance your TV viewing experience.

It serves as LG’s version of HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), enabling interconnected control of HDMI-connected devices using just one remote.

With Simplink, you can control various devices, such as Blu-ray players, sound systems, and gaming consoles, seamlessly through your LG TV’s remote control.

Q: Can I Disable Simplink for Specific Devices Only?

No, the Simplink feature is a global setting and cannot be disabled selectively for individual devices.

When you disable Simplink, it applies to all HDMI-connected devices, and they will no longer be interconnected under this feature.

Q: Is Simplink Available on All LG TV Models?

While Simplink is a prominent feature on most modern LG TV models, it’s essential to verify its availability on your specific TV model.

To confirm whether your LG TV supports Simplink, refer to the specifications provided by LG or consult the user manual that came with your television.

This way, you can take full advantage of Simplink if your TV model supports it.

Leave a Comment