How to Disable Notifications & Ads on LG TV

Advertisement is one of the most popular ways TV manufacturers earn a significant amount of cash.

You spent $1500+ buying a shiny Smart TV from LG and then LG started bothering you with either unwanted notifications or by showing a bunch of ads in or above the menu bar.

However, there are some easy ways to disable these notifications on your LG TV.

Before that, here are some reasons:

  1. System-related events: Notifications on webOS TV are reserved for system-related events, and there are two types of notifications: toasts and alerts. Toasts are used to inform users without requiring action, while alerts are reserved for critical system events that require immediate action.
  2. Advertisements: Some TV apps display ads during the content, which could be the reason for the notifications you’re experiencing.

In this article, I will walk you through some of the easiest methods to get rid of these ads and notifications on your LG TV.

Let’s move on…

Disabling Notifications on LG TV

Disabling Notifications on LG TV

Most notifications are infrequent, and you can manage them easily, except for the “trending now” movies on the home screen.

Here’s how you can get most ads out of your face without blocking servers:

  • Go to Settings > General > System > Additional Settings.
  • Untick “Live Plus” and “Home Promotion.”
  • Press the back button on your remote, go to “Advertisement,”
  • Now, tick “Limit Ad Tracking,” and click “Reset AD ID”

Alternatively, you can try the following method:

  • Press the Settings button on your remote.
  • Navigate to All Settings > General > System > Additional Settings > Home Settings.
  • From here, uncheck “Home Promotion”

These steps should help you disable the annoying notifications or ads on your TV.

Bonus Tip: If the problem persists, consider changing your TV’s location to a region without these notifications or ads. To do this, go to settings > general > location, and select a different country.

Disabling Ads on LG TV

how to block ads on LG TV

To show ads, TV communicates with some specific websites.

These websites (I will provide the list below) are responsible for delivering the ads to your TV screen. If you simply block (prevent access to) these websites or domains on your router, your TV won’t be able to download and display the ads.

And this is the trick we are going to use:

Step 1: Log in to your Router

logging into my dlink router to turn off ads on my lg tv

No matter if you have a Tenda, TP-Link, or AT&T U-Verse router, the process to log in is the same.

First, find the IP address and admin password for your router, and then go to the network admin area.

Here are the common IP addresses and default logins for some popular routers. If yours is not here, check the back of the router.

Brand Ip Address Username Password
Asus admin admin
AT&T U-Verse admin (see sticker)
Belkin admin admin
Comcast admin password
D-Link admin (none)
Netgear admin password
Linksys admin admin

Step 2: Locate the settings page

locating the url blocking page on the dlink router

This is where we’ll set up the block for the list of websites.

The location of this page can vary depending on your router’s brand. Look for terms like “Security,” “Firewall,” or “Parental Controls.”

Here are some common locations for different router brands:

Brand Page
Asus Advanced Settings > Firewall > URL Filter tab
AT&T U-Verse Parental Controls > (select the device you want to limit)
Belkin Parental Controls > Website Filters
Comcast Parental Controls > Managed Sites
D-link Features or Advanced > URL Block
Netgear Advanced > Security > Block Sites
Linksys Parental Controls

In my case, I’m using a D-link 615, so I’ll guide you based on this.

As mentioned earlier, in my router, it is under Advanced > URL Block.

Step 3: Block the domain

blocking the domain in router page

Now, let’s finish up! After finding the right page on your router, block these websites one by one to prevent your TV from downloading ads through the router.

First, turn on the URL Blocking Capability (check the image above), and then enter the following websites one by one in the ‘Keyword’ section.

There are almost 80+ domains. I just listed some common ones and you can find the whole list on GitHub.

Follow this link.

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