Lg smart tv - how to activate Mac address ?

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Posted 2nd Oct 2018
hi anyone know how to activate Mac address on a LG smart TV thanks in advance
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Mine is under network status near the ip address etc. The TV has a Mac address, I don't think you have to activate it. It may be written on the back of the TV also.
MIDURIX12 m ago

Mine is under network status near the ip address etc. The TV has a Mac …Mine is under network status near the ip address etc. The TV has a Mac address, I don't think you have to activate it. It may be written on the back of the TV also.


Hi I need to activate it for IPTV
Any piece of hardware that allows you to connect to the internet will have a mac address, I have been in IT for over 20 years and I have never heard of anyone having to activate this, it is just the hard coded address of your network card/device.
A MAC address is the unique hardware address (like a serial number) of a network card. If you need to "activate" it then this will just mean registering your TV's network card MAC address with the IPTV application you are trying to use. It should give you a link somewhere in the application to do this.
Edited by: "Uridium" 2nd Oct 2018
qwales02/10/2018 07:59

Any piece of hardware that allows you to connect to the internet will have …Any piece of hardware that allows you to connect to the internet will have a mac address, I have been in IT for over 20 years and I have never heard of anyone having to activate this, it is just the hard coded address of your network card/device.


I need to activate for IPTV mate
knighty1YNWA12 m ago

I need to activate for IPTV mate


Read some of the above.
I Googled it, you just need to find your MAC address and type it into the IPTV website page so they can allow your device/tv to use their network. They do use the term activate but all they are doing is adding your mac address to an accept/white list I suspect.
qwales02/10/2018 08:17

I Googled it, you just need to find your MAC address and type it into the …I Googled it, you just need to find your MAC address and type it into the IPTV website page so they can allow your device/tv to use their network. They do use the term activate but all they are doing is adding your mac address to an accept/white list I suspect.


Thank you mate I'll try that now
knighty1YNWA02/10/2018 08:18

Thank you mate I'll try that now


That IPTV provider sounds strange :/
They don't need to know your Mac address.
Maybe your IP address in case they want to limit your connections.
stefromuk02/10/2018 09:28

That IPTV provider sounds strange :/ They don't need to know your Mac …That IPTV provider sounds strange :/ They don't need to know your Mac address.Maybe your IP address in case they want to limit your connections.


It's smart IPTV mate you have to pay to activate the app
knighty1YNWA02/10/2018 09:31

It's smart IPTV mate you have to pay to activate the app

You mean the Smart IPTV app installed on the TV?
My daughter has a lg smart TV and the smart IPTV app is free isn't it ?
They still don't mention the Mac address , are you having internet issues in your TV just wondering if that's why your getting a message.
stefromuk02/10/2018 09:36

You mean the Smart IPTV app installed on the TV?My daughter has a lg smart …You mean the Smart IPTV app installed on the TV?My daughter has a lg smart TV and the smart IPTV app is free isn't it ? They still don't mention the Mac address , are you having internet issues in your TV just wondering if that's why your getting a message.


Sorry mate I jest payed a IPTV provider but he needs access to to the Mac address to provide the service he said to download smart IPTV which I have and it's asking me to activate my Mac address it cost 4.99
To everyone who says you don't need the Mac address for the IPTV app you're wrong, the app allows you to go the their website and upload a m3u playlist (via the website) into your TV using the Mac address so it knows where to send it.
knighty1YNWA02/10/2018 09:39

Sorry mate I jest payed a IPTV provider but he needs access to to the Mac …Sorry mate I jest payed a IPTV provider but he needs access to to the Mac address to provide the service he said to download smart IPTV which I have and it's asking me to activate my Mac address it cost 4.99


Ah right i understand a bit better.
That Smart IPTV app is really bad mate it's such a pain in the backside to setup.
I set it up on my daughter's but I didn't have to pay it was a free app.
Double check you've downloaded the right app as theres a few on there , you don't have to use that app either.
Type into the search "IPTV" and you get a list there's not many but they're are all pretty similar but like I said they really are not nice apps to use.
I think you would be better setting it up on a firestick
stefromuk1 m ago

Ah right i understand a bit better.That Smart IPTV app is really bad mate …Ah right i understand a bit better.That Smart IPTV app is really bad mate it's such a pain in the backside to setup.I set it up on my daughter's but I didn't have to pay it was a free app.Double check you've downloaded the right app as theres a few on there , you don't have to use that app either.Type into the search "IPTV" and you get a list there's not many but they're are all pretty similar but like I said they really are not nice apps to use.I think you would be better setting it up on a firestick


Ok thanks mate
paulj4802/10/2018 09:47

To everyone who says you don't need the Mac address for the IPTV app …To everyone who says you don't need the Mac address for the IPTV app you're wrong, the app allows you to go the their website and upload a m3u playlist (via the website) into your TV using the Mac address so it knows where to send it.


Mac address though is only layer 2 on the networking stack and has no idea how to route or navigate - where to send is layer 3 i.e. ip address.

The provider is using it to validate/verify the machines hardware identifier which is what the mac address is.

To get your devices mac address you should be able to locate within it network setup menu, on a sticker (as Midurix stated) or alternatively your router should be able to show you what is connected locally on your network.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 2nd Oct 2018
Bertz997 m ago

Mac address though is only layer 2 on the networking stack and has no idea …Mac address though is only layer 2 on the networking stack and has no idea how to route or navigate - where to send is layer 3 i.e. ip address.The provider is using it to validate/verify the machines hardware identifier which is what the mac address is.To get your devices mac address you should be able to locate within it network setup menu, on a sticker (as Midurix stated) or alternatively your router should be able to show you what is connected locally on your network.


Thanks mate that's great
If you've bought your iptv sub, on an LG or Samsung TV do this:

Download SmartIPTV app to your TV. Its free for 7 days, its £5.49 or something after.
When you open the app, the instructions are on the right hand side. This shows your MAC address.
Go to siptv.eu/myl…st/ and enter your mac address, I believe it all needs to be in capitals although it's shown in lower case on tv.
In "url" to the right of the MAC address, copy and paste the link your iptv provider has sent you. This will look like a website address (it'll start with http:) and will have "username=" and "password=" in the line.
To the right of that, click "save online" and select "UK" in the drop down box, I think default is USSR.
Then, click the I'm not a robot box and click send. Restart the app (go back to normal TV and then into SmartIPTV app again) and it should work. If you like it, buy the app after a week.
Bertz9902/10/2018 10:00

Mac address though is only layer 2 on the networking stack and has no idea …Mac address though is only layer 2 on the networking stack and has no idea how to route or navigate - where to send is layer 3 i.e. ip address.The provider is using it to validate/verify the machines hardware identifier which is what the mac address is.To get your devices mac address you should be able to locate within it network setup menu, on a sticker (as Midurix stated) or alternatively your router should be able to show you what is connected locally on your network.



The App opens the 'tunnel' through, see the screen shot here.
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paulj4855 m ago

The App opens the 'tunnel' through, see the screen shot here. [Image]


No Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol here - they would strongly be advertising that if it was. As above they are using it as a filter/lookup.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 2nd Oct 2018
dirty_stan02/10/2018 10:15

If you've bought your iptv sub, on an LG or Samsung TV do this:Download …If you've bought your iptv sub, on an LG or Samsung TV do this:Download SmartIPTV app to your TV. Its free for 7 days, its £5.49 or something after.When you open the app, the instructions are on the right hand side. This shows your MAC address.Go to https://siptv.eu/mylist/ and enter your mac address, I believe it all needs to be in capitals although it's shown in lower case on tv.In "url" to the right of the MAC address, copy and paste the link your iptv provider has sent you. This will look like a website address (it'll start with http:) and will have "username=" and "password=" in the line.To the right of that, click "save online" and select "UK" in the drop down box, I think default is USSR.Then, click the I'm not a robot box and click send. Restart the app (go back to normal TV and then into SmartIPTV app again) and it should work. If you like it, buy the app after a week.


How do you restart the app mate
knighty1YNWA02/10/2018 11:13

How do you restart the app mate


Just go back to watching notmal TV (or open netflix/iplayer/anything else which you need to press the source button for) and then go back to the SmartIPTV app. Or turn the TV off and back on again. Let us know if it's working once you've done this.
dirty_stan1 h, 15 m ago

Just go back to watching notmal TV (or open netflix/iplayer/anything else …Just go back to watching notmal TV (or open netflix/iplayer/anything else which you need to press the source button for) and then go back to the SmartIPTV app. Or turn the TV off and back on again. Let us know if it's working once you've done this.


Cheers mate I'm still waiting for my sub to get back to me
Get rid of SmartIPTV if your using a Samsung TV it's getting worse everyday look into SmartSTB you get a free 7 day trial with it then like £2 a month it's 10x better when running IPTV through it
paulj4810 h, 6 m ago

To everyone who says you don't need the Mac address for the IPTV app …To everyone who says you don't need the Mac address for the IPTV app you're wrong, the app allows you to go the their website and upload a m3u playlist (via the website) into your TV using the Mac address so it knows where to send it.


No one has said that. We have just said you don't need to activate your mac address because such a thing doesn't exist.
JamieScott14 h, 48 m ago

Get rid of SmartIPTV if your using a Samsung TV it's getting worse …Get rid of SmartIPTV if your using a Samsung TV it's getting worse everyday look into SmartSTB you get a free 7 day trial with it then like £2 a month it's 10x better when running IPTV through it


I've got a LG TV mate seems to be ok
Is it The mac address of my TV on my tv setting menu! The menu that is all about my tv. Is that the mac address required or is it the mac address on the iptv smart app ? I'm also looking to give up my sky q as its expensive! I was hoping for a free trial with all the channels you get from sky q,
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