LG TV Remote is an app that allows you to control your LG Smart TVs with your smartphone. You can use it with several TVs simultaneously as long as all of them are connected through the same WiFi network. With this app, you don’t have to switch between several physical remotes to manage your media.
Such apps tend to have a very simplistic design, and LG TV Remote is not an exception. The buttons are bulky, the pointer is not very responsive, and the overall impression is that the app could really use some work on its visual style. Anyway, all of the key features are easily accessible, so you don’t have to open different menus and scroll through them in search of some options too often.
LG TV Remote has most of the features you’d expect from a TV remote. For every TV you have there is this main page with key controls that allow you to adjust volume, change channels and so on. But quite surprisingly there is no button to turn your TV on or off, and it can be very inconvenient to do so manually. Still, you can use your smartphone to move a pointer on the TV screen.
One of the best features the app has is that it works well straight out of the box. You don’t have to customize it if you don’t want to, just connect any compatible LG Smart TV to your WiFi Network and control it with a few clicks. And while it is not that smooth and responsive, it is reliable and overall comfortable to use. There are also smaller features like an option to capture TV screen and add comments to it.
While the app is rather convenient to use, there are a few serious downsides. For example, it doesn’t determine which device the user is using automatically. Instead, you have to choose it after the first launch. And the app doesn’t support auto-rotation so it will only work in portrait mode. But the connecting process is very quick: if there’s a TV nearby, the app locates it almost instantly.
LG TV Remote allows you to launch other apps on your TV, which is a pretty nice feature, and you can also use the search box to look for all smart TV contents like YouTube videos simultaneously. You can even watch all those contents right from your smartphone since the app can show screens of every connected TV.
The app is designed to work only with Android devices version 2.2 or later. But there are other versions that allow you to use iOS devices like iPhone or iPad. Just don’t forget to look at the list of supported models of TVs before downloading and installing it.
Despite its flaws, LG TV Remote is a convenient app that allows you to control your Smart TVs with one easy interface. If you own any kind of LG TV, you should probably give it a try. After you get used to the interface, the app becomes really user-friendly, so be patient and try out all the features.
- Simple and reliable
- Works well without deep customization
- Almost all functions of the real TV remote.
- Not very smooth interface
- Supports only certain TV models.