LG Smart TV Remote App

December 4th, 2011 by LG Blog UK

LG Cinema 3D Smart TV
Did you know you can turn your Android or iOS smartphone into remote control for your LG CINEMA 3D Smart TV? Well, you can and it’s pretty cool and easy to use.

Step one is to download and install it from either your Android or iOS app store. Just search for “LG Remote App”. It’s free.

Step two, you need to pair the app with your LG TV. As long as your smart phone and smart TV are connected to your home Wi-Fi network, this is a snap. After you launch the LG TV Remote App, it will automatically scan for your TV. Once it finds it, just tap “connect” and watch the TV for a code to appear. Plug that in, and you’re good to go.

LG Remote App

Search, Connect, Pair!

Step three, Enjoy! Here are some of the features you’ll find on the menu.

1. Volume, Channel, and “My CH”

The volume and channel changers are self-explanatory. Just use one of the two sets of rockers that appear on your phone, and swipe up and down to adjust. What’s really cool is the “My CH” feature, which lets you create a list of your favorite channels that you can surf back and forth between. Whenever you’re on a channel you like, just tap My CH and add it to your favorites. Once it’s saved, you can always go back with just a few simple touches of the finger.

2. Touch Pad

LG Remote App

This menu works like a normal touch pad on a notebook computer. Just put your finger on the smartphone screen and the Magic Motion pointer will appear on your TV. Now, we’re not saying that it’ll replace your Magic Motion Remote Control, but it definitely gets the job done in a very admirable way.

3. Buttons

Even if you don’t really get into the functionality of our Magic Motion Remote Control, you can go old school with this feature, which replicates all your key navigation functions of the standard LG remote that comes with the TV.

4. Settings.

Use these to customize the app, change your vibration effects, sound effects, and even your touchpad sensitivity.

5. The QWERTY Keyboard
This is probably our favorite feature on the app, because it’s perfect for surfing the web and doing searches from your couch. And it’s super intelligent. Whenever you are surfing or using Smart TV menus that require keyboard input, the LG Remote App realizes it and launches a keyboard on your smartphone. All from within the app! A smart way that makes your Smart TV even smarter.

  • Marshall

    Well, I downloaded latest WebOS app and it works….but only while the TV is on. Apparently this TV (65LB7100) only is connected to network when it is on. So essentially, if you try to turn on TV while it is off – the app cannot find TV to pair. Turn TV on and then it sees it. This is most annoying, and dashing my plans with home automation. I realize most things aren’t connected while off, but used to have a Samsung TV that was connected while in standby mode (off).

  • Robin Ware

    my wand has stopped working, when i plug the receiver in it says unable to connect, anyone else had this issue?

  • Brian Corbett

    All that I can do is control the volume of my TV. Keep getting little pop-ups on my phone about the ability to NOT connect. Seems kind of stupid!

  • Søren Rasmussen Blak

    I have the same experience as Craig and Shantanu.
    I used to work, but after last update it no longer connects to the TV.
    Both iPhone and TV are on the same wireless connection.
    Would be nice to see some answers from LG-support.

  • Shantanu Rajebhosale

    Cannot connect LG LA620V to remote app using Iphone……the app does not detect my TV and when I select ‘See Available TV models’ I cannot find my model…..Any suggestions??

  • Craig

    Since the recent LG TV Remote app update on iOS, it no longer finds my LG42LB585V when it used to, the tv and my iPhone are both connected to the same wifi network. Any suggestions?

  • Michael

    The App (iPhone 5) sees my Tv but doesn’t generate a pairing code ! No LG it’s not smart share it’s crap share !!!! Despite this being one of the most common problems posted on here you havnt botherd to answer it with advice …you’re in denial re any problems with you’re trademarked Smartshare – don’t worry no one is going to steal it lol.

  • lg tvboy

    Yo eeverybody i think i found the solution to the pairing problem weve all been experiencing . when i first downloaded the lg app for my 3dcinema lg it worked fine for to days and then for some reason it unpaired from the tv ive tried everything / unplug tv for 20 sec . uninstall then reinstall the app. Both didnt work for a few days i was thinking then it hit me i turned my home wifi router off for 10 secs turned it back on connected wifi with tv and phone then the phone was able to find the tv. Hope this helps email me anytime and let me know if it worked . joelgyork@hotmail.com

  • deepdvd

    LG, Please add a POWER OFF feature to the apps. Please?

  • Syl Development

    A new remote control application is now available for free on the Windows Phone Store for the WebOS 670V television. Some users already confirmed that it is working also for the 650V and UB980V models. Search for : LG LB670V Remote

  • Guest

    A remote control application is now available for free on the Windows Phone Store for the WebOS 670V television. Some users already confirmed that it is working also for the 650V and UB980V models. Search for : LG LB670V Remote

  • Dan Jones

    Incorrect, Android has 70 global market share, Apple 16-20% and the rest divided. Windows Phone is rubbish, get a real phone!

  • David Johnston

    Yup, my LG 42LB650V won’t pair with my Galaxy Nexus smart phone. The Nexus can find the TV on the network using the Fing app. However, neither the “LG TV remote” app nor the “LG TV Smart Share” app can find the TV despite it being a supported model. This is a technology FAIL at the most basic level.

  • Arturas

    HELP!!! My LG TV Remote app says: “Cannot connect to TV”. Anybody familiar with this? That’s dumb, why would the lg tv remote app be not compatible with a new lg smart tv? The TV is LG 55LB670V

  • Bob

    I have just bought a brand new LG TV. But when I use the magic remote it shows a error sign instead of the cursor. Please HELP

  • Vane

    I have a 2014 LG Smart Cinema 3D TV And I can’t pair my iPhone 5 with it. Can anyone help me with this?

  • sharon

    my iphone can’t find my smart tv keeps saying ‘no device found’ any idea’s why?

  • SK

    Hi I have a lg 42ln578v, however the lg tv remote app can’t find my tv to connect. Both my IPhone and tv is connected to the same wifi. Any suggestions – Thanks.

  • inquiring mind

    I can’t get the keyboard with this app. I get the mouse pointer screen, the remote screen with the volume and channel controls, and the page for the TV apps etc, but I can’t advance to a keyboard page. does anyone know how to access the keyboard from this app? Thanks!

  • Rey

    What about w8 App? I am tired to see how companies discriminate wp8. We are many customers already owning a Windows phone. In 27 countries, wp8 has more market share than iPhone. Come on guys, listen to us.

  • Ib Rene Cario

    Great, there is NO “code” appering, so what to do, has been working before.

  • iwo newholland

    Lg remote app is avaiable ( trial or payware edition) on wp8 by VRobcsek( not official). It is working fine with my lm 620s.

  • karthik

    Ive seen this question posted, but no definitive answer. Will LG be creating a wp8 app, similar to what you have for android and iPhone?

  • A Layman

    I am chair-bound with only a laptop to hand, Can Ii control the TV? I have a local wi-fi nework.

  • ems73

    I just brought a new LG smart television, and I’m disapointed to find no Windows phone app to use as remote, is there any sign it will come soon?

  • maView

    I own a “LG 55LA7408” an need a windows phone app.
    is an wp8 app in planning?


  • http://www.poojim.com poojim

    Try the Nokia’s “Play To” app at windowsphone store.

  • Phil Bond

    Also lg tv media player app

  • Phil Bond


  • Phil Bond

    I like the app but I don’t have AV on the iPhone I get a message that I need to enable live TV? Also have to have TV wireless not wired – connection only works for me that way? Mute and power off would be good. Power on is not possible – when TV off remote app wont find it!!

  • Andreas Greiner

    Why no Windows Phone 8 App?

  • Charlie

    Hi, I have just spent a small fortune that took me a long time to save on an Lg55la860w smart 3d tv. Its excellent but I have a Nokia Lumia 620 windows phone which I also love. Is there any way I can share my photo’s from my phone with the tv without having to connect the phone with a wire, I.E. can I send my photo’s wirelessly to the tv.

  • Leo-Lumia

    Hi, I am one of the many millions of windows phone users, wondering why LG doesn’t have an app for it. Surely LG could afford the small cost of creating a windows phone 8 app? Or is it a political / legal thing? In other words will LG ever support it or should I take LG off my radar?

  • raves

    Answer of LG CZ/SK:
    Hello Peter, LG TV Remote will continue only for Android and iOS.

  • riesm

    And what about Windows Phone 8?

  • guest

    3 month later: will the app available on Windows Phone 8?

  • Dawn Skinner

    Hi, my lg remote was working on my iPhone but now when I open app, it tells me to connect to tv but dies not show my model, but it’s been working for over a week, and now wont

  • Psyanideacid

    indeed, power feature will be awesome!

  • Psyanideacid

    Hi , LG TV Remote app version – 3.0.40 – not showing video, or streaming from tv to phone, I am using Samsung S3 mini..any thought?everything else is working 100%

  • Psyanideacid

    Hi, please connect your tv to the WIFI, then you will receive a code, you need to be online with your tv, but only to get the code

  • Vilnis Schulz

    How about POWER on/off feature?