Could be great, just falls short
Downloaded this app after my two kids managed to make our old tv remote completely disappear from he face of the earth. Was hoping to not have to buy an expensive replace or a cheap universal one but found this smart app. The connectivity of it asked like a nice feature and for what it’s worth the first time I opened it seemed to work fine. Used it for an evening and got quickly tired of the ads so paid for the full app. Literally the next day it started giving me a ton of trouble, random crashing in the app, 15 mins to connect to the tv while it’s syncing on starts, and the most common error is it will “successfully connect” and not show any of the remote interfaces like it can’t load them. Tried updating and reinstalling with same results. Essentially now if i open the app, I can expect to have to restart that app 5-6 times during use. Another fun thing is if it’s connected, and you are watching something but just leave the app open and put your phone to sleep, when you need to use it and turn it back on it does just go back to working. Cycle sync icon for 2-3 mins and then crash. It’s basically now something I spent money on that will sit useless in a folder on my phone. I’m giving it two stars because I saw it working well at start and would love if it was consistent. Guess who’s just buying a universal from Walmart now?
Installed and tested on the free version and it worked fine. Purchased the upgrade and it seemed as if I was stuck on the screen with the the least functionality (the screen with home button, fast forward, rewind, and the four colored buttons). I then realized that at the bottom of that screen (kinda looks dark grey) works like a mouse pad and I could see a cursor moving on my tv screen. Each time I swiped to get back to the other screens, keypad and volume controls it wouldn’t work because I was swiping in this pad area. So I swiped at the top of the page just above the function keys and it worked perfect. Once you figure out that little glitch the remote is awesome. Hope this helps out others.
“Ehhhh” is my exact thought about this app. I have not bought the app, I just have the free version because you would think that it would still work properly. You guessed wrong, if you get an ad then you can’t use any button unless you close it out and reopen. When you reopen, it makes you select a tv. Now in my house I am the only one with a smart tv so why can’t it just automatically connect to my phone and bring me straight to the remote.
My S/O bought the other version and said he still gets ads, it still freezes up after an ad, and paying for it just meant he received a remote that looks a little different. You are a multi million dollar company, do better.
Overall, it gets the job done but you have to be patient while working with it.
I like the app when it works , but my biggest complaint is that on several devices the app does not respond if you pick it up again after 20 minutes or so to change a channel or volume. You have to toggle the WiFi off and on or restart the app and sometimes a few times over to get it to work right. It happens several times a day in my case, I still use it otherwise, mainly bc my pup chewed my tv remote
Not giving you guys more money
So loved this app at the beginning, not quite sure exactly what I paid when they offered the “full access” this was prior to the “pro” but anyway I made my purchase, ignored the constant glitching and having to relaunch the app anytime I put my phone down (really annoying but ok) so anyway I was fine for months then I just noticed that now since there is another “upgrade” my original purchase now comes with ads. And I mean 5-10 seconds of trying to use the frickin slow, glitching app almost to what I need to select and there it is the dam ad... honestly I made my purchase why is it that now that there is a “pro” I have to pay again or at least leave my version alone that there isn’t any pop ups or ads when I made my original purchase!
LG remote app
By Hate CNN with passion.
This remote is very good, but still fails in key areas. If I use this app and close out of it, I can’t come back to my remote if I want to change the channel or or turn the volume up for example. I have to delete this app from my iPhone’s background process, and then go back into it in order to have functionality. It’s so annoying. LG recently updated the app and yet, it’s the same business. Also, the home button control button is on a separate page from the most used control like volume and so I have to go back and forth on different pages to get the buttons I want. Thanks also super annoying. The magic remote set the bar to high LG. Please fix this app.
Kinda works, lots of ads, have to pay..
Downloaded this app because our tv remote got packed into a box (and thrown in storage) when we were moving.
It kinda works, but you have to swipe between the first 2 screens and use different buttons to play/pause (in free version, didn’t waste my money on paid because I can’t imagine it was better) the last screen was only able to be used if you paid. There are a CRAZY amount of ads. If you accidentally turned the tv up too loud you’re screwed cause you have to wait 30 secs for the ad that auto started out of nowhere to finish.
I legiterally (legit/literally) deleted this app as soon as I was able to find my actual remote.
Could be better if....
At first I couldn’t get my iPhone to connect. I was connecting to the same router, but it turned out that it wasn’t the same broadcasting channel. My router broadcasts in 2 bands. That may be what the other people that couldn’t connect were experiencing. Haven’t tried connecting with the TV hard wired to the router. Once connected it works fine except.....
I want to know how much Final Fantasy is paying these guys to throw their ad up in your face every 60 seconds. For the app to be useful, you must buy it. At least let us use it enough so we can decide whether we like it or not. I do know that I don’t want Final Fantasy.
Tremendous 3rd Party App
Having spent over $60 for physical replacements upon losing my LG remote twice, I was thrilled to find this tremendous app that, for $3.99, offers the same functionality, can be re downloaded at will, and leaves my girlfriend and I with on less remote to search for in the apartment. Application UI is responsive, network latency in my experience is sub-300ms between app and TV (though this will of course vary by user), and app updates are released regularly. Can't recommend highly enough for LG TV smart tv users.
Update from my previous review! I found in the app I needed to restore where I paid for the non commercials which was quick it works fine now and no commercials !!! 🙌
Worked alright after I paid for it but now a year later even though I paid for it there’s ads popping up which was the point of paying for it in the first place and I always have to completely restart the app on my iPhone if I go on another app.