Keeping track of a remote can often be a hassle. They are so tiny, constantly getting lost between couch cushions or under the sheets. If you’ve recently lost the remote to your LG smart TV, you may be wondering whether you can still use the device without a remote.
LG smart TVs can be completely controlled without a remote using the LG ThinQ app. Install the app on your phone and go through the setup questions. Then link the TV under the Home Appliances section and enter in the code shown on your TV.
In this article, we will go over all the steps of installing the LG ThinQ app and how to use it to control your TV. We will also go over some other methods of using the TV without a remote.
Before being able to use the app, the TV will need to be turned on. If you have lost the remote, you can turn the LG smart TV on by pressing and holding down the physical TV’s power button.
If you can’t use the LG ThinQ app, some other app options can be downloaded from the app store to help you control your TV without the remote. Some of the most popular apps are outlined below.
Streaming devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick allow you to control most of your TV’s functions only using the fire stick. This means the TV remote or an app may not be fully needed. Other streaming devices such as Apple TV can also be used in place of a remote.
With these simple steps, the TV automatically turns on and goes to the Amazon homepage. If you want to access your TV’s cable or other features, an app or a replacement remote will be needed.
Apple TV can also be used the same as the Amazon Fire Stick.
The Xbox One is the most advanced device and can control the whole TV, not just the Xbox features. Turn the TV and the Xbox on, then follow these simple steps:
Now you will be able to power the TV on and off with Xbox One as well as change the volume and channels.
If you’ve accidentally misplaced your LG smart TV’s remote, don’t worry; you have plenty of options for controlling your device without it.
While the easiest alternative is downloading and using the LG ThinQ app, you could also use various other apps or a streaming device. Even an Xbox One can help you get reconnected to your smart TV so you can access your favorite features and apps again.