LG Remote for Audio & Video Devices
By LG Electronics, Inc.
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This application is compatible with LG 3D Blu-ray Player and LG 3D Blu-ray Home Theater(Cinema) newly produced in 2011.
What's New in Version 1.2.4
V 1.2.4 Update
- 6 Languages support : Korean, English, Spanish, French, German, Russian
- Text input support for Smart TV Upgrader
- Minor Bug fix
Tv one works better
I installed this app over a month ago. Every time I try to get it to work it would not recognize the fact that I own a Blu-ray surround sound purchased in December 2011 ( since it said it would work with ones purchased in 2011 I assumed it would work instantly). At first I thought it needed an update but the first two times after I updated the Blu-ray player it still didn't work. It is now working however it needs to work the first time that you attempt to make it work. It would also be nice if there were more features as other people suggested such as a keyboard feature. I also have the TV app, it would be nice if I could work both products in the same app. Isn't that the point of buying things with in the same brand?
Where is the KEYBOARD shown at CES 2011?
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2011, the LG booth was showing off the BD690 BluRay player and entering text using an iPhone instead of the worthless virtual keyboard. So, over a year later, and they have still not released the version with a keyboard to the general public. Instead, they offer this app, which does exactly what your dedicated IR remote does, except is much less convenient to use. As anyone with one of the latest LG network / hard disk BluRay players knows, entering network device names & passwords, naming files and directories using the virtual keyboard is a huge waste of time, so an app with a keyboard would really make a huge improvement to all these devices.
BTW, this app does work with the 2010 series BD5xx BluRay players, in case you are wondering… the description makes it sound as though it does not... Tested with BD590 with latest firmware & app version 1.2.4.
Ok, first off, like others have said, there is no keyboard in this remote app and that is either a gross oversight or a plan to try to sell more of the LG Magic Remotes. Either way, this app should have a keyboard, so it is only getting 3 stars. Everything else works great and mimics the LG Blu-ray and Smart TV functions brilliantly.
Now, for people wondering about compatibility...I have an LBH 536 and it found the device immediately and I haven't had any sudden disconnects or anything of the sort. It reconnects very quickly after the phone has been idle long enough to put wi-fi to sleep.
Also, I love the multiple-point touch pad thing on the main page of this app and I love how the phone makes a noise as well as vibrates when you tap a button (both of which can be turned off separately in the settings).
Overall I am thoroughly impressed with this app, but am frankly shocked that there is no keyboard. Add a keyboard and it will be worth 4 stars. Add gyro functionality to mimic the Magic Remote and it will be worth 5 stars.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Jul 29, 2011
- Version: 1.2.4
- Size: 7.0 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Korean, Russian, Spanish
- Seller: LG Electronics
- © 2010 LG Electronics
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.