LG has been manufacturing TVs since 1966. It is one of the most trusted TV brands. With the advancement of technology, LG has launched smart TVs. The LG smart TV is just like a computer. It connects to the internet and you can watch any content on it. Because it supports all the streaming services and apps. Today we will show you how you can change channels and input on your LG TV without using remote.
LG TV comes with the LG Magic Remote. This remote also includes a voice control function. It is a universal remote compatible with other devices also.
The First Option
Remotes are easily misplaced. So, if you have lost your LG TV remote, do not worry. There are other alternatives to control your TV. We will tell you some very useful methods to change input or channels on your LG TV without a remote. Let us what are those methods.
Turn on Your LG TV
First of all, you need to turn on your LG TV. But, you have no remote. It is not a big issue. Just press the power button on your LG TV to turn it on. The button is present below the LG logo or on the side of the TV.
Download the ThinQ app
LG ThinkQ app is an alternative to the remote control. You can fully control your TV by downloading this app on your smartphone. Go to Google Play Store or App Store on your Android or iPhone. Download and install the app. Now, connect your LG TV with the same Wifi connection as your phone. Otherwise, the app will not work.
Launch the ThinQ App
Once the app is installed on your phone. Open it and it will show a + symbol on the top of the screen. Press this icon and provide answers to all of the questions. After that press the ‘OK’ button.
Pair Your LG TV
After the app is launched, it will show all the options. You need to select the ‘Home Appliances’ section. A list of all the devices will be shown here. Select the TV option. The app will scan and show the nearby TVs.
Be sure that you are selecting the right LG TV. A verification code will be visible on your LG TV’s screen. Enter this code on your phone. You will see the message “Your TV has been successfully registered.”
Change Input or Channels on Your LG TV
Select the ‘Move to Home’ option appearing on the right bar. A simplified remote will appear on your phone screen. It contains basic control options like mute, volume, power off/on.
If you tap anywhere on the white screen, the fully functional remote view will open. Swipe left and scroll down to see all the options. It functions just like the real remote.
When you touch the phone screen, the TV screen shows the cursor. So, you can change input and channels from your smartphone.
The Second Option
The LG ThinkQ app may not be supported by older models of LG TV. In this case, you can use the ‘Universal TV Remote Control’ app. This app works with all TV brands and in all regions.
Just connect your LG TV to the Wifi network with which your smartphone is connected. Download and install the ‘Universal TV Remote Control app‘
Follow the instructions given by the app to complete the registration process. This app offers all the control options including input and channel switching.
We hope this guide will help you in changing input and channels on your LG TV without using your original LG remote.