You know how the TV remote controls can be a catastrophe sometimes!
You can watch a hockey game, and your then favourite team loses – the RC gets smashed against the wall. You leave your dog unsupervised in the living room – the RC gets chewed. There’s a notorious gang of raccoons operating in your neighborhood – the RC gets stolen.
Luckily if you’re in possession of one of the LG smart TVs you’re saved. FreeAppsTV offers a handy substitute for a physical LG remote control that is free of charge.
Okay, you have a Smart TV manufactured by LG but (oh, lamentations!) no remote control.
Next what you’re supposed to do is:
This instruction seems to be clear and simple however some problems may occur in the process. Sometimes the security code fails to show up thus making the app usage impossible. There’s no universal solution for this issue however you can try rebooting your mobile device and doing the whole thing all over again.
Don’t forget that it’s compatible only with the smart TVs and won’t do its voodoo magic on regular LG television sets.
One more thing you need to know is that the app isn’t a product released by LG or an affiliated company. FreeAppsTV is an independent developing team that is in no way related to any TV-manufacturer and thus bears no responsibility whatsoever if your TV malfunctions. The score is 5/10.
The app’s interface is amazingly simple, raw and crude. It looks scarily similar to one of those TV remotes that could be seen everywhere in the 90s. However, such a charming austerity is a bit undermined by the boorishly drawn buttons.
It looks like the developers spent approximately 6 minutes and 27 seconds crafting the interface, putting to use button images borrowed from a free stock website.
The control mechanics and responsiveness are more or less decent, and what’s even better you can control TV volume being in another room or even upstairs.
I perfectly realize that it’s simply a substitute for a TV remote and it doesn’t need to look extravagantly stunning. But in my opinion, such an undercooked interface design is a relic in our days, and it may even affect the user experience negatively. The score of the design is 7/10.
Since the apk is free, prepare that ads will plague your phone. I’m not exaggerating – they will pop up even more frequently than infomercials on your actual TV, rudely disrupting your leisure all the freaking time.
As you have guessed the only remedy that removes this curse is a one-time purchase – roughly 5 US dollars. Blatant extortion if you ask me since the app can manipulate a telly of one brand only. 5/10.
This app is compatible with Android devices. So, my mark of the cross-platform use is 6/10.
Remote for LG TV is an unpretentious and humble app that serves a single purpose. If you’re not afraid of obnoxious ads and need an LG TV remote quickly – this absolutely must be your choice.
However, I’d personally prefer using SURE Universal Smart TV Remote Control that finely works with LG devices and apart from TV also manipulates many other domestic appliances – from air conditioners to autonomous vacuum cleaners.
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