On the top of the LG G4 is an infrared sensor that turns the smartphone into a remote control for almost any device in your living room. Our guide below will explain how to quickly set up and use the LG G4 remote app to control your home theater.
LG’s new G4 smartphone has a large and bright 5.5-inch HD display, genuine leather construction materials, a powerful 6-core processor and one of the best cameras of all smartphones with 16 megapixels. The built-in remote sensor and app got all the excitement, and here’s what owners need to know.
Like most traditional TV remotes, LG G4 has an IR blaster on the top that will easily control your HDTV, DVD player, Air Conditioner, Cable box and other home theater equipment. The built-in app works great instead of a third-party download like on the Galaxy S6. Read on to learn how to set them all up and use the LG G4 as a remote for all your needs.
The LG G3 and a few of LG’s other new smartphones and tablets have this feature, and it’s better than ever in the new G4. You can not only set up your LG G4 as a remote control, but also make custom options for each room based on what equipment you have, and a quick access panel in the notification pop-up bar to turn the remote control on or off easily. It’s a matter of seconds. No searching and opening the app or anything.
It is extremely easy to set up and use, and below are a few screenshots and instructions to help you get the most out of your LG G4.
To use the LG G4 as a remote, users will start by opening the built-in “QRemote” app, which should be on your first app page in the app tray. There is some initial setup, but it’s extremely simple and straightforward.
go. From here, you will see the same as we show below; this allows you to choose between a TV, Cable Box, Audio equipment, AC, Projector or even a universal remote control option. Choose which room you want to use and get started.
The app has lots of code options for most devices, and I started by setting up the remote to control my bedroom TV. You can also search if you have a non-brand name. After selecting the TV of your choice, it will start with the device turning on. You’ll get on-screen instructions for everything and if the first code doesn’t work, click no and try another one until it works. Mine worked on all my TVs, Denon receiver and more on the first try.
The same steps can be followed for DirecTV, Cox or Comcast for your Cable Box, DVD players and even fine-tuned universal remotes. The how-to video below is from last year’s LG G3, but the steps are nearly identical. The only changes are some new device options and a few more controls.
Once all the appliances you’ll want to control are set up and the rooms are named, there are a few more options owners should be aware of. The best feature is to be able to have QRRemote in the quick settings list at the top of the notification popup bar. This allows owners to open the remote app to quickly turn up the volume and then hide the remote within a few seconds.
There are actually 10 quick settings available, so pull down the notification bar and swipe from right to left on the quick settings circles. If QRemote is not one of them, choose “Edit” and add it to the top 10 settings on LG G4. Now all users have to do is tap the QRRemote on the quick settings popup bar to instantly access volume and channel controls, tap the quick settings circle again to make a change and hide the app. It provides extremely fast and easy access.
From here, users are set to use the LG G4 as a remote control for almost any device in any room of the house. Our only complaint would be the lack of a lock screen option. You can add the app to the lock screen shortcuts, but there’s no option to enable direct lock screen controls, something we’ve seen from Samsung and HTC. That said, QRemote is one of the easiest and best remote smartphone apps, so install them all and enjoy everything it has to offer.