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How does the remote of my LG TV work?

The remote of an LG TV has several buttons with icons and abbreviations. On this page, you can read what function these buttons have. Does your remote look different from the model in the example? No problem, the buttons generally have the same functions.

TV, CC/SUB, Quick settings

TV

TV

Use this button to switch between a TV or radio signal

CC/SUB

CC/SUB

This lets you add subtitles on the screen. The available subtitles depend on what you're watching.

Quick settings

Quick settings

When you press this button, the screen displays a row with the most important settings. This way, you can quickly adjust the image or sound settings.

Search, Input, Number buttons

Search

Search

This opens the search window. Here, you can type in specific search terms, like your favorite movie or website.

Input

Input

With this button, you can choose between connected playback sources. Easily switch between 2 HDMI devices, such as your digital decoder and your gaming console, for example.

Number buttons

Number buttons

If you press the 0 for longer than 3 seconds, you open a list with numbers on the screen. Go on by assigning every number with a TV channel or app. When you press a number button for longer than 3 seconds afterwards, you'll go to your favorite channel or app right away.

List, Q. View, Fav

List

List

With this button, you open a list with saved programs.

Quick view

Q. View

Q. View stands for quick view. When you press this, the TV switches to the channel you watched most recently.

Fav

Fav

Fav is an abbreviation of favorite. This opens a list with programs you've marked as favorite.

Mute, Home screen, Live zoom

Mute

Mute

This lets you switch the sound on or off. If you press and hold the button for longer than 3 seconds, you open the accessibility menu. You can change the subtitle settings in this menu, among other things.

Home screen

Home screen

This button opens the home screen. In this screen, you can easily switch between your settings, connected sources, smart functions, and TV channels. If you press the button for more than 3 seconds, you'll open a list of your most recently opened apps and sources.

Live zoom

Live zoom

This lets you zoom in on part of the image. With the green button on the remote you pause the image and with the yellow button you take a screenshot. You can look at these screenshots later on in the Photo or Video menu on the TV. This function is available for TV channels and for connected sources, such as your gaming console.

SAP, Rec, Colored buttons

SAP

SAP

This lets you change the spoken language of a TV program, but only if the program supports this function.

Rec

Rec

This lets you record a TV program.

Colored buttons

Colored buttons

With this button, you can choose between various options. Which options these are differs per menu.



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