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7 Best LG Smart TV Remotes [Tim’s 2023 Update]

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In this article, I review the seven best LG Smart TV remotes [universal and replacements] you can get right now.

The suspense is killing you already?

Without further delay, here are the best LG Smart TV remotes you can get right now:

Life’s Good – If Your LG Remote Works

Did you know that consumer electronics king LG (Life’s Good) is also one of the top Smart TV manufacturers in the world?

Whether you like to watch Netflix and cable (like Fios or Xfinity) or stream media with players like Roku, Google Chromecast, or Apple TV—a good-quality remote designed to work with your LG Smart TV will make your entertainment experience better.

best lg smart tv remotes

But if you’re here, you probably already know that. Maybe you’re in the market for a new replacement remote, or maybe you’re in need of an upgrade?

Well, you are in luck.

In this post, I review the best of the best, so you can get back to streaming the final season of Game of Thrones in a flash.

So without further delay, here are your seven best LG Smart TV remotes controls for virtually any budget.

#1 – Editor’s Choice: Sofabaton X1

With Logitech’s recent announcement that they will no longer make Harmony remotes, the SofaBaton X1 couldn’t have arrived on the market at a better time.

This is a highly advanced universal remote control that comes with a hub to control most of your home entertainment devices. With its two-inch display and scroll wheel, it’s designed for fast switching between devices. And one-touch Activities let you run custom macros like Watch TV to automatically turn on your TV, cable box, sound system and even dim smart lights.

The included IR boosters make it possible to store the hub inside of a closed cabinet. And with Alexa voice control and backlit buttons, it’s easy to use in a dark room. It has a super long battery life of 60 days, which is better than any rechargeable remote I have ever tested. Very cool.


  • Support for 500,000 devices
  • Super long battery life
  • Display screen and scroll wheel
  • Easy set up and ability to “learn” existing remotes
  • Backlit buttons


  • Limited control of Wi-Fi devices right now
  • IR learning can be hit or miss
  • No dedicated power button

Video Review

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Where to Buy It

SofaBaton X1 Universal Remote Control with Hub & APP, Smart Remote with One-Touch Activities, Compatible with Alexa for Voice Control, Control up to 50 Entertainment IR/Bluetooth Devices
  • 【Compatibility without Limits】The most advanced X1 universal remote comes with a hub that can control most of your home entertainment devices. The powerful database is compatible with up to 500,000 IR & Bluetooth devices, From your TV, and gaming console, to your AV receiver and Blu-Ray, even your Philip Hue, Sonos Speaker.
  • 【Customize One-touch Activity】Simplify your life with custom activity functions. Create an activity called ''Music Time'', only press one button, you can turn on your TCL TV, Panasonic stereo, and Philips hue, and enjoy your life at ease.

Last update on 02/06/2023 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

#2 – Budget Universal: Sofabaton U1

Looking to consolidate your remote controls down to one? The Sofabaton U1 Universal Remote is the answer. This advanced “learning” remote can control up to 15 devices and includes an OLED display and scroll wheel for easy navigation. Plus, there’s a Smartphone APP for easy set up. Compatible with 500,000 devices from 6,000 brands, the Sofabaton U1 is the one remote you need to get your home entertainment system under control.

Issue multiple commands via one macro button for ultimate convenience. For example, you can program a watch Apple TV option to automatically turn on your LG TV (if it is off), switch to the right input for Apple TV, launch Apple TV and even fire up your soundbar or surround sound set up.


  • Larger size remote feels good in hand
  • One button macros can launch multiple tasks
  • Easy setup using the Sofabaton app
  • Outstanding support
  • Inexpensive for what you get


  • Need device info for setup
  • LCD screen is super basic
  • IR learning may take a few tries to stick

Where to Buy It

SofaBaton U1 Universal Remote with OLED Display and Smartphone APP, All in One Universal Remote Control for up to 15 Entertainment Devices, Compatible with Smart TVs/DVD/STB/Projector so on
  • 【U1 Universal Remote & Replaces 15 Other Remotes】Our unique remote control support 500,000+ devices from 6000+ brands, the database will update as new devices come out, you don't need to worry about the newest device doesn't match. Both compatible both IR and Blutooth, Not support Wireless or Wifi (Such as Ruku Stick). Say goodbye to that jumble of remotes once and for all
  • 【App One-Touch Set Up】SofaBaton customized smartphone APP, one-button settings, no need to enter complex code to pair. Simple control for the whole house only by one remote, ditch all your complex remotes, just one remote for you. Compatible with / Ruku/ Kodi and other smart TV、STB 、Projector、DVD、AV Receiver and so on

Last update on 02/06/2023 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

#3 – Best for Elderly: Flipper Big Button Remote

flipper remote for lg

The Flipper Big Button Remote for Seniors is designed with seniors in mind. The large color-coded tactile buttons make it easy to use, and it’s limited to just three functions – On/Off, Channel Up, Channel Down, Volume Up, Volume Down, and Mute.

It’s perfect for gift giving for caregivers, elderly loved ones with Dementia or Alzheimer’s, and the vision impaired. The Flipper Big Button Remote for Seniors works with all major TVs, cable boxes, and satellite boxes. You can program 25 favorite channels to limit browsing to just those channels.

Pro Tip: If you buy this remote, go to the Flipper website and download the updated documentation.


  • Super simple remote great for seniors or vision impaired
  • Can set up anywhere from 1-50 favorite channels to scroll through
  • Latest update fixed problem with powering down TV and cable at same time
  • Large buttons make it easy to navigate
  • Grandma and Grandpa approved


  • Set up is via those remote control codes. Ugh.
  • Remote feels a bit plasticky in the hand
  • Slight delay after pressing the channel button

Where to Buy It

Flipper Big Button Remote for Seniors, Elderly - Universal TV - Set Favorite Channels - Learning - Supports IR Devices
  • ✅ BEST SELLING BIG BUTTON REMOTE - The Flipper Remote is designed Senior Friendly with large color-coded tactile buttons for easy use. Only 3 Functions; On/Off, Channel Up, Channel Down, Volume Up, Volume Down and Mute. It’s the perfect for gift for caregivers, elderly loved ones with Dementia or Alzheimer's or someone with low and impaired vision.
  • ✅ COMBINE multiple remotes into ONE - The only remote you’ll need for both your TV and Cable, Satellite or DTV box. Works for all major TVs and STB’s (Set-top Box) available on the market like Xfinity, Spectrum, Dish, Durect TV, Tivo. Two remotes combined into one to make your viewing

Last update on 02/06/2023 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

#4 – OEM Option 1: LG Magic Remote

best lg smart tv remotesIf you have no interest in a smart remote that can control hundreds of thousands of smart devices, then that is perfectly fine. In fact, you can easily save a few hundred dollars by purchasing a remote that is designed for LG Smart TVs.

The OEM LG AN-MR18BA Magic Remote Control is a remote control that is compatible with around 66 different TVs, including LG Smart TVs, meaning that you can get the replacement remote that you need, without spending hundreds of dollars in the process.


  •  Works with around 66 different TVs, including several different versions of LG Smart TVs
  •  Controls both Netflix and Amazon through buttons, and has Voice Mate
  •  Affordable


  •  Not compatible with as many models as other remotes
  •  Requires batteries to work
  •  Doesn’t have a recharging station for ease of use


This remote is compatible with the following LG UHD 4K Smart TVs:



  OLED75W8PUA 43UK6300 49UK6300 50UK6300 65UK6300 75UK6300 77UK6300 86UK6300 65SK9500PUA 75SK8070PUA 55UK7700AUB 65UK7700AUB 86UK6570AUA 75UK6570AUA 70UK6570AUA 65UK6500AUA 55UK6500AUA 50UK6500AUA 43UK6500AUA

Where to Buy It

Last update on 02/06/2023 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

#5 – OEM Option 2: LG Factory Remote

best lg smart tv remotesNext on my list of the best LG Smart TV remotes is the LG Factory remote. Some people do not need the option to have a remote that works with over 50 TVs. When most people invest in a smart TV, then they usually intend to keep that TV for as long as possible.

This means that you don’t really need to spend the money on a remote that works with several different TVs. Thankfully, there are remotes that you can choose from a factory remote that was designed to work just the remote that came with your TV.


  •  Works with around 19 different LG Smart TVs
  •  Has buttons for both Netflix and Amazon, making it convenient to use
  •  Inexpensive


  •  Not nearly as advanced as other remotes on the market
  •  Some people complain that it doesn’t last as long as other, more expensive remotes
  •  Very standard remote, nothing special about its appearance


  43LJ5500 43LJ550M 43UJ6300
  49LJ5500 49LJ550M 49UJ6300 49UJ6500
  55LJ5500 55LJ550M 55UJ6300 55UJ6540
  60UJ6050 60UJ6300 60UJ6540
  65UJ6300 65UJ6540
  75UJ6470 75UJ657A

Where to Buy It

LG Full Function Standard TV Remote Control AGF76631064

Last update on 02/06/2023 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

#6 – Budget OEM: LG Electronics Remote

LG Smart TV remote replacementWhat’s even better than a remote that is relatively less expensive and controls a few different TVs, is a remote that is even less expensive and controls significantly more TVs.

With this remote, you will be able to use this remote with around 70 different Smart TVs for a price of any other universal remote that you could find. This means that you will not be spending any significant money on a remote that you will have no use for, but instead, you will have a remote that you will be able to use for a long, long time.


  •  Very inexpensive
  •  Works with around 71 different LG Smart TVs
  •  A sleek, slender appearance makes this remote stylish


  •  Less expensive remotes usually mean cheap materials, which is something to be wary of
  •  Some people complain that this remote is not very sturdy
  •  Doesn’t have special buttons for Netflix and Amazon


  Replaces Remote Control models: AKB73975711 AKB73575722 AKB74475455.

  Compatible Smart TV Models: 32LB520B, 32LB5600, 32LB5600-UH, 32LB560B, 32LF500B, 32LF510B-UC, 32LF550B-UA, 32LF5600-UB, 32LX340H, 32LY340C, 32LY340C-UA, 39LB5600, 40LX340H, 42LB5600, 42LB5600-UH, 42LB5600-UZ, 42LF5500-UA, 42LF5600-UB, 42LX330C, 42LX530S, 42LY340C, 42LY340C-UA, 43LF5100-UA, 43LF5400-UB, 43LX310C, 43LX310C, 43UF6700-UC, 47LB5900, 47LB6000, 47LY340C, 47LY340C-UA, 49LB5550, 49LB5550-UY, 49LF5100-UA, 49LF5400-UB, 49LF5500-UA, 49LX310C, 49LX341C, 49LX540S, 49UF6700-UC

50LB5900, 50LB6000, 50LF6000-UB, 55LB5550, 55LB5900, 55LB5900-UV, 55LB6000, 55LB6000-UH, 55LF5500-UA, 55LF6000-UB, 55LX341C, 55LX540S, 55LY340C, 55LY340C-UA, 55UF6700-UC, 60LB5200, 60LB5200-UA, 60LB5900, 60LB5900-UV, 60LB6000, 60LF6000-UB, 60LX341C, 60LX540S, 60UF6700-UC, 65LB5200, 65LB5200-UA, 65LX341C, 65LX540S, 65UF6700-UC

Where to Buy It

LG Electronics AKB74475433 TV Remote Control for 42LX330C, 42LX530S, 43LX310C, 49LX310C, 49LX341C, 49LX540S, 55LX341C, 55LX540S, 60LX341C, 60LX540S, 65LX341C, 65LX540S
  • LG Electronics AKB74475433 Remote Control (Batteries not included).
  • Replaces Remote Control models AKB73975711 AKB73575722 AKB74475455.

Last update on 02/06/2023 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

#7 – Budget Universal: Gvirtue Remote

Gvirtue Remote

Rounding out of our list of LG Smart TV universal remote controls is the Gvirtue remote. Sometimes, you might not have the money to spend a lot on a remote. Other times, you might not care to spend a lot of money on a remote for your LG Smart TV. Sometimes, all you need is a universal remote that works well with your Smart TV, without any fancy features or overpriced special designs. Thankfully, there are remotes that can do this for you, and they cost less than $10. This means that you can have a perfectly working remote for your Smart TV, without having to spend much in the process.


  •  Super inexpensive
  •  Works with 21 different LG Smart TVs
  •  Has buttons for Netflix and Amazon for ease of use


  •  Many people complain about the durability of the remote
  •  Some people say that the remote has some lag, which can be irritating at times
  •  Very standard remote could easily be confused with other remotes


This remote is compatible with the following LG Smart TV models:

  98UH9800 86UH9500 75UH8500 75UH6550 70UH6350 70UH6330 65UH9500 65UH8500 65UH7700 65UH7650 65UH7500 65UH6550 65UH615A 65UH615A 65UH6150 65UH6030 65UH5500 60UH8500 60UH7700 60UH7650 60UH7500 60UH6550 60UH615A 60UH6150 60UH6090 60UH6035 60UH6030

 58UH6300 55UH8500 55UH7700 55UH7650 55UH7500 55UH6550 55UH615A 55UH6150 55UH6090 55UH6030 50UH6300 50UH5530 49UH7700 49UH7500 49UH6500 49UH610A 49UH6100 49UH6090 49UH6030 43UH7500 43UH6500 43UH610A 43UH6100 43UH6100 43UH6030 and More.

Where to Buy It

Gvirtue AKB75095307 Universal Remote Control Compatible for All LG TV Remote All LG LED OLED LCD UHD HDTV Plasma Magic Webos 3D 4K UHD HDR NanoCell Smart TV Models
  • ▶COMPATIBLE Models----Universal remote control replacement for All LG LED OLED LCD HDTV 3D 4K UHD HDR NanoCell Smart TVs, Applicable for AKB75095307 AKB75375604 AKB75095305 AKB74475401 AKB74915304 AKB74475433 AKB73975702 AKB75095308 AKB75675304 AKB75675313 ect.
  • ▶PREMIUM FEATURES----Strongest signal by Infrared technology, farther transmitting distance, stable performance, soft buttons, recyclable ABS material.

Last update on 02/06/2023 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

My Recommendation

When it comes to the best LG Smart TV remotes, your best option is the Sofabaton X1. This remote can do everything from controlling your TV through Alexa to turning on the lights and activating devices even when you aren’t home. This is really one of the most versatile remotes that you can find. Plus, support for Sofabaton’s database of over 500,000 devices means it is likely already compatible with your LG Smart TV model and everything else you own.

📚 Related: 5 Best Universal Remotes for Toshiba TVs

Best LG Smart TV Remotes – What Do You Think?

We hope you enjoyed our best LG Smart TV remotes review.

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