I decided to tell you whether it is possible to connect two Magic remotes to an LG TV. This question is sometimes asked by visitors to the site. For example, John said: “I want to buy another Magic remote, one for me and one for my wife, I want everyone to have their own remote.” Yes, the question is quite practical, it would be nice to have several remotes and not have to worry about finding them in the room, and to use any remote to control the TV.
Is it possible to connect two Magic remote controls to an LG TV
Now the answer is: It is not possible to connect two Magic remote controls to an LG Smart TV at the same time. If you connect a second remote control, the previously connected remote control will be disconnected from the TV. When disconnected from the TV, you will not be able to use all the functions of the remote. Yes, unfortunately this is true, LG TVs do not allow two smart remotes to be connected to the TV at the same time. I will now tell you why this is the case.
Why can’t two Magic remote controls be connected to the TV?
You should know that the Magic remote control and the TV use a bluetooth connection to communicate. And you should know that the bluetooth devices have to be paired with each other. The TV only allows you to create one active pairing between the TV and the Magic remote control. Although the TV can remember multiple remotes, previously created pairs of connections between the TV and the remote, there can only be one active pair.
How will the TV work if you connect multiple Magic remotes.
Now let me tell you what happens if you connect multiple remotes to the TV. Consider a situation where you have a Magic remote, you buy another one and connect it to the TV. Now you will only work with the remote that you connected last. If you activate the second remote control, the first one stops working. So you can use multiple remotes one at a time. But this is inconvenient and impractical.
How you can control your TV with two remotes
If you have a need to use multiple remotes at the same time, there is a very simple solution. You can use a Magic remote and a regular remote at the same time. And it works, you can control your TV with two remotes. Of course, with Magic you can use voice control, use the pointer, access the shortcut buttons for streaming Netflix, Disney plus and others, it depends on the model of your Magic remote. With a universal (standard) remote you will also have access to all the TV controls, but it’s not as convenient.