The LG Smart+ TV is boxed with one of the two following remote control units:
- Magic Remote Control Unit: allows for free pointing and clicking, as well as standard 5-way controls. Voice input and universal remote functionality are also provided.
- Conventional Remote Control Unit: allows for standard 5-way controls, with additional physical keys as shortcuts to commonly used actions.
Magic Remote Control
|Power, Volume, Mute, Voice||
General system functions
Scrolls content on hover
Moves focus to up
Moves focus to right
Moves focus to down
Moves focus to left
Red, Green, Yellow, Blue
Customizable by the app
The following remote keys are available:
Basic Pointer Actions
Pressing Up, Down, Left, or Right key while pointer is active will switch remote into 5-way mode.
In 5-way input, the pointer function will be disabled.
BASIC KEY ACTIONS
Performs the function mapped to the key.
OK: Select an on-screen UI element.
Back key: Returns to the previous page or the system Home.
|Press and hold||
Scroll up or down the content
Web apps can control the behavior of the remote's [Back] button. The [Back] button can be mapped to navigate to the previous webpage or go to Home UI.
Once the app is done handling the [Back] button, webOS TV will take over the behavior of the [Back] button. For more details, see Back Button.
Remote Control & Apps
- Pointer mode:
- 5-way mode:
The arrow (Up, Down, Left, and Right) and the Enter keys are the major function keys in this mode. The scroll wheel is also active.
- Pressing any of the arrow keys (Up, Down, Left, or Right) while using pointer mode will switch the navigation mode to 5-way mode.
- Shaking the magic remote while in 5-way mode will switch the navigation mode to Pointer mode.
- When the magic remote is in 5-way mode, the cursor will not be displayed on the screen. In Pointer mode, the cursor is displayed on the screen. You can check the cursor visibility with the cursorStateChange event.
- The LG Smart+ TV's primary input mode is Pointer mode but all apps MUST also support 5-way mode. Developing functions that do not support "5-way" input should be avoided.
- Moonstone supports both Pointer mode and 5-way modes of LG remote control.
- While the overlay type system UI such as Launcher or Settings menu is displayed on the screen, apps cannot receive the pointer events. This can be checked with onblur and onfocus events from your app.
Refer to Remote Control sample app to find out how to customize the behavior of specific keys on the remote control.