Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

104 of 110 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2013
I expected the remote (voice feature in particular) to simplify TV operations especially around the smart TV functions (netflix, plex, DLNA) but I'm very disappointed.
What the voice recognition can perform:
1. Switching TV channels - although pressing a number to switch channel on a regular remote seems as easy and is much faster.
2. Voice search for Bing/web browsing - useful but I doubt that many people surfs with their TVs in the age of iphone/ipad/ultrabooks.

All voice commands (even a simple channel switch) are processed through the Internet and takes more than a few seconds to respond (similar to Siri but slower and less effective). As the result of internet processing dependency, the remote also runs into "Connection to server failed" error fairly often despite my stable internet connection.

LG could have made the remote truly magical if it's enabled for a wider range of functions, but many simple logical functions I hoped for are not available:
1. No control over netflix/plex/DLNA - When I'm under the smart TV interface and say "open netflix", it opens bing and search for netflix as opposed to open up the netflix app. When I manually open up netflix app, and tell the remote "watch House of cards", it doesn't know how to react to that.
2. Can't switch between inputs - I found it to be time consuming to switch between inputs - takes a few clicks on a regular remote. I hoped magic remote would understand something like "input HDMI 1" or "input PC" to speed up switching between my cable box and PC.
3. Can't control TV settings - was hoping the remote would simplify switching of video and sound settings.

One additional quirk - if you are buying this for a LG TV that doesn't come with a magic remote, you'll also need an USB dongle for the remote to work - double check that the dongle will be included as part of the remote purchase.

If properly implemented, the magic remote has the potential to significantly simplify the operation of increasingly complicated TVs, but in it's current state, I see very little value add over the regular remote.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on July 28, 2013
What it is: a Wii controller for your TV. It works exactly like a Wii....(but no wrist tether). When you get to a typing box it brings up the onscreen keyboard. While it could take some time to write an email.....it works well for netflix, google searches....stuff like that.

While I wouldn't call it "magic", it is a great leap forward. Over the years remotes have gotten way more complicated (eg. thousands of buttons). This one, when you figure it out, makes navigating all of the features of a smart tv fairly effortless with 9 buttons, a mute, and a wheel (although much of this ease is in the way that LG chose to set up the user interface for the tv itself). While I like the fact that is is also a universal remote....and actually can control everything, including the DVR in my cable box......it would be nice if it did my surround too. It is supposed to, but my model apparently isn't in the scope of its compatibility.

It's definitely worth the $75...but use the guide that is on the lil' disc, or in the TV's task bar to find out how to work all of the stuff...as the same buttons do multiple things.
44 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2013
If you want to use the full potential of LG's newer "smart TV" offerings then you really need their "magic-remote". The on screen cursor will work like a PC's wireless mouse but the voice function really works great and saves all that time typing. It hooks up easily and I was able to sync it up to my cable box and Samsung soundbar. Way too cool and worth the investment. It's also built very small and fits the hand nicely. I ordered mine directly from South Korea and saved about forty-five dollars.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on September 18, 2013
Great for the universal remote features, combined my 3 remotes into 1. Motion control makes using the Internet much more doable. The voice commands are ok, although I pretty much only use them for "search YouTube for ..." So I don't have to type the whole thing. I wish it came with a better command manual with complete list of functions, I feel like there's probably some things it can do that I'm not aware of. Also not sure what's up with the 5 week lead time... Pretty unheard of for amazon ... Although I guess if you start watching The Wire, by the time you finish season 7; you'll have it, and the time will go by pretty quickly.

Edit: FYI when i bought this it had a 5 week lead time, but i only paid $69 dollars for it. Now i see that it's readily available, but the price is $110. I'm guessing at the time it was being sold straight from LG in korea, and now it's being sold through wholesalers in the US, hence the large markup? not sure if i would've paid that price...
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on July 11, 2013
I just love the new AN-MR400 Magic Remote. Easy to setup and easy to use. I now control my set top box, home theater and TV with one remote. It truly makes all navigation on the TV much easier also... just point and click. I highly recommend the AN-MR400 to anyone with a compatible LG TV.
33 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2013
A bit pricey, but well worth it. Exactly what I expected. This remote makes navigating the many features of an LG smart TV easy.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2014
We have had this remote for about three months and it has stopped working completely. It also required frequent battery changes when it was working. Very disappointing. I expect much more from such a high priced tv remote.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on November 27, 2013
I purchased this in July to enhance the experience with my LG 55LA6200. It was a bit tricky to use at first because I did not realize that once you went off screen one direction you have to come back to the opposite side of the screen to get it lined up again. The same is true for up and down operation. It is hard to explain, but I found that I was constantly having to point my remote either really far to the left or right (high or low) until I figured out how it worked. That being said, once I figured that out, it has become much more satisfying, but it loses a point for me having to learn that and for the simple fact that it should not operate that way. The pointer should be where I point the remote and note operate as a function of where it was left on the edge of the screen. The remote does help simplify the smart functions of the television and also does operate my cable DVR box to a good degree but with much more effort as that is not what it was designed to do. All in all, I am satisfied with the product or making the smart functions much simpler and more accessible. With my family spending much more time using the cable/DVR box as I primary viewing of television, we typically use our cable box remote 97% of the time.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on July 24, 2013
Nobody likes to pay $70 for a remote control but in this case, it really is worth it. The voice recognition works very well and the pointer makes 'typing' farrrr easier than with the included remote. Make sure your LG TV will work with it; if so, get this little guy to make your TV do all that it can. Even though my TV isn't 3D so that feature of the remote is wasted, the other tricks it can do made it a worthwhile purchase. Highly recommended.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 3, 2014
After 6 months my magic remote stopped working. I called LG and they said they do not warranty the magic remote.
NO warranty after 30 days. Buyer beware. Good luck. I'm out an $80 dollar remote after 6 months. Thanks for nothing LG!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
See all 86 answered questions


Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations