EDIT: The TV has airplay now and we are happy with it. call me thing holding us back from five stars is a terrible remote. The iPhone app which acts as a remote isn't really better. I do software development, and I bought this TV so that we could quickly, painlessly, and dependably cast our laptops, desktops, iPads, and iPhones to a TV screen for a group to see and discuss. So for me, the sole differentiator and the ONE reason I bought *this* TV over the myriad of other good TV choices was because LG claims here on Amazon and elsewhere that this TV supports AirPlay 2 and HomeKit after updating the firmware. However, as of August 24, 2019, my firmware is completely updated, and the TV still does NOT yet support AirPlay 2 or HomeKit. The television itself is excellent. The picture is fantastic; the ports are sensible, and while you do wish it could be operated better without a remote, at least the one button the TV does have, on the bottom edge, allows you to do some things, even if doing the is clunky. The two plastic pieces that act as the legs to prop the TV up are barely adequate. The TV wobbles a LOT and these legs easily come off accidentally when you reposition the TV, even when they are snapped on properly. Of course this isn't a problem if you are wall mounting the TV, but if you aren't, you might consider gluing the legs in place. If you are by yourself and a leg comes off, you will have an awkward time unplugging everything from the TV so you can position it to put the leg back on. The TV runs WebOS, so its functions are familiar and its features are fairly good. The TV REMOTE is poor. It has buttons you may never use on it, and omits buttons you would think every remote would have, like rewind and forward. The pointer seems to never point straight ahead, although shaking it can help it get a bit better. Compared to other remotes I'm used to, the LG remote that comes with this TV forces me to do a lot more clicking and navigating to do things that are simple and quick with other products' remotes. Still, the physical remote is better than the "LG TV Plus" mobile app for iOS. The app lets you use your iPhone or iPad as a TV remote, however it is so bad I cannot believe anyone at LG actually uses it. If someone there did, they'd know how bad it is and would have fixed the app by now. The layout of the app is okay at times, and nonsensical at other times. What is worse, it is so buggy that I can make the remote crash *EVERY* time I use it by doing the same things. This happens on 2 different iPad Pros (latest model), and on the latest model iPhone XS. The free casting app that comes with the TV is basically an add meant to entice you to upgrade to their paid version so that you'll have something actually useful. I'm in a tough spot with this TV. There is no way I want to keep it if it doesn't really support AirPlay 2 or HomeKit. I could have bought a different brand TV for a better price I wanted to do without the Apple features. I *hate* returning things — and I definitely do not want to return this — but if the TV isn't what LG told us it was, and given how important that one feature is to us, then I'm not sure I have a choice. Here's hoping LG soon pushes the Apple features they claim they have. But if you're wanting a TV with a great picture, sensible port options, WebOS, a mediocre remote, and if AirPlay isn't an urgent feature for you, this TV would be a recommended buy.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 24, 2019 by Tom L. Pittman