IP control of LG’s smart TVs thanks to new RTI driver


RTI has developed a driver for IP control of selected 2018 and 2019 LG AI ThinQ TVs, including OLED and select NanoCell models.

This new driver uses a network connection to simplify integration of LG TVs into RTI automation and control systems to give consumers more control options. Connecting to LG displays via the network means the driver eliminates the need for integrators to run additional IR emitters or serial cables. 

This driver allows integrators to give their clients direct one-button access to external sources and up to 10 webOS apps on LG TVs, such as Hulu, Netflix or YouTube. 

Using the RTI interface of their choice, users are able to control the screens and view feedback on volume levels, the current source/app input, and more. 

RTI’s CEO, Ed McConaghay said: “LG has been producing televisions for over 60 years, and its technology has evolved to deliver an absolutely stunning home entertainment experience. We couldn’t be more excited to make it simpler for integrators to incorporate these popular displays into their customers’ RTI systems, and to provide users with on-button access to their favourite content sources.”

“At LG, we only team up with the most trusted names in home automation, and we are pleased to add RTI to our list of partners,” commented Joseph Colombo, CI Technical Manager for LG. “With the company’s new driver, dealers can seamlessly integrate our latest displays into their customers’ smart homes to deliver a full-featured control experience.”