LG Magic Remote 2021 differences: AN-MR21GA and AN-MR21GC Magic Remotes

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In 2021 new LG televisions will come with the upgraded AN-MR21GA remote control. You can find out by reading the assigned FCC ID (the Federal Communications Commission an authority that’s standardizing wireless products in the U.S. market).

We can learn from the ID assignment information that LG Electronics USA has submitted the Magic remote AN-MR21GA and AN-MR21GC for registration. These are the smart remotes for LG’s 2021 TVs.

Magic Remote 2021 differences

LG’s 2021 OLED B1, C1, G1, W1 and NanoCell and QNED TVs will come with new remotes. The Magic 2021 remote will have a slightly different shape. In the last few years, this is the first redesign of the remote.

LG Magic Remote 2021 design compared to Magic Remote 2020

As you can see in the picture, the purpose of the remote bottom buttons has changed, adding buttons for quick access to streaming services. If previously there was access to Amazon Prime and Netflix, the new remote control also provides quick access to Rokuten, LG Channels and Disney+.

The very bottom two buttons access the voice assistants Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Also Magic Remote has a built-in NFC module, it helps to quickly transfer content from your smartphone to the TV, just place the remote control and NFC-enabled phone next to each other.

You can also read more about new LG Magic Remote 2021 in this article.

Is LG Magic Remote 2021 compatible with older TV models?

According to existing information, the 2021 remotes will be compatible with LG TVs starting since 2019, but only if you would update your TV software.

The Magic remote 2021 AN-MR21 is compatible with 2019 and 2020 TVs. These are 2020 LG TV models: CX, BX, GX, WX, ZX, Series Nano all models Nano 80, 81, 86, 90, 91, 95, 99 and UN70, UN71 (only in some countries), UN8, UN9
2019: W9/E9/C9/B9/SM9/SM8; UM7/LM6/LM5* (if there is bluetooth on the TV).

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43 COMMENTS

  1. I have the LG 55 UHD UP7000. I want to upgrade to the magic remote. What is the difference between the MR-21GA and the MR-21GC?

    • The differences are in the shortcut buttons for apps like Netflix or Amazon and other streaming services. I don’t know what country you are from, so I can’t say for sure. Note the letters after the model name AN-MR21GC.AUS (AUS) are also differences in apps for the same region. Both remotes will work with your TV.

    • Both remote control models will work. The only difference is the buttons for quick access to streaming services.

  2. I have a 75UP7070PUD. I have been told by LG customer service the magic remote MR21GA will work on the TV but when searching Amazon my model TV is not listed. Another thing the TV seems to revolve around the magic remote because it’s advertises it via the tv. I am confused. help me someone! Thanks in advance

    • Unfortunately, there is really no exact information on whether your TV supports Magic remote. If your TV supports bluetooth devices the remote will work.
      For more information about this TV, read the USER GUIDE embedded in the product.
      – To open the USER GUIDE → → [Support] → [User Guide]
      Go to the settings menu, then external devices and there is an active connection of bluetooth devices. Your TV will work with the Magic remote

  3. Will this AN-MR21GA Magic Remote with Voice LG work with LG TV 55UP76PUC55? 55 inch TV that did not come with magic remote control.

  4. i have a costco lg 43up7670puc (2021) that did not come with a magic remote. according to amazon the an-mr21ga is not compatible . will the gc work?

    • If you are from North America, the 43up7670puc is ready to work with the Magic remote. Ready (Separate Magic Remote purchase necessary). Your TV works with the AN-MR21 remote control

    • Yes, the MR21 remotes work with 2020 TVs, but some of the buttons for quick access to streaming services may not work.

    • Yes, I found information on the LG website that the 2021 remotes work with the 2020 TVs. But this is only the original remote, if you buy a replacement may not work.

  5. Would this work with the 70um7370pua a call to LG made everything very confusing. My old remote got damaged by my son

    • 70um7370pua TV 2019, the remote works with 2021-2019 TVs, but some of the shortcut buttons for streaming services may not work.

  6. Will MR21GA magic remote work with my 55UP7000PUA 2021 LG TV? It even says on TV box to buy magic remote separately and my TV has Bluetooth too.

  7. I am not happy with this new remote , fildy very easy to press the wront button , have to have all the lights on to see it. Samson TV remotes are much better , clearer, indicated better, can easly see understand symbols.

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