Maybe late to the party, but after testing to (re)connect my LG G1 tv to Homey, it seems like the way to go is to:
Turn TV on
Open the Home page (not home dashboard, but ribbon or page with apps)
Try connecting now
This seems to work everytime for me, and of I don’t open the ‘WebOS-app’, it keeps refusing to connect.
Now the thing that bothers me with this, is that when you create a flow that needs WebOS (maybe just for WebOS 6?) It just won’t work.
Somehow it needs to be opened to make any kind of connection.
As an example, a flow which starts the Disney+ app won’t work, due to not being able to open WebOS first.
Testing the flow with the home page already loaded, opens the Disney+ app fine.
If there only was a way to either bypass the WebOS (6) homepage or start it up before launching an app.
The LG remote has no issues with a Disney+ button which does the trick, so it shouldn’t be that difficult.
Alas I’m not a dev…
Any ideas on how one could overcome this issue?
I found out that you can use the Homey IR app to add an IR device, and then go to LG Code Group 1 for a few extra items, like starting the Netflix or Amazon app. Alas, no Disney…
But there are ways to start the WebOS 6 home page. Only my brainfart of starting Disney from there doesn’t work either… Weird…