The reason why many people are asking how to turn on TV without remote or power button is because it’s quite challenging.
Depending on your setup and TV model, there could be a way to turn on your TV without using the remote or the power button.
If your TV is working but there is no remote nor power button, you can turn it on by using a cable box or downloading a smart TV application. Some TV models have a control stick on their back that can turn on and turn off the device.
Moreover, almost any gaming console can link with your TV power settings and turn on your TV.
Older TVs, especially the non-smart models could be impossible to turn on without having a remote or a power button. Luckily some of them could be started by plugging them out and in the power outlet.
It’s worth the try!
Some TV companies have thought of scenarios in which users may not have both a power button and a remote at their disposal. In that regard, they’ve included a third way to power on the TV.
Here are the best ways to turn on the TV without a remote nor power button:
- Use the controller stick.
- Use a smartphone application
- Use a gaming console.
- Plug out from power then plugin (for older TV models).
- Acquire a universal remote.
The methods are different for each model and in this post, we’ll review some of the most popular brands.
Here you will find all possible ways to turn on a Samsung TV without a remote or a power button.
Some Samsung TV models have a controller stick (joystick), which basically serves as an ON/OFF switch.
The switch is intended to be used whenever the TV is threatened by a thunderstorm or a power surge. In those scenarios, this switch is used to entirely cut off the power supply to the TV’s hardware.
What’s interesting is that this joystick can easily turn on your TV, on its own. Simply locate if your TV has a switch and make sure that it is enabled.
In between the ON and OFF positions of the controller, there should be a small button in the middle. Press and hold that button until your Samsung TV turns on.
The controlled stick is usually located somewhere on the TV’s back panel. It could also be underneath your TV or somewhere on the sides.
Tip: You can check online if your TV model has an inbuilt controller switch, instead of turning your TV upside down just to check.
To start your TV using a PS4, follow the steps below:
- Connect your PS4 console to your TV via HDMI.
- Turn ON PS4.
- Go to Home Screen, then choose Settings > System Settings.
- Enable HDMI Device Link.
Once ready, you should turn off your PS4 and start it again, hopefully, your TV will turn on as well.
Pro Tip: If you cannot interact with your PS4 because your TV is turned off, you can use another device to enable this feature and then reconnect to the TV.
Here we will check all possible ways to turn on Roku TV without having a remote or a power button.
It could be quite hard to establish a connection between your smartphone and Roku TV, considering that the TV is turned off.
However, some TV models have their discoverability enabled by default, and luckily Roku does too!
Note: The only requirement here is that Roku should have been connected to a network before turned off.
If it was not connected, then there is no actual way to turn on the device without a remote or power button.
You need to download the smartphone Roku application on your phone. Once you got it downloaded and installed the search form where you can Discover TV.
Select your TV model from the list and wait until a connection is established. Once ready, there should be a Digital remote inside the application that will basically turn your phone into a remote control.
From there simply press the digital power button and your TV should turn on.
Even if it sounds unbelievable, if you have a Nintendo Switch in your household you can turn on your Roku TV with it.
Follow the steps below to turn on your TV using a Nintendo Switch:
- Connect your Nintendo Switch to the Roku TV using a dock.
- Go to the Home Screen of your Nintendo Switch.
- Choose Settings and then TV Settings.
- Turn on Match TV Power State.
Your Nintendo switch should turn off. Now, whenever you start your Nintendo Switch your TV will turn on as well.
When the TV turns on, simply disconnect and disable the Match TV Power State feature so your TV won’t turn off when the Nintendo Switch goes off.
Turning on Hisense TV is pretty similar to the ways related to other models. Considering that most Hisense TV models do NOT have the mentioned in earlier controller switch and thighs here are a bit more challenging.
You can, however, check online and if there is a controller switch, all you have to do is long-press on the button in between. That will definitely turn on your Hisense TV.
If it does not work, here are the alternatives:
Pretty much all gaming consoles have a feature that will link your TV with the console and by turning on the console you can turn on your TV as well.
For PlayStation, the feature is called HDMI Device Link, and you need to have the PS connected via HDMI.
For Nintendo Switch the feature is labeled Match TV Power State and for Xbox, it is TV & AV power options where you’ll be looking for Power Mode & Startup.
Enable this feature on another device and plug the console in your turned-off TV. When you start the console your Hisense TV should turn on as well.
Unfortunately, this is how to turn on the TV without remote or power button and if you’re unable to do so, you can reach out to the supplier’s customer service. They might be hiding another way to turn on a TV that is still not available throughout the community.
In order to turn on a TV without a remote or a power button, you will need to get a gaming console and enable the power link feature. Another way around would be to download a remote smartphone app and with a little luck establish a connection.
Lastly, you can check if your TV model has a hidden controller switch and long-press the button in-between.
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Now when you know how to turn on TV without remote or power button you can basically turn on any TV.
If you’re having any trouble, you can always purchase a really cheap universal remote that if supported will definitely be able to turn on your TV.
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Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.