By Trae Jacobs,
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You’re about to sit down to binge your favorite shows on your Hisense TV, but you can’t find the remote. Or, the remote just isn’t working. Now what? How can you even turn on your Hisense TV without a remote, let alone watch your favorite shows?
If you somehow misplace the remote for your Hisense TV, rest assured you have options. There is a small button on the bottom edge of the TV. If you prefer the high-tech route, apps are available on the Google Play store and Apple store to allow your phone to control the set. Also, a universal remote is always available to control the TV.
So now that you know you can turn on your Hisense TV without the remote, we can do a deep dive into how it’s done. Keep reading to find out exactly what you need to know about turning on your Hisense when you don’t have a remote.
How Can I Turn My TV on Without the Power Button or the Remote?
While it is easier to control your Hisense TV by using the remote that came with it, there are options if you misplace it or want other options. Using the app store on your phone, you can search for options to control your TV. An app called “Remote Now” is available for Android and allows you to control the TV without having to get up.
Depending on the OS of the TV, applications are available to help control the device. Android TV and Roku TV have companion apps available that integrate with the TV very well. Often, the phones that are running these apps need to be on the same home network to work properly.
Another option the user could explore is to add a Google Chromecast with Android TV. These devices plug into one of the HDMI ports on the TV and integrate more closely with the Google apps on your phone. While it is an added cost, the level of integration available is quite good.
How Can I Operate My TV Without a Remote?
Hisense TVs have small buttons on the underside of the front of the set. These buttons allow for power control, volume, and channel changes. Obviously, this is not the most convenient method since you have to move. Android and iOS applications are the best and easiest way to control your device if you have misplaced your remote or want a fancier option.
Devices running the Roku OS will pair seamlessly with the Roku app, and those running Android will pair well with the Android companion app.
As previously mentioned, the user also has the option to add a Google Chromecast, which essentially can replace the OS on the TV with the one that Google provides. The newest version of the Chromecast not only comes with its own remote for easy integration, but it also connects quite easily to the Chromecast app on your smart device.
One note to mention about the Chromecast being paired with the user’s phone is that the phone now becomes the source of the video. It can only stream content through applications on the phone itself.
Where is the Power Button on a Hisense Roku TV?
According to the user guide on their website, in most cases, Hisense places the power button directly in the middle of the bottom edge of their Roku TVs.
Some of the sets have replaced their physical buttons with more of a sensor. This can make locating the area slightly more difficult. Generally speaking, this area will be integrated with the Hisense logo- it should be just below.
How Do I Turn on the Hisense Roku without the Remote?
As previously mentioned, there are a couple of ways to get the TV on without the remote. The simplest option is simply finding the physical power button or sensor on the device and pressing it. Since people generally want the simplest option, the next option is probably going to be more preferable.
How to use your phone to turn on the Hisense Roku:
- Find whichever app store you use and search for the Roku app
- Install the app and sign in as you typically do on your TV or computer. Keep in mind. You must make sure you download the official Roku app and not a third-party version. Other versions may cost extra, which is not the case with the official app
- On the app, find the devices tab. As long as you are on the same network as your TV, your device should right up
- Now, you can select where the app says ‘Remote,’ and you should have full control of your device
Hisense televisions have become top choices for consumers looking for high-quality devices at relatively reasonable prices. They include many features and various operating systems to allow for many choices for their consumers. Those that have either misplaced their remotes or want different options will be pleased to know they are out there. This especially holds for those with the Roku OS.