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How Can I Use Element TV Without Remote?

Last Updated Apr 13, 2022
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Losing the remote to your Element TV can really put a damper on your binge-watching plans. Can you still use your TV without the remote? If you somehow misplace your remote, rest assured there are a few options.

You can still watch your Element TV without the remote with the power button on the TV itself and one of the apps on your TV. You also always have the option of a universal remote to control the TV.

For the complete guide to using your Element TV without the remote, stick around and keep reading! We have all you need to know coming up next.

How Can I Turn My TV on Without the Power Button on the Remote?

While it is always easier to control your set by using the remote that came with it, there are options if you misplace it or simply want different choices.

Using the app store on your phone, you can search for options to control your TV. The best 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. Roku TV has a companion app available that integrates with the TV very well.

Often, the phones that are running these apps need to be on the same home Wi-Fi 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 Beyond Powering On and Off?

Now that you have your Element TV turned on, you’re probably wondering how to find the shows you want to watch or adjust the volume.

You can adjust the volume with the buttons on the TV. Android and iOS applications are the best and easiest way to control your device if you have misplaced your remote or simply want a fancier option. Devices running the Roku OS will pair 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. If you purchased the Chromecast with Android TV built-in, you would have no problems because it is able to stream video on by itself.

Where is the Power Button on an Element Roku TV?

According to the user guide on their website, Element places the power button directly in the middle of the bottom edge of their 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 Element logo- it should be just below.

How Do I Turn on the Element 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 by 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.

Using your smartphone:

  1. Find whichever app store you use and search for the Roku app
  2. Install the app and sign in as you typically do on your TV or computer. One note to mention- 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
  3. On the app, find the devices tab. As long as you are on the same network as your TV, your device should right up
  4. Now, you can select where the app says ‘Remote,’ and you should have full control of your device.

Final Thoughts

Element televisions have become top choices for consumers looking for high-quality devices at relatively reasonable prices. Being sold at Target, they provide easy access to good quality televisions. Those that have either misplaced their remotes or want different options will be pleased to know they are out there. This is especially true for those with the Roku OS.

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