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How to Turn On Vizio TV without Remote

You can find the switch-on button on all Vizio TVs and you can simply use the button to switch on the TV.  However, there are times the button can be difficult to locate.  This post is all about How to Turn On Vizio TV without a Remote.

In most instances, the button is located at the back of the TV. You can also find it at the bottom left corner or bottom right corner, depending on the particular model of the TV.

You can simply turn on the TV using the button without a remote control.

Apart from the power button, you will find several other buttons on the TV, which include the following:

  • Input button
  • Channel button
  • Volume button

Some customers do complain why Vizio hides the button from sight, but the company argued that the buttons are located this way for an aesthetic reason since the location will make the TV look minimalistic and sleek just like what is obtainable in many modern TVs such as LG TV.

Secondly, the company hides the power and navigation buttons because they are not supposed to be used for navigating the menus; the role of navigation is expected to be played by the Smartphone app and remote control.

The latter methods of control are even more convenient and more efficient than when you use the buttons.

Aside from using the buttons, check below for one other method with which you can turn on the Vizio TV without using a remote control.

How to Turn On Vizio TV without Remote

How to Turn On Vizio TV without Remote


Use SmartCast App

The SmartCast app offers a very good way to turn on the Vizio TV without using a remote control. It is even considered the simplest way to turn on the TV.

Have you misplaced your remote control and you do not want to use the buttons on the TV because they are difficult to locate? One of the best things to do is to opt for the Vizio SmartCast app.

The beauty of it is that the app can be downloaded to both iOS and Android devices. So, there will be no restriction at all to those using either iOS or Android mobile devices.

However, no other mobile operating system can access the app aside from the two mentioned above.

All you have to do is to download the app on your iOS or Android device and you can use it to turn on the TV. Aside from turning on your TV, the app can also be used for navigating the TV.

It can play the same role as the remote control, which means all the buttons or controls you can access on your remote control can also be accessed on the SmartCast app.

Check below for steps you need to take to start using the Vizio SmartCast app on your iOS or Android Smartphone:

  • Visit App Store or Google Play Store and search for the Vizio SmartCast app. Once you locate it, just download it on your mobile device.
  • If you are using the app for the first time, it is important to first pair it. You can pair it by first selecting Device, then clicking on Add. You can find Add at the right upper corner of the app.  Before the pairing is completed, you will be required to bring your Smartphone near the TV for a short time.
  • After the pairing is completed, check the bottom of the screen for Control and click on it.
  • Check the right upper corner of the app for Devices and tap on it. After that, pick a display from the list provided.
  • After completing the above, you will now be able to control your TV using the Smartphone as if it is a remote control. The Smartphone can be used for virtually all the functions of a remote, like adjusting the volume, changing the channel, setting the aspect ratio, etc.

If your Vizio TV is off before you start streaming any content from your Smartphone, it will automatically power on once the streaming starts.

Use PS4 to turn on the Vizio TV

Many avid gamers have the PS4 and it can be used for turning on the Vizio TV.  If you are using the PS4 to stream any content to the Vizio TV, it will allow the TV to automatically power on if the TV was off before the streaming begins.

Check below for helpful instructions on how to do that.

  • Get your PlayStation 4 console connected to the Vizio TV. You can do this using an HDMI cable. Then, switch on the TV.
  • Tap on Settings and Navigate to System.
  • Next, enable NDMI Device Link on the TV.
  • Once you have completed the settings as described above, your Vizio TV will power on automatically next time when you are on the PS4 console.

Use Nintendo Switch to power on Vizio TV

The process of powering on the Vizio TV using Nintendo Switch is slightly different from what obtains in the other method we have discussed above and we are going to show you how to do that below.

  • First of all, get your Nintendo Switch connected to the Vizio TV and you can do this via the dock.
  • When the home screen opens up, tap on System Settings
  • Tap on TV Settings located in the left column of the screen and scroll down through the list presented. Locate match TV Power State and tap on it.
  • After putting the Nintendo Switch console to sleep, the input automatically goes off. If you power the console on again, the TV will switch on automatically to the proper input channel.

While the consoles of Nintendo Switch and PS4 can be used for automatically powering on your Vizio TV, this cannot be done using your Xbox One Xbox can control the TV, but it can only do so via IR blaster and Xbox Kinect, which are peripheral items that Microsoft do not produce again.

There is no clear reason why this functionality is not supported by the console. Several calls have been made to the manufactures to include the functionality when the new version of Xbox is produced.  It is left for the company to give a final verdict on that.

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