All the models of Vizio Smart TV will have the kit remote. Using the remote, you can install apps, play games, control the volume, change the picture settings, and navigate within the TV. But, in some situations, the Vizio Smart TV remote stops working and won’t respond to your commands. In that case, you have to look for alternatives. If you know the alternative way, you can turn on your Vizio Smart TV without using the remote. Let’s see how.
Apart from the remote, you can control all the Smart TV in two ways. You can use the physical buttons on the TV or the remtoe app on your smartphone. For Vizio TVs too, there are two different ways to turn on the TV without using the remote.
Turn on Vizio Smart TV Without a Remote
- Using Physical Buttons
- Using Smartphone App
Using Physical Buttons
You can turn on the Vizio Smart TV using the physical buttons. First, find where is the Power button on your Vizio Smart TV. In general, you can find the Power button on the backside of the TV. Press the Power button to turn on the Vizio TV. If it is not turning on, press and hold the Power button. This will turn on your Vizio TV.
Using Smartphone App
Vizio Smart TV has a dedicated smartphone app to control the TV remotely. You can use the Vizio Smart TV Remote app to turn on the TV without using the remote. For this method, you have to pair the remote app in the first place.
(1). Download and install the Vizio SmartCast Mobile app. Now, the app name has been changed to VIZIO Mobile. You can install the app from the Google Play Store or App Store on the Android Phone or iPhone, respectively.
(2). Launch the VIZIO Mobile app on your smartphone and tap Devices.
(3). Click Add and pair to the Vizio Smart TV if it is the first time.
(4). Select Control in the Vizio SmartCast app and choose the TV.
(5). Tap the Remote at the bottom and click the Power button to turn off the Vizio Smart TV without using the remote.
(6). Press the Power button again to turn on the TV.
You can also use the gaming consoles to turn on the Vizio TV. But you can’t use this method on all Vizio TV models. Only selected models are supported with this feature. For this method too, you have to pair the console with your Vizio TV.
How to Turn on Vizio TV Without Remote: Using PS4 or PS5
(1). Connect your PS4 or PS5 console to your Vizio TV using the HDMI cable.
(2). Choose the PlayStation input source on Vizio TV.
(3). Go to the PlayStation Settings menu and choose System.
(4). Tick the Enable HDMI Device Link feature.
(5). Now, turn off the console. Your Vizio TV will turn off.
(6). Turn on the console using the controller. It will automatically turn on the Vizio Smart TV.
How To Turn on Vizio TV Without Remote: Using Nintendo
(1). Connect your Nintendo Switch to the TV using the dock.
(2). Open the Nintendo Switch Settings menu and choose TV Settings.
(3). Turn on the Match TV Power State feature.
(4). Now, turn off and turn on the Nintendo Switch. Your Vizio Smart TV will follow the same.
These are the different ways to turn on the Vizio Smart TV without using the remote. Among these, physical buttons are the only way that it doesn’t need any initial setup. For the other three methods, you have to setup the app or console when the TV is turned on.
Using the VIZIO Mobile app, you can increase or decrease the volume of your TV.
Go to the Vizio Smart TV picture settings using the remote app. Choose Brightness and increase it.