How to Turn on Vizio TV without Remote [2 Easy Ways]

It’s easy to control and navigate the TV menu with a remote. Vizio smart TVs also come with remote control for quick access and easy browsing.

However, if you lost or misplaced it, you may wonder how to turn on Vizio TV without a remote. Like most smart TVs, the Vizio TV can be controlled manually by its power button or designated mobile app. 

How to Turn on Vizio TV without Remote?

There are various ways you can try to turn on Vizio TV without a remote.

Turn on Vizio TV through Power Button

You can find a button on the backside lower-left corner of your Vizio TV. That is the power button. Hold and press the button for at least 3 seconds and this will turn the TV on or off.

Apart from the power button, there’re channel, volume and input control buttons for manual use. These buttons can come in handy if you lose the Vizio remote.

Vizio TV hides these physical buttons because of minimalist designs, aesthetics and to limit their usage for navigation. Not only Vizio but other modern smart TVs also have this same feature.

Turn on Vizio TV via Smartcast Mobile App

You need to download and install the SmartCast mobile app on a compatible Android or iOS device. To fully access the app features, it’s better to connect your phone with the same WiFi as the TV.

In order to turn on Vizio TV without a remote, follow the process below:

  1. Open the Vizio SmartCast app on your mobile and go to Devices.
  2. Tap on Add from the upper right corner.
  3. If you’re using the app for the first time, pair your phone with the TV.
  4. Once it’s paired, tap Control from the bottom of the screen.
  5. Tap Devices from the upper right corner to choose your device.
  6. Now, your phone will act like a remote control. Select the Power button to turn the Vizio television on.

Besides the SmartCast mobile app, you can use any other remote control app like Mi Remote app on the Xiaomi phone to turn on your Vizio TV. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the power button on a Vizio TV?

The latest Vizio TVs manufactured on or after 2014 have the power button at the back of the TV along with the input connections. Whereas the power button on earlier models before 2014 is on the left or right side of the TVs. A few 2013 models might have the button located at the side or on the front panel.

How do you manually turn on a Vizio TV?

To manually turn on your Vizio TV, press and hold the power button on the TV for at least 3 seconds. The power button is located at the back of the TV in the lower-left corner.

Does a universal remote work on Vizio?

Yes. Vizio has its own universal remote called SmartCast remote. Its SmartCast system allows the remote control to operate on all Vizio smart TVs. 

Do all Vizio remotes work on all TVs?

Yes, all Vizio remotes work on all Vizio TVs as it uses the same signals over the IR (Infrared remote) remotes. 

These are two quick methods that you can use to turn on Vizio Tv without using a remote. Try them out and let us know your opinion in the comment box.

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