How To Turn On Vizio TV Without Remote

How To Turn On Vizio TV Without Remote

The Vizio smart TV from Vizio Inc. gives an endless supply of cable and satellite entertainment, it has access to all streaming services available in the world of entertainment.

Like every regular TV Vizio TV comes with a remote control which you use to navigate around the system of the smart TV, you also use it to turn it on this is basic knowledge. 

But what happens when you can not find your Vizio TV remote, or there is no life in the remote battery or any other reason that renders the remote useless? 

So does this mean you would not be able to turn on your Vizio TV?

Well, you are in luck because one of the beautiful things about using a smart TV like Vizio TV is that you can operate the TV without its remote and also turn it on without the remote.

Let take a look at a few ways to go about this.

Turning On Vizio TV Without Remote

There are a few ways to turn on your Vizio TV without a remote, that is making use of the power button on the TV itself, the Vizio TV mobile app, and external sources like Nintendo Switch or PS5.

1. Power button on Vizio TV

Just like every other TV out there, the Vizio TV comes with a power button which is built into the TV either at the back or the side of the TV. 

It is not easy to notice this button do many people do not even know it is there unless they read the TV manual.

Here is how to make use of the built-in power button, check the side or back of your Vizio TV to locate the power button. 

There are usually the volume + and – buttons and input/source close to the power button.

Plug the TV into power and press the power button and this will turn on your Vizio TV, press the power button again to turn it off. 

This is the easiest way to turn on your Vizio TV without the use of a remote.

2. Vizio TV mobile app 

The Vizio smart TV comes with the option to have it paired with the Vizio mobile app, this allows users to control their Vizio TV via the mobile app including turning on and off of the TV via the app.

The first thing you need to do is download the Vizio app from the Play Store or App Store, launch the app, and log in to your Vizio account or you can use the guest mode.

After that click on the button that says “Select Device", this will allow you to pair your TV with the app. A list of devices available would come up, there you can select your Vizio TV.

A code would appear on your Vizio TV screen, use this code in the app to finalize the pairing process. At the bottom menu select the remote icon from the options, this will open up a virtual remote interface.

There is a power button at the top right corner of the Vizio app click on it to turn on your Vizio TV. 

Note that this would only work if you have set up and paired your Vizio TV with the Vizio mobile app before, and also to pair your Vizio TV with the app both have to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

3. Turn on with PS5

Using an external source like PS5 to turn on your Vizio TV is also another way to go, as long as it is connected to your Vizio TV via HDMI cable you can use it to turn on your Vizio TV.

The Vizio TV comes with HDMI-CEC features which allows external devices which is connected to Vizio TV via HDMI to turn off and on the TV.

To set up this feature, go to your PlayStation settings after connecting it to your Vizio TV via HDMI cable, click on the system option, then head down to the “Enable HDMI Device Link" and enable it.

With this when next you turn on your PS5, your Vizio TV would automatically come on as well.

4. Turn on with Nintendo Switch

You can also make use of a Nintendo Switch to turn on your Vizio TV and connect your Nintendo Switch to your Vizio TV with a dock.

Then go to “System Settings, you will find “TV Settings" on the left side click on it, there a couple of options will appear, enable the “Match TV Power State”.

After doing this, anytime you turn on your Nintendo Switch your Vizio TV turns on as well, the same thing happens anytime you turn off your Nintendo Switch so does your Vizio TV.


These are a few effective ways to turn on your Vizio TV without the remote, through the built-in power button, through the Vizio TV app, through PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.

However only the built-in power button can be used at any time, the rest would not work if they had not been set up before anyone intended to use them to power the Vizio TV.


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