After using any of the recent TCL Roku TVs, you will likely start to wonder why other brands sell their TVs for thousands of dollars yet offering almost the same features. If you are out there and you are looking for a 4K TV that will give you more value for your money, TCL Roku TV is one of the best options you can choose.
TCL Roku TVs are also very easy to use, so they do not require you to be techy to operate them. However, like any other tech product, there is still a possibility that you may sometimes get stuck while trying to make a couple of configurations on your TV. In this TCL TV troubleshooting guide, we will share with you solutions for the top 10 most asked questions about these TVs. Let’s dive in right away!
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1. How to turn on TCL Roku TV without a remote?
Sometimes it is crazy to find a remote control and it would be great if there are other solutions from the TCL remote control manual to turn on the TV instead of the remote control. Actually, there are three ways you can turn on your TCL Roku TV without a remote under TCL remote control manual:
● Use the physical button: Like any other TV, your TCL Roku TV has a physical power button that you can press to turn it on. Its power button is located at the back of your TV below the three other buttons.
● Turn on with your PS4 console: To use this method, connect your console to the TV and turn it on. Open your console settings and then select system settings. Use your system settings to enable the “HDMI Device link” option. If this setting is enabled, whenever you turn on the PS4 console, your Roku TV will be turned on as well.
● Turn on using your Nintendo Switch: Connect your Nintendo switch to the smart TV via the dock. While on the home screen, click the system settings options. Then select TV settings and turn on the “Match Power State” option. When this option is enabled, your TCL TV will always power on whenever you boot your Nintendo switch.
Please Note: The last two methods of TCL remote control manual will work if you set them up before your TV is switched off.
2. Does TCL tv have Bluetooth?
Yes, TCL TVs have Bluetooth, and you can connect them with any supported Bluetooth accessories. On the basis of the TCL Roku TV manual, to turn on Bluetooth, head over to your TCL TV settings. Choose Network and connection, then Bluetooth, and switch to the “on” position.
3. How to browse the internet on TCL Roku TV?
With WIFI, you can connect TCL Roku TVs to the internet. To turn on your WIFI, head over to your TCL Roku TV settings and select Network. Under Network, choose wireless. Your TV will now start searching the nearby networks.
Scroll through and choose any network and input the password. Then scroll down and choose the connect button. Once your TCL Roku TV connects to the internet, you can start browsing or any other web app to be installed on your TV.
4. How to connect TCL Roku TV to WIFI without a remote?
If you don’t have a physical remote, you can connect your TCL Roku TV using the Roku app according to the TCL remote control manual. You can download this app from Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store. After installing this app, press the remote icon that is at the bottom of the screen; it will then display controls just like the physical remote.
So, you are now able to control your TCL Roku TV using this app. Head over to your TV settings, choose Network, and then the wireless option. Your TCL smart TV will search for the nearby networks, so choose any of them and insert the password. Then scroll down and click the connect option to connect to this WIFI network.
5. How to screen a mirror on TCL Roku TV?
TCL TVs have a screen mirroring feature that enables users to replicate what is on their phone/PC screens onto the TV in line with the TCL Roku TV manual. To Mirror your Android phone onto your TCL Android TV, you need to first enable the feature on your Android device and then request a connection to your Roku TV. After the connection is created, all the content on your phone’s screen will be replicated on the TV.
To mirror a Windows 10 PC onto your TCL Roku TV, click the “action center” icon at the bottom right of your PC’s desktop. Click the “project icon” and then choose the “project to a wireless display” option. Your TV should be listed among the devices you can connect to. Select your TCL Android TV name to mirror your Windows PC to the TV.
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1. How to connect iPhone to TCL Roku TV?
If you are using an iPhone, you will have to download the “Mirror for Roku” App if your Roku device doesn’t support AirPlay. Then connect the app to your TCL smart TV and tap on the Screen Mirroring Button. Select Start Broadcast, and your iPhone will now be mirrored to your TCL Roku TV.
For those with TCL Roku TVs that support AirPlay, it is even much easier. Simply go to the control center of your iPhone and select the screen mirroring icon. If your TCL Roku TV supports AirPlay, it should be listed among the devices you can connect to. Select your TCL Roku TV name to mirror the iPhone to your Roku Tv.
2. How to download apps on TCL Roku TV?
To download apps on your Roku TV, you have to first connect to the internet. Once you are connected to the internet, you can now follow these steps in the TCL Roku TV manual to download apps to your TCL smart TV.
Step #1: While on your TV’s home screen, navigate to the Apps section and select the “Get more apps” option. This option will redirect you to the Google Play store.
Step #2: You can now search or browse through the various app categories to select the app of your choice. If it is a free app, you can install it right away by clicking the “install” option. However, if it is a paid app, follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process.
Step #3: Now go back to your home screen and head over to the apps section; you will find all the downloaded apps.
3. How to connect the soundbar to TCL Roku TV optical?
If you have a soundbar with an optical jack, you can use an optical cable to connect it to your TCL Roku TV. Follow the steps drawn from the TCL Roku TV manual if you have issues connecting your soundbar to the TV.
Step #1: Insert the optical cable into the optical jack on both devices. After inserting the cable, power both devices on.
Step #2: Using your remote, go to your TV settings and select the “control other devices” option.
Step #3: Then, Enable the connection you chose.
Step #4: Now, use your soundbar remote to change the input to TV or Optical. This option varies depending on the type of soundbar you have. If you are not sure which input option to choose, you can toggle through all of them. Your soundbar should now be getting sound from the smart TV
4. Where is the power button on a TCL Roku TV?
One of the most useful buttons on your TCL Roku TV is the power button, and knowing where it is located will ease your life, especially when you don’t have your remote. For most TCL TVs, the TCL Roku TV manual will show that the power button is below the TV's power indicator light, right under the TCL logo.
Like we earlier shared, there are three other buttons above the power button. Having the power button at the bottom makes it easier to access since you will need it more often than any other buttons on your TV.
Buttons on modern android TVs are usually put at the back of the TV and not the front in order to slim down the bezels and also to ensure you use your remote more than the physical buttons on the TV.
5. How to factory reset TCL Roku TV?
If you have recently bought a used TCL Roku TV or you just want to erase all the data on your TV for whatever reason, you’ll have to factory reset it. Please note: factory resetting your TV will erase all your data and settings, so you will have to set up the TV again once the process is completed. Here are the steps for factory resetting your TCL Roku TV:
Step #1: While on your TCL TV’s home screen, select settings
Step #2: Scroll down and choose the “system” option.
Step #3: Under system, select Advanced system settings
Step #4: While in advanced system settings, select factory reset and choose the “factory reset everything” option. You will be required to input a code listed on your TCL smart TV to start the process.
Do not power off your TV before the factory reset process is fully complete.
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TCL Roku TVs are designed to be very easy to use. As you have seen part of the TCL Roku TV manual above, most of the options are just a few clicks away. Most of the configurations are done within the settings app on your TV. So, whenever you want to make any changes on your TCL Roku TV, just open the Settings app and scroll through; you will likely find the option you need.