How To Turn On Your TV Without A Remote Control

2023-09-21

2023-09-21

 

Introduction

There are many situations that might require you to turn on your TV without a remote control. You may have lost the remote, or maybe there’s a power outage or interference in the signal. Whatever the situation, you will be happy to know that there are several ways to turn on your TV without a remote.

 

1. Plugging In And Out Of The Power Outlet

This is the most basic method, but it's also not advisable over long periods of time because it can damage the cord, plugs, and/or your TV if you don't do it correctly.

Disconnecting a TV's power source to turn it on and off works on all models. However, in order for this to work, the TV must have been turned on before being unplugged; if you turned it off before unplugging it, this method will not work.

 

2. Turn On the Smart TV Using A Smartphone Application

Smart TV brands like TCL have apps you can install on your smartphone and sync with the TV. This makes it super easy to turn on your Smart TV without using a remote control.

The app is also a great way to control your TV when it’s connected to your network. If you have multiple devices in your home that connect over WiFi, you can use the app as a remote control for them as well. Just make sure you connect your smartphone to a network that you regularly use for both devices.

With TCL Home App, You can use one mobile phone to control multiple TCL smart devices, including TVs, air conditioners, soundbars, and more.  

 

3. Turn On Non-Smart TV Using a Smartphone

In order to turn on your non-smart TV using your smartphone, you will need:

An infrared blaster. This is a device that transmits infrared rays through an infrared blaster. Many smartphones have these built into them and can be used to control other electronic devices such as televisions or air conditioners. If you do not have one already, it can be purchased at any electronics store.

If your phone has an IR blaster, try several universal remote control apps from your phone app store. I recommend trying out several different ones until you find one that works best for your needs! Some smart TVs that employ infrared remotes can also use these universal remote apps.

 

4. Turn on the TV with OK Google

You can also turn on your TV with OK Google by saying "OK Google, turn on the TV."

This will work for TCL televisions that have a built-in Hand-free Voice Control and will automatically launch Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video depending on which app is installed.

Try saying “Hey Google (Ok Google), turn on the TV” or ask Google to find a specific title, search by genre, and get personalized recommendations on what to watch by saying, “Hey Google (Ok Google), what should I watch?”

You can also control your compatible connected home devices directly from your TCL Google TV. See your security camera feed right on your TV screen.

 

5. Turn on the TV with Alexa

If you have an Amazon Fire TV and Alexa-enabled remote, you can use your voice to turn on your TV. To do this, you'll need to make sure that both the Fire Stick and the Echo are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Open the Alexa app, select More > Settings > TV & Video, and then connect Alexa to your TV. Tap Link or Enable after selecting your content or service provider from the list. Next, connect your TV to your Alexa devices by following the on-screen directions.

Once everything is set up correctly, you can use voice commands to turn your TV on and off, control the volume, play or stop a movie, and more once you've connected it to your Alexa devices. Simply say "Alexa, Turn on the TV."

 

Safety Precautions

With all the methods explained, it is important to take safety precautions when turning on your TV without a remote control. For example, when unplugging and plugging in the TV's power source, make sure to turn off the TV and unplug it from the wall before doing so. This will reduce the risk of electrical shock and damage to the TV and its components. Additionally, when using a smartphone app to turn on the TV, make sure to connect your smartphone to a secure and regularly used network to protect your privacy and personal information. Lastly, when using voice commands through Alexa or Google, be aware of any security or privacy implications of connecting your TV to these virtual assistants. It is always recommended to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for using your TV in a safe and secure manner.

 

Conclusion

To sum it up, if you are looking for a way to turn on your TV without using a remote control, then this is the article for you. We've covered everything from IR remotes to Bluetooth technology and even smartphone apps that can help with this problem. In addition, we've given some helpful tips and tricks on how to get started with each option so that anyone can use them!

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2023-09-21