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How to Turn On Hisense TV Without a Remote in 4 Steps, With Photos

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How to Turn On Hisense TV Without a Remote in 4 Steps, With Photos

Key Points

  • There are ways to turn on a Hisense TV without a remote using your smartphone or tablet.
  • You can identify a Hisense TV by looking at the bottom center of the screen or checking the TV’s manual or original box.
  • To turn on a Hisense TV without a remote, you can download the Roku or Google TV app and connect it to your TV.
  • Alternatively, you can manually turn on a Hisense TV by pressing a circular button located underneath the center or on the side of the TV.

There’s nothing worse than a lost remote. Without it, you can’t change the channel, can’t adjust the volume… can’t even turn the TV on or off. Or, at least, that’s what you’d assume. As it turns out, there are ways to turn on a Hisense TV without a remote. These methods are not only simple but also require no additional fees or equipment on your part. All you need is your smartphone or tablet. It’s really that simple. We’ll walk you through the process below, complete with photos.

How Do I Tell If My TV Is a Hisense?

Hisense U8G
Hisense TVs come in all shapes and sizes, but all show the brand name in clear lettering.

Most TV brand names are displayed prominently on the remote. Unfortunately, it’s a lot harder to tell what brand your TV is if you don’t have the remote. (Hence this guide.) Luckily for us, there are ways to tell what brand your television is without the help of the remote — and without the help of the brand name displayed on the TV’s home screen.

The easiest way to identify your TV’s brand name is to look at the bottom center of the screen. Most Hisense models display the Hisense brand name in plain sight in easy-to-read white lettering in this place. On some Hisense-branded televisions, you can also find the name imprinted in big letters on the back of the device.

If you’re not near the television right now — who knows where your hunt for the remote has taken you? — there’s another simple method you can try. If you’re the type of person who holds onto everything after you buy it, you can also try looking at the TV’s manual or the original box it came in. The Hisense brand name will be printed in large lettering on both of these things.

As a last-ditch effort, you can also try pinpointing your television on the receipt you received when you bought it. This is much easier done with an online receipt than with a printed receipt. Whether you purchased it on Amazon, Target, Walmart, or from another major retailer, search your account for the receipt and look for the brand name there.

How to Turn on Hisense TV Without a Remote

Now that you’ve verified that your television is actually a Hisense, let’s get back to the matter at hand: How to turn on a Hisense TV without a remote. Below, we’ll present you with two different ways to turn the TV on. One requires your smartphone, and the other requires you to physically get up and turn the television on manually. Fear not; both methods are incredibly easy to follow. Now, allow us to show you how it’s done.

Step One: Download App

Roku app highlighted on iPhone screen.
Download the Roku or Google TV app to power on your device.

Most Hisense televisions on the market today use one of two smart interfaces: Roku TV or Google TV. Thanks to these smart hubs, you can download the corresponding app and turn on the television from there. Just as long as both your phone and your TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, that is.

Download the Roku or Google TV app, depending on which type of smart TV you have. If you’re uncertain and weren’t able to determine it based on the methods explored above, then you can always download both apps and go from there. It might take a little longer this way, but you’ll only have to do it this once.

Step Two: Open App

Roku app loading screen.
Open the app once the download completes.

After the download finishes, you’ll be taken to the app’s home screen. As you’ll soon see, there are no devices listed here. That’s because you have to navigate to the proper page. On the Roku app, for example, you’ll need to switch to the Devices tab on the bottom right corner of the screen. Open the app and head to the proper tab.

Step Three: Find Device

List of available Roku devices in app.
Find the Hisense TV from the list of available devices.

Once inside the Roku TV or Google TV app, find your Hisense TV on the list of available devices. If you live in an apartment building or other residence with a shared Wi-Fi network, be warned: You may see other people’s smart TVs on this list. Look at the screen size and location listed on the app to ensure you select the right television.

Step Four: Wake Device

Hisense TV waking up in Roku app.
Tap “Wake This Device” to turn on your Hisense TV without a remote.

At last, it’s time to turn on your Hisense TV. Wake the device from the list and wait for it to power on. If the TV has been off for a little bit, you may need to wait about 30 seconds or more for the television to power on. If you’re having difficulty, double-check to make sure your smartphone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the TV. With luck, you should see your TV power on now.

How to Turn On Hisense TV Manually

Bottom of Hisense TV screen with power button.
Press the button beneath the Hisense logo to turn on TV manually.

Having a hard time turning on the TV with the steps listed above? We have one other method for you to try. You’re going to have to get off the couch to do it, though. Apologies in advance. Simply head over to the television and reach underneath the center of the TV beneath the Hisense logo. (Some are on the back instead.) Here, you’ll feel a circular button. Press it once to power on the TV.

When you’re done watching, you can also press and hold the button to turn the TV back off again. This button also doubles as a navigational tool, allowing you to maneuver the TV’s input options with a single press. Check your TV’s manual for a list of more detailed features you can access with this power button. If all has gone according to plan, your Hisense TV should now be powered on.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I turn on a Hisense TV?

To turn on a Hisense TV, you can either use the remote control that came with the television or by pressing the power button on the TV itself. Simply press the power button — it typically looks like a circle with a line through it. The physical button can be found underneath or on the back of the TV.

Can I use a universal remote with a Hisense TV?

Yes, Hisense TVs are compatible with universal remotes. You can program a universal remote by following the instructions in the manual provided with the remote. Usually, this will require you to input a code that corresponds to your specific Hisense TV model. The remote’s manual should give you the appropriate codes.

How do I connect my Hisense TV to Wi-Fi?

To connect your Hisense TV to Wi-Fi, go to the TV’s settings menu. Look for the “Network” or “Wi-Fi” section, select your Wi-Fi network, and enter the network’s password. Alternatively, you can also use an Ethernet cable for a secure wired connection with fewer interruptions.

Why is my Hisense TV not working with the remote?

If your Hisense TV is not responding to buttons being pressed on the remote control, check the remote’s batteries to make sure they’re not dead. If that doesn’t work, make sure there is a clear line of sight between the remote and the TV. If all else fails, try using the Roku or Google TV app that corresponds with the Hisense’s smart interface.

How do I change the input on my Hisense TV without a remote?

To change inputs on your Hisense TV without a remote, try using the Roku or Google TV app that matches your TV’s smart hub operating system. If you’re unsure about what kind of smart TV you have, you can also manually change the input using the button on the bottom or side of the Hisense TV. 

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