You have a Hisense TV, but all of a sudden the remote doesn’t work.
Or you lost the remote and you looked everywhere.
How do you turn on the TV now? Can you still use the TV without the remote?
I was thinking the same thing!
There are a few cool and easy ways to do it.
Read on to find out:
- Where the power button is on a Hisense TV.
- How to use your smartphone as a remote for your Hisense TV.
- How to turn on your Hisense TV with a Playstation, Nintendo Switch, and Alexa.
- What 1-Touch Play is on a Hisense Roku TV and how do you use it to turn on the tv.
- And lots more…
How to turn on Hisense TV without remote: 5 ways
To turn on the Hisense TV without a remote, you can use the power button at the bottom side, just below the Hisense logo. You can also turn on the TV by using a remote app on your smartphone. And if you have a Playstation or Nintendo Switch, you can use the controller to turn on the TV.
#1: Power button
The Hisense TV comes with a power button. It’s placed on the bottom side. Just below the Hisense logo.
To turn the TV on without the remote, press and hold the power button. It will turn on automatically.
When it comes to turning it off, you can press and hold the power button (for more than 2 seconds). It will go off automatically.
Bonus: If the TV is on and you can simply tap the power button, it’ll go to sleep mode. Tap it again, and it will reactivate itself.
Of course, this power button fix is a temporary solution. I get you if you don’t want to get up all the time simply to turn the TV on or off.
If that’s the case, the next fix may suit you better.
#2: Replace the remote
If you’re planning to replace your current remote, first check it one last time. Maybe we can fix it before you give up on it.
First, ensure there’s nothing between the sensor of the TV and your remote. Remove any objects that could be blocking the signal to the remote sensor.
The objects that block the signal could be a:
- Bluray player.
After that, check the batteries. Make sure that they are placed in the right way.
If you look at the battery there is a plus symbol (+). This should be matched with the plus symbol (+) in the battery compartment. The same also applies to the minus symbol (-).
If needed you can change the batteries.
Note: change the batteries with new ones. Don’t combine old batteries with new ones.
If it’s really needed you can simply replace the remote. Replacing the remote will get you up and running for the next couple of years.
Optionally you can also use a universal remote. The cool thing about a universal remote is that you can use it for multiple devices and different brands.
Note: Double-check if your Hisense TV model is compatible with the remote.
#3: Remote app for Hisense Android Smart TV
Did you know your smartphone can be used as a remote?
Yes, it’s super easy. You can even control your mouse on the TV with this app.
’’Wow, it’s impressive what’s possible nowadays.’’
Note: the smartphone and the TV should be linked to the same Wi-Fi. Otherwise, it won’t work.
If that’s checked then install the remote control app for Hisense Android Smart TV.
Here’s how to do it on an Android device:
After installation follows the setup process from the RemoteNow app and connects your TV with it.
And for Apple devices follow these steps:
- Go to the Apple Appstore.
- Search for the Hisense RemoteNow app.
- Install the app.
Then set it up by following the instruction from the app and connect your TV with it. Then try it out and turn the tv on and off with the app.
Bonus: An alternative app for the Hisense RemoteNow app is Remote Control for Hisense Smart TV. It’s only available for Android devices.
#4: Roku remote app for Hisense Roku TV
If you have a Hisense Roku TV, you can use the Roku app to use as a remote for your TV.
Note: Keep in mind that your smartphone or tablet has to be linked to the same Wi-Fi as the Hisense Roku TV.
For Android devices you can take these steps:
Then follow the setup instructions and connect the tv with the app. Then try it out.
For Apple devices you can take these steps:
- Go to the Apple App Store.
- Search for the Official Roku app.
- Install the app.
Then set it up and try it out.
#5: Infrared (IR) remote on a smartphone
The previous remote control apps work mainly via Wi-Fi. However, Hisense TV remotes work via InfraRed (IR).
The cool thing is that some smartphones also have Infrared and you can use it as a remote, but then via IR.
If your Android smartphone has IR, then you can use an app called: TV Remote for Hisense (IR). You can install the TV Remote for Hisense (IR).
And for iPhones, most don’t have IR. But, if you have to happen an IR dongle on your iPhone, you can try out the app called: Fingertip Remote International.
And for visual guidance, check out this link:
We haven’t tried this ourselves, but for some people, this seems to work.
Bonus: HDMI CEC
If you have connected a device via HDMI you may have the option to turn your Hisense TV on through that connected device.
’’Really! How does it work?’’
It’s pretty easy. And I’ll explain it simply.
It goes via Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) and is also known as HDMI CEC. Most of the Hisense TVs have this option. When you have a Hisense Roku TV it’s known under the name: 1-Touch Play.
Via HDMI CEC both devices can communicate via the HDMI connection. In this way, you can control both devices with one remote.
By the way, it doesn’t need to be a traditional remote from the TV itself.
It can also be the remote from the other device. For example the remote from the soundbar or even crazier the game controller from a game console.
”I have a Playstation! You mean I can turn the TV off with the game controller from my Playstation?’’
It gets better, as soon as you turn on the TV it goes straight to the right input source where the device is connected.
For example: if your Playstation is connected with the HDMI 2 it goes straight to the HDMI 2 input.
To find the HDMI CEC option on your Hisense TV you can check the manual.
On a Hisense TV with an Android operating system you can find it here:
- Go to Settings.
- Go to Inputs.
- Then make sure that TV auto power on is enabled.
And for Hisense Roku TV is known as 1-Touch Play and you can take these steps:
- Go to Settings.
- Go to System.
- Go to Control other devices (CEC).
- Highlight and enable 1-Touch Play.
So, if you have the HDMI CEC option enabled on your Hisense TV and you have a Playstation 5 connected, you can take these steps to activate it in the PS5 menu:
- Go to Settings.
- Go to System.
- Go to HDMI.
- Enable HDMI Device Link.
- Then Enable One-Touch Play (make sure it’s on by enabling it).
And if you have to happen a Nintendo Switch, you can take these steps in the Nintendo menu:
- Go to System Settings.
- Scroll down to TV Output.
- Enable Match TV Power State.
Then try it out.
If you have an Amazon Alexa and you connected it to the Hisense TV, then you can also control it.
You can control it with the following voice command:
’’Alexa, turn on the (name of the TV)’.
Depends of course how you named your TV, then it should work.
And turning it off is the same:
’’Alexa, turn off the (name of the TV)’’.
If you have a Google Chromecast and Google speaker linked to your Hisense TV, you can turn the TV on and off with a voice command.
Pro tip: Make sure the Chromecast is connected to its own power source instead of the USB port from the TV. If this is connected to the USB from the TV for power, you can’t turn it back on because you give the command to the Chromecast (and not to the TV).
When it’s all connected you can try out this command:
’’Hey Google, turn off (name of the Chromecast)’’.
And to turn it on:
’’Hey Google, turn on (name of the Chromecast)’’.
With that, try it out.
Hopefully, with all or a few of these fixes, your life became much easier.