If you’re like me, you probably use your remote control to turn on your Philips TV.
But what do you do when it’s broken?
Or worse… when you lose it?
How can you turn on your television without the remote?
Well, I found some easy ways to do that.
Read on to find out:
- What Easylink is and how to use it.
- 5 easy ways to turn on your Philips TV without the remote.
- How you can turn on your television using Alexa or Google Assistant.
- And lots more…
How To Turn On Philips TV Without Remote – 5 Ways
You can turn on your Philips TV without the remote by pressing the power button at the bottom or backside of your television. Another way to turn it on is by using a remote application on your smartphone. You can also use a smart speaker or game console to turn on the TV.
#1: Use the physical power button
We start easy by simply using the physical power button.
It’s usually located on the bottom or backside of the Philips TV.
If it’s on the back, you’ll see some ports and buttons with the following labels:
To turn on your TV without the remote control, press and hold the power button (for more than 2 seconds). It should turn on automatically.
Pro tip: Just tap the power button once to put the Philips TV in sleep mode. Tap it again, and it will wake up.
And for visual guidance, here’s a helpful video:
Now, this power button solution is temporary.
Because I can imagine you don’t want to get up every time to turn the TV on or off.
If that’s the case, you might like the next solution better. Which is to…
#2: Use a universal remote control
Is your current Philips remote control broken or glitchy?
Well, you can make use of universal remote control.
The cool thing about it is that you can also use it for other devices, such as:
- TV box.
- Game console.
But before you purchase…
My tip is to check your current Philips remote control 1 last time.
See, some useful tricks can bring it back to life:
Free up the sensor
First, ensure that nothing is blocking the TV sensor and the remote control.
If there’s an object in the way, such as a cabinet or shelf, remove it and try again.
Also, check the sensor from the Philips remote control.
This 1 is overlooked many times.
But things like hand lotion or sticky syrup can get accidentally on your remote control and block the signal.
Gently wipe it off with a napkin and try again.
Check the batteries
If the batteries are placed incorrectly, then your remote control won’t work.
So check if the batteries in the battery compartment are placed correctly.
Meaning the plus sign (+) should match the plus sign (+) from the remote control. The same goes for the minus (-) sign.
Tip: If you replace the batteries, replace them only with new ones. Don’t mix old batteries with new ones.
Replace the Philips remote control
If you’ve done all that and still have no luck fixing your Philips remote control…
Then it’s time to replace it with a universal remote control.
This is an easy solution because it works for multiple devices and brands, such as Samsung, Roku, Sony, etc.
Note: Double-check if your Philips TV model is compatible with the universal remote.
#3: Use a remote application
The cool thing nowadays is that everything is smart.
Smart speakers, smartphones, smart TVs, and so on.
It basically means that the device can connect to the internet.
So, it becomes easy if your television and smartphone are on the same WiFi network.
Simply install the Philips TV Remote App (iOS/Android) and use it to turn your TV on.
After you’ve installed the app, follow the on-screen instructions.
When you’re done, turn your TV on by only using your smartphone.
And if this remote app doesn’t suit you, I found 2 extra applications to use:
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#4: Use voice commands
Some Philips TVs have a built-in voice assistant, such as Alexa.
This way, you simply need to say voice commands like ‘’Alexa, turn on the TV.’’
Another method is to connect a smart speaker, such as an Amazon Echo or Google Home, to your Philips TV.
They can also function as your voice assistant.
Simply activate the TV skill and link the television account.
When it’s done, you can give voice commands to turn on your television.
Note: Make sure that both devices are connected to the same WiFi. Otherwise, it won’t work.
#5: Use EasyLink (HDMI-CEC)
A way to control multiple devices with 1 single remote or even a joypad is by using HDMI-CEC.
This shares functionality between connected devices via an HDMI cable.
Many big brands promote this under various names, and Philips called their HDMI-CEC feature Easylink.
It works with all electronic devices that also support HDMI-CEC.
You simply connect the other device with an HDMI cable, and you are done.
Note: Not all HDMI ports have HDMI-CEC. So, Look for the HDMI port labeled as HDMI-CEC or check the supplied manual. That’s the port you need.
To enable Easylink on your Philips TV, you can follow these 6 easy steps:
- Press the Home button on your remote control.
- Go to Setup.
- Select Installation.
- Choose Preferences.
- Select EasyLink.
- Toggle on Master Easylink, Auto TV, and RC Key Forwarding.
So, when you connect your other electronic device to its HDMI-CEC port, you can use that remote to turn on your Philips TV.
For example, you can use the remote from your soundbar, streaming device, or even the joypad from your game console to turn on the television.
Pretty cool, right?
For example, here’s how to turn on your Philips TV with a PlayStation 5 (PS5) controller.
First, make sure that Easylink is enabled on your television.
Then connect it with an HDMI cable to your PS5.
Next, take these 5 easy steps in the settings of the gaming device:
- Go to Settings.
- Select System.
- Choose HDMI.
- Toggle on HDMI Device Link.
- Enable One-Touch Play.
Then turn your Philips TV on or off with the PS5 controller.