How to control Hisense TV without Remote (2021)

Users usually panic when their remote stops working or is lost. But nowadays, smart TVs are really smart and don’t require a remote always. This article is about How to control Hisense TV without the remote.

How to use/control TV without remote?

It is pretty simple to control your Hisense TV without a remote. The problems come in handy with the solutions, thanks to technology. It used to be tough to operate the TVs earlier without the remote when smart TVs were not in trend but, now it’s not. And not at all for Hisense TV users.

You can control your app either using the physical buttons present on your remote or the app. There are basic manual or physical buttons located on the backside of the TV. You can perform almost all the functions using these buttons.

Secondly, you can connect your TV with the remote app. Your phone, in this case, will work as the remote. You can access all the channels and settings with the help of the app.


How to turn on Hisense TV without remote?

There are two methods using which we can turn on the TV, without a remote.

Method 1: Using physical buttons on the TV

Hisense TV has manual buttons present on the TV itself. It is although difficult to find as the designers place them where it won’t affect the display of the TV. In Hisense TVs, it is present below the logo of the TV. First, make sure that you connect the power cable to the supply outlet, and after that press the power button.

 power button on Hisense TV
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Method 2: Using the app

Hisense TV operates on two operating systems: Roku OS and Android OS. And both of them have different ways of installing the app, so let’s see them individually.

For Roku OS

This method will help you if you are a user of Roku OS

  • Step 1: Download the app

Download the app on your phone as it will be a convenient option to replace your remote. The app is available for both iOS as well as Android users.


  • Step 2: Launch the app

After installing the app, launch it.


  • Step 3: Look for Hisense TV and connect it

In order to connect your phone to the TV, you need to connect it first. Look for the name of your television. After finding it, click on it and pair your TV and the app. Your app and TV should be connected to the same Wi-Fi, otherwise, they won’t connect.


  • Step 4: Select the Remote tab

You will find the remote tab at the bottom of the screen.


  • Step 5: Press the power button

From the remote tab, find the power button. The power button is present at the center of your app screen.


For Android OS

Most new Hisense TVs are coming with Android OS. If you are a user of Android OS then this method is for you.

  • Step 1: Download and launch the app

The app is available for both Android and iOS devices. Install it on your phone or any other device according to your convenience. After installing it launch the app. It will display terms and conditions. Accept them and move forward doing further steps.


  • Step 2: Look for Hisense TV

Now your app will ask you to select the device to which you want to connect. Look for the name of your Hisense TV.


  • Step 3: Pair it with your TV

As soon as you see it, click on the device name and, it will start with the pairing process. A code will pop up on your TV. Enter the code on your phone and click OK. Remember that your TV and app should be connected to the same Wi-Fi.


  • Step 4: Use the power button

You will find the power button is at the center of your app screen.

Hisense TV remote app for Android OS
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How to get Settings on Hisense TV without remote?

Method 1: Using manual buttons

The settings button is physically present on the TV. Look for it. It is usually present on the right side of the TV panel. Press the button and, it will help you access the menu. Remember to turn on your TV first. You can further control the settings use the volume buttons. + volume button is used for up arrow button and – volume button for arrow-down.


Method 2: Using the app

  • Step 1: Download the app

You can download the app either on your laptop or phone. The app is easily available on both android and iOS stores.


  • Step 2: Launch it

As soon as you are done with the installation, launch the app.


  • Step 3: Pair with your TV

Now you need to connect the app to your TV. To do that, find the name of your device and click on it. Also, remember to connect your app and TV with the same Wi-Fi otherwise, it won’t pair.


  • Step 4: Select the remote tab

You will find a remote tab located at the left corner. Select it.


  • Step 5: Find settings option

Now you will find the settings on your screen. It is located at the top- center. And there you are.

Hisense TV remote app
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How to change input on Hisense TV without remote?

Method 1: Manual buttons

Hisense TVs have buttons present on them which can almost do all the work same as the remote. But like other basic buttons, it doesn’t have a direct button for the input option. In this case, select the Menu button. It is located at the right side of the television panel.


Method 2: Using the mobile app

For Roku OS
  • Step 1: Download the app

According to your convenience install the app. It is available in both android and apple stores.


  • Step 2: Pair it with the TV

After installing the app, you need to pair it with the TV. Find the name of your TV and click OK. The app will connect with the device automatically.


  • Step 3: Select the remote tab

You will find two options below. One is for channels and the other for the remote. That is called the remote tab. Click on it and you will see the navigation buttons displayed on your app.


  • Step 4: Select settings

Now, you will find settings on either of the corners. Click on it.


  • Step 5: Go to Input+

In the settings screen, you will find man options displayed. Find your required option.


For Android OS
  • Step 1: Download the app

Download the app using the android and apple stores respectively.


  • Step 2: Pair the app

As soon as you will open the app, it will ask you to connect your device. Look for your TV’s name. now click on it. A specific code will be displayed on your TV. Enter it in your app and click OK. Your device is now paired with the TV.


  • Step 3: Go to settings

After the pairing process, the remote will be automatically displayed on your app. Now go to settings.


  • Step 4: Find input

In the settings menu, find your required option.


Hope this article helped you solve your problem.


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