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How to turn on Samsung TV without remote?

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Have you lost your Samsung TV remote? Losing a remote can sometimes be frustrating as it limits your options. Not only do you have to find a replacement remote, but also have to figure out a way to turn on your TV.

Fortunately, there are ways to turn on Samsung TV without using a remote. In this article, we discuss two methods that you can use


Using the TV controller button

Almost all Samsung TV models have a TV control button that allows you to turn on the TV, adjust the volume and source input and in some cases, access the Smart Hub, Menu and Settings.

Depending on the model of your Samsung TV, the TV controller button is located either on the back of the TV, under the front panel in the middle or under the front panel on the side. When you locate the TV controller, press it for five seconds or so and then the TV will turn on.

When you will look for the TV controller, you will encounter a set of buttons. It is important to remember that the TV controller button is the centre button. Certain 2018 models of Samsung TV have a single-button controller in the middle of the front bezel.

Also read: Netflix not working on Samsung TV: Quick Fix 


Using the SmartThings app

Samsung SmartThings app is a smart home platform that allows you to connect and control your smart home devices from a single application. The app is available on App Store and Google Play Store.

To get started, download the app and then create an account. After that, tap on the Add icon and then tap Device. Next, go to TV > Samsung > TV > Start to connect your mobile phone to the TV.

Once connected, you can now control the Samsung TV through the mobile SmartThings app.


Frequently answered questions (FAQs)

Now, let us dive into some frequently answered questions related to this topic that people ask on Google and other search engines.

Do all Samsung TVs have a power button?

Yes, all Samsung TVs have a power button. Depending on the model of your Samsung TV, the power button is located at the back, in the middle, or under the front panel on the side.


How can I turn on my TV without the power button or remote?

Here are some other ways to turn on your TV without the power button or remote:

  • Use your smartphone: There are apps such as SmartThings using which you can convert your smartphone into a remote.
  • Use a voice assistant: If you have a voice assistant such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home, you can use it to turn on your TV.

What app can I use to turn my Samsung TV on without remote?

There are tons of apps available for this purpose. However, Samsung recommends using the SmartThings app. You can download this app from any authorised web store and use it to convert your smartphone into a remote.

Also read: How to restart an app on Samsung TV?

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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: [email protected]

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