How to Turn On a Sharp TV Without a Remote

Remote controllers make it easy to watch TV. If your TV set has the capabilities, you can manage the volume, navigate channels, modify the color, and even check the weather with just one device.

It’s virtually impossible to fathom life without one until the unthinkable occurs. You have your remote in your hands one day, and it’s gone the next.

Perhaps the children misplaced it. Or maybe your dog decided to take it out into the backyard and bury it with the rest of his buried treasure.

Whatever the case may be, you must turn on your Sharp television immediately to avoid missing out on any fantastic cinematic enjoyment. So, how do you go about it? Continue reading to learn how to turn on your Sharp TV without using the remote.

Controlling Your TV Without a Remote

It may seem hopeless, but there are a few options for turning on your TV without a remote. First, you can try one of the options below before flipping over the couch cushions looking for it again:

Use the Power Button

You can always switch your TV on manually if you can’t find your remote control. Most televisions feature a power button located somewhere on the screen’s frame. So it’s a matter of locating it.

It’s time to dust off the manual that came with your television if you still have it. Take note of the placement of the power button on the television by looking at the diagram. Would you please turn on the television by walking over to it and pressing the button?

Even if you don’t have your owner’s handbook, you can look for the power button outside the TV. Feel for the button by running your hand along with the logo and bottom edges of the screen. The exact location of the button varies with each Sharp TV model; however, it is usually found in the lower-left or right corner of the frame.

Use Google Home and Chromecast

To turn on your TV, you can alternatively use the Google Home app and a Chromecast device. If you have a recent television with Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) and have already enabled the feature, this method will work.

Even this, however, can be a little perplexing. The same name by all manufacturers does not refer to the CEC function. Sharp TVs, for example, have a function called Aquos Link, which is the brand name for the feature you require.

However, as previously said, you must have this option activated in your TV’s settings menu for it to operate. If you haven’t already done so but can manually access your television’s settings menu and switch it on, you can use the Google Home app and Chromecast to do so.

Select a video from your phone and press the Cast icon. Choose the Chromecast option if you have a choice. Because Chromecast is the input source, casting a movie or audio stream powers your TV.

Keep in mind that the Chromecast gadget requires electricity, which is dependent on how your TV’s USB ports function. When the television is turned on, it may cycle power to a USB port. Check your Chromecast device’s status light. If it goes dark when your TV is turned off, you may need to connect it to an AC adaptor to keep it powered. You can switch on your TV without using a remote if you power the Chromecast device separately.

You can power your TV with Google Home Mini or Google Hub if you want to bypass the phone experience entirely and use your voice. For example, say, “OK, Google, turn on my TV,” and then operate your Chromecast device using the Google Home app. When you’re finished, say “OK, Google, turn off my TV” to turn it off.

Buy a Replacement Remote

In some circumstances, having a replacement remote control on hand is preferable. However, there are alternative solutions on the market, such as a universal remote, if you can’t find an actual controller for your TV.

Universal remote controls are a low-cost alternative to a manufacturer’s remote control, and they’re simple to program. However, it would help if you switched on your TV using the power button to program the remote.

You can always go for the Logitech Harmony remote control system if you want a more luxurious, long-term choice. With the touch of a few buttons, the Harmony transforms your house into a Smart one.

However, connecting everything to the Harmony system takes some time. So if you’re seeking a quick fix, this isn’t the one for you.

A Final Word About Using Apps

If you have an older cellphone with an infrared (IR) feature, you can try turning on your TV using it and an app. If you have a Smart TV linked to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, you may be able to use it as a remote even if you don’t have an IR blaster (a plug-in device that simulates an infrared TV remote control device) on your phone.

Remember that third-party remote programs are infamous for being buggy. They may work as a temporary fix, but if your remote is permanently lost, you’ll need to devise a long-term approach.

Without a remote, how do you turn on your Sharp TV? Which strategy did you find to be the most effective? Would you please share your thoughts in the comments box below?

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