How To Turn on a Sony TV Without a Remote
If you’re trying to figure out how to turn on your Sony TV without using a remote control, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll walk you through the process to turn on a Sony TV regardless of the model without a remote.
Locating the Physical Button
It turns out that turning on a Sony TV without a remote control doesn’t have to be a hassle.
First, you’ll need to examine your TV and determine where the power button is. Sony TVs come in different models, each with a power button located in a different location. But most models generally have their power buttons on the back of the screen or at the bottom. Usually, the power button is between the volume up and volume down button and is marked with a power icon. In other models, the button should be next to the Sony logo.
If you’ve not figured out where your TV’s power button is, read the manual or find it online on this page.
To turn on a Sony TV without using a remote, follow these steps.
- Identify the power button on your TV.
- Press and hold the button for a minimum of three seconds.
- You should now see your screen power up.
To turn off a Sony TV without a remote, press and hold the power button for at least three seconds until the TV powers off.
You can also control the volume of your TV without using a remote. To do so, press the plus button to increase the volume and the minus button to decrease it.
Powering Up a Sony TV Using the Google Home App
To avoid any inconvenience that may arise from losing a remote control, it’s best to have a good backup plan. Having your Sony TV connected to your Google Assistant will help you operate your TV from the comfort of your phone.
You’ll be able to turn your TV on, watch your favorite shows on streaming applications, and much more.
To start using Google Assistant to turn on your TV, you’ll need to connect your TV to the Google Home app on your phone. Here’s how to go about the process.
- Power up your TV and open the “Chromecast” screen.
- On your phone, launch Google Home.
- Click the “Add” icon at the top right of the screen.
- Go to “Set up device” and choose the “New devices” option.
- Allow the app a few seconds to detect your TV. Once the device is detected, tap the “Next” button.
- Verify that your Google Home app’s code matches that on your TV screen and select the “Yes” button.
- Follow the wizard to connect your Chromecast to your home Wi-Fi network.
Now that you have the two devices connected, you can start using voice commands to perform different operations on your Sony TV without needing a remote control. And yes, that includes turning on the TV as well.
To turn on your Sony TV using the Google Home app, you can say commands like, “Hey, Google, turn on my TV,” or, “Ok, Google, power on the TV,” and pretty much anything along those lines. Note that Google Assistant is powered by artificial intelligence. So, the program is smart enough to recognize what you mean. Just think of it as asking an actual person to turn on the TV for you.
If the above commands don’t work, then your Sony TV model doesn’t support the feature yet.
Maybe You Don’t Need a Remote Control to Control Your TV After All
Modern Sony TVs are minimalistic in design, making them overly reliant on a remote. Fortunately, losing your TV’s remote doesn’t equate to no TV. Simply press and hold the power button until the TV powers up, and continue enjoying your TV time. You can also go a notch higher and connect your TV to an online assistant, such as Google Assistant or Alexa, to start switching it on using your voice.
We hope you can now turn on your Sony TV without a remote control.
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