Try as we might to not face this particular situation, a lot of us do have to find ways to use Hisense TV without a remote. Something like a remote is too easy to lose and maybe you will find it between your couch cushions in a few days.
Or maybe it has suddenly gone out of use. Nothing can be done except leave it at a good repair shop or buy a new one. Until then, we can figure out ways to operate the TV every time your remote fails you.
How to use Hisense TV without a remote?
While not all functions are accessible without a remote, there are some that can be conducted. There’s even a workaround that would not require a remote at all. One by one, let’s see them all.
Use The Hisense TV Manually
The first hurdle one will face is opening the TV in the first place.
Step 1: Locate the power button at the bottom of the TV.
Press it once and the screen will flash with the logo before drifting to the main screen.
Step 2: If you want to turn off the TV, press the same power button again.
This time, you will have to hard press it for 2 to 3 seconds.
Unfortunately, nothing else can be done through the manual method. The TV includes no other button such as volume, menu, or control, which are essential in operating it.
So, we’ll move on to more comfortable and easier methods.
Pair To Hisense TV With Roku App
The best workaround on an unresponding remote is to turn your smartphone into a remote. The steps to do so are the same for Android and iOS, for the most part, so we will be discussing them together.
Step 1: if you have an iPhone, go to your App Store. An android user should head over to the Google Play Store.
On the search bar, type Roku Official Remote Control.
Step 2: Tap on the Install button. Once downloaded, open the app.
The first screen that will greet you is the Roku channel.
You can go to the channel section and manually scroll down to Hisense TV. You can also use the search bar and look for Hisense Smart TV.
Step 3: Once you locate it, tap on Hisense Smart TV. Your phone will be now connected to the TV. You will see the proof with the menu flashing on your screen.
For this to work, your WiFi has to be on. Your TV and phone should be sharing the same network.
At the bottom of the screen of your Roku App, you should click on the remote option. It is beside the channel button to the left.
Step 4: At the center of the app screen, there is the Power button. Click on it and you can use the smartphone as your remote.
Turn Volume Up On Hisense TV without Remote
The best way to do so is to continue using an app like Roku Remote Control.
Step 1: Go to Settings from the options available to the left of the screen. Of course, you will be using the arrows on Roku remote app to navigate.
The resulting screen would have the Sound icon as the third option.
Step 2: You will find the Sound mode option as the first one.
There are different sound types under sound mode. Depending on what you plan to watch, you can change it to sports, entertainment, and so on.
Other sound options you can mess with are Balance, Treble, Bass.
Step 3: Jump down to Auto Volume Level. Turning it Off will allow you to control the volume up and down.
Turning it On would mean the volume levels would be decided by Hisense TV’s in-built system.
Command Google Assistant To Control Hisense TV
This will work as long as the same WiFi network is being shared by both your phone and the TV.
Step 1: As you did for downloading the Roku App, go to Play Store or App Store – depending on whether you own an Android or an iPhone.
Step 2: Open to Google Home app and then tap on Media.
You will see your TV name in the options.
Step 3: Tap on the Hisense TV option on the Google Home app. You are now connected.
It is a matter of now using your voice to control how the TV acts. Simple acts such as saying, “OK Google, turn the volume up,” should do the job.
There is another app like the Roku app called the Android TV Remote Control app. The setup and pairing process is exactly like the Roku remote control app.
As for your Hisense TV remote, if it’s not working, you can try changing the battery. Otherwise, sending it to a repair shop is recommended. For the most part, the smartphone apps are your best option.