How to Turn on Roku TV Without Remote?

How to Turn on Roku TV Without Remote

We’re all aware that Roku’s TVs have ugly power buttons located behind the screen! You probably won’t be able to turn on your Roku TV if you lost the remote.

Press the power button on your TV to turn your Roku TV on without a remote. Underneath the TV, in the middle, is the power button. If the TV does not have the remote control, you can check the right, left, underside, front, and back of the unit.

You’re in luck, because every Roku TV has a power button, whether it’s from TCL, Hisense, Westinghouse, Philips, element, RCA, etc. Just look for the power button.

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How to find the power button on a Roku TV

For those who have lost their Roku remote, they can turn on their TV by pressing the power button.

The power button location on your TV will ultimately depend on the model, make, and year of your TV. You should check these four main spots (remember to look at the front of the TV no matter which direction you follow).

1) Middle, underside

Your Roku TV usually has its power button under the center of the screen. Many people are unaware that this button exists. It is not difficult to locate.

You can find it on the bottom of your phone, slightly forward, or slightly backward, depending on your model.

It is just a matter of feeling around under there until you find it.

2) Right side of TV, back

The power button for your Roku TV is likely to be located in the back right corner, if you have searched and searched for it.

There is an awkward location and difficulty reaching the power button on the Roku.

Look at the back of your TV on the right side, where it is slightly away from the wall. The power button is located here.

You may want to consider getting a flash light if you cannot see it. In the event you don’t find anything on the back right, check the back left side, too.

3) Left side of TV, back

Unless the power button is on the right side of your Roku, check the left-hand side of the television.

You can now see the left side of the back of your TV if you move your TV slightly to the left. There should be a small button there.

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4) Front left, underside

The power button is especially awful here! While hiding, Roku behaves like he’s playing hide-and-seek.

On the left side of the Roku TV, you will find the receiver (where the remote is connected).

The power button is located behind the receiver. Many people overlook this button. By pressing this small button you can turn on or off the television.

Roku TV user manual

It is possible that you will need to consult the user manual for your Roku TV if you are unable to locate the power button after following my instructions.

You can usually find the model number on the back of your TV. On Google, enter the model number and brand along with “user manual”.

Almost every button on your TV will be described in a diagram.

Use the Roku App as a remote

If you are unable to find the power button on your television, you can turn it on with the Roku App!

Roku is available through Apple’s App Store and Google Play. In either store, type in “Roku” to download the app.



When the app is downloaded, you should search for nearby Roku devices. The Roku TV should be found there. Click it to connect.

Roku TV can be connected to your phone with the Roku app, and your TV can be turned on with its remote.

All you have to do is press the red power button!

If your TV cannot be found after you download the app, you must follow these steps:

  • Roku should be closed
  • Unplug your TV to turn it off
  • Connect your TV again after waiting at least 10 seconds
  • Reopen the Roku app after 30 seconds

Use a remote control for cable or satellite

You can also turn on the TV using an extra remote if you have one lying around.

Satellite and cable remote controls can be used to control Roku TVs.

The codes to program your Roku remote are provided below.

You can program your satellite or cable remote by using the chart provided by your provider.

Roku TV remotes can only be programmed to operate with their respective remote controls if they work with cable or satellite.

Purchase a replacement Roku remote

It’s possible that the Roku TV remote will have to be replaced if none of these options proves to be a viable solution.

Replacing a remote is not expensive. Purchasing a spare may be a good idea.


You can turn on your Roku TV without a remote by pressing the power button. Congratulations! On/off buttons are available on every Roku TV. It’s just a matter of finding them!

Your Roku TV’s power button is located in the following places:

  1. In the middle and on the bottom
  2. On the right side of the TV’s back
  3. The left-hand side of the back of the TV
  4. Right-hand side, underside

In the event that you still cannot locate your TV’s power button, you may be able to find the manual online. The manual should describe all the buttons and their locations.

In addition, if you cannot find your cable or satellite remote or the power button, you may try using the Roku App.

Was it possible to turn your Roku TV on without a remote? Let us know in the comments!

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