Vizio smart TVs have a standard design that makes them appealing to the eye, as they do not have unnecessary buttons cluttering the front panel. This design ensures most of the TV’s front panel’s surface area is occupied by the screen, and other necessary buttons are housed on the back panel or at the bottom of the TV.
It can be hard to locate the power button on a Vizio TV as they are usually not visible at first glance. This article describes where to find the power buttons on different Vizio TV models and what else they can do.
The power button on VIZIO TVs is hidden on the bottom, rear, or side panel, depending on the model.
On legacy models (produced until 2013), the power button is on the left or right panel or, in some cases, on the front.
On models produced after 2013, the power button is located on the rear panel (either left or right side), under the HDMI inputs.
On the latest models, the power button is located on the bottom panel, right under the sensor. It can be on the left or right side.
If you can’t use the remote and don’t want to use the power button on the TV, the SmartCast app will allow you to turn the TV ON/OFF and control other features.
Where Is the Power Button?
Vizio TVs have the power button and other buttons hidden to maintain the TV’s minimalist design and ensure the TV has pleasing aesthetics.
Older models, especially those produced in 2013 and before, have the power button on the side or the front of the TV. These TVs are rarely used as they are outdated and cannot connect to the Internet.
Newer Vizio Smartcast TV models have the power button on the back of the TV. The button is situated on the bottom right/left corner of the TV’s backside. More specifically, you can find it right under the HDMI Input ports.
There are three vertically arranged buttons in general, and the power button is the first button at the top. It is followed by the Volume UP and Volume DOWN buttons, and the Input button is the last one at the bottom.
Vizio TV models with the above button arrangement include, but are not limited to, the following devices; V435-H1, V435-H11, and V555-H1.
Other Vizio models have the power button on the bottom right corner of the TV. The button is right where the TV’s remote sensor and power indicator are. Vizio TVs with the power button here include M50Q7-J01, M55Q7-J01, M58Q7-J01, M65Q7-J01, D24h-J09, D24f-J09, D32h-J09.
The remotes also have a power button as the first button on the top right corner.
What Else Can the Power Button Do?
Vizio TVs with the power button on the bottom right edge also use it as the Input button. If you press the power button once when the TV is on, it will change to another Input source.
The same TVs with the button under the remote sensor and power indicator also use the power button as a reset button. If you press and hold it for twenty seconds, the TV will reset its factory settings.
Vizio TV models with the power button on the back panel under the HDMI Input ports only use it as a power button and nothing else.
How to Turn the TV ON or OFF Without a Remote?
You can use the power button to turn the TV on or off easily, provided the TV is connected to a working power outlet. If the TV is on and you want to switch it off, press and hold the power button for five seconds, then release and the TV will be off.
You can also turn it back on by pressing the button and releasing it.
Alternatively, you can link the TV to your phone or tablet through the Smartcast app available on the Play store and Appstore.
Pairing VIZIO SmartCast App to VIZIO SmartCast TV
Another option is to purchase a Universal remote or a compatible Vizio remote from the various online stores.
Vizio TVs have a design that appeals to the users hence why only a few buttons are housed on the TV. To fully enjoy all the TV’s features, you should always ensure you have the original remote or an equivalent replacement. Fortunately, Vizio provides the Smartcast app to help you control the TV. The only downside is the TV needs to be connected to a Wi-Fi network which requires a remote to set up.
Now that you can locate the power button on your TV, you can use it to power it on or off in case you cannot locate the remote. Using the dedicated buttons, you can also perform basic actions like changing inputs and decreasing or increasing the volume.
You can always download your TV’s user manual from Vizio’s website to confirm where the power button is.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Can I turn on my Vizio TV manually?
Answer: You can manually turn on a Vizio TV using the power button on the TV panel. The power button is usually on the TV’s back or bottom right corner, depending on the model.
You can turn on the TV by ensuring it is connected to a working power outlet, then press the power button once to wake the TV.
Turning VIZIO TV ON/OFF Without Remote
Question: Can you use a Vizio Smart TV if you don’t have the remote?
Answer: You can still use a Vizio TV if you don’t have the remote or if it’s broken, but you will need the remote for the first time. That is because the remote is necessary when setting up the TV for the first time and connecting it to a wireless network. This is propelled by the fact that the TV and your mobile device need to be on the same Wi-Fi network so that the TV can receive commands from your phone or tablet.
Question: Where is the power button on the back of the Vizio TV?
Answer: Assuming the TV is facing away from you, the power button is situated on the bottom right (or left) edge of the backside of the TV. Specifically, the button is under the TV’s HDMI input ports.
It is the first button of the three buttons. The other buttons are the volume control buttons and the Input button.
However, some Vizio TVs have the power button on the bottom right corner of the TV, right under the IR remote sensor and the power indicator.