How To Use Insignia TV Without Remote? (3 Quick Ways)

You may be wondering whether you can use the Insignia TV without a remote, or if there is any way to operate it using Remote Apps, and how?

As a TV enthusiast, I always look for a way around getting things done.

It’s not uncommon to have trouble with remote controls, and sometimes they get damaged and we can’t find them when we need them, although there can be multiple reasons.

You will learn how to control the Insignia TV without its remote control in this guide. I am covering everything you need to know, including turning it on, programming it, resetting it, or making any other changes without using it.

Without further ado, let’s see how to operate your Insignia TV without its remote.

How To Control Insignia TV without Remote Control?

Nowadays, everything has a workaround and multiple ways to get done, and this is true for Insignia TV as well. There are multiple ways to control the TV if the remote is lost or damaged.

If you do not have the Insignia TV remote and wish to control your TV, there are three primary ways through which you can do this. You can use its buttons, a universal remote, the Insignia TV remote app, or by buying a replacement remote for your TV.

The following are four options explained in detail if the remote control is not available.

Controlling Insignia TV Via its Buttons (Default Way)

Although on a few Insignia TVs the multi buttons are not available, still on most of them, The panel has buttons for on/off, volume up/down, and channel up/down on the front or back panel (depending on your model), just like a normal TV remote does.

Surprisingly enough, there are also buttons to control the on-screen display as well as a set of keys at the bottom to control your television’s sound output.

In order to reach the buttons on the back of an Insignia TV, you might need to tilt it a little. How would one do this? You can try pressing all the buttons in sequence to see what they do.

Despite the fact that these buttons won’t be able to perform all functions, if you wish to turn on, reset or change the volume, you can do so without the remote control.

If you have an Insignia TV that has no other buttons besides the On/Off, this is also a possibility due to the variety of different TV models available. In that case, you can go with the other options listed below.

Control Insignia TV using Remote App

If you were wondering if the Insignia TV can be controlled by a remote app and if there is any official remote app available for Insignia TVs.

There is currently no official Remote app for Insignia Smart TVs, although as these TVs use Infrared (IR) technology, and as most smartphones, especially almost all Android phones, have these sensors, there are certain Remote Apps that you can install and use.

You can therefore operate your Insignia TV easily by using the Remote App on your Smartphone. There are plenty of TV remote apps available on Google Play or the App Store. It might take you a few times to find one you like!

Using A Universal Remote App

In addition to the above methods, as another method of controlling your Insignia TV without its own remote, you can use a universal remote.

This is becoming increasingly popular for obvious reasons since people have multiple devices and a universal remote is one for all.

As we all know, we’ve lost one remote or another at one point or another.

This is why universal remotes are so popular. Unlike the ones that come with your television, universal remotes work with any television.

Therefore, if you do not have its remote or don’t want to get a dedicated remote for it, you can choose a universal remote instead.

Wrapping It Up

So these are the ways through which you can operate your Insignia TV without its remote and in fact, you can do almost everything using the methods above.

I have enclosed the list below of the main things you can do with the above methods when you do not have your Insignia TV remote.

  • Turn On and Turn Off
  • Change Volume
  • Hard Reset your Insignia TV

In case you have discovered any other ways apart from the Universal Remote, Its own Buttons, and Remote App do let me know below.

Also, share the best Insignia TV remote app you have discovered. I hope you find it useful and now you know how to use your Hisense TV without a remote.

1 thought on “How To Use Insignia TV Without Remote? (3 Quick Ways)”

  1. Sure Rosemary, I hope you have figured out the remote instructions by now, if not you can ping below your Insignia TV model and I will updated the remote instruction manual.


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