Where is the Power Button on a Vizio TV? (Pictures Included)

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Quick Answer

The power button on a Vizio TV can typically be found either under the infrared (IR) sensor or on the left or right side of the TV’s back, depending on the model.

If you still cannot find it, let’s discuss it further in this guide.

If you’ve bought a Vizio TV within the last few years, you may have noticed that the power button differs from where you’d expect it to be.

And if you are looking for the Vizio power button, I am sure you have misplaced your TV remote; you’ll likely get agitated while searching for it.

⚠ Caution

If you’ve misplaced or damaged your remote, please get a new one instead of attempting to use the buttons on your TV, as you can damage it while pressing buttons.

Why Vizio made the buttons on TV so hard to find?

Because of their importance on aesthetics, companies like Vizio have made it almost impossible to locate the controls on modern TVs.

Why Vizio made the buttons on TV so hard to find?

The trend toward thinner, more aesthetically pleasing TVs has come at the cost of more practical features, such as dedicated power buttons.

This is never an issue as long as you have the remote. And that’s a good thing since who wants ugly, bulky buttons cluttering their new television set?

Where is the Power Button on Vizio TV?

Yet, the absence of simple controls becomes a significant problem if you’ve misplaced or broken your remote.

In simple words, a power management button is built into every Vizio TV; you only have to locate it. 

  • The power button on newer Vizio TVs may be located on the lower right side of the rear, below the HDMI slots, when you are looking at the back of the TV from the front.
Locating Power Button on Vizio TV
Vizio TV Buttons
  • The power button may be found on old (pre-2015) Vizio models, either on the bezel’s left side or in the front frame’s lower left-hand corner.

So, in short, the Vizio power button on TV can be located anywhere, depending on the exact model of your Vizio TV. Let’s get into the details.

Vizio TV Power Button Location on Different Models

Finding the power button on a TV was much simpler before the trend for thin and aesthetically pleasing TVs took hold.

Vizio TVs (Pre-2015) Models

If your Vizio TV model was manufactured before 2015, there are two possible locations for the power button:

Power Button on Vizio TVs (Pre-2015) Models
  1. Towards the bottom left of the screen, the front of the TV’s frame.
  2. The rear of the left side bezel.

On early Vizio models, the buttons were quite big and bold, so clearly visible; if you could not see them, you’d be able to feel them with just a touch. (Because Vizio’s design department didn’t do a great job at finishing back then.)

Newer Vizio TVs (Post-2015) Models

Modern Vizio TVs feature tiny buttons that are difficult to locate and utilize.

Newer Vizio TVs (Post 2015) Models
  • Put your hand in the screen’s bottom-left/right corner while you stand in front of it.
  • Move your hand around until you reach the back of the TV, just below where the input ports are located.
  • Where your finger is resting should be the power button.

The technique mentioned above is far easier than moving your TV around and craning your neck to attempt to view the buttons with your eyes if your TV is positioned against a wall or otherwise tucked into a small space.

Perhaps you can make out the barely visible button markings from behind the TV. Typically, there are three buttons overall, and they all serve distinct functions:

  • An on/off power button for a Vizio TV can be found at the top.
  • There are volume brokers in the middle.
  • Pressing the bottom source button toggles between the various inputs available on the TV.
VIzio TV Power button on back panel

The image above clearly shows that the Vizio TV’s controls weren’t designed to be used often. You can use them only if you misplace your remote, but you shouldn’t get too reliant on them.

Also, the latest post-2021 models only have power buttons at their back.

This is why buying a new remote is strongly suggested.

Best Vizio Remotes for Replacements

So, you have decided to buy a new remote instead of using the buttons on your TV (which I recommend).

In that case, these are the best universal remotes, which you can use with Vizio TVs and most of the streaming devices available in the market.

1. Vizio Universal Remote (XRT136) – Budget Friendly

Vizio Universal Remote (XRT136) - Budget Friendly

This remote is a direct replacement for many different Vizio 4K Smart TVs and is compatible with everyone.

It has a modern appearance, is not too pricey, and will serve you well for many years.

Since it is so inexpensive, acquire one as a backup in case you misplace or damage the factory remote that came with your TV.

2. Sofabaton U1 – A Premium Choice

Sofabaton U1 - A Premium Choice

People with multi-device entertainment centers will need to go elsewhere, such as the SofaBaton U1, since that Logitech is no longer producing universal remotes.

This inexpensive alternative costs under $50. During my time with the SofaBaton U1, I discovered the compromises that had to be made so that this inexpensive technology could be made available to the public.

Nonetheless, it’s practical enough to be included in our list of the best replacement remotes for your Vizio TV.

Use Vizio Mobile App

Vizio Mobile App

Vizio has updated the app name to VIZIO Mobile, and this app was previously known by the name “VIZIO SmartCast Mobile.”

Being a Vizio user, you must download this app as it is available on Android and Apple.

To connect the Vizio mobile app to your Vizio TV, ensure your smartphone and TV are linked to the same Wi-Fi network after downloading and follow the guidelines in the app.

This app is excellent if you’ve misplaced your Vizio TV remote and don’t want to utilize the TV’s more obscure buttons.

You may decide you don’t need a replacement remote since using your phone to operate the TV is much more convenient (and accessible).

Final Thoughts on Vizio TV Power Button Location

If you are familiar with the layout of your Vizio television. (You should have no trouble locating the button that controls the power.)

Look towards the bottom of the TV, underneath where the HDMI and input ports are located.

I recommend you pick up one of those replacement remotes I mentioned before if you want to avoid consistently using those buttons.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do all Vizio TVs have a power button?

All Vizio TVs feature a power button, usually situated at the back in the bottom right or left corner, though some models opt for a hidden design. Regardless, every Vizio TV is equipped with a functional power button that allows manual TV activation without a remote.

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Marc Ray

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Marc Ray, Founder of Domotics101.com. A tech enthusiast & expert in smart home technology, helping homeowners upgrade their homes with the latest smart home security & automation solutions. Marc has over 10 years of experience in smart home technology. He holds a certification in Home Automation Systems and has been featured in Hubspot. You can learn more about Marc and his work. Read his Book, Smart Home Hacks!

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