How to turn up volume on Vizio TV without remote

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How to turn up volume on Vizio TV without remote

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If your Vizio TV remote suddenly stopped working or you can’t find it and you’re wondering how to turn up the volume on Vizio TV without remote – we’ve got you covered.

Manufacturers may claim that their device has been thoroughly stress tested and put through various QA tests – the reality is that no device is 100% efficient, failproof, or secure. That said, TVs and their accompanying devices, such as their remotes, also fall into this category. So, if your remote stops responding or a young one chews out the buttons and you can’t adjust the volume anymore, we have you back.

We’ve put together a list of solutions and alternatives that you can use to adjust the volume on your Vizio TV.

Methods to turn up the volume on your Vizio TV without the remote

Here are some solutions that you can try to turn the volume up or down on your TV.



Use the volume buttons on your Vizio TV

Every TV has a remote that lets you operate it from a distance. However, that remote can get damaged due to a drop or stop working as a result of some other internal malfunction. In any case, that isn’t the end of the world, as TVs also have buttons on the front, side, or back that you can use to control it. 

That said, if you want to control the volume on your Vizio TV without a remote, your first option is to use the volume buttons. While this probably is a hassle, as you’ll have to get up each time you want to turn the volume up or down – it’s a surefire method that can’t miss.



Use an IR blaster to control your Vizio TV volume

Your TV and its remote communicate via Infrared rays. The remote sends an IR signal from its sensor that the sensor on the TV picks up, and the command is registered. Some mobiles come with IR blasters and can work as remotes for TVs, projectors, and more. 

So, check to see if your mobile has this functionality. If it does, you can set it up and use your mobile as the remote. However, getting your remote repaired or replaced is preferred because if someone else wants to use the TV, they’ll have to do it the old way – get up and use the buttons as you’ll have your mobile with you.



Use the SmartCast app to control the volume

If you don’t want to get up each time the volume needs to be increased or decreased and your mobile doesn’t have an IR blaster, don’t worry, as there is still hope. You can use the SmartCast application to control various features of your TV, including the volume.

  • Head over to Google Play or Apple App Store to download the app.
  • Install the application.
  • Log into it using your Vizio credentials. 
  • Select your TV from the list of supported devices.
  • It might ask for a passcode to connect the TV to the app. Enter “0000” as the passcode, which is generally the default one.
  • Once paired, you can easily control your Vizio TV with the SmartCast app and control the volume, among other features.



Connect Alexa with your Vizio TV to control its volume

One interesting way to get around this issue is to connect Alexa with your Vizio TV. Here is how you can connect it: 

  • Locate the Vizio button on the remote and press it.
  • This should open the SmartCast TV Home.
  • Navigate to the Menu and select “Extras.”
  • This should prompt you to link Alexa and your Vizio account together.
  • Once your account is linked, enable Alexa.

Now, you should be able to control your Vizio TV via voice control. You can adjust the volume, search for applications or movies, turn your Vizio TV on/off, and more.



Use a universal remote to increase or decrease the TV volume

If you don’t have an Alexa and don’t want to make that purchase right now, a much cheaper option can resolve this issue. You can purchase a universal remote capable of controlling several devices, including TVs, projectors, and anything else that can be controlled with a remote. These don’t cost a lot and are readily available online.



Contact Vizio support

While you can adjust the volume on your Vizio TV with the buttons or the app, a remote offers the most efficient way of operating your TV. So, if your Vizio TV remote is lost or damaged, you can contact Vizio support to check if it’s under warranty and get it fixed or replaced.

Can I use my phone as a Vizio remote?

You can download and install the SmartCast application, which will allow you to use your phone as a remote for your Vizio TV. On the other hand, if your phone has an IR blaster, you can use it without the SmartCast app to control your TV.


As we’ve seen, there are multiple ways to adjust the volume on your Vizio TV. Some of these methods allow you to use your mobile as the remote or connect Alexa to your TV to give it voice commands. There is also the option to use a universal remote, which is a cheap alternative. So, there is nothing to worry about. However, if you want to get an original replacement remote or get it fixed, contacting Vizio support is the way to go.

On that note, if you find that your Vizio TV remote isn’t working, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered in that case as well.

Ussamah works as a content writer and editor at BGFG. He is experienced in tech, hardware, gaming, and marketing.