How to Enable HDMI-CEC TV (Smart and Non-Smart) | After connectors such as VGA and DVI, HDMI became the standard for sending uncompressed video data to a number of devices. Today, HDMI interfaces can be found everywhere, be it laptops, projectors, TVs, game consoles and more. In case you didn’t realize it, the reason behind its popularity is the maximum bitrate of 48 Gbit/s that HDMI supports.
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Along with that, it also brings features like HDMI-CEC (short for HDMI-Consumer Electronics Control) which provides interoperability between HDMI-connected devices. So essentially you can control all HDMI connected devices from one remote, and lets you navigate through menus and settings page. That’s really cool, isn’t it?
How to Enable HDMI-CEC TV (Smart and Non-Smart)
Here’s a quick guide on how to enable HDMI-CEC for almost all major TV brands:
Enable HDMI-CEC on Samsung TV (Anynet+)
On Samsung TVs, HDMI-CEC is called Anynet+ and can be enabled from the Settings page. First of all, press the Home button on the TV remote and go to Settings, and move to General. Here, go to External Device Manager and search for “Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)”. Now, open Anynet+ and enable it. There he is.
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Enable HDMI-CEC on LG TV (Simplink)
You can enable HDMI-CEC on LG TV just like Samsung TV. However, the feature name has been changed to Simplink on LG TVs. Just press the Home button on the TV remote and go to the Settings page. Here, navigate to General -> Simplink. Now, tap on “Active the Simplink” to enable HDMI-CEC on the LG TV. Next, enable “Auto Power Sync” as well. Finished.
Enable HDMI-CEC on Sony TV (Bravia Sync)
To enable HDMI-CEC on a Sony TV running Android TV OS, press the Home button on the TV remote and go to External Input located in the upper right corner. Here, click on “External Inputs” and move to HDMI Settings -> Controls for HDMI and turn on the switch. There he is.
For non-smart Sony TVs, you need to press the Home button on the TV remote and navigate to Settings -> System Settings -> Setup -> Bravia Sync Settings -> HDMI Device Selection -> Turn on.
Enable HDMI-CEC on Android TV and Mi TV Sticks / Boxes
TVs that come with Android TV usually don’t have support for HDMI-CEC. However, you can search for support by going to “HDMI Input” in the top right corner. After that, open any HDMI input and move to the Settings page. Here, look for the “CEC” menu and enable it.
On Android TV Sticks and Boxes like Mi TV Stick and Box, you can go to Settings -> Device Preferences -> HDMI CEC -> CEC Control -> Enable CEC Switch. There he is.
Enable HDMI-CEC on Fire TV Stick
On Fire TV Stick, you can enable HDMI-CEC by following Settings -> Display and Sound -> HDMI CEC Device Control -> Turn it on/on.
Enable HDMI-CEC on TCL TV
You can enable HDMI-CEC on TCL TV by pressing the Home button on the TV remote. After that, move to Settings -> System -> Inputs > CEC -> Select Enable. And done.
Enable HDMI-CEC on Vizio TV
Vizio TV has the easiest way to turn on HDMI-CEC. Just press the Menu button on your TV remote and go to “System” and then move to “CEC”. Now change the option to “Enable”.
Enable HDMI-CEC on Philips TV (EasyLink)
First of all, to enable HDMI-CEC on your Philips TV, press the Home button on your remote and go to “Setup”. Now, go to “TV Settings” and move to Installation -> Preferences -> EasyLink. Here, turn on the toggles for all three options: “EasyLink Master”, “Auto TV” and “RC Key Forwarding”.
Enable HDMI-CEC on Panasonic TV (Viera Link)
Just press the Menu button on your TV remote and go to “Setup”. Next, navigate to “HDMI Control” and then open “CEC”. Finally, turn on the switch. There he is!
Enable HDMI-CEC on Sharp TV (Aquos Link)
Just like Philips and Panasonic TVs, you can easily enable HDMI-CEC on your Sharp TV in just two steps. Press the Menu button on your TV remote, go to “System Options”. After that, open “Aquos Link Setup” and then enable “Aquos Link Control”. Just that.
Enable HDMI-CEC on Roku TV
Another fairly simple process for Roku TV. Just press the Home button and go to Settings -> System -> Control other devices (CEC). After that, highlight “System audio control” and enable the checkbox. Similarly, highlight “Play with 1 touch” and enable it too.
Enable HDMI-CEC on Toshiba TV (Regza Link)
On the Toshiba TV, press the “Menu” button and go to “Options”. After that, move to HDMI CEC Control Settings and turn on HDMI CEC Control. Next, enable all three options: “TV Auto Power”, “Auto Standby”, and “Amplifier Control”.
How to Enable HDMI-CEC on Any TV (Smart TV and Non-smart TV)
In the segment above, we have mentioned specific guidelines for TV sets that support the HDMI-CEC feature. However, if the manufacturer of your TV is not mentioned above, you can follow these simple instructions to enable the most sought after feature. Make sure, you are on your TV homepage and go to Settings page or hit “Menu” button.
After that, search for the term “HDMI”, “CEC”, “HDMI-CEC” or “Link”. Chances are this settings page will direct you to the HDMI-CEC feature on your TV. If, you don’t find the settings page, have a look at the list below and find the HDMI-CEC trade name for your TV set. And then look for that trade name under Settings page. You will most likely come across this option. Now, go ahead and activate it.
- Vizio: CEC
- Sony: BRAVIA Link, BRAVIA Sync, Control for HDMI
- LG: SimpLink
- Samsung: Anynet+
- Panasonic: VIERA Link, HDAVI Control, EZ-Sync
- Roku: 1-Touch Play
- Sharp: Aquos Link
- Toshiba: CE-Link, Regza Link
- AOC: E-link
- Philips: EasyLink
- Emerson: Fun-Link
- Hitachi: HDMI-CEC
- Insignia: INlink
- Pioneer: Kuro Link
- Mitsubishi: NetCommand for HDMI, Reallink for HDMI
- Onkyo: RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
- Runco: RuncoLink
- Thomson: T-Link
That’s the tutorial on how to enable HDMI-CEC for almost all TV brands, both smart and non-smart TVs. Hopefully this article is useful for you. Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to share it with your friends too.