How To Use Your Nintendo Switch As Remote To Turn On TV | NEW 2020

Do you know that there are other functions that you may not have discovered yet with your Nintendo Switch console? As the sales of this portable gadget continues to soar, there are hidden features from the console that may come handy for users if identified like the topic we are showing you today which is to use your Nintendo Switch to turn your TV on.

Nintendo Switch controller as remote to your TV

Similar to Playstation, you can also use your Nintendo Switch to turn on TV in lieu of your remote. It’s basically a simple but helpful function especially if the remote control is missing or beyond your reach. 

Also, this is convenient if you are in the middle of a game in your console, so no need to pause and get the remote just to switch to turn on TV. When the TV remote is acting up or battery life is empty and no spare available, you can use your Nintendo Switch as a replacement for the meantime.

How to use your Nintendo Switch to turn on TV

If you haven’t set your Nintendo Switch to remotely turn on your TV yet, these are the steps that you want to do:

  1. Go to the Home Screen of your Nintendo Switch console.

  2. Select System Settings.

  3. Scroll down and select TV Output.

  4. On the right pane, select Match TV Power State to turn on this setting.

    Select the same button in case you decide to disable this function in the future.

Take note that the TV will match every action you intend to do with your Switch. If you powered on or if the console is woken up from sleep mode, the TV will turn on as well. If you switch off the TV, then the console will be on sleep mode status too.

IMPORTANT: Make sure that you check your TV HDMI settings for this to work. Not all TV sets have this feature.

Now that you have this option, you can enjoy your gaming experience with less interference.

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