How to Switch Inputs on a TCL Roku TV: A Step-by-Step Guide

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If you own a TCL Roku TV and want to switch inputs, this guide will walk you through the process step-by-step. Whether you have a Nintendo Wii or any other device connected to your TV, switching inputs is a breeze once you know how. In this article, we will explore the options available both with the remote and without it, so you can easily navigate between different input sources on your TCL Roku TV.

Setting up Inputs on your TCL Roku TV

To begin with, if you don’t have tiles for the inputs you want to use already set up on your TCL Roku TV, you will need to set them up manually. Here’s how:

  1. Start by navigating to the “Settings” menu on your TCL Roku TV.

  2. Once you are in the “Settings” menu, look for the option called “TV Inputs.” This is where you can add, remove, or rename your inputs.

  3. If you have a new device to connect, select “Connect Equipment” under the “TV Inputs” settings. Follow the instructions and choose the appropriate input type for your device.

  4. After successfully connecting your device, you can also rename the input to easily identify it in the future. For example, if you connect a Nintendo Wii, you can rename the input to “Nintendo Wii” for easier navigation.

Switching Inputs with the Remote

If you have the remote control for your TCL Roku TV, switching inputs is a simple process. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Press the “Home” button on your remote to access the main menu.

  2. Navigate to the tile that represents the input you want to switch to. For example, if you want to switch to the Nintendo Wii input, find and select the corresponding tile.

  3. Once you have selected the desired input tile, your TCL Roku TV will automatically switch to that input and you can start using your connected device.

Switching Inputs without the Remote

If you find yourself without the remote control, don’t worry! There is still a way to switch inputs on your TCL Roku TV. Follow these steps:

  1. Locate the TCL logo on your TV set. Some models have a small joystick underneath the logo, while others may have it in a different, sometimes unconventional, place.

  2. Use the joystick by pushing it in and releasing it. This will bring up a menu on your TV screen.

  3. Within the menu, use the joystick to navigate up and down and select the input you wish to switch to.

  4. Once you have selected the desired input, press the joystick in one more time to confirm your selection.

By following these steps, you can easily switch inputs on your TCL Roku TV even without the remote control.


Switching inputs on your TCL Roku TV is a straightforward process that can be done with or without the remote control. By setting up the inputs and familiarizing yourself with the navigation options, you can quickly switch between different devices connected to your TV. Whether you are gaming on a Nintendo Wii or watching a movie on a Blu-ray player, switching inputs on your TCL Roku TV is a seamless experience.

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