How to Enable HDMI-CEC on Your TV

The HDMI-CEC feature on your television allows virtually any remote control to communicate directly with devices that attack to the HDMI port on your TV. It can allow you to use a remote with streaming boxes like the Roku or Chromecast.

Enabling HDMI-CEC on your TV can be confusing because manufacturers call the feature different names. You may have to check the documentation provided with your TV to see if it supports HDMI-CEC. If it does, these steps should turn the feature on.


Samsung calls HDMI-CEC “Anynet+” on their televisions.

Home” > “Settings” > “System” > “Expert Settings” > “Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)” > “On

Menu” > “Setup” > “HDMI Setup” > “On“. When turned on, proceed to “Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)” > “On“.

Sony Bravia Sync

Home” > “Settings” > “External Inputs” > “HDMI Set-up” > Control for HDMI > “On

Home” > “Settings” > “External Inputs” > “BRAVIA Sync settings” > “BRAVIA Sync control“.


Home” > “Menu” > “General” > “SimpLink” > “On

Home” > “Settings” > “General” > “SimpLink” > “On


Aquos Link

Menu” > “System Options” > “AQUOS LINK Setup” > “AQUOS LINK Control” > “On“. You may also want to set “Auto Power On” to “Yes“.


Menu” > “System” > “CEC” > “Enable“.


My TV doesn’t support HDMI-CEC, what can I do?

You can purchase an HDMI-CEC adapter for your television that will add HDMI-CEC to almost any HDMI port on your TV.

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