How do I Connect My Roku TV to WiFi Without Remote?

Sometimes it might happen that you bought a Roku TV or Roku player but you forgot to buy its remote. Right? So is that possible to connect your Roku to Wi-Fi without the remote? The following blog information will guide you to connect your Roku TV, player or stick to your network type, either via WiFi or over a wired connection with the help of an Ethernet cable.

What are the Steps to Connect My Roku TV to WiFi Without Remote?

Step 1 : Switch ON your Roku TV monitor or Roku Player. If you want to connect your Roku TV to wifi then go to Step 6.

Step 2 : In case you have a Roku Player, then try to connect it to your TV using an HDMI cable. If you have a Roku stick, plug it into the HDMI port of your TV.

Step 3 : If you don't have any Roku stick,  and you have a Roku player rather then turn it on.

Step 4 : After switching ON your TV, select the input that matches your Roku HDMI connection.

Step 5 : Close down the Roku TV settings. The Roku Home screen will be displayed.

Step 6 : Using your Roku remote, Go to Settings >> Network >> Wireless (Wi-Fi) >> Set up new Wi-Fi connection. A list of available WiFi networks will be displayed to the user.

Step 7 : Select your WiFi network from the displayed list of available networks.

Step 8 : With the help of the on-screen keyboard,  enter your WiFi network password. Your Roku device is now connected to the Wi-Fi network.

In case you are unable to connect your Roku TV to Wi-Fi then prefer connecting to a wired network as discussed in the next section.

What are the Steps to Connect My Roku TV or Roku Player to the Network Using an Ethernet Cable?

Step 1 : Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to an open port on your router and the other end of the cable to your Roku player or Roku TV.

Note: You may not find an Ethernet port with all Roku players.

Step 2 : Turn ON your Roku TV or Roku Player. 

Step 3 : If you have a Roku player:

  • Under your TV settings, select the input that matches your Roku Ethernet connection.
  • Exit out of your TV settings which will display the Roku Home screen.

Step 4 : If you have a Roku TV, select the Home button on your remote to view the Roku Home screen on your display.

Step 5 : From your Roku remote, select wired network type under the Settings.

Further, follow the on-screen instructions to finish the wired network connection setup.

Note: 

Remember that if you have a Roku stick, then you can only connect it using a Wi-Fi network. But, what to do when you don't have any remote to control the Roku stick? Well, Roku has released a mobile App through which you can control the Roku streaming stick directly from the smartphone.

Just ensure that the Roku streaming stick and your mobile phone should be connected over the same WiFi connection to make it work properly.

You can use your mobile phone as a wifi hot spot with the same ssid and password as your old wifi. By considering your phone as the remote, you can set up a new wifi connection for your Roku TV. Once after setup, disconnect your phone Hotspot and connect via new wifi.

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