How do I Connect Roku TV to Wifi Without a Remote?

Hi Guys, Please let me know how do I connect my Roku tv to wifi without a remote? I am facing this issue last 1 week I don't know how to connect it. Help me.

Steve 1   Ans 5 months ago
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Connect Roku TV to Wifi Without Remote

There is a possibility that you must have bought a Roku TV without its remote. So, if you want to connect the Roku TV to wifi without using the remote, then you need to follow a few steps: turn on the Roku TV, connect a Roku player to your TV with the help of an HDMI cable, turn on your Roku player, choose an input that goes with your Roku HDMI connection, close the settings, you will be directed to the home screen, now with the help of Roku remote navigate the settings, go to network, choose wireless, form a new wireless wifi connection, choose the desired wifi network from the available list, enter the password and form the connection.

Steps to Connect Roku TV to WiFi Without Remote

Step 1:  Switch ON your Roku TV monitor or Roku Player. If you want to connect 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 than 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.

Step 9: 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.

Steps to Connect Roku TV to the Wifi 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.


1. 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.

2. 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.

Things to Keep in Mind

When connecting your Roku device to Wi-Fi without a remote, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Make sure your smartphone or tablet is connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Make sure your Roku device is turned on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your smartphone or tablet.
  • If you’re using the Roku app or browser extension, make sure you have the latest version.

How to Troubleshoot Connection Issues?

If you’re having trouble connecting your Roku device to Wi-Fi, here are a few things you can try:

  • Restart your Roku device and smartphone or tablet.
  • Check to see if there is an update available for your Roku device.
  • Check to see if your Wi-Fi network is working properly.
  • Make sure your Wi-Fi network name and password are correct.
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