Losing your remote is one of the most agonizing experiences you can have while watching TV, but what if things could only get worse from there?
What if you can no longer access your Wifi after losing your remote? Yikes!
Also, sometimes people buy a Roku TV or player, and they forget about getting a remote with it.
So now the question is, how to connect a TV to Wifi without a remote?
Read on to find out how you can easily connect TVs to Wifi connection without using a remote.
Connecting TV To Wifi Without a Remote
If you don’t have a remote and wish to connect your TV to Wi-Fi, connect a USB keyboard and mouse to the TV and use the mouse to enter the Wi-Fi settings.
So, what should you do if you misplace your TV remote?
Fortunately, most modern TVs and streaming gadgets have mobile applications that allow you to use your phone, android, or iOS device, as a remote.
So, if you misplace the remote, you can try these ways to use the TV without it.
1. Download the App
Go to the google play store or App store and download the Roku mobile app.
It is available for free on both iOS (Apple) and Android smartphones, and it turns your phone into a control center for both your Roku TV and streaming player.
In addition, you may download the Roku app with smart features on your smartphone or tablet.
2. Use the Remote
Before you launch the app, ensure that your TV has an internet connection and your smartphone is connected to the same wireless network.
When you run the Roku mobile app, it will look for additional Roku devices on your wireless network and prompt you to choose which device in your house you wish to manage.
3. Get Your Hands on the Remote
The Roku mobile is highly strong and includes a plethora of additional capabilities aside from channel browsing.
To access the remote, tap the remote symbol at the bottom of your phone’s screen.
Next, we will look at how you can connect different TV models to WiFi without using the remote controller.
Connecting Samsung Smart TV to WiFi Without a Remote
The Samsung Ultra HD Smart TV is a little farther down the list of Amazon’s best-selling TVs.
However, like the one mentioned before, this TV has built-in applications. All you have to do is sign up for your favorite TV viewing service, and you’re ready to go.
You may switch on the Samsung TV without using the remote control app by hitting the center button.
In addition, a TV Controller button may be found in the center of the front panel of some Samsung televisions. Each page has roughly five buttons.
Here is how you can use your smartphone as a remote to watch your favorite content for your Samsung TV if you misplace the remote.
Download the app
Download the Samsung Smart View app, which is also available for iOS and Android devices, as well as Windows for your computer.
Connect the app to your television
As previously said, you must ensure that your phone or tablet is linked to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV.
When you launch the app, it will search for that network on your Samsung TV. Then, when the prompt comes on your TV, pick the TV you wish to manage.
Your phone is now the remote.
Connecting Vizio TV to Wifi Without a Remote
Use an ethernet cable to link your Vizio TV to your router.
Connect a universal remote to the internet after programming it to operate with your TV.
Use your smartphone as a remote by downloading the Vizio SmartCast app.
Connecting Your LG Smart TV to Wifi Without a Remote
You can connect your LG TV to Wifi by using a USB mouse.
Connect the mouse to the middle of the TV,
immediately underneath the logo, using the USB connector, then toggle the Input button on the bottom of the TV. Connect using your mouse.
Connecting TCL Smart TV to Wifi Without its Remote
This TV includes built-in applications such as Netflix, Hulu, and others.
However, you do not need a Roku TV to utilize their mobile app; the methods following will also work if you have a Roku streaming device that goes into your older version of the TV.
Connecting Roku TV to Wifi Using an Ethernet Cable
Step 1: Connect one end of the Ethernet wire to an open port on your router and the other end to your Roku device or Roku TV.
Please keep in mind that not all Roku devices include an Ethernet connector.
Step 2: Power on your Roku TV or player.
Step 3: If you have a Roku player, follow these steps:
Select the input that corresponds to your Roku Ethernet connection in your TV settings.
Exit your TV settings, which will bring up the Roku Home screen.
Step 4: If you have a Roku TV, press the Home button on your remote to display the Roku Home screen.
Step 5: From your Roku remote, go to Settings and choose wired network type.
Continue by following the on-screen prompts to complete the wired network connection configuration.
How To Use Your Phone as A TV Remote?
There are different ways to use phones as remotes. but the best way is to download a solid remote app on your smart device.
Open the Google TV app on your Android phone. Tap Remote at the bottom right.
Follow the prompts on your phone and TV to finish pairing. You may use your pe as your remote after connection.
Your device may not attend to the Apple TV, you’ll have to check the network settings.
Best TV Remote Apps for Smartphones
If you’re exhausted from continuously hunting for the TV remote, you can now use your smartphone as one.
How? There are applications that allow you to simply transform your smartphone into a remote control for your TV and other gadgets.
There are several applications with this capacity and an extensive range of TV manufacturers.
As a result, we’ve compiled a list of the top five TV remote applications for your smartphone. You should be able to locate one that works with your TV.
Android TV Remote
The Android TV remote is a generic global remote that can operate any TV powered by Android.
A simple D-pad and game-pad arrangement make navigating your TV interface simple.
The app communicates with your television through your local network or Bluetooth.
It can also control your other Android devices if they are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
The program even enables voice control, allowing you to enter text using the virtual keyboard on your phone or tablet.
Simply talk into the phone to find what you want to watch.
Amazon Fire TV Remote
While the Fire TV box includes a Wifi router, this software can make things much better and more manageable.
You can watch your favorite shows with a mobile hotspot as well.
The Amazon Fire TV remote app mimics and records the primary capabilities of the original hand-held remote.
It works best by transforming your touchscreen into a navigation field complete with playback controls, a virtual keyboard, and voice command functionality.
This free mobile application is available for both Android and iOS devices.
Universal TV Remote Control
This one is quite general, but it’s easy and efficient, which is exactly how we like it.
The Universal Remote Control software supports over 300 different TV brands and models. In this scenario, universal actually means universal.
All you need to attach to your TV is a Wi-Fi connection. This one is just for Android devices.
Peel Smart Remote
The Peel Mi Remote app seeks to stand out from the crowd by serving as a replacement for your TV remote and a personalized TV guide app.
Simply inputting your ZIP code and service provider into the app will bring you a selection of forthcoming events and let you create a reminder so you don’t miss the one you want to watch.
Peel’s ability to manage other appliances makes it more appealing to users.
The app can operate your satellite box, streaming box, and even your air conditioning and central heating equipment. Isn’t it cool?
This one, too, is exclusively accessible for Android devices.
SURE Universal Remote
This software functions as a universal remote for a range of different appliances.
The SURE Universal Smart TV Remote can access everything from TVs to set-top boxes, smart appliances, and home automation devices over your Wi-Fi network.
According to the app’s creators, their remote supports almost a million distinct appliances that can be simply managed with a single push of a button.
SURE also works with Amazon’s Alexa, which is an extra convenience. In addition, SURE is compatible with both Apple and Android devices.
How Can I Link My TV To My Wireless Network?
- On the remote, press the H button
- Choose Settings
- The following procedures will vary depending on your TV’s menu options: Choose Network & Internet — Simple Setup — Wi-Fi
- Choose your Wi-Fi network
- To finish the setup, follow the on-screen directions
How To Fix Internet Issues on Your TV?
If you are facing issues connecting the internet to your TV, follow these steps to fix the problem:
- Check if an error code appears
- Check that the television is linked to the internet
- Refresh the web content
- Upgrade the TV software to the most recent version
- Reset the television’s power
- Reboot your cable modem or router
- Reset the television to its original factory settings
That’s all for this blog, I hope this guide helped you.
If you have any questions regarding this subject, please feel free to reach out to me through comments. I’ll be happy to help!
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