How to Connect Roku TV to Wifi Without Remote

How to Connect Roku TV to Wifi Without Remote

If you have damaged your Roku TV remote or simply the last date now you want to connect Roku TV to Wi-Fi without the remote. Thanks to amazing developers at Roku you can easily control it with your smartphone. If you have ever tried controlling your Roku stick with your smartphone the process will be easier for you, don’t worry if you didn’t we have created a step-by-step guide to help you out.

Connect Roku TV to Wifi Without Remote

Please make sure your smartphone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Roku TV device. This is very necessary to follow this guide If in case you are not on the same Wi-Fi network you can follow our second method given below. If you are on the same network you are good to book follow the steps carefully.

1. Download and install the Roku app on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone 

Roku - Official Remote Control
Roku - Official Remote Control

2. Open the Roku app and tap the Remote icon at the bottom of the screen to open the Roku remote

3. The default remote UI is very similar to the hardware remote.

Connect Roku TV to Wifi Without Remote

4. Now use Roku mobile app as a remote, go to Settings on your Roku and click on Network.

How to Connect Roku TV to Wifi Without Remote

5. Now you can change the network settings to connect the new Wi-Fi network you want the Roku to use.

6. Use the Roku mobile app remote as you can control all the aspects of your roku TV.

If by any chance you are not connected to the same Wi-Fi network you can follow a second method given below.

How to connect Roku to Wi-Fi without a remote (2nd Method)

To follow this method you will require two smartphones for connecting and navigating with the Roku app on your iPhone or Android device, We will use one device as mobile hotspot, and another to use as the remote.

Note: Not ever mobile plans include mobile hotspot. Be sure to check your wireless service plan before using the mobile hotspot. You may end up paying additional service charges if it’s not included on your plan.

Set up a Personal Hotspot on your iPhone

1. Go to Settings > Cellular > Personal Hotspot or Settings > Personal Hotspot

Connect Roku TV to Wifi Without Remote

2. Tap the slider next to Allow Others to Join.

Tether by Wi-Fi hotspot on Android

1. Open your phone’s Settings app.

2. Tap Network & internet > Hotspot & tethering > Wi-Fi hotspot.

connect Roku to Wi-Fi without a remote

3. Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot.

4. To see or change a hotspot setting, like the name or password, tap it.

How to Connect Roku TV to Wifi Without Remote

You need to change your hotspot name and password to the information that is saved on your Roku device or you last connected to. So that Roku TV can connect to your hotspot. Now you need to use your other smartphone and follow the instructions carefully.

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Set up the Roku app to use as a remote

1. Download and install the Roku app on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone 

2. Open the Roku app and tap the Remote icon at the bottom of the screen to open the Roku remote

3. The default remote UI is very similar to the hardware remote.

4. Now use Roku mobile app as a remote, go to Settings on your Roku and click on Network.

5. Now you can change the network settings to connect the new Wi-Fi network you want the Roku to use.

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Conclusion

I hope you have successfully learn how to connect roku TV to Wi-Fi without remote. Thanks to Roku for developing awesome application for smartphones, it makes our life easier please do share this article with your friends and family members. For more awesome roku tips tricks and how to tutorials keep visiting Gizmoxo.

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