How To Connect Roku & Roku TV to Wi-Fi Without Remote

Buckle Up: Roku TV is About to Transform Your Entertainment Journey…

That too without it’s remote!

As the world of streaming services evolves, Roku is gaining immense popularity as a crucial intermediary between users and numerous streaming/media services. As smart TV became the hottest trend in 2014, Roku partnered with Chinese television manufacturers Hisense and TCL to develop Roku TVs. Indeed, Roku is emerging as a leader among all U.S. streaming platforms, with over 53 million active accounts.

Want to connect your Roku to WiFi but can’t find your Roku remote? Yep, that happens!

We’ve all experienced that frantic moment of searching for the remote. But in a world of limitless entertainment, the absence of a remote shall not hinder you. You don’t have to get lost in the remote-less wilderness! Get ready to enjoy your favorite streaming channels without the remote drama – let’s get started!

We are here with our simple step-by-step guide to find out how to connect your Roku TV to WiFi without a remote!

Connect Roku & Roku TV to Wi-Fi Without Remote

To connect Roku & Roku TV to Wi-Fi, initially, you need to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot with a similar name to the network to which your Roku TV connects on your device. This way , your Roku TV connects to your hotspot automatically. So, you can open the Roku app on your iPhone or Android phone to control the Roku TV.

Moreover, if your device previously connects to a Wi-Fi network, the Roku app on your phone can help you manage your device. Here’s the easy way to connect your Roku TV to Wi-Fi, and that too, without the stress of searching for a remote. Just follow these easy steps, and you’re ready to rock!

Using a Wireless Hotspot to Connect Roku to Wi-Fi

Firstly, enable a Wi-Fi hotspot on one phone or computer, and later use the other phone for controlling the Roku device. (You require a minimum of two smartphones or, otherwise, one phone and one computer to connect your Roku to Wi-Fi.)

Step 1: Turn on the Wi-Fi Hotspot on Your Phone or Computer

In the first step, you must configure and turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot on your iPhone, Windows, or Android device. Make sure you’re using the same network name and password for the hotspot as on the previous network to which your Roku TV was connected.

Turning on the Wi-Fi Hotspot on an iPhone

  • Firstly, go to the settings on your iPhone and move to the general settings, where you can click on “name,” which shows under the “about” section.
  • Enter a name for your hotspot.
  • Navigate to the settings to access the “personal hotspot” and choose “allow others to join.”
  • Enter the hotspot password by going to the Wi-Fi password field.

Turn on Wi-Fi Hotspot on Your Android Device

  • Go to the settings on your Android device. Choose “Hotspot and tethering” under the Wi-Fi and network.
  • Turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot after it opens. Mention a name for your wireless hotspot when you go to the hotspot’s name.
  • Enter a password by going to the Hotspot password.
  • Lastly, activate the toggle that shows at the top of the screen.

Activate Windows’ Wi-Fi Hotspot

  • To open settings, press “Windows+ I.”
  • Go to “Network and Internet” in your settings and choose “Mobile hotspot.”
  • Choose Edit on the screen’s right corner.
  • Type in the name and password for your hotspot. Then select “save” from the menu.
  • Turn on the toggle at the top of your screen as the final step.

Step 2: Connect Your iPhone or Android Device to Your Wi-Fi Hotspot

After enabling a Wi-Fi hotspot and connecting your Roku TV to a Wi-Fi connection, it’s time to move ahead! Connect the other iPhone or Android phone to the same hotspot, after which you can use the Roku app.

Connect an iPhone to a Wi-Fi Hotspot

  • Open the settings app on your iPhone.
  • Move to “Wi-Fi” in settings.
  • Select your hotspot from the list.
  • Specify the network’s password to establish the connection.

Connect an Android Phone to a Wi-Fi Hotspot

  • Go to settings and select Wi-Fi in “Wi-Fi and Network.”
  • Move to the Wi-Fi hotspot to which your Roku TV is connected.
  • Enter the hotspot’s password.

Step 3: Download Roku Mobile App to Manage Your Streaming Device

Your phone and Roku TV already connect to the same Wi-Fi network. Next, you can use the Roku app on your phone to monitor your device’s functions.

Search for the Roku App on Your iPhone

  • Go to the App Store on your iPhone
  • Next, enter “Roku” to search the Roku app
  • Select “Get” to download the Roku app.

Download the Roku App on Your Android Device

  • Open the Google Play Store on your phone.
  • Go to the search option and select Roku.
  • Enter install to install the Roku app. 

Once you install the Roku app, you can manage your Roku TV. You can follow these steps whether you have an iPhone or Android:

  • The first step is to launch the Roku app you recently installed on your smartphone.
  • Go to the main page.
  • Choose your Roku device on the app’s main screen.
  • Select “Remote” to access the app’s built-in virtual remote controller.
  • With the virtual remote, navigate to Home Screen > Settings> Network > Set up connection > Wireless on your Roku TV.
  • Select your Wi-Fi network from the list, specify the password, and enter “Connect.”

So… Finally, you have connected your Roku TV to your Wi-Fi network!

Be mindful!

Your Roku app on the phone will stop functioning as your Roku has shifted to another network. You can make your application work again by connecting your phone to the Wi-Fi network to which your Roku TV connects.

If you face any issues connecting your Roku TV to a Wi-Fi network, using a wired connection with your device can help.

Use the Roku Mobile App to Control Roku TV’s Functions

Your Roku remote stopped working? Fret not; we have a solution for that too!

You might face a situation when your Roku remote doesn’t work, even though your RokuTV connects to the Wi-Fi network. In this scenario, you can use the Roku app on your iPhone or Android device to control the functions of your streaming device. However, this method doesn’t require you to enable a Wi-Fi hotspot.

  • Firstly, connect your phone to the Wi-Fi network to which your Roku TV is connected. The next step is downloading and installing the Roku app on your iPhone or Android device.
  • After downloading, open the Roku app and choose your device. Ultimately, this app allows you to manage your Roku TV’s functions. The Roku app can help connect your Roku TV to any wireless network.

Final Thoughts

It is challenging to utilize your Roku device if you don’t have your remote while attempting to connect to a Wi-Fi network. However, the above mentioned steps can be your savior in such scenarios! You can handle your Roku without a remote, but one makes it simple to connect it to a Wi-Fi network. The Roku mobile app can replace the remote as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Follow these steps , and you can embark on the thrilling journey of entertainment on your Roku TV!

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