How to Connect Roku to WiFi without Remote?

Connect Roku Tv to WiFi without Remote

To connect Roku to WiFi without Remote, follow the steps given below::

  • Step 1: The Roku mobile app can act as a replacement remote when the Roku device and your phone with the app are connected to the same network.
  • Step 2: The latest Roku models, except the Roku Ultra, make use of Wi-Fi exclusively to connect to a network.
  • Step 3: Connecting your Roku device to a new network without using a remote might prove tricky.
  • Step 4: Please make a note of the Wi-Fi network name, i.e., SSID and password. Using these details, you can easily set up a mobile hotspot on your phone. 
  • Step 5: By using this mobile hotspot, you can create a Wi-Fi access point for the Roku device. Make sure to check your wireless service plan before you use the mobile hotspot option on your smartphone.
  • Step 6: On your phone, from the Settings menu, tap the Mobile Hotspot option. To open the Hotspot menu, tap the Set up Mobile Hotspot option.
  • Step 7: You will find a notification about Mobile Data usage. Then, you will see a prompt to continue to the next menu. To continue with the procedure, tap the OK button.
  • Step 8: From the Set up Mobile Hotspot menu, please add the Wi-Fi network information that you have saved on the Roku device. Change the Hotspot name and password to that of your home network to which the Roku device was connected earlier.
  • Step 9: On your other smartphone (which you have decided to use as the remote), install the free Roku mobile app.
  • Step 10: Swipe down the home screen from top to view the network settings option. Tap the Wi-Fi icon. From the list of networks displayed, connect to the hotspot you created. Enter the password you set.
  • Step 11: Do not forget to save the Mobile Hotspot that you have created.
  • Step 12: The Roku device automatically connects to the mobile hotspot as the network credentials are already saved on it.
  • Step 13: Now that the Roku device and the smartphone with the app are on the same network, you can use the app as a remote.
  • Step 14: Now, change the network settings of the Roku device using the app. Connect the Roku device to the new home network using the remote app. Once connected, the device automatically disconnects from the mobile hotspot and hence can no longer be accessed using the app.
  • Step 15: To continue using the remote app, you need to connect the smartphone installed with the app to the new home network to which the Roku device is connected.
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