How to Connect Roku to WiFi Without Remote [2 Ways]

How to connect Roku to WiFi without remote

Roku streaming devices are the ultimate cord-cutter, and it comes with their own remote control. With the remote, you can easily navigate on a Roku device. Moreover, you must need an internet connection to stream anything on Roku. Usually, all the Roku remotes use WiFi to connect to their Roku player. It means that if you lose your remote or it stops working, the Roku player will halt, and you won’t be able to continue watching your favorite shows and movies. Now, you may question if it is possible to connect Roku to WiFi without a remote. The answer is YES. This guide will help you out on how to connect Roku to WiFi without remote in different ways in detail.

How to Connect Roku to WiFi without Remote

Until you get the replacement remote, you can try any of the methods given in this section to connect your Roku to WIFI without the remote.

Using Mobile Hotspot

[1] On your smartphone, tap the Settings menu and click the Mobile Hotspot option.

[2] Select the Setup Mobile Hotspot option. The Hotspot menu will get open.

Select Set Up mobile hotspot option.

[3] Now, select the OK button to continue with the menu.

[4] Then, change the WiFi name and password used on your Roku device.

[5] Change the Security to WPA1 PSK.

Change the Security to WPA1 PSK.

[6] Turn on your mobile hotspot, and your Roku device will connect to the Hotspot automatically.

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Connect Roku to WiFi without Remote or Hotspot: Using Roku App

You need to use two smartphones to connect Roku to WiFi using Roku App without a remote controller.

[1] Install the Roku App from the Play Store or App Store.

[2] Now, connect your second smartphone to the Mobile Hotspot.

[3] Open the Roku app and navigate to Remote controls.

Click Remote control

[4] Now, with your smartphone, you can control your Roku device.

[5] Go to Settings on the Roku device and select the Network option.

Click Settings > Network

[6] If your device supports an Ethernet port, click the Wired option or select Wireless. Following this, click Set up a new wireless connection.

Click Wired or Wireless option

[7] The device will start to look for a nearby WiFi connection.

How to Connect Roku to WiFi without Remote- Nearby Wifi connections

[8] Select your WiFi. Enter the new password and click on Connect button.

How to Connect Roku to WiFi without Remote- Click Connect

[9] Now, the Roku device will search for the Wireless connection. It will notify when it gets connected.

[10] Once the device gets connected, you will be able to control the Roku device with the smartphone.

[11] Connect to the new WiFi on the smartphone and control the device with the Roku app.

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1. How do I connect my Roku to a new WiFi without a remote?

Install the Roku Mobile App to connect your Roku to a WiFi connection. For a detailed explanation, have a look at the above article.

2. Can’t Connect Roku to WiFi?

Make sure to check the WiFi router connection, try restarting your router and modem, place your Roku device nearer to the WiFi router for a strong signal. If not solved, contact Roku support.