Roku is the ultimate streaming device for entertainment as you can install apps on it. Also, you can get popular streaming services like Hulu, Prime Video, Netflix, and more on Roku. But you need an internet connection to access these streaming services on Roku. Without connecting to the wifi network, you can’t access the channel store on Roku. So, the following section will guide you with connecting to wifi on Roku with or without a remote.

Pre-requisite:

  • Roku TV/Roku Player
  • Smartphone
  • PC
  • Roku app
  • Wifi connection

How to Connect Roku TV to wifi

There are two ways you can use to connect Roku to wifi. They are:

  • Connect Roku to wifi with a Remote
  • Connect Roku to wifi without a Remote

Connect Roku to wifi With a Remote

If it’s the first time you’re going to use the Roku device, you can follow the steps below to connect it to a wifi network.

1. Setup your Roku device to your TV.

2. Next, follow the on-screen prompts, and you will see the Network screen.

3. From the Network section, select the Set up connection.

4. Next, choose the Wired option if you have an ethernet cable connected to your Roku device. If it’s the case, your Roku device will automatically be connected to the internet.

5. If you choose Wireless, select your wifi network. Then, you need to enter your wifi network’s name and password.

Choose your Network

6. Next, select the Connect button. You will now be connected to a wifi network.

Reconnect to a wifi Network with a Remote

If you want to change the wifi network connected to Roku, you can refer to the steps below:

1. From the Roku home screen, select Settings.

HOW TO CONNECT ROKU TO WIFI WITHOUT REMOTE

2. Choose the Network option from the Settings.

3. Select the Set Up Connection from the left pane.

4. Then, choose the Wired option if you have connected Roku to an ethernet cable. Then, your Roku device will automatically connect to the internet.

HOW TO CONNECT ROKU TO WIFI WITHOUT REMOTE

5. If you are not connected to the ethernet cable, select the Wired option. Next, enter your wifi network credentials.

6. After that, select the Connect button. Now, you can add your favorites to Roku from the channel store using the internet connection.

Connect Roku to wifi Without a Remote

This process only works when your Roku device was set up and connected to a wifi network previously. You can also use this method if your Roku remote is not working.

[1] Download and install the Roku app from the Play Store/App Store.

[2] Connect your PC to a wifi network and create a temporary wifi hotspot (Settings >> Network & Internet >> Mobile Hotspot >> Share my internet connection with other device)

Create a Temporary Hotspot

Note: Make sure to change the wifi network name & password to the network you used to connect on Roku.

Create a Temporary Hotspot

[3] Connect your smartphone to the newly created network.

HOW TO CONNECT ROKU TO WIFI WITHOUT REMOTE

[4] Now, turn on your Roku device and launch the Roku app on your Smartphone.

[5] Click on Devices from the bottom panel.

Device

[6] Click on Remote under your Roku device.

remote

[7] Using the Roku app, navigate to Settings on the Roku device.

[8] Choose Network Settings and Set up connection.

[9] Choose either Wireless or Wired and connect to the available Network.

[10] Now, your Roku device has been connected to a wifi network without a remote, and you can disable your temporary hotspot.

FAQ

1. Do I need to connect wifi to Roku?

Yes, without an internet connection, you cannot access any apps on your Roku.

2. How to fix the wifi not working issues on Roku?

You can restart Roku to fix the wifi connectivity issues.