Roku remote is one of the essential things that Roku users should have. If you have lost your Roku remote, you may find it very difficult to do any task or action on your Roku device. Connecting it to a new WiFi network is one of the few tasks you can’t do easily without the remote control. Here is the way to tackle that situation and connect Roku to a new WiFi without a remote.

Pre-requisite:

  • Roku TV/Roku Player
  • Smartphone
  • PC
  • Roku app
  • Wi-Fi connection

How to Connect Roku to a New WiFi Network Without Remote

This process only works when your Roku device was set up and connected to a WiFi network previously.

[1] Download and install Roku app from the PlayStore/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.

HOW TO CONNECT ROKU TO WIFI WITHOUT REMOTE

[8] Choose Network settings and Set up connection.

HOW TO CONNECT ROKU TO WIFI WITHOUT REMOTE

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

Choose your Network

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

Until purchasing the new remote, you can use the Roku mobile app to control the device. These are some of the possible ways to connect to a new WiFi network without using the Roku remote. Make use of the comments section to mention the queries related to the guide.