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How to Connect Roku to New WiFi Without Remote



How to Connect Roku to WiFi without Remote

Roku is a digital media player that allows streaming content from various online services. Once it gets connected to the internet, you can access a lot of channels. Every Roku comes with remote control. Luckily, the Roku device can be controlled without a remote by using the Roku mobile app. You can also easily connect the Roku to new WiFi without using a remote. The following article gives you detailed information about how to change your Roku’s WiFi network without the remote.


  • Smartphone and PC
  • Roku TV/ Roku Player
  • Roku Mobile app
  • Standard WiFi connection
  • SSID and Password of WiFi network which Roku device was previously connected

How to Connect Roku to New WiFi Without Remote

If you can’t pair the Roku remote, you can follow the below steps to control the device without the remote.

{1} Download and install the Roku Mobile app on your smartphone.

{2} On your PC, create a temporary WiFi hotspot with the SSID and password of the WiFi network to which your device was previously connected.

Create Temporary Hotspot on PC

Settings > Network & Internet > Mobile Hotspot > Share my internet connection with other device.

Create Temporary Hotspot on PC

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{3} After creating the hotspot, take your smartphone and connect it to the hotspot which you created on PC.

{4} Launch the Roku mobile app and agree with the terms & conditions. On the other hand, turn on your Roku device.

{5} By default, the Roku device will connect to the hotspot network as you have created it with the old network SSID and password.

{6} On Roku mobile app, choose your Roku device.

Select your Roku device

{7} Now, click on the Remote option.

Tap on Remote

{8} It will display the remote controls on the mobile screen.

How to Connect Roku to WiFi without Remote

{9} Now, you can use your mobile as a remote control to operate the Roku device.

{10} With the help of that, navigate to the Settings option on the Roku device.

{11} Choose the Network option.

How to Connect Roku to WiFi without Remote

{12} Select Set up connection and then choose Wireless connection.

How to Connect Roku to WiFi without Remote

{13} Roku will now search for nearby WiFi connections.

{14} Select the network you want and then enter the password (if it is password protected).

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That’s it. You have successfully connected the Roku device to a WiFi network without the help of a remote. As long as the smartphone and Roku device are on the same WiFi network, you can do whatever you want. If you face any issue like Roku TV Remote not working, follow these steps.

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