If you have lost the remote control to your Roku device, you may need to take one of these workarounds to connect it to Wi-Fi.

Using a Roku device to stream your favorite content to your TV is a good choice. It includes more streaming applications than most other streaming devices. It even has an Apple TV Plus app.

But what happens if you lose the Wi-Fi signal and also lose the remote? Here’s how to connect your Roku device to Wi-Fi (or Ethernet) without a remote control.

Connect Roku to Wi-Fi without a remote control using the Roku app

Even without a physical remote control you can use your phone. Download the remote Roku app for Android or iOS.

Application for ios

When the program is launched for the first time, it will guide you through various options – including a remote control.

Roku Remote app

Next, the program prompts you to log in to your Roku account. However, entering the system is optional. Instead, you can choose Continue as a guest and sign in later if you want.

Continue as Roku's guest app

Click on Devices in the lower right corner of the bottom panel. Click on the Roku device and then select Connect now button.

Connect your device now to the Roku app

Now click on Remote control icon under the detected Roku device (its name will be displayed at the top). Click on Home button or good button to wake up the Roku device connected to the TV.

Remote Roku program

Now that the Roku app and the Roku device are “talking” to each other, use the arrow keys to go Settings> Network> Set up connection> Wireless network on the Roku device. Then follow the instructions on the TV to set up a Wi-Fi connection.

Try the Chrome extension

If you don’t want to use your phone, you can use your computer to control Roku. Remoku – a great option for this, which we have considered in the past. Install the extension in Chrome or Microsoft Edge.


Use an Ethernet connection

This method will only work on Roku devices with an Ethernet port. The Ethernet port is only available on the Roku Ultimate models, some Roku TVs and the Roku Streambar (USB-Ethernet adapter). Streaming devices such as Roku Premiere or Streaming Stick + cannot connect via Ethernet.

Connect Roku to the router via an Ethernet cable. If connecting the cable to the router makes sense in your home, you can just use it. You also don’t need to connect to Wi-Fi.

But to set up Wi-Fi, make sure the Roku app on your phone connects to the same network. Then launch the app and find Roku connected.

Use the remote app to go to Settings> Network> Set up connection> Wireless network.

Roku Network 1

Find your Wi-Fi network and select it.

Then enter the password to connect to the Wi-Fi network.

The lack of a Roku remote when connected to a Wi-Fi network (and general navigation, for that matter) can be a daunting task. Hopefully these workarounds will help.

In most situations it is best to use the Roku app. However, when the worst comes to the worst, you can make your iPhone an access point or turn your Android into a mobile access point. Then connect Roku to it. But in this case, you may be subject to bandwidth restrictions and charge an extra fee for a limited data plan.

When you run it and run it, you may be interested to watch free Roku live TV. Did you know that you can use Roku to browse the web?

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