How to connect TCL Roku TV to WiFi without Remote?

It was just another ordinary day when I sat down to watch my favorite show on my TCL Roku TV. I reached for the remote, only to realize it was nowhere to be found. Panic set in as I frantically searched every nook and cranny, but the remote was nowhere to be found. I knew I needed to find a way to connect my TCL Roku TV to WiFi without the remote, but I had no idea where to start.

I scoured the internet for solutions, trying different methods and techniques that I found online. Some didn’t work at all, while others got me part of the way there but ultimately failed. I was starting to lose hope when I finally stumbled upon a solution that actually worked.

With a little bit of patience and persistence, I was able to connect my TCL TV to WiFi without the remote. It wasn’t the easiest process, but I was relieved to have my TV up and running again. And now, I want to share my experience and the solution I found with you so that you can also connect your TV to WiFi without using a remote.

Can you really connect TCL Roku TV to wifi without a remote using a Roku App or Mobile Hotspot?

can you connect tcl roku tv to internet without remote

Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to connect your TCL Roku TV to WiFi using a Roku remote app or mobile hotspot. This may have been possible in the past, but it is no longer a viable method for connecting your TV to the WiFi.

Some online guides may claim that you can use a mobile hotspot or Roku app to connect your TV to the internet without the need for a remote, but these claims are false.

I can confirm this from my personal experience, as I tried to connect my own TCL TV using this method and was unsuccessful.

Then, how to connect TCL Roku TV to WiFi without a remote?

Well, there is still some way through which you can connect your TV to WiFi. These include using an Ethernet cable, a computer keyboard, or a mouse.

Method 1: use a computer keyboard or mouse

using a computer mouse

TCL TVs offer the convenience of USB ports that accept both wired and wireless USB mice and keyboards. This means that you can control your TV just as you would a computer by using a wireless or wired mouse.

Note: This method is only applicable to TCL Android TV users. If you are using a TCL Roku TV, please skip this section and proceed to the next method.

Here’s how to connect the mouse to your TV

  • Plug in your mouse in the USB port.
  • Now, click on the Settings menu.
  • Go to the network section.
  • Choose your Wi-Fi network.
  • Enter the password.
  • Finally, connect to the internet.

It’s really that simple. The mouse is an incredibly useful and convenient tool and will help you control your TV with ease.

Method 2: use an Ethernet cable to connect

connecting tcl roku tv to wifi without remote using ethernet cable

If you are a Roku TV user, you might have skipped the first method. However, there is another option you can use to connect your TCL Roku TV to the Internet without using any remote. You can use an Ethernet cable to do so and this wired (LAN) connection will generally be more stable than a wireless connection.

Note: This option is only available on TCL Roku 4K TVs.

Here’s how to do this:

  • Locate the Ethernet port on your TV. (It should be located on the back or side of your TV.)
  • Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to your router and the other end to your TV.

Once the cable is plugged in, check to see if your TV has successfully connected to the wired (LAN) network. If not, try restarting your TV.

Nothing worked! What next?

Very bad. In this case, it may be best to purchase a new remote control. You can find a new one on Amazon or at a local vendor.

If you’d like to try fixing the issue yourself, we have a step-by-step guide that may help. You can find the guide at this link. However, if this guide doesn’t help resolve the issue, it may be necessary to invest in a new remote control.


Q. How can I control my TCL Roku TV without a remote?

If your phone has an IR blaster built in, consider downloading a TV remote app. This app not only allows you to control your TV without a remote but also any device that can receive an IR signal. Wikihow has a great guide on how to use your phone’s IR blaster as a remote for your TV. Check it out here:

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