Last updated on 26 August 2022
Owning a TV without a remote & WiFi can be a harrowing experience. You’ll most likely find yourself in a situation where you want to use your TV to watch your favourite programme or movie online.
But you can’t even use it since your remote is either misplaced or broken, and you can’t use an app to control your TV since it isn’t connected to WiFi.
We’ll show you how you can connect your Samsung TV to WiFi without the remote in the easiest possible way and the various methods you can use to solve your problems.
Connect your TV via an ethernet cable
The easiest way to connect your Samsung TV to WiFi without the remote is by connecting an ethernet cable to the ethernet port on your TV and connecting the other end to your WiFi router.
This will create a direct & reliable link between your TV and router. You won’t need to do anything on the TV. It should automatically connect without having to do anything else.
Once you’ve plugged in your ethernet cable to your Samsung TV, we recommend trying the Samsung SmartThings TV App to control your TV in the meantime if you’ve misplaced your TV remote.
Using the Samsung SmartThings TV app
Samsung has developed an app to directly control your TV with your mobile phone. It’s available both on iOS & Android and can control your TV through WiFi.
This is the only problem with this method is that it requires you to have your TV already connected to WiFi.
Although this method is perfect for a spare remote if you’ve used the Ethernet cable to connect your Samsung TV to WiFi.
The app has very mixed reviews due to the number of ads that are placed in the app. This can be a bit much for the average TV viewer as they watch enough ads on TV in the first place.
It can be very frustrating when you’re just trying to relax and watch some TV.
Connect a USB mouse to your TV
If you don’t have an ethernet cable spare to connect your Samsung TV to WiFi, you can use a USB mouse if you have a USB port on your Samsung TV.
Any modern Samsung TV should have a USB port on hand somewhere. They support the majority of USB mice without the need for extra software or other hardware.
Once you’ve connected a USB mouse to your TV, you should be able to navigate the menus and connect your Samsung TV to WiFi through the settings menu on the Samsung TV.
If you’ve managed to do this, then you can use the Samsung SmartThings TV App to control your TV if you’ve misplaced your Samsung TV remote until you can purchase a new one.
Connect your TV to a mobile hotspot
This is a last resort solution if the problem is being caused by your WiFi router. You can connect your TV to a mobile hotspot by turning on the hotspot on your phone.
This will share the phone’s internet connection to external devices within a certain radius so make sure that your phone is somewhat close to the TV to ensure a good quality connection.
If you’ve managed to do this successfully, your Samsung TV should now be connected to your phone’s WiFi network, enabling you to use the Samsung SmartThings TV app to control your Samsung TV.
Frequently asked questions
Is there any other way to connect Samsung TV to WiFi without a cable or mouse?
No, there isn’t any other way. You will need to invest in an ethernet cable or a USB mouse to control your TV. Although at this point, we recommend just purchasing a replacement Samsung TV remote.
How can I connect my phone to my TV to function as a remote control?
You can download the Samsung SmartThings TV app on both iOS & Android. This app will connect to your Samsung TV through WiFi to function as a TV remote. Just be careful of the ads. There are a lot of ads in this app.
It’s frustrating when you need to connect your Samsung TV to WiFi, but you’ve misplaced your TV remote. Thankfully, there are a few methods you can use that will function as a workaround temporarily.
In most cases, we recommend just investing in a replacement Samsung TV remote, but if you can’t wait, then our above methods should work just fine.