How To Connect LG TV To WiFi Without Remote (Easiest Guide!)

One of the best parts of having an LG TV is its smart features.

Whether it’s streaming your favorite show, playing a video game or browsing the web, you need to connect to WiFi to make the most of it.

But how can you do that if you can’t find your remote and want to connect your LG TV to WiFi?

Luckily, we found an easy solution that will be able to help you out in no time!

Connect LG TV To WiFi Without Remote

To connect your LG TV to WiFi without a remote, you’ll need a USB mouse you can plug into the TV. Locate the USB port on your TV, plug the mouse in, then press the small button underneath the logo on your television. You’ll want to toggle to Input, then connect your mouse.

Toggling the LG TV to Input.

Use a USB Mouse To Connect To WiFi

Now that your mouse is connected and your LG TV is toggled to input, it’s time to use it to connect the TV to WiFi.

  1. Select “Live TV” and wait for the menu to close automatically.
  2. Move your mouse to the right side of the screen and click “Recommended.”
  3. You’ll receive a pop up saying “Network Disconnected.” Click “Yes.”
  4. The network settings menu will appear; enter your WiFi network details to log in.

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Use Your Smartphone To Connect To WiFi

Once your LG Smart TV is connected to WiFi, you can start using your smartphone like a regular remote control.

NOTE: You can’t use your smartphone until you’re connected to WiFi, so don’t try to skip the first step.

For starters, make sure both your television and smartphone are on and connected to the same WiFi network.

If they aren’t on the same wireless network, they won’t be able to sync appropriately!

Next, you’ll want to download the app “Smartify – LG TV Remote” from either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, depending on your device.

After you install the application, open it, and you’ll receive a notification that says “Smartify would like to find and connect to devices on your local network” — Click “OK.”

Your phone should be fully connected to your television and it’ll act as a remote control!

Using the Smartify app to control an LG television.

Use An Ethernet Cable Instead

If you’re having trouble with WiFi and would prefer a wired solution, connecting your LG TV to the router using an ethernet cable is a great option.

NOTE: Since this is a wired connection, the closer your television is to the router, the better.

Not every television has a LAN port, so double check the back of your television before purchasing an ethernet cord.

If it does, you’ll simply want to plug one end of the ethernet into the back of your television and the other end into the back of your router!

Your LG Smart TV should immediately connect to the internet but if it doesn’t, try unplugging the television from the wall for about a minute before plugging it back in.

That will refresh the connection and it should work perfectly now.

To test this, try and download any application from the LG Content Store; you’ll quickly be able to tell if you’re connected to the internet or not!

Browsing the LG content store.

Replace Your LG TV Remote (Or Use A Universal Remote!)

Another easy solution is simply replacing your remote control.

Whether you go with an LG branded TV remote or a universal remote, you should have no trouble setting it up in minutes.

Having an extra universal remote has come in handy many times, whether the original remote ran out of batteries, is lost, or the buttons are worn out.

Final Thoughts

That’s everything you need to know about connecting your LG Smart TV to WiFi without a remote control.

No matter what solution works for you, as long as you can stream your favorite content, then our job here is finished. Enjoy! 🙂

And if you’re still having issues, take a look at our fix to LG TV not connecting to WiFi.