One of the best parts of having an Vizio 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 Vizio TV to WiFi?
Luckily, we found an easy solution that will be able to help you out in no time!
Connect Vizio TV To WiFi Without Remote
To connect your Vizio 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 navigate to the Menu. Once there, go to Network > Set up WiFi connection and enter your network details.
Use a USB Mouse To Connect To WiFi
Once your mouse is connected to your Vizio TV, you can start connecting the TV to WiFi.
- Plug the mouse into the back of the Vizio TV’s USB port.
- Soft restart or turn on the television to reset the cache.
- Once the TV is powered on, navigate to the WiFi network settings in the menu.
- In the settings, enter your network’s details so you can connect to the WiFi and have internet access.
Use Your Smartphone To Connect To WiFi
Once your Vizio 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 (using a USB Mouse!)
First, ensure your smartphone and television are connected to the same network.
If they aren’t on the same wireless network, they won’t sync properly!
Next, you’ll want to download the Vizio Mobile app on your iPhone or Android, which acts as a remote control!
After you install the application, open it, and you’ll want to select “Select Device” — then “Get Started.”
Your phone should be fully connected to your television and it’ll act as a remote control!
Use An Ethernet Cable Instead
If you’re having trouble with WiFi and would prefer a wired solution, connecting your Vizio 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 Vizio 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 Vizio Smart TV App Store; you’ll quickly be able to tell if you’re connected to the internet or not!
Replace Your Vizio TV Remote (Or Use A Universal Remote!)
Another easy solution is simply replacing your remote control.
Whether you go with an Vizio 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.
That’s everything you need to know about connecting your Vizio 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! 🙂
Hi, I’m Samuel Park. I’ve worked in tech for over 12 years, and I founded TechMaestro to help you with your tech issues. Hope you find the site helpful 🙂