If you have a Smart TV, then you probably know that one of the main conditions for its work with all functions is a connection to the Internet.
You will need to be connected to the network in order to view content from your favorite streaming services, visit different websites or simply update your TV software.
Connecting your TV to your Wi-Fi should be pretty easy. All you’ll need is your access point password and your TV remote control. You shouldn’t have any problems in this case.
However, you may encounter a situation where you lose your remote control, in which case it may take more time and you may need to do some tricks.
How to connect LG TV to WiFi with a mouse
One of the fastest and easiest ways to control your TV without a remote is to use an ordinary computer mouse. One must have a USB connector.
You just need to find the USB port on your TV and plug your mouse into it. After that, just press the small button in the center of your TV, under the TV logo. And switch it to Input.
Then you can fully control your TV with your mouse. In order to turn on the WiFi in this case you will just have to:
- Click on “Live TV” and wait for the menu to close.
- Then move the cursor to the right side of the screen and click on Recommended.
- You will see a pop-up window that the Network is Off. Tap Yes.
- From here you can select your WIFI network and enter your network password to connect your TV to it.
How to use the Smartphone to control your LG TV
To control your TV in this case, your smartphone is best. You can do this by using a special app. Unfortunately, this can only be done after connecting both devices to the same Wi-Fi network. So first you have to use your mouse to connect the TV to the WIFI.
To be able to use your smartphone as a remote control for your TV, you need to connect it to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV. Then you need to find and install “Smartify – LG TV Remote” app on your phone.
The best way to do this is to use the App Store or Google Play Store. Just type the name of the application in the search box. Then select it from the list and click on the Get/Install button.
Once the app is installed, launch it and you’ll get a notification on your phone that “Smartify wants to find and connect to devices in your local network. Agree with this.
It will then find your TV, and join it. You can then use the app to control your TV. For example, to adjust the volume or change channels. You can also change the settings of your TV using this app.
How to connect your TV to the network with an ethernet cable
You can also connect your TV to your router with an ethernet cable. To do this, you first need to make sure that your TV has a special ethernet connector.
If you found it on your TV, connect one end of the cable to it and the other end to your router. This will immediately connect your LG TV to the internet.
If your LG TV does not automatically connect to the network, you have to unplug it for about 60 seconds. Then reconnect it. This will reset your LH TV and it will be able to reconnect to the Internet via your local network.
You can open Smartify – LG TV Remote application to make sure you are successfully connected. There you can see if your phone detects your TV in the network or not.
After that, you can use your smartphone as a control device for your TV.
What other options are available
There are a few other ways you can connect your TV to the Wi-Fi network but you have to spend a bit more money to do this.
If the previous methods do not work then you can simply replace a lost or broken LG remote control for your TV. If a replacement remote control is too expensive for you or you do not want to wait, a universal remote control can be the way out.
A universal remote control is a device that can control different devices. You only need to configure it to control a specific device and it will be able to help you control its basic functions.
Universal remotes may not have all the special functions of your TV, but you can use them to switch between apps or adjust the volume.
These remotes are usually cheap and can be purchased at any electronics store. Programming them shouldn’t take too much time either. You can learn more about this in this article.
It’s best to always have a few of these remotes at home so that in case of an emergency you can quickly find a replacement for your original remote control.