How to Connect Hisense TV to WiFi Without Remote: Easy Guide

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How to Connect Hisense TV to WiFi without Remote?

Quick Answer

You can connect a Hisense TV to WiFi without a remote by using a USB keyboard or mouse:

  1. Plug the USB keyboard or mouse into one of the USB ports on the back of the TV.
  2. Navigate to the Menu > Settings > Network > Network Configuration menu using the keyboard or mouse.
  3. Select the WiFi network you want to connect to and enter the password.
  4. Select the Connect button.

This is the quickest and easiest way to connect a Hisense TV to WiFi without a remote.

If you’ve lost your remote or it’s not working, you can still connect your Hisense TV to WiFi. This article will show you how.

This article provides step-by-step instructions on how to connect your Hisense TV to WiFi using three different methods: a USB keyboard or mouse, a universal remote, or a mobile app.

How to Connect Hisense TV to WiFi without a Remote?

It’s not uncommon to find yourself in a situation where you have lost the Hisense TV remote or it’s simply not working. But fear not; there are alternative ways in which you can connect your Hisense TV to WiFi without a remote.

I will guide you in detail through the step-by-step process of these alternatives.

Is it possible to connect my Hisense TV to WiFi using only the physical buttons on the TV?

No. To connect to WiFi, you need to access the TV’s menu, which cannot be done using the physical buttons on the back of the TV.

Method 1: Use a USB Keyboard or Mouse

Many Hisense Smart TVs come with USB ports, allowing you to use peripherals like keyboards and mice as alternative control methods.

All you have to do is plug in a mouse or keyboard in one of the USB ports, and then you can proceed with these steps:

USB Port location on the back side of  Hisense TV

Step 1: After plugging in a USB Keyboard or Mouse, ensure your device recognizes the peripheral.

Step 2: Navigate to “Settings.”

Go to Menu and open settings

Step 3: Under the “Settings,” Navigate to “Network.”

Under Settings, Navigate to Network and open it

Step 4: Select “Network Configuration.”

Under Network, select and open Network Configuration

Step 5: Select “Network Configuration.”

Choose WiFi network & input password

Step 6: Select “Connect” to connect with that network.

Press the OK button to Open the Keyboard and Click on Connect

Now, your Hisense TV is connected to the WiFi network, and you can browse and stream content online.

Your Hisense TV WiFi is now connected without the Remote

Enjoy streaming your favorite online content now!

Method 2: Use a Temporary Wired Connection (Ethernet Cable)


If your Hisense TV has an Ethernet port; in that case, you can connect it directly to your router via LAN (Ethernet/Cat 5) cable temporarily. You can then navigate and connect your Hisense TV to the WiFi network using the “RemoteNow” phone app.

LAN Port location on Hisense TV

You only need an ethernet cable long enough to reach your TV and the router.

Once you have it, you can follow these steps to Connect Hisense TV to WiFi using a Wired Connection with a LAN (Ethernet/Cat 5) cable:

Connecting Hisense TV to WiFi using Wired Connection (Ethernet/Cat 5) cable

Step 1: Connect one end of the ethernet cable to the LAN port on your TV and the other to the router.

Step 2: Turn ON your TV using the power button.

Step 3: Your TV will be connected to the internet, thanks to the wired ethernet connection.

Step 4: Make sure your smartphone is connected to the same WiFi router that your TV is connected to.

Step 5: Install the Hisense original app RemoteNow; it is available on both “Android” and “iOS” operating systems.

iOS and Android app for RemoteNow

Step 6: Since your TV and Phone are on the same network, you can easily pair them using the RemoteNow app.

Step 7: Now, you can use the digital remote control inside the app to navigate your TV.

Step 8: Follow the same steps as the earlier method. Using the remote, go to Menu > Settings > Network > Network Configuration, and select the WiFi network.

Step 9: Enter the WiFi password and select “Connect.”

That is it; your TV will be connected to the WiFi network, and now you can remove the ethernet cable to enjoy the wireless network.

As a plus point, now you can use the digital remote RemoteNow to control Hisense TV anytime you want.

Method 3: Use an IR Phone

If your phone has an IR blaster and supports remote control functionality, you can use it as a remote to navigate the TV menu.

Examples of phones with IR capabilities include the “Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro” and “TCL 10 Pro.


Please remember that the procedures may vary slightly depending on the model of your Hisense TV. However, the basic principle stays the same and should help you connect your Hisense TV to WiFi without a remote.

Follow these steps to Connect Hisense TV to WiFi using an IR Phone:

Remote for Hisense (IR) app

Step 1: Install the TV Remote for Hisense (IR) app on your IR phone.

Step 2: Open the app, and it will show you the remote directly.

Step 3: Now, you can navigate your TV using this digital remote control and connect your TV to WiFi.

Step 4: Go to the “Menu.”

Step 5: Navigate to “Settings” and select “Networks.”

Step 6: Select “Network Configuration.”

Step 7: Select the WiFi you want your TV to connect with and enter the password.

Step 8: Select “Connect.”

NOTE: Please refer to Method 1 for screenshots of the steps mentioned above, as they are identical.

Your TV is now connected to the wireless network.


If your phone doesn’t have an infrared blaster, you may get the “R09 Mini” for a fraction of the price and use it with your phone to control IR-enabled devices such as your Hisense TV, soundbar, Air conditioner, etc.

Method 4: Using a Universal Remote Control

Connecting Hisense TV to WiFi using a Universal Remote

You can use a universal remote control to connect your Hisense TV to WiFi, which can be convenient if you already have one. If you don’t own a universal remote, consider getting one, as it allows you to control multiple devices with a single remote, which can be incredibly helpful.

Benefits of using a universal remote:

  • Can control multiple devices: A universal remote can control not only your Hisense TV but also other compatible electronic devices.
  • Convenient and cost-effective: You don’t need to worry about losing or misplacing the remote for each device. One universal remote serves the purpose!
  • Easy to set up: A universal remote is typically straightforward and less time-consuming.

Once you have chosen a universal remote control that is compatible with your Hisense TV, follow these steps:

Step 1: Turn on your Hisense TV manually by pressing the power button.

Step 2: Depending on the manufacturer and model of your universal remote, there are different ways to pair it to your TV. If you have an RCA universal remote, press and hold the TV button, and while holding it, press the power button of your universal remote. The process will be different if you have a remote from another manufacturer.

Step 3: After pairing the remote, press the menu button and go to settings.

Step 4: Navigate to “Network > Network Configuration.”

Step 5: From there, select the WiFi network, enter the password, and select “Connect.”

The specific instructions for pairing a universal remote with a Hisense TV will vary depending on the make and model of the remote, but the general process is similar.

For precise instructions, always refer to the user guide of your universal remote, but rest assured, the process is typically straightforward.

Method 5: Using USB Tethering

Connect Hisense TV to WiFi using USB Tethering

USB tethering is a terrific function that lets you connect any device with a wired internet connection to your phone.

You must require two phones to proceed with this method:

  • The first phone to create a network.
  • Second phone to control your Hisense TV remotely.

In addition to the two phones, you’ll need a USB cable and the RemoteNow app installed on your second phone.

On the first phone, follow these steps:

  1. Turn off the WiFi and connect your phone to the SIM internet.
  2. Connect it to your Hisense TV using a USB cable.
  3. Enable USB tethering and Mobile Hotspot on this phone.

On the second phone, follow these steps:

Step 1: Connect it to the mobile hotspot created by the first phone.

Step 2: Download and install the RemoteNow app (Android | iOS).

Step 3: Open the app and grant all the permissions it requires.

Step 4: Tap on the “Remote” icon in the center.

Step 5: Tap the “Connect” button, and the app will search for your TV on the same network.

Step 6: Tap on your TV icon once it finds it.

Step 7: Now, you can use the digital remote in the app to navigate your TV.

Step 8: Navigate to Menu > Network > Network Configuration.

Step 9: Select your home’s WiFi network.

Step 10: Enter the password and select “Connect.”

That is it; your Hisense TV will now be connected to the WiFi network.

These steps should ensure that you can always connect your Hisense TV to WiFi, even without a remote.

Common Issues Faced while Connecting Hisense TV to WiFi

Common Issues Faced while Connecting Hisense TV to WiFi

Although I have discussed how to connect your TV to WiFi without remote control, you can still face some issues.

Below, I’ve addressed common challenges faced when connecting a Hisense TV to WiFi, along with potential solutions:

  1. Not finding WiFi Network: If your Hisense TV is not spotting your WiFi network, consider moving the TV closer to the router, or better yet, moving the router to a central location in your home to improve signal strength.
  2. Incorrect Password: Double-check to ensure you’re entering the correct WiFi password. Remember, passwords are case-sensitive!
  3. WiFi Network instability: If the wireless connection is unstable or keeps dropping out, try resetting your router or contact your internet service provider.
  4. Unable to connect without a remote: You can download the RemoteNOW app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, which allows you to control your Hisense TV directly from your smartphone.

Do not let these hurdles prevent you from enjoying your content. Happy streaming!

Summary – Connecting Hisense TV to WiFi without Remote

As outlined, it’s both feasible and uncomplicated to connect a Hisense TV to WiFi without using a remote. The solution I have discussed above can be a lifesaver for those who may have misplaced their remote.

For more help connecting your Hisense TV to WiFi, please visit the Hisense support website or contact Hisense customer support.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to Use Hisense Smart TV without Remote?

To control your Hisense Smart TV without the remote, try using the TV’s physical buttons, a universal remote app on your smartphone with an infrared blaster, or the official RemoteNOW app. You can also purchase compatible remote controls through authorized resellers or use TV remote apps for Hisense Smart TVs. Verify compatibility with your TV model in the manual or contact Hisense customer support.

How to go to Settings on Hisense TV without a Remote?

You can press the menu button on the TV, and if your TV doesn’t have any buttons but a joystick, you can press and hold the joystick, and it will open a sub-menu. From there, you can open the menu.

How to Connect Hisense TV to WiFi with Remote?

Press the menu button on the remote control and go to Settings. Then select Networks > Network Configuration. Now, choose your WiFi network, input the password, and select “Connect.”

Which Roku App should I use to control Hisense Roku TV remotely?

The Roku App is the best one to remote control your Hisense Roku TV, though your phone and TV should be on the same network if you want to use this app.

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Marc Ray

Marc Ray

Marc Ray, Founder of A tech enthusiast & expert in smart home technology, helping homeowners upgrade their homes with the latest smart home security & automation solutions. Marc has over 10 years of experience in smart home technology. He holds a certification in Home Automation Systems and has been featured in Hubspot. You can learn more about Marc and his work. Read his Book, Smart Home Hacks!

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