Apple TV has all your favorite apps and streaming services, including Netflix, Disney Plus, Paramount Plus, and YouTube TV. You can download all these apps to your device from the Apple TV App Store. Also, you need to connect your Apple TV to the internet to install and access these apps. It might definitely be hard for the user to connect Apple TV to WiFi if there are some issues with your remote. However, there is more than one way to connect your Apple TV to WiFi without its remote.

How to Connect Apple TV to WiFi Without Remote

If the Apple TV remote is not working, or you have lost it, the result is that you cannot connect your Apple TV to WiFi. So, try these methods to connect your Apple TV to WiFi without the Apple TV remote.

Using Ethernet Cable

If you want to connect your Apple TV without a remote, you can use an Ethernet cable. On your Apple device, you need the Apple TV remote app. In addition, you need to have an infrared remote for your TV or a DVD Player.

Ethernet Cable

1. Initially, connect one end of the Ethernet cable to your Apple TV and the other end to your WiFi router.

2. Check if you can see the Apple TV’s screen on your TV. If not, navigate to HDMI in your TV input/source.

3. Launch the Control Center on your iOS device and tap the Apple TV remote app.

4. Choose your Apple TV from the list on your screen.

5. Following the prompt, enter the passcode on your phone.

6. Next, open Settings > Remotes and Devices > Learn remote on your Apple TV using the app.

7. Using the TV or DVD remote, follow the instructions on your screen.

8. Finally, disconnect the Ethernet cable and connect to WiFi with the new remote connection.

Using Another iOS Device

If your iOS device runs on iOS 9.0 or later, you can use it to transfer WiFi network SSID, Passcode, and Apple ID to your iOS device. For this, you need to have both WiFi and Bluetooth enabled on your iOS device.

1. Initially, turn on your Apple TV.

2. When the Apple TV start-up screen appears, touch your iOS device on the Apple TV.

3. Finally, you can access the WiFi on your screen by following the screen instructions.

Using Apple TV Remote App

Apple TV remote app will help you control your Apple TV, including connecting it to WiFi.

1. On your iOS device, open the Control Center and tap the Apple TV remote icon.

Note: If there is no remote app icon, open Settings > Control Center > Customize Control menu > Plus button near Apple TV Remote.

Apple TV remote app

2. Connect Apple TV to the internet using an Ethernet cable.

3. Open Settings > select Network > WiFi > Choose any WiFi network > Set up your WiFi.

4. Complete setting up WiFi by entering the PIN using your iOS device

Using a Bluetooth Keyboard

If you have a Bluetooth keyboard, connect it to your Apple TV. With that, you can connect your Apple TV to WiFi easily.

Bletooth keyboard

1. On your Apple TV, open the Settings menu and select the Remotes and Devices option.

2. Next, select the Bluetooth option and then select your Bluetooth keyboard from the screen.

3. Type in a four-digit code as prompted.

4. Finally, connect to any WiFi network as necessary on your Apple TV.

Using Apple TV Remote Replacement

If you can’t use your previous Apple TV remote, try using a new one as a replacement. To unpair the old remote, press and hold the Menu button and Left Arrow button for six seconds. Similarly, you can pair the new remote by long-pressing the Menu button and the Right Arrow button. Using the new remote, you can connect to WiFi as follows.

How to Connect Apple TV to WiFi Without Remote

1. Open the Settings menu and choose Network.

2. Choose the WiFi network.

3. Find the desired WiFi network and Enter Password to connect with it.

4. Select Done and connect with the WiFi network.

Using MacBook

You can use your Mac to connect your Apple TV to WiFi as follows.

1. Initially, turn on the WiFi and Cellular Data and connect it to your Mac.

2. Connect your Apple TV to the HDMI port on your TVand your Mac.

3.  Power up the Apple TV.

4. On your Mac, select Preferences and then Sharing.

5. From the field Share your Connection from the field and select WiFi.

6. From the To computers using field, choose Thunderbolt Ethernet and iPhone USB.

7. Next, check the Internet Sharing option in the Services field.

8. On your iPhone, launch Control Center and select Apple TV Remote.

9. Select your Apple TV in your remote app and enter the PIN.

10. Download and install Typeeto on your Mac.

11. On your iPhone, use the remote feature and connect to your Mac (Settings > General > Bluetooth and Devices).

12. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from your Apple TV.

13. You can use Typeeto to connect to the WiFi network.

14. Now, you can connect your iPhone to the WiFi network as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I connect Apple TV to new WiFi without a remote?

You can connect your Apple TV to your WiFi router using an Ethernet cable.  

How to connect Apple TV to WiFi with a remote?

If you have your Apple TV remote with you, open the Apple TV Settings menu > Network > WiFi network > Enter Password > Done.

How to connect Apple TV with WiFi without a remote?

If you can’t use your Apple Tv remote, you can connect with Wi-Fi using the Apple Tv remote app, using your Mac, or an Ethernet cable.

How do I connect my Apple TV to a new Wi-Fi?

You can connect your apple Tv to a new WiFi from Apple TV Settings menu > Network > WiFi network > Enter Password > Done.

How to connect Apple TV to WiFi with iPhone?

If you have your iPhone, launch the Control Center and enable the Apple TV remote app. Using the app, you can connect your Apple TV to WiFi.