Weekend and TV are a great combo for entertainment. What if your weekend is all sorted but your Android TV is not connecting to WiFi? That’s unfair! Right. But don’t worry! you are at the right place. Here, we bring you a list of methods that will help you to resolve the Android TV can’t connect to WiFi issue.
For a long time, TV has been a foremost source of entertainment and information. While at present, you can even access the internet via TV, which is really amazing. If compare, you have smartphones and laptops to enjoy all these facilities. Even so, when it comes to screen and sound nothing can beat TV especially when it’s the smart one.
Methods To Resolve Android TV Can’t Connect to WiFi Issue
In fact, in the 21st century when phones are getting smarter, TVs are getting smarter too. However, it’s also an electronic device, you will encounter some technical/hardware issues. Nonetheless, if there is any technical or hardware issue with your Android devices then there is a solution too.
Here are some methods that will help you to resolve Android TV can’t connect to WiFi issue.
Method 1: Look into WiFi Settings
You must have done it earlier when your phone doesn’t work on a wifi connection. Similarly, it can happen on your Android TV too. When such an issue occurs, forget network is the only solution left.
To check and resolve follow the steps below.
- Go to Settings and select Network & Internet.
- Check if the Wifi toggle is turned on or not.
- After turning On the wifi toggle, open the WiFi access point.
- Look for Forget Network and click on that.
- Since, you have reset the network, reconnect to the Wifi and enter the password.
We hope, this method has resolved the issue. However, look for the next method if the issue isn’t resolved.
Method 2: Reset Date & Time
Usually, Android TV update date & time automatically. However, for some reason, you may need to set it manually. Most probably, this method resolves an issue attached to WiFi.
- Open Settings (gear icon) placed at the top-right corner.
- Click on Device Preferences.
- Here, in the Date & Time section, you see “Automatic Date & Time”, click on that.
- After clicking on it, select the option “Use network-provided time.”
Once you are done, check by searching via the search bar. Besides, it resolves the issue “Connected, no internet” as well.
Method 3: Hotspot WiFi Issue
Unaware of the fact that fixing a limit on data usage can cause trouble you might have fixed it earlier. So, if that is the case, you better make sure if you are facing a “Hotspot issue.”
To fix the hotspot WiFi issue, open Settings > Network&Internet and turn Off the data saver.
Method 4: Proxy Settings
If your wifi is not connecting then you should look for proxy settings. You might not aware but your TV is given the wrong IP address or has not been updated. This latter happens when a static IP address is given.
Hence, you need to check if the DHCP network is enabled or not. To do that, go to WiFi access point > Set proxy to ‘None’ and IP Settings to ‘DHCP.’
Method 5: Router & Band Connection
Have you checked the wifi connection? Is it visible to you? If not, you need to fix the router settings. Fixing the router setting may connect your Android TV to WiFi.
To fix Router Issue,
- Put the IP address 192.168.0.1 on the browser you use Chrome/Mozzila.
- Now you can access your router settings.
- Thereby, look for “SSID Broadcast” and enable it.
However, if you don’t want to go online, you can get the SSID settings under the Wireless section. Once you reach there, Enable the wireless settings.
Besides this, you can tweak the band connection. Why? Because some TVs don’t accept the frequency of 5GHz wifi connection. Hence, you can fix the frequency for both the 2.4 GHz and 5GHz channels.
To do that, go to Router Settings page > Open Wireless Settings > Enable wireless radio for both 2.4 GHz and 5GHz channels.
Method 6: Unplug the Cord
Is the problem still lingering? You need to look for hardware settings. Since you have checked all technical settings, you should look for hardware now.
What do you think the issue occurs from? Well, you can try fixing hardware, it might help.
For that try unplugging the cord directly from the outlet while the TV is switched on. Hang for a minute and plug it again to see if the wifi connection is working.
Method 7: Reset the Android TV
In case you have made all the attempts yet got nothing, worry not! Just as we do with other electronic devices, do with your Android TV.
Last but not least, the option left is to Hard Reset your Android TV. Note that after you reset your Android TV all your local files and applications will be erased. In addition, the settings will set to default and you will be logged out from your Google account.
Once, the reset process accomplishes you will see that the issue of Android TV can’t connect to WiFi is now eliminated. Further, you can log in with your Google account and download the applications of your requirement.
This problem occurs when your Android TV’s date and time are not correct. Try correcting the date and time of your Android TV.
Yes, Android TV is worth buying for those who love watching movies and series on a big screen. Android TV is full of features, you can also play games on it.