Want to enjoy your favorite shows, but don’t have Wi-Fi, let’s learn how you can connect a phone to Roku TV without Wi-Fi.
By now, we all know how important a home network is if you want to stream shows from OTT platforms on your Smart TV, but if you don’t have Wi-Fi, or if the Wi-Fi connection is poor, does that mean you have to resort back to the same old channels on your TV.
Fortunately for you, you can connect a Phone To Roku TV without Wi-Fi, all you need is your mobile phone and a working internet plan.
In the article below, I have prepared a comprehensive guide you can follow to connect a phone to Roku TV without Wi-Fi by screen casting/mirroring your Phone to your Roku TV.
How to Connect a Phone to Roku TV Without Wi-Fi
While Wi-Fi is essential while you are trying to connect a phone to Roju TV, it is not a necessity. If you don’t have a home Wi-Fi network but want to stream OTT shows, you can use your mobile’s hotspot to establish a connection.
Follow the steps I have mentioned below to connect a phone to Roku TV without Wi-Fi:
- Connect Roku TV to your Mobile’s Hotspot.
- Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku TV.
- Connect your Phone to Roku TV.
Let’s go through the steps in detail:
Step 1: Connect Roku TV to your Mobile’s Hotspot.
Since you require some type of internet data to connect your TV to your mobile device, your mobile data is a good replacement for Wi-Fi.
Scroll up/down your mobile screen, locate the Wi-Fi Hotspot icon, and tap on it to turn it on.
Now press the menu button on your Roku remote, go to settings, and click on “network settings.”
Your TV will search for nearby networks, once your mobile network is displayed on your TV, select it, enter your password, and wait for your TV to connect to your mobile.
Step 2: Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku TV.
Go back to Settings, and click on “Systems.”
Select “Screen Mirroring”
Step 3: Connect your Phone to Roku TV
Now that your phone and your Roku TV are on the same network, all that is left to do is cast from your phone to Roku TV.
To do that, open settings on your phone, go to “connected devices,” scroll down to connection preferences, and click on the Cast option.
Your Roku TV will display under the devices available to cast.
Select it and you should be able to see your mobile screen on your Roku TV.
You can now stream music, and play videos on YouTube on your mobile and they will play on your Roku TV as well.
Common Mistakes to Avoid While Trying to Connect a Phone to Roku TV Without Wi-Fi
Though the process of connecting a Phone to a Roku TV without Wi-Fi is fairly effortless, many users in their hastiness fail to follow through with these steps.
So, while you are connecting your phone to Roku TV, make sure you avoid these common mistakes.
Not switching on the devices.
Though, it is a no-brainer, make sure you have switched on your TV properly before you start connecting them.
Ensure both devices are on the same network
When you enable screen mirroring on your Roku TV, it is essential that both your devices are running on the same network(in this case your phone’s data) otherwise your phone won’t be able to detect Roku TV.
With that, we are at the end of the article. I hope this guide helped you to figure out how you can connect a phone to Roku TV without Wi-Fi.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I cast my phone’s screen to Roku TV if my phone doesn’t have an HDMI port?
if your Phone doesn’t have an HDMI port, you can use the wireless method to cast/mirror your Phone’s screen to Roku TV. All you have to do is connect Roku TV to your Mobile’s Hotspot, enable Screen Mirroring on Roku TV, and connect your Phone to Roku TV
Can I cast my phone’s screen to Roku TV if my phone and TV are not on the same WiFi network?
If you are using the wireless method, then it is vital that your Phone and your TV are on the same Network whether that is Wi-Fi or your mobile Hotspot.