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How to connect your TCL Roku TV to WiFi or Ethernet (where applicable)

In order to enjoy your TCL Roku TV’s streaming capabilities, you must connect it to the internet. This can be done via Wi-Fi (all TCL Roku TVs) or with an Ethernet cable (TCL Roku 4K TV models).  

Press the Power button on your TCL Roku remote to turn on your TV. 

When you first turn on your TV, it will take a few seconds to get itself ready. You’ll notice the following things happening:

The status light blinks every time the TV is busy doing something; in this case it’s powering up and getting ready for you.

The power-on screen appears and the status light blinks slowly for a few more seconds. The power-on screen displays a TCL• Roku TV logo while the TV starts up.

1. With the first guided setup screen on your TV, follow these steps to set it up:
Use the Up or Down buttons to select your preferred language
Press OK button to go to the next screen

Press OK to select Set up for home use. Home mode is the right choice for enjoying your TV. It provides energy saving options as well as access to all features of the TV.

Note: Store mode configures the TV for retail display and is not recommended for any other use. In store mode, some features of the TV are missing or limited.     

2. After you select Set up for home use, the TV will either scan for the Wi-Fi networks within range and displays them in order, with the strongest signals first. Or in the case of our 4K models, you’ll be prompted to select which method you’ll be using to connect to the internet.

2a. If you choose to connect your TV to the internet using an Ethernet cable, connect the Ethernet cable coming from your router or modem to the TV and select Wired (Ethernet). The TV will then verify connectivity to your local network, and then the internet. If the verification is successful, the TV will skip to Linking your Roku Account

3. Press the Up button or Down button to highlight your wireless network, and then press the OK button to select it.

Alternatively, Other options are displayed to further assist you in connecting to Wi-Fi, should you need them. Their functions are explained below:

Scan again to see all networks – this option depends on the number of wireless networks within range.

Scan again appears if the list already shows all available wireless networks within range. If you don’t see your wireless network name in the list, you might need to adjust the location of your wireless router or the TV, turn on your router, or make other changes. When everything is ready, select Scan again to see if your network name now appears in the list.

Scan again to see all networks appears if the TV finds more than seven Wi-Fi networks. If you don’t see your wireless network name in the list, this option displays the complete list. If you still don’t see your network name, you might have your router configured to provide wireless service as a “private network.” 

Tip: Highlighting either of these options displays an informational panel with the unique MAC address of your Roku TV. You will need the MAC address if your wireless router is configured to use MAC address filtering.

Private network – If your wireless network name is hidden, it won’t appear in the list.

Select Private network to display an on-screen keyboard, and use it to enter your network name.

Note: Wireless networks that are password-protected display a “padlock” icon adjacent to the name.

3. If your network is password-protected, an on-screen keyboard appears. Use the keyboard to enter the network password.

4. After you submit your network password, the TV displays progress messages as it connects to your wireless network, your local network, and the internet.

5. Once your TV is connected to Wi-Fi, it will automatically check for, and download, any available software updates.

Note: Your TV automatically checks for updates periodically. These updates provide new features and improve your overall experience with the TV. After an update, you might notice that some options have moved, and that there are new options or features.

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