How to Find Samsung Smart TV (or any TV) IP Address Without Remote.
If you want to assign a static IP address to your Smart TV or change DNS, you need a remote to navigate to network settings. However, if you’ve lost your remote or can’t find it now, don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world. I’ll show you some of the easiest ways to find the IP address of your Samsung Smart TV (or any streaming device) without a remote control. Let’s start.
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Find the IP address of your Samsung Smart TV
There are many ways to find the IP address of any device connected to your router, and you can do this on your computer, smartphone, or even your TV. The steps to determine the IP address will be similar to the steps listed below, so you should be able to replicate it to any Smart TV or streaming device.
1. On the computer
If you want to find out the IP address of your Samsung Smart TV on a Windows or Mac computer, Angry IP Scanner is a decent choice. In fact, we have a detailed tutorial on how to use Angry IP Scanner.
Step 1. Download and install the software on your computer and run the application.
Step 2: Angry IP Scanner will automatically detect the IP range, you just need to click the scan button to start detecting. Even if it isn’t, you can go from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.255.
Step 3. Your TV will appear in the list with the manufacturer’s name in the name.
If you have multiple Samsung phones or TVs in your home, the app can recognize multiple devices and you might get confused as to which TV’s IP address is. To filter your TV from the rest, simply right-click on the IP address, select Open, and perform a Ping test before and after turning on your TV. The ping command works like SONAR, that is, it sends data packets from your computer to your TV. Ideally, when the TV is OFF, you will not receive any ping responses. If you are still getting ping, it might not be your TV.
Fing is another popular network tool that allows you to discover devices connected to your network. The app has a good reputation and is available for both Android and iOS, making it a good fit in this case.
Step 1: Install Fing on your Android or iOS smartphone from Play Store and App Store respectively.
Step 2: Connect your smartphone to the same network as the Smart TV and launch the app.
Step 3. Go to the Devices tab and click the Scan button in the upper right corner.
The app will start scanning the network and show your devices in the list. You will find your Samsung Smart TV here.
The app is now smart enough to recognize and differentiate between a smartphone and a TV, however, if in doubt, you can ping your TV simply by turning it off and then running the Ping test in the app. If you receive a ping response, then this is not your TV.
Most routers these days will show you a list of all devices connected to the network, and you can check all connected devices in the router console.
Step 1. Go to the router login page in a web browser from your desktop or smartphone and enter your login information.
Step 2. Go to your connected devices and you will find your Samsung Smart TV. Each router has its own interface and discovery mode. In my case it was unable to get the name and showed the TV as “localhost”. This is why I do not recommend this method unless absolutely necessary. However, you can still try pinging the TV’s IP address while it is off to see if it pings back. If so, then this is probably not your TV.
You can also check this guide to find out how to find the IP address of any device on the network.
4. Use your smartphone as a remote control
Samsung Smart TVs are packed with amazing features, and SmartThings is one of them. It allows you to play TV audio on your computer, display your phone screen on your TV screen, and even control your TV using your phone. So if you’ve lost your TV remote, you can use your smartphone as a remote to control your TV and find its IP address by going to network settings. Follow the steps.
Step 1: Install the application on your smartphone, you can do it on any Android or iOS device.
Step 2: Sign in with your Samsung account or create one here.
Step 3. Now press the + button and add the TV to the app following the instructions on the screen.
Step 4. Once configured, you will be able to navigate using the touch panel and buttons on the screen.
Step 5. To find the IP address of the TV, go to Settings> General> Network> Network Status> IP Settings.
The aforementioned SmartThings app only works with Samsung Smart TV, however if you are using any other Smart TV or streaming device, there is probably an app that allows you to control your TV using your phone. You can install the corresponding app for your device and find the IP address in the network settings.
- Android TV – Android TV remote control (Android | iOS)
- LG Smart TV – LG TV PLUS (Android | iOS)
- Roku – Roku app ( Android | iOS)
- Firestick – Amazon Fire TV app (Android | iOS)
- Apple TV – Apple TV app (iOS)
These were some of the ways in which you can find the IP address of your Smart TV even without a remote control. With these methods, you can practically find the IP address of any device. Let me know if you have any problems with these methods in the comments below.
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