Whether you want to assign static the IP address to your Smart TV or change the DNS, you need the remote to navigate to Network settings. However, if you’ve lost the remote or can’t find it at the moment, don’t worry it’s still not the end of the world. I will show you some of the easiest ways to find the IP address of your Samsung Smart TV (or any streaming device) without a remote. Let’s begin.
Find Samsung Smart TV IP Address
There are plenty of ways you can go about finding the IP address of any device connected to the router and you can do it on a computer, a smartphone, or even on your TV. The steps for figuring out the IP address will be similar to the steps listed below so you should be able to replicate it on any smart TV or streaming device.
1. On a Computer
If you want to find the IP address of your Samsung Smart TV from a Windows computer or a Mac, Angry IP Scanner is a decent choice. In fact, we have an in-depth guide 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 would automatically detect the IP range, you just have to press the Scan button to begin discovery. Even if it doesn’t you can go with 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.255.
Step 3: Your TV would show up on the list with the manufacturer name in the title.
If you have multiple Samsung phones or TV in your house, the application may pick up multiple devices and you may get confused which is the actual TV IP address. To filter out your TV from the rest, simply, right-click the IP, select open, and do a Ping test before and after powering on your TV. The ping command works as SONAR, i.e. it sends data packets from your computer to your TV. Ideally, when the TV is OFF, you will not get any ping replies. If you still get a ping in return then it’s probably not your TV.
Step 2: Connect your smartphone to the same network as the Smart TV and run the app.
Step 3: Go to the Devices tab and tap the Scan button on the top right.
The app would start scanning the network and show your devices in the list. You’ll find your Samsung Smart TV here.
Now, the app is smart enough to recognize and distinguish between a smartphone and a TV, however, if you have doubts, you can do a ping test on your TV by simply turning it OFF and then running the Ping test in the app. If you get a ping return, then it’s not your TV.
Most router these days would show you a list of all the devices connected to the network and you can check all the connected devices in the router console.
Step 1: Go to the router login page on a web browser from a desktop or a smartphone and enter the login in credentials.
Step 2: Navigate to connected devices and you’ll find your Samsung Smart TV. Every Router has a different interface and discovery mode. In my case, it failed to get the name and showed the TV as ‘localhost‘. That’s why I don’t recommend this method unless you absolutely have to. However, you can still try and ping the IP address of the TV while it is switched off to see if it pings back. If it does then it is probably not your TV.
You can also take a look at this guide on how to find the IP address of any device on the network.
4. Use your smartphone as a remote
Samsung Smart TVs have loads of awesome features and the SmartThings app is one of those. It lets you play TV sound on the computer, mirror your phone screen to the TV and even control the TV using your phone. Therefore, if you have lost TV remote, you can use your smartphone as a remote to control your TV and find its IP address by navigating to Network settings. Follow the steps.
Step 2: Log in using a Samsung account or create one here.
Step 3: Now, tap the + button and add the TV to the app by following the on-screen instructions.
Step 4: After setting everything up, you’ll be able to navigate using the touchpad and the buttons on the screen.
Step 5: To find out your TV’s IP address, navigate to Settings > General > Network > Network Status > IP Settings.
The above app SmartThings works only with Samsung Smart TVs, however, if you use any other Smart TV or streaming device, there is probably an app that lets you control the TV with your phone. You can install the appropriate app for your device and navigate to 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 with which you can find the IP address of your Smart TV even without a remote. You can pretty much find the IP address of any device with these methods. Let me know if you face any problem with these methods in the comments below.