How to find IP address of Samsung Smart TV (or any TV) without remote control

Whether you want to assign the static IP address to your Smart TV or change the DNS, you need the remote control to navigate to the network settings. However, if you’ve lost your remote or can’t find it right now, don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world yet. 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 control. Let’s start.

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Find the IP address of Samsung Smart TV

There are many ways to find the IP address of any device connected to the router and you can do this on a computer, smartphone, or even on your television. The steps to find 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 or Mac computer, Angry IP Scanner it’s a decent choice. In fact, we have a detailed 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 start the discovery. Even if not, you can go with 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.255.

Step 3: Your TV will be listed with the manufacturer’s name in the title.

If you have multiple Samsung phones or TVs in your house, the app may pick up multiple devices and you may get confused as to what the actual IP address of the TV is. To filter your TV from the rest, simply right-click on the IP, select open, and do 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 television. Ideally, when the TV is OFF, you won’t get any ping responses. If you’re still getting a ping in return, it’s probably not your TV.

2. Smartphone

Fing is another popular network tool that allows you to discover devices connected to a network. The app is reputable and available for both Android and iOS, making it suitable in this case.

Step 1: Install Fing on your Android or iOS smartphone from Play store Y App store respectively.

Step 2: Connect your smartphone to the same network as the Smart TV and run the application.

Step 3: Go to the Devices tab and tap the Scan button at the top right.

The app would start scanning the network and show your devices in the list. You will find your Samsung Smart TV here.

Now the app is smart enough to recognize and distinguish between a smartphone and a TV; However, if in doubt, you can ping 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.

3. Router

Most routers these days will show you a list of all the devices connected to the network and you can check all the connected devices on the router console.

Step 1: Go to the router login page in a web browser from a desktop computer or smartphone and enter the login credentials.

Step 2: Navigate to connected devices and you will find your Samsung Smart TV. Each router has a different interface and discovery mode. In my case it couldn’t get the name and showed the TV as’localhost‘. That is why I do not recommend this method unless it is absolutely necessary. However, you can still try pinging the TV’s IP address while it’s off to see if it responds. If so, it is probably not your television.

You can also refer to this guide on how to find the IP address of any device on the network.

4. Use your smartphone as a remote control

Samsung smart TVs have tons of amazing features and the SmartThings The app is one of those. It allows you to play TV sound on computer, mirror your phone screen to TV, and even control TV using your phone. So if you have lost your TV remote, you can use your smartphone as a remote control to control your TV and find its IP address by navigating 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 a Samsung account or create one here.

Step 3: Now, tap on the + button and add the TV to the app by following the on-screen instructions.

Stage 4: After setting everything up, you will be able to navigate using the touch panel and buttons on the screen.

Step 5: To find out the IP address of your TV, navigate to Settings> General> Network> Network Status> IP Settings.

The above SmartThings app only works with Samsung smart TVs; However, if you use any other smart TV or streaming device, there is probably an app that allows you to control the TV with your phone. You can install the appropriate application for your device and browse to find the IP address in the Network Settings.

Closing words

These were some of the ways you can find the IP address of your Smart TV even without a remote control. You can practically find the IP address of any device with these methods. Let me know if you have any issues with these methods in the comments below.

Also read: Lost your Roku remote? How to use Roku without a remote control

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