Article ID : 00119147 / Last Modified : 11/24/2020

Set up the Wi-Fi Direct feature of my Android TV

    Note: Not all TVs support the Wi-Fi Direc®t feature. Check your TV manuals for model-specific information.

    This information provides the steps to set up the Wi-Fi Direct feature for Android TV™ models.

    1. Enable the built-in Wi-Fi of your Android TV:
      1. On the supplied remote control, press the HOME button.
      2. Select the gear shape Settings icon.
      3. Follow the steps below according to your TV menu options:
        • Select Network & InternetWi-Fi → Set it to On.
        • Select NetworkAdvanced settingsBuilt-in Wi-Fi → Set it to On.
    2. Turn on the Wi-Fi Direct feature of your TV:
      Note: Skip this step if your TV has an Android 8.0 Oreo™ or higher operating system.
      1. Press the HOME button.
      2. Select Settings.
      3. Under Network & Accessories category, select Network.
      4. Select Wi-Fi Direct.
      5. Set it to On.
    3. Display the SSID and WPA key of the TV:
      Note: The SSID and the WPA key displayed on your TV are used when connecting a Wi-Fi Direct device to your TV.
      1. Press the HOME button.
      2. Select the gear shape Settings icon.
      3. Select Network or Network & Internet.
      4. Select Wi-Fi Direct.
      5. Select Wi-Fi Direct settings.
      6. Select Show Network (SSID)/Password.
        • The SSID (Service Set Identifier) and the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) key will display on the TV screen.
      7. When connecting a Wi-Fi Direct compatible device to your TV, select the SSID of your TV and enter the WPA key displayed on the TV screen as the password.
        • If the connection is successful, the message Wi-Fi device is connected will appear on the TV screen.
        • For details on the device you're connecting to your TV, refer to the manual supplied with that device.