Asking how to connect BT TV box wirelessly? Here’s how to do it!
Although BT TV Box setups are usually done via the assistance of a cable component, there’s a way to bypass using one!
However, note that only BT TV Box Pro models can connect wirelessly.
If you own a standard BT TV box, your only way is to use an Ethernet cable.
Here’s how to connect your BT TV Box to the broadband hub wirelessly:
To connect BT TV Box Pro wirelessly, place the device, and connect it to power and to the TV via an HDMI cable. Next, turn on the device, wait for the setup screen to appear and choose “Internet Mode”. Select a WiFi to connect your box with and start streaming!
To learn more about this setup, keep reading our complete guide!
Unfortunately, it is not possible to connect your BT TV to the internet or aerial wirelessly.
The technology of the BT TV Box demands the usage of both an aerial coaxial cable, along with an Ethernet unit in order to deliver the broadcasts.
However, a brand new technology is featured with the BT TV Box Pro Model, which allows the box to wirelessly connect to your broadband hub.
Although you’ll not receive all of the channels that usually come with an aerial, it’s possible to acquire some portion of the broadcasts, using the so-called Internet Mode.
After clarifying whether you’re able to hook up your BT TV Box wirelessly, let’s apply it to your setup!
After learning how a wireless connection between your TV box and network device is achieved, let’s review it in our guide!
We’ll have all of the steps important for succeeding in connecting your devices included, so make sure to keep reading and pay attention to our steps!
Before we jump in, there’s a minor preparation your setup must undergo, in order to have your BT TV Box Pro hooked up wirelessly.
With the pro models of the box, you’ll be able to bypass the usage of two cables – the aerial’s coax and the Ethernet cable.
Although it is optional whether you’re going to use an aerial with your pro box, it remains non-required.
Here are the steps you must undergo in regard to preparing your setup:
- Make sure that the BT TV Pro Box’s Power Cord is connected
- Connect the BT TV Pro to your TV using HDMI Cable
- Ensure that your TV is turned ON
- Double-check your Broadband Hub, Router or Network Device
- Verify that all of the remaining cable connections are secured
After undergoing all of the following steps, we’ll be able to begin the wireless setup of your BT TV Pro box.
Let’s proceed with the next step and put your BT TV Pro box in “Internet Mode”.
Note: Before proceeding, turn on the BT Pro box and ensure its broadcast is displayed on the TV.
During the setup of your BT TV Pro box, you’ll be able to choose between two functional modes.
You could either have an aerial-supported setup or put the box in “Internet Mode”, where coaxial cable is not required.
Since having an aerial in your box is optional, here are the two setup methods separately:
Wireless “Internet Mode” Setup:
- Turn on your box.
- Wait for the setup screen to appear.
- Using the provided box remote, select “Internet Mode” from the screen.
- Press the “OK” button on the remote.
Wired “Aerial-Supported” Setup:
- Get your BT TV Pro box remote.
- Launch the Setup.
- Press the Upwards Arrow to highlight “Aerial Included”.
- Press the “OK” button.
Once your setup method has been selected, you’ll be taken to a different screen, where a series of online instructions will guide you through the process.
Alert: Choosing inappropriate setup settings may ruin the process, so stick with the flow of our guide.
With or without an aerial, a WiFi connection remains a necessity with the BT TV Pro box!
After having the setup method selected, your next task is to connect the box to WiFi.
If you’ve chosen the “Internet Mode” setup, the next page you’ll be taken to will require the selection of a nearby WiFi network to perform the connection.
- To connect your box to WiFi, select your home network and type down the password
Once the password code has been written, press the “Connect” button at the bottom and follow the instructions to finalize the setup.
That was how to connect BT TV box wirelessly but there is one more important step to undertake before we can enjoy the functionality.
Alert: Make sure to not get any of the letters in the password incorrectly. This will flail the setup.
After getting your cable box hooked up to the WiFi, all there is left to do is complete the setup.
You’ll have to establish the personal settings configuration of your box if that is the first time undergoing this setup, which includes names, passwords, services and others.
All of the steps remaining in the setup will be shown on the TV screen the box is connected via HDMI.
Use your remote to complete the setup and the on-screen keyboard to enter values for the required information.
Once you’re done with the setup, you’ll be given a quick tour of the box’s menus and after that, you could use the BT TV Pro box however you like!
Note: All settings completed during setup could later be changed in the Settings menu.
Achieving a wireless connection between your BT TV box and TV is achievable, by using a Wireless Video HDMI Kit.
The kit consists of two HDMI connectors, each of which must be plugged into the devices you wish to connect with.
A range of 10-15 meters must not be overdone between the devices, in order to maintain the quality and health of the stream.
As for the connection, both of the devices know the way to each other and once connected, they’ll automatically discover and connect.
However, such a kit does not come cheap and depending on the merchant, it could top up to over 100-150 pounds.
Coming for around £129.99, you could get this Wireless HDMI Transmitter and Receiver, supporting 4K and 5G.
This wireless extender has a coverage of a little over 50 meters and is perfect for antenna, camera production, TV box connection and meeting streaming.
In case you still haven’t got the equipment you need, you’re missing out!
Thus, the answer to how to connect BT TV box wirelessly is to select “Internet Mode” during the setup of the box. After that, choose your home WiFi network and input the password. Finally, complete the setup and make sure your network device is online.
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