In this post, you will learn how to connect Sony Blu ray to WiFi using a simplified step-by-step tutorial.
You have no other option but to succeed if you follow our tutorial so let’s jump right in!
To hook up Sony Blu-ray to WiFi you’ll need to turn on the devices, connect them via HDMI or component cable and configure the WiFi settings. Once you’re done you only need to scan for available networks and connect to them.
There is a lot you should know before you start so we highly recommend reading the upcoming guide explaining how wireless LAN works so you can be prepared.
If you’re looking for an easy and compact way to connect your own Sony Blu-ray to a Wi-Fi signal, we have just the best steps for you!
Make sure to stick by the end of this post to learn more details about how your Blu-ray works with WiFi and how to configure it.
Important: If you still haven’t checked, make sure to open your Sony Blu-ray manual and determine whether your device has a built-in wireless LAN or not.
In case you don’t know what LAN is, this type of card usually comes with built-in devices that can automatically make themselves discoverable and discover other Wi-Fi networks.
If your Blu-ray device does not have a LAN card, you won’t be able to scan for Wi-Fi nor make your Blu-ray a discoverable unit by other devices.
Having that in mind you are now ready to start with the step-by-step tutorial.
If you’re certain that your Blu-ray has a built-in LAN card, let’s proceed with the best steps on how to connect your device to a wireless Wi-Fi network.
It’s important NOT to skip anything from the steps, especially if you have never done this before.
With that being said, here is the complete guide:
Your first and most obvious step is to prepare both devices to be connected later. The preparation process does not require you to do much. You only need to turn on both your TV and Sony Blu-ray device.
Click the power buttons for both devices and turn them on. It shouldn’t take longer than 2 minutes for both of them to boot up and once they are up and running, proceed with the next step.
After preparing your devices for the process, your next step is to make the connection between them.
Most often, users prefer using an HDMI connection to connect both of their devices, but you could also use Composite cables if that’s more suitable for you.
Although the composite is a much messier cable configuration, they will provide your TV and Blu-ray with a decent type of connectivity.
Important: Once you have connected the Blu-ray to your TV, remember the ports on the back of your TV and where the cables are connected.
This is because later you will have to choose the appropriate source from your TV’s menu to broadcast the Blu-ray directly to your TV.
Once you have connected both devices, it is time to configure the Sony Blu-ray. Follow the steps down below to configure it easily:
- Grab the supplied Blu-ray remote control that has been delivered in the package with your device (Universal remotes are not proven to work).
- Double-check if your Blu-ray device is turned on and it is running.
- On your original Blu-ray Sony remote, click on the Home button once.
- Select the setup tab and wait for the device to load.
- Go to network settings and locate the internet settings tab and click on it once.
- Next, head to Wireless or Wireless setup.
Now that you’re in the wireless setup tab, proceed with the next step to learn how to scan and add your TV to the Blu-ray.
Once you have accessed the wireless settings tab, your next step is to scan for the TV through your Blu-ray device.
This can usually occur in three general methods, which stand for Access point scan, Wi-Fi protected Setup, and manual registration.
If you’re wondering what’s the difference between these types of setups, here is what users shared:
Access point scan
This method is usually applied when your router doesn’t support Wi-Fi protected setup, which might also stand as WPS.
Use access point scan if you prefer not to use the WPS method.
Wi-Fi protected setup
Unlike the previous method, this stands as the bare opposite. Apply this step if you prefer to use the WPS method and your router does support Wi-Fi.
Lastly, the manual registration can be enveloped just as it sounds. In this method, you’re given the opportunity to manually set up all configurations for your Blu-ray with your TV/WiFi.
All three of the methods we’ve mentioned above are proven to work the same as the other one, but we recommend applying the access point scan since this method is by far the easiest.
Here is how to connect a Sony Blu ray player to WiFi no matter which options you choose:
- Choose one of the methods above from the on-screen prompt.
- Confirm by clicking the ENTER button and wait for several minutes.
- Once done, select your wireless Wi-Fi network from the on-screen options.
- Write down the password for your network.
- Click on Auto Acquisition for recommended easy network setup. (On custom or manual you will have to re-create your network settings on the Blu-ray)
- Follow the on-screen steps until you’re done.
Easy as that, your Blu-ray will be connected to WiFi from now on.
To hook up your Sony Blu-ray to WiFi you have to connect it to your TV via HDMI or component cable first. Only then you’ll be able to reach the Blu-ray options and scan for available networks so you can connect to them.
Now when you know exactly how to connect Sony Blu ray to WiFi you shouldn’t have any issues establishing the connection.
The only fragile part is your network connection which if slow or not there, you won’t be able to connect.
If this post was helpful to you but you’re experiencing network issues you will definitely discover the solution in our blog.
Finn Wheatley holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from UCL, London. He helped small data science consultancy firms, helping large corporations to grow their data capabilities, deploy advanced machine learning-based analytics and troubleshoot tech-related issues.