How to Connect a Blu-ray Player to Wi-Fi

Take advantage of your player's internet capabilities

What to Know

  • Power on the Blu-ray Disc player and TV and select Wireless > select your network > enter the password.
  • To change networks, go to Settings > Network > Network Settings > Wireless > select the desired network > enter the password.

This article explains how to connect a Blu-ray Disc player to the internet via Wi-Fi and what to do if you can't.

The appearance of menus and path labels may vary depending on your Blu-ray or Ultra HD Blu-ray player's brand and model. Still, the process should be similar to this tutorial.

Sony UHP-H1 Blu-ray Disc Player with Netgear R6260 Wireless Router
Sony and Netgear

Connect to Wi-Fi During First-Time Player Setup

Before you connect your Blu-ray Disc player to Wi-Fi for the first time, make sure your Wi-Fi network is working properly and that the connection is reliable. Before powering on either device, connect your Blu-ray player to your TV and then follow the steps below.

  1. Power on both your Blu-ray Disc player and your TV. Your player begins the initial setup process automatically.

  2. The player may automatically search for available networks, or you may be asked to choose between a wired or wireless network. If prompted, choose Wireless

    Choose Wireless when connecting a Blu-ray player to Wi-Fi
  3. When the Blu-ray player completes its network search, select your network.

    Blu-ray network settings with ATT network highlighted
  4. When prompted, enter your network password using the remote control.

    Enter Network Password to connect a Blu-ray player to Wi-Fi
  5. The player confirms the password and displays a message saying the connection is ready to use.

    Blu-ray player screen with WiFi Connection Confirmed message
  6. If you see a message about an available software or firmware update, select Yes to allow it.

    Never turn off the player or perform another function while the player is being updated.

  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the player's setup.

Change or Add a Wi-Fi Connection

If you want to switch from a wired connection, have a new wireless router, or change your ISP, it's easy to reestablish a Wi-Fi connection.

  1. Power on your Blu-ray Disc player and TV, and navigate to the TV's correct input setting.

  2. From the player's main menu, select Settings (it may also be called Setup).

    Blu-ray player's Home Menu with Settings Icon Highlighted
  3. Select Network, and then choose Network Settings.

    The exact wording may vary according to the model.

    Blu-ray player Network menu with Network Settings
  4. Select Wireless.

    Choose Wireless when connecting a Blu-ray player to Wi-Fi
  5. When the Blu-ray player completes its network search, select your network.

    Blu-ray network settings with ATT network highlighted
  6. Enter your network password.

    Enter Network Password to connect a Blu-ray player to Wi-Fi
  7. Once the connection is confirmed, follow any additional setup prompts.

What to Do if Your Player Can't Connect to Wi-Fi

If connecting to Wi-Fi isn't successful, or the connection is unstable, try these fixes.

  1. Move your wireless router and Blu-ray Disc player closer together, or get a Wi-Fi extender for the router. Then, connect again.

  2. Connect the player to the router using an Ethernet connection.

  3. Connect the player using its PBC settings.

  4. If you still have trouble, contact the Blu-ray player's customer support for help.

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