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

Take advantage of your player's internet capabilities

Blu-ray Disc players are a great addition to your home theater. Since most players can access streaming content, it's important to connect your Blu-ray Disc player to the internet. It's easy to connect your Blu-ray Disc player to Wi-Fi to get the most out of your entertainment experience.

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

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

Connecting to Wi-Fi During First-Time Player Setup

Before you get started connecting 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 will begin the initial setup process automatically.

  2. Your player may search for available networks automatically, or you may first 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 your 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 your remote control.

    Enter Network Password to connect a Blu-ray player to Wi-Fi
  5. The player will confirm your password, and you'll see a message saying your 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 your player or try to perform another function while the player is being updated.

  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete your 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 ISPs, 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 select Network Settings. (The exact wording may vary according to 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 your 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 your 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 your router. Try connecting again.

  2. Connect your player to your router via an Ethernet connection.

  3. Try connecting your player using its PBC settings.

  4. If you're still having trouble, contact your Blu-ray player's customer support for help.