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The television has been revamped from a passive entertainment tool to a very active one. It hasn’t been too long since the time when TV plainly sat in the corner of our living room and was only used for a couple of hours or so every day. Today, it has become so much more: a full-fledged televisual experience.

Smart TVs have paved the way for a new golden era of television as they put together all the benefits of Pay TV and free-to-air with the unlimited potential of streaming content. With that said, a TV cannot be smart if it is not connected to the Internet. Smart TVs are specifically created to connect to your home Internet, either through an Ethernet connection or wirelessly. After that, you can dive into the world of entertainment by downloading the best entertainment apps on TV and streaming your favorite shows and movies whenever you want.

As more and more people are getting Smart TV for their homes, the scope to get a reliable and high-speed home internet connection is also increasing rapidly. However, most people look for internet service that includes an in-home Wi-Fi feature for strong whole-home coverage.

Optimum is one of the top internet providers in the U.S., providing great value with solid internet equipment. All Optimum internet plans include a Whole Home Smart Wi-Fi, so you can effortlessly connect your smart TV over a robust home network at affordable rates.

So if you already have an Optimum Smart Wi-Fi, this article will guide you on how to connect your smart TV to Optimum Wi-Fi quickly and easily.

Connect Your Smart TV to Optimum Wi-Fi: First-Time Smart TV Setup

If you have just acquired a smart TV and wish to connect it to your Optimum Wi-Fi, the most essential thing you will need for successfully completing the setup is your Optimum network password/key. In case you haven’t changed your Wi-Fi password already, you can find your Optimum key on the back of your Optimum smart router device.

With this information on hand, here's how you can connect your smart TV to the internet for the first time, using your Optimum in-home Wi-Fi network:

  1. First of all, check and see if your Optimum internet and network are seamlessly functioning.
  2. Once you are sure that your internet is working properly, the next step is to turn on your Smart TV.
  3. A Setup or Welcome screen will appear in front of you, followed by a set of prompts to begin the setup.
  4. As you carry on with the TV setup, it may automatically look for available networks or require you to choose between a wired or wireless network before it roots around. Since you want to connect your Optimum Wi-Fi, select Wireless so it will search for the wireless network.
  5. After the search is complete, you may see several wireless networks listed. Select your Optimum Wi-Fi from the list and input your Optimum network password.
  6. Once your password is approved, a display message will confirm that the smart TV is connected to your home network.
  7. Upon confirmation of Wi-Fi, a prompt may appear on the TV screen about the availability of firmware or software updates. Make sure you download and install it by selecting Yes.
  8. After you have successfully installed the updates, your smart TV will guide you through the remaining setup. That includes running channel scans, adding streaming apps, adjusting sound and picture settings, etc.
  9. Once you’ve completed the setup, you can enjoy unlimited streaming on your smart TV via the Optimum Internet.

For New Optimum Subscribers

If your smart TV has been in your home for a good while but you have just switched to Optimum or installed a new Wi-Fi router for your existing Optimum internet, here’s how you can connect your smart TV to Optimum Wi-Fi.

  1. Go to your TV’s home screen, and choose the Setting or Setup icon.
  2. In the Settings menu, navigate to Network and click on the Network settings
  3. Now you will see two options — wired and wireless — listed in the Network Settings.
  4. Choose Wireless.
  5. Your TV starts the network scan, a list of nearby Wi-Fi options will appear. Select your in-home Optimum Wi-Fi from the list.
  6. Connect to your Optimum network using your Wi-Fi password, which you can find on the back of your Optimum router device.
  7. After the confirmation of Wi-Fi connection, do check for additional on-screen prompts like software updates availability. Make sure you download and install the updates.
  8. Your smart TV is all set up and the Optimum Internet is connected. Now you can enjoy limitless entertainment on your smart TV.

What to Do If Smart TV Wouldn't Connect to Optimum Wi-Fi?

There are unfortunate instances when you are unable to connect your smart TV to Optimum Internet. So you must look for the cause of connectivity failure. The issue could be either with your TV or your internet equipment.

Firstly, check if your smart TV is able to detect your home network or other nearby networks by going to Wireless Settings in your smart TV. It is possible that your Wi-Fi option in smart TV is turned off, which is stopping your Wi-Fi from connecting. Switch it on if that’s the case in Settings and wait for a few minutes to let the TV connect to Wi-Fi automatically.

If all is well with your TV and you still can’t connect to the internet, it’s likely that your Optimum Wi-Fi or internet service is not working optimally. Use this checklist and follow the next few troubleshooting tips to fix your connection issues:

Optimal Location for Internet Equipment

Make sure the Optimum equipment is placed in a central position in your home—away from all possible hindrances like metal objects, electronic devices, concrete and brick walls, etc.—because all these items are known to obstruct Wi-Fi signals. Your Optimum Wi-Fi signal should not experience any huge physical impediments while traveling from your gateway device to smart TV. Otherwise, you won’t be able to get consistently strong signals on your Smart TV. Try moving the Optimum wireless router device and TV to a closer location

Wi-Fi Extenders

Get a wireless range extender and connect again using the steps mentioned above.

Re-check Wi-Fi Password

Verify the network information that you are using to connect to your in-home Optimum Wi-Fi. This means you must verify if you are entering the correct network name (SSID) and password.  If you have forgotten your Optimum network credentials, visit optimum.net/router to retrieve them. You can also get your network info on your TV through your Altice One device. In the Settings menu, o to Internet, and then navigate to Wi-Fi.

Ethernet Connectivity

If any of the troubleshooting tips don’t resolve the issue, go for Wired connectivity. Take a look and see if there is an Ethernet Port on your smart TV and Optimum Wi-Fi router. If yes, connect an Ethernet Cable from the router to the TV.

In the TV menu, go to the Network Settings and select Wired. You may be asked to connect the Ethernet cable.

Wait for a few minutes until the connection has been successfully established. Upon confirmation, if there are any additional prompts like firmware or software updates, make sure you install them.

Check Network Status

To check any time if your internet connection to your smart TV is active, go to your TV Network Settings and click on the Network Status label. From here, you will be able to see your current connection status.

Bottom Line

We hope this article adequately answered your questions about how to connect your smart TV to Optimum Wi-Fi. The process is no rocket science. If you carefully follow all the steps and keep away from all hindrances, then you may easily establish the connection in no time.

If you are planning to switch to Optimum, and wish to find out more about the provider, reach out to Optimum Customer Service at 1-844-520-8978 — and find the perfect match based on your needs and preferences with an Optimum offer.

The best part is Optimum services ease your mind as there are no data caps or annual contracts. The provider gives you a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can cancel anytime without any fear of a penalty if you are not satisfied with the service. Moreover, if you are stuck with your current provider, Optimum offers you a Contract Buyout Offer of up to $500 to get out of that agreement.

For services in Spanish, grab your phone and dial telefono de numero de Optimum i.e. 1-844-527-5633 to get support from Servicio al Cliente de Optimum.  

FAQs

Can I watch Optimum on my smart TV?

Yes, you can watch all your favorite programming and shows through Optimum on your smart TV.

However, you will need an Optimum cable TV device to access all the channels and features included in your subscription on your smart TV.

How do I turn on Optimum Wi-Fi smart?

Visit the optimum.net web page, sign in using your Optimum ID and password. Go to router settings, navigate to ‘Turn on Smart WiFi’ at the bottom of the page, and click. Now, you are all set to enjoy the strong in-home network powered by Optimum smart Wi-Fi.

How Can I boost Optimum Wi-Fi signal?

A Wireless range extender or signal repeater will take the Optimum weak Wi-Fi signal, tidy it up, and rebroadcast it. Remember, you can use up to two range extenders in your Optimum network setup.

Can you stream live TV with Optimum?

Yes. With your Optimum account credentials, you can log on to the Optimum App or Altice One App, depending on your TV subscription. The apps provide online access to some of the most sought-after movies, shows, live TV, on-demand library, premium networks, and more on the go.

Why does my Optimum Wi-Fi keep disconnecting?

Most likely, it is your Wi-Fi router causing the problem. If a reboot does not fix the issue, you may have to look for other possible causes. The router maybe requires a firmware upgrade. It can also be due to faulty hardware, which could require a router replacement. The router settings can also result in the loss of Wi-Fi connections. And, sometimes the wireless adapter driver on the device may be having issues and may need an update.