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How to connect home devices to wifi

Creating a functional smart home requires the power of wifi. From streaming devices to printers, you need a strong connection to ensure your household is running the way you need it to. Learn how to connect all your devices to your home wifi network in a few easy steps.

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Streaming TV devices

Watch your favorite shows on Netflix, Hulu or HBO Max with a streaming device that supports all your subscriptions. Here’s how to connect the most popular streaming devices to your home wifi network. 

How to connect Chromecast to wifi

Download the Chromecast app on any device you want to stream on, such as your tablet, smart TV or phone.

  • Connect your device to your home’s wifi.

  • Open the Google Home app.

  • Begin streaming.

How to connect Fire TV Stick to wifi

Follow these steps to connect your Fire TV Stick to your home wifi network:

  • Insert the Fire TV Stick into your smart TV’s HDMI port.

  • Click on “settings” on the Fire TV Stick homepage.

  • Scroll through the available wifi networks and select your home wifi network.

  • Enter your wifi network password.

  • Select “connect” and begin streaming.

How to connect the Cox Contour Stream Player to wifi

Cox subscribers can connect their Contour Wireless 4k Stream Player to their home wifi using the following steps:

  • Make sure the Contour stream player is plugged in and connected to your TV

  • Use your remote buttons to navigate into “Settings”, or use the voice remote and say “settings”

  • Scroll down and click “Network”

  • Select your wireless network from the list.

  • Enter your wifi password and select “done”.

  • For more help, watch the setup video

How to connect Roku to wifi

To connect your Roku stick or box, you’ll need your Roku remote control, your internet router and wifi password. Once your Roku is plugged in, turn on your TV and your Roku will guide you through the process:

  • Select your home network after being prompted to choose a wireless connection.

  • Enter your wifi password and select connect.

  • Once connected to wifi, click on the home button on your Roku remote and search for your favorite TV shows or movies.

How to connect Apple TV to wifi

To connect your Apple TV to your home’s wifi, do the following:

  • Turn on your TV and go to “settings”.

  • Click on “configure wireless”.

  • Select your wireless network from the list.

  • Enter your wifi password and select “done”.

  • Once your device is connected, you’ll receive a confirmation message.

How to connect a smart TV to wifi

Follow these easy steps to connect your smart TV to your home wifi network:

  • Press the menu button on your TV remote

  • Scroll to and select “settings”.

  • Click on “wireless connection.”

  • Select your home wifi network.

  • Enter your wifi password.

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Wireless printers

Whether you’re working from home or need a printer for your child’s schoolwork, wireless printers are easy to set up. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about placing it close to the router with Panoramic wifi from Cox. With consistent wifi throughout the entire house, just pick your printer brand and follow the steps below.

How to connect printers to wifi

Connect a new printer to your wifi network with these easy steps:

  • Click the start button on your computer.

  • Select the control panel, then “devices and printers”.

  • Choose “add a printer”.

  • In the add printer wizard, select “add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer”.

  • Make sure your wireless printer is turned on so your computer can search for it.

  • Select it from the list of networks and connect.

How to connect HP printers to wifi


To connect your HP printer to wifi, use the Wireless Setup Wizard from your printer’s control panel, then follow these steps:

  • Load paper onto the printer tray.

  • On the control panel select “settings,” then “wireless setup wizard.”

  • Select your wifi network, then enter your password to connect.

How to connect Brother printers to wifi

Follow these easy steps to connect your Brother printer to your wifi network:

  • Plug your printer into an outlet and power on.

  • Press the menu button on your printer’s control panel.

  • Select “network,” then “ok”.

  • Select “WLAN,” then “ok”.

  • Select the setup wizard, then “ok”.

  • A prompt will ask, “WLAN enable?” select “yes”.

  • The printer will then search for your network.

  • Select your network, then enter your password.

  • If successful, the machine will display “connected” on-screen.

How to connect Canon printers to wifi

Follow these steps to connect your Canon printer to wifi:

  • Press the (A) button on the printer to begin the setup.

  • Select “wireless LAN setup,” then press “ok”.

  • Select “other setup,” then press “ok”.

  • Select “cableless setup”.

  • Choose your wifi network, then enter your password to connect.
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Smart speakers and displays

Smart assistants aren’t just great for telling you the weather or a funny joke, they can simplify your daily routine. Wake up to your favorite song, have the morning news on TV while you get ready for work and ensure the doors lock securely behind you as you leave the house with a smart routine. Cox Homelife lets you conveniently monitor your home from virtually anywhere for added peace of mind. Find out how to set up your devices below.

How to connect Amazon Alexa and Echo to wifi

First, download the Alexa or Echo app on your device and then:

  • Open the app and select “settings” from the main menu.

  • Select “device settings” and choose your device.

  • Select “change” next to wifi network and select your wifi network.

  • Enter your wifi password.

  • Alexa or Echo will notify you when connected.


How to connect Apple HomePod to wifi


In order to connect the Apple HomePod to your device, you’ll need to download the app. Next, follow these steps:

  • Plug your HomePod into an outlet and power on.

  • Open the HomePod app on your device, then hold it next to your HomePod.

  • Tap “setup” when it appears on your device.

  • Follow the instructions to select your setting preferences.

  • When completed, hold the camera on your device up to your HomePod to complete the pairing.

  • HomePod will complete the setup and Siri will greet you with a message.

How to connect Google Home to wifi

Download the Google Home app on your device, then follow these steps to connect to wifi:

  • Open the Google Home app on your device.

  • Enter your Google email account.

  • Enable Bluetooth on your device.

  • The app will find your Google Home device, then click “next”.

  • The speaker will then make a sound, once you hear it click “yes”.

  • A screen will appear asking you where your Google Home device is located—enter the location, such as a kitchen.

  • Enter a unique name for your device..

  • Next, you’ll find a list of wifi networks. Select your home network.

  • Enter your wifi password and click “connect”.

  • You’ll receive a message indicating whether the connection was successful.

How to connect Sonos smart speakers to wifi

To connect your Sonos smart speakers to your wifi, use a device already connected to your network (smartphone, tablet, PC). Then, follow these instructions:

  • Open the Sonos app on your device.

  • Select “settings” > ”system” > ”network” > ”wireless setup”.

  • Select your wifi network and enter your password.

  • Once connected, you’ll receive a message saying your Sonos player is now set up.

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