Connecting a Smart TV, Blu-Ray player or TV streaming device

Internet-enabled TV streaming devices can be connected to the wired network but cannot be connected to University wifi.

For TV streaming devices with a web browser

If your device has a web browser that you are happy to use click the link below for instructions.

Register your device via a browser

For TV streaming devices without a web browser

If your device does not have a browser (or if it has a really awful one that you don't like using) you can connect your device by finding its unique MAC address. Once you have the MAC address you can register your device. Just fill out sections 1, 2 and 3 on the form linked below.

Register your device via a MAC address

To find your MAC address first look for a label on the outside of the device. If it's not there, search the web to find instructions on how to get the MAC address for your device. We have provided instructions for the most popular UK devices below.

  • Apple TV - Main menu, Settings, About. MAC address next to Ethernet ID for the wired network.
  • Google TV - Settings, Network, Status
  • Roku 3 - Settings, Network, Wired Ethernet
  • Samsung - Setup, Network, Network test
  • Sony Blu-Ray - Setup, System Settings, System Information
  • TiVo - Settings, Phone/Network

Chromecasts

As the Chromecast cannot be plugged into a network socket it is not currently possible to stream TV using a chomecast.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 

As the Amazon Fire TV stick cannot be plugged into a network socket it is not currently possible to stream TV using an Amazon Fire TV stick.

NowTV

As the NowTV cannot be plugged into a network socket it is not currently possible to stream TV using a NowTV. However, NowTV is a cut down version of the Roku so if you want to use NowTV, get a Roku3 (with an Ethernet port) and use the NowTV app.