How to Find MAC Address for Smart TVs and Streaming Devices

The devices listed below belong on the BSU_Gadgets wireless network in the residence halls and typically do not require us to get the MAC address. But if we do need it, here are some simple instructions on how to get it.

The MAC Address is the device specific address used to identify the device and give permissions to each device to access the network thus controlling access and making the network more secure. We also require MAC Addresses for firewall port requests so customers may need instructions for that as well.

MAC Addresses have the format of twelve hexadecimal numbers and should look like this: 00:0D:0A:1H:3G:5C

For instructions on finding MAC addresses for devices such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple Homepod see 
How to Find MAC Address for IoT Devices (Personal Assistants)

For instructions on finding MAC addresses for devices such as Roku, Fire TV, or other smart streaming devices see: 
How to Find MAC Address for Smart TVs and Streaming Devices


General Tips:

  • Physical Label: Some devices may have the MAC address printed on a label on the device itself or on the packaging.
  • System Information: Check under menus like About, System, or Device Info if the MAC address isn’t found under Network Settings.


Amazon Fire TV

  1. Plug in and power on your Amazon Fire TV stick into your TV.
  2. Find the MAC Address by following the correct set of instructions:
    1. If this is the first time using this Fire TV device, the wireless MAC address will appear during setup at the far-right of the list of available wireless networks.
    2. If this Fire TV stick has been set up previously: 
      • From the home screen, navigate to Settings
      • Click System
      • Select About
      • Select  Network 
      • The wireless MAC address will be shown here

Apple TV

  1. With your Apple TV remote, navigate and select Settings Icon
  2. From the Settings menu, select General.
  3. Under General, select Network.
  4. Choose Wi-Fi or Ethernet depending on your connection
  5. The MAC address should be displayed here.

Roku Devices

  1. From the Roku home screen:

    • Select Settings 

    • Select Network

    • Select About or Network Status

    • The MAC address will be shown here.

Smart TV

The instructions to find the MAC Address will differ from model to model. Some generic instructions are:

  • Most MAC Addresses will be visible in the Settings Menu, either under the Network or About sections.

  • Alternatively, check with the TV manufacturer manual for instructions on how to obtain the MAC Address for your specific model.

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