How to Find Mac Address on TV

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Updated February 13, 2023

Knowing how to find a Smart TV’s MAC Address is essential for connecting to your network and accessing all the streaming and media services you bought your television to enjoy, but it can sometimes be confusing, especially when you’re just getting used to your device’s often complicated and deep menu options. That said, you can simply find the MAC address of your top-rated TV and connect to a wifi network.


  • Your Smart TV’s MAC Address is typically found within its native menu settings under “Network Settings” or a similarly named submenu.
  • MAC Addresses are built-in to the firmware of a device and cannot be changed.
  • Each Smart TV or other device’s MAC Address is unique to that individual device.

Below, we’ll show you step-by-step instructions on how to find the MAC Address on several major Smart TV brands and briefly touch upon what the MAC Address is.

What’s a MAC Address?

A MAC or Media Access Control Address is a unique hardware identification number used to identify a device on a network. It’s built into the firmware of a smart device’s network card (such as an Ethernet or a Wi-Fi card) and can’t be changed or tampered with, and is essential to connect your device to your home internet.

Since menu options and design differ amongst various manufacturers, we’ll show you step-by-step instructions for the most popular major brands, which can also serve as a general guide if your Smart TV’s manufacturer isn’t featured below. But first, make sure your TV remote is working well. If not, you can check how to fix the tv remote before you start looking for your MAC address. Additionally, if you have ever been curious, you can learn about how a TV remote works.

On an Apple TV


Open the menu options and go to Settings


Click on General, then click on About


You’ll see the MAC address displayed as Wi-Fi Address or Wireless ID.

On a Samsung Smart TV


Open the TV menu and click on Network


Click on Network Settings and then click Wireless as your connection type


Select the Macalester Gadgets wireless network to display your Wireless MAC Address

On a Sharp Smart TV


Open your TV’s menu, select Initial Setup, and press Enter on your remote


Select Internet Setup, then select Network Setup


Select Connection Type, then highlight WIRED and press Enter


Select IP Setup and your MAC Address should be displayed at the bottom of the page

On a Sony Smart TV


Press the Home button on your remote


Scroll to Settings and press Enter, then select Preferences


Select Setup, press Enter, and then scroll to and select Network Setup


Select Network Setup – Status and your MAC Address should be displayed on screen- be sure it specifies Wired and not Wireless

On a Vizio Smart TV


Press Menu on your remote, then scroll to Network and press OK


Select Network Connection, then scroll to and select Manual Setup to reach the IP Settings menu


The bottom of the menu should display the RJ45 MAC Address- Do NOT register the wireless MAC Address

Remember, even if your Smart TV’s manufacturer is not listed here, you can use these instructions as a general guide while navigating the menu to find your MAC Address. Once you connect to a network, you can also connect a soundbar to your TV and enjoy streaming content with ample sounds. And to ensure you have a great picture to go along with the great sound, read about how to change the resolution on your TV. Also, be sure that your TV is calibrated properly.


Is a MAC Address the same as an IP address?

While both MAC and IP addresses identify devices on a network, a MAC Address is built-in to the device itself and is unique to that device and unchangeable, whereas the same IP Address can be used on multiple different devices depending on which is connected at any given time.

Can one device have multiple MAC Addresses?

Yes, a device will have a separate MAC Address for each of its network adapters. For example, a PC with both an Ethernet port and a Wi-Fi card will have and display a wired MAC address as well as a Wi-Fi MAC address simultaneously if both are connected.

What does a MAC Address look like when displayed?

A MAC Address is shown as a 12-digit hexadecimal number typically with a colon or hyphen between every two digits to make it easier to read.

Where can I find my Smart TV’s MAC Address?

A device’s MAC Address can typically be found within the menu settings accessible with your remote, usually under Network Setting, in a few simple steps.

STAT: MAC Addresses are built-in to devices and can’t be changed, while IP Addresses can be used by multiple different devices (source)

STAT: A MAC Address is always displayed as a 12-digit hexadecimal number (source)

STAT: A single device may have more than one dedicated MAC Address if it features multiple network interfaces such as a Wi-Fi card and an Ethernet card (source)

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