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Does Fire TV Cube Work With Any TV? Non-Smart TVs?

Last Updated Nov 26, 2021
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There are so many devices out there that make it easier for you to stream your favorite shows and movies. It is almost like you can find anything to help you, just like the Fire TV Cube from Amazon. But does this device work with any TVs, including non-smart TVs?

The Fire TV Cube can work with just about any TV, especially if the TV was created in the last ten years. There are almost no TVs that will not take this device, almost. Some TVs still working out there today may not be able to take on the new technology.

You will find that there are some things to consider when you are wanting to connect the two devices. Here is everything you need to know about your non-smart TV and the Fire TV Cube and any other off-brand devices you may want to connect.

Does Fire TV Cube Work With Any TV? Non-Smart TVs?

You will find that most, if not all, televisions that have been manufactured in the last decade will be able to connect to your Fire TV Cube. The Cube doesn’t hook up to your TV by Bluetooth or the internet. It connects to your TV through an HDMI cable and allows your non-smart TV to project your streaming service through it.

You will still need to have an internet connection. The Fire TV Cube needs to have Wi-Fi for you to be able to watch any of your streaming services. You can use a hotspot on your phone if you would like but sometimes the connection isn’t always the best or reliable. If you don’t have access to the internet, you won’t be able to use its features.

The Cube acts almost like a DVD player or Blu-ray player but instead of inserting a disc, you can access your shows through applications you have downloaded. The device is only being projected on the screen for you to enjoy.

What TVs Does It Not Work With?

If you have an older television that doesn’t have an HDMI port, you will find that you cannot attach the Fire TV Cube to your TV. The Cube needs to connect directly to your TV and if there isn’t an HDMI port, it cannot do so. 

This doesn’t need to stop you though. You can try using an adapter that can attach an HDMI cable to your TV’s old video port. Take into consideration that this may not work or that it will reduce the quality of the picture. You won’t get to experience 4K or even 1080p.

There are some older TVs that may not work with the Amazon device. Some customers have reported that this has happened to them. Even after a few test runs with customer support, it may be revealed that your TV isn’t compatible. 

You may also find that the Fire TV Cube works with the TV but it may not have full compatibility. This means you can’t turn the TV on and off with the device or use voice commands to change settings on your TV. Many off-brand smart TVs have been discovered to not be completely compatible with this Amazon device, especially when it comes to voice commands.

How To Connect Your Cube To Your Non-Smart TV

The process to attach your Fire Cube to your non-smart TV is pretty straightforward. The process is just about the same with your smart TV but with fewer features. Here are the steps to connect your Fire TV Cube to your TV:

  • Gather your supplies: HDMI cable, remotes, Fire TV Cube.
  • Plug the HDMI cable into both your Cube and your TV.
  • Plug your Fire TV Cube into an outlet within a few feet of your TV.
  • Turn on your TV and click on the correct input.
  • Turn on your Fire TV Cube.
  • Log into your Amazon account.
  • Finish setting up your account.
  • Download all your streaming applications.
  • Start watching your favorite TV shows and movies.

If you haven’t already, you will need to add your Fire TV Cube to your Alexa application on your phone. This allows you to control the device with your phone and to be able to use it with other Amazon devices that you have installed in your house.

If you happen to come across any problems, you can try turning your TV off and turning it back on again to see if that resets the connection. Go through the installation process again to double-check everything is hooked up correctly.

When these steps don’t work, you can contact Amazon’s customer support services. They will be able to help you and may provide an alternative solution. Remember that sometimes the Fire TV Cube doesn’t work with off-brand products sometimes and this could be the case.


Don’t fret if your TV is an off-brand or a non-smart TV. You will find that most technology will work with it if you have the correct adapters and determination. If all else fails, getting a new TV could be the best thing to ever happen to you, besides getting a Fire TV Cube.