Smart technology makes streaming easier than ever, but not all products are compatible with different programs and streaming services. So what about the Fire TV Cube? Does it work with programs like DirecTV?
Your Fire TV Cube is compatible with DirecTV. DirecTV is compatible with all Fire TV devices. You won’t have any issues connecting the two and watching to your heart’s content. However, there are a few things you might want to know before you get it installed.
Sometimes the setup can be a little difficult. Here is everything you need to know and how to hook it up so you can start watching your favorite shows and movies.
Does Fire TV Cube Work With DirecTV?
Yes. You can get DirecTV Now that can be played on your Fire TV Cube. You can get the package for $40 or the package for $75. There is also a free trial for one week if you want to try it out before committing to a monthly installment.
You can hook up your Alexa devices to it as well, but the commands are limited. Don’t expect to have full control using Alexa. You will still have to navigate using the Fire TV Cube until they have released an update to allow full access.
How Do You Setup The Fire TV Cube With DirecTV?
Setting up your Fire TV Cube with DirecTV is quite simple. You first want to make sure that the cube is set up and ready to go. If it is not, you can do this in a matter of minutes, and then you can begin the setup for DirecTV.
How To Setup Fire TV Cube
Setting up your Fire TV Cube is just a few simple steps. Here is what you need to do to get your Fire TV Cube ready to attach your DirecTV:
- Place the Fire TV Cube a few feet away from any speakers.
- Plug it into the TV with an HDMI cable.
- Plug the Fire TV Cube into an outlet.
- Ensure your Fire TV remote has batteries.
- Turn on your TV.
- Switch to the correct HDMI channel.
- Pair remote to your Fire TV Cube.
- Follow the instructions to connect your Cube to the internet.
- Sign in to your Amazon account. (You may need your computer or phone to complete this process).
- Follow instructions to set up the instructions.
- Add device to your Alexa application on your phone.
You want to ensure that your Cube is in the correct room when organizing the device within your Alexa app. This will help you later down the road if you have multiple devices in that room. You can simply ask Alexa to turn on or off the devices in that room instead of doing each one individually.
How To Setup DirecTV Now
Once your Amazon Fire TV Cube is ready, you can now set up your DirecTV app. Here are the steps to complete to get the streaming services:
- Open up the Amazon App Store on the cube.
- Search for the DirecTV Now app.
- Select “Get” to download the app.
- Select “Open” to start the app.
- Pick the package you want (you should get a free trial as well).
- Add your payment type.
- Start watching your favorite shows and movies.
If you have any questions, you can contact DirecTV for assistance. Remember that DirecTV will automatically start charging you each month for their services once your free trial ends. If you do not wish to continue, ensure that you cancel before the free trial is over.
You can also add DirecTV to your phones and other smart devices. This way, your entire family can watch their favorite channels, shows, and movies wherever they are with no additional charges.
What Benefits Do You Get With DirecTV on Your Fire TV Cube?
There are several packages you can choose from. It also depends on if you go straight through DirecTV or through their mother company AT&T. AT&T does provide bundle packages where you get multiple services with discounted prices.
For the basic package of $40, you can get quite a few channels. You will get all the local channels in your area and 20 hours of Cloud DVR recordings. You can only keep them for about a month before the recordings expire.
If you do choose to get DirecTV through AT&T, the packages may look a little different. The prices and packages go as such:
|Package||Price||What you get…|
|Entertainment||69.99||65+ channelsShowtime, Starz, Epix, and Cinemax for three months free|
|Choice||84.99||90+ ChannelsHBO Max, Showtime, Starz, Epix, Cinemax for three months freeRegional Sports Networks with no extra costs|
|Ultimate||94.99||130+ channelsHBO Max, Showtime, Starz, Epix, Cinemax for three months freeRegional sports networks with no extra costs|
|Premier||139.99||140+ channelsHBO Max, Showtime, Starz, and more included.Epix is free for the first three months.Regional Sports Networks with no extra costs.|
With all the streaming devices and apps, you can watch DirecTV in many different ways. This includes on your Fire TV Cube. You can enjoy all your favorite channels without any restrictions and don’t have to worry about that pesky satellite.