Amazon’s Fire Tv Cube is a much-advanced streaming device than its previous Fire Tv Stick version. The Fire Tv Cube comes with Alexa voice command, an upgraded processor, Dolby Vision and other advanced features that promise a better experience than its previous versions. But with all its amazing features and upgrades, does the Fire Tv Cube work without WiFi?
A Fire Tv Cube requires an internet connection and network to stream your content onto your Tv, so it is impossible to use your Fire Tv Cube without a WiFi network. However, if you are stuck with a slow or poor internet connection, you could still do some things with your Fire Tv Cube.
Don’t panic. Your Fire Tv Cube can still be used for a whole lot of other functions without WiFi or a high-speed internet connection. Some of the in-built apps do not require the internet for you to enjoy content on them. In this article, you’ll find out some of the other functions you can perform with your Cube without the internet.
Functions Your Fire Tv Cube Can Perform Without WiFi
The Fire Tv Cube allows you to stream your favourite shows and movies onto your Tv. It also enhances your entire viewing and entertainment experience with modern features like playing games, sharing screens, playing music, and even the Alex voice command feature.
However, for most of these content and features, you’ll require a stable and high-speed internet connection. The Amazon Fire Tv Cube streams your content directly from the internet, so without a WiFi connection, there’s only a limited amount of things you can do with your Fire Tv Cube.
Now that may put you off if you do not have a home WiFi connection or good internet connection, but your Fire Tv Cube is not utterly useless without a connection. You can still enjoy content on preinstalled apps though the drag is that the available programs will be pretty limited.
Apart from that, there are other functions your Cube will be able to perform despite not being connected to the internet. Read on and find out what you can do with your Fire Tv Cube without a WiFi connection.
Using Kodi on Your Fire Tv Cube
Kodi is one of the popular streaming platforms that allow you to watch downloaded content offline. All you have to do is download and install the Kodi app on your Fire Tv Cube, then download your favourite shows and videos directly to your Cube and save them to watch later.
Unlike other platforms, you will be able to watch this content without the internet. However, you will be unable to access the app’s online library, only the content you’ve downloaded, but that’s not much of a big deal, right? As long as you get to enjoy your favourite shows offline anytime, you want to.
Use Other Apps Through the Fire Tv Cube Settings
While you will be unable to access the Prime Video home screen without the internet, some other apps do not require the internet to access their content.
You can use some of these additional content and apps by following a few simple steps:
- Firstly, turn on your TV and go to the Settings section for the Fire TV Cube.
- Click on Applications.
- Then, click on Manage Installed Applications.
- Select the application you want and click on Start Application.
If you’d like to learn more about Fire TV Cube, you can check out this article. Now, let’s look at playing Android games.
Play Android Games
Another thing you can do with your Fire TV Cube without a WiFi connection is play Android games. Most of these games, once downloaded, you can access and play them offline whenever you want.
So if you’re going to enjoy your games without having to worry about internet connection, you can simply download and install these games on your Fire TV Cube and play them on your TV whenever you want to.
Note that some of these games do require an internet connection during play. If you have such games, they won’t work on your Fire TV Cube.
Who says you cannot connect your Fire TV Cube to the internet with your mobile phone and enjoy all your favourite shows, movies, and content without having WiFi? You can! All you have to do is:
- Go to Settings on your smartphone, and you will notice a Hotspot function.
- Then open the Alexa app on your Fire TV Cube and click on Devices.
- Select Amazon tap and click on Edit.
- You will find a Hotspot option, select Use the device as a WiFi hotspot.
- Click on Select and proceed to input the name and password of the hotspot and then click on Connect.
Once this is done, you can now access all the streaming content on your Fire TV Cube using your smartphone data and the internet. Before connecting to your Cube, you should check your data usage limits to ensure it does not affect your data bills because streaming can consume lots of data.
If you do not have a home WiFi network, there’s little or nothing to worry about because your Fire TV Cube can still perform many functions, as mentioned above and even more without needing a WiFi connection. The only drag is that you will be unable to access all the content you’d want because of the absence of the internet.
While this can be solved by using your smartphone’s hotspot, you can still do other things without the internet on your Cube. As such, you can use your Fire TV Cube without an internet connection. But for unlimited access to movies, games, shows, and other content, you’ll require the internet.