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AnnieB1
Level 7

Streaming even though internet service is down

Can someone explain to me how come I can stream on my roku tv when the internet is down? Is it possibly getting a wi fi signal from a personal hot spot on my iPad or iPhone?

 

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AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Streaming even though internet service is down

@AnnieB1 

It is possible to use a mobile hotspot to stream to your Roku device, although streaming can burnn through a lot of data and use your hotspot allowance (if limited) quite quickly.

When the internet service is down, usually a good time to switch over to antenna TV and watch free over-the air programs through the antenna or pop in a DVD.  I have heard some people also still read books. 

If you want to try for the hotspot though, here are some simple instructions from Apple support.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204023

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