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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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Re: Streaming even though internet service is down


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.


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