Sky customers are just realising their TV boxes have a hidden bonus feature – and it could save you money | The Sun
YOU'D be wrong for thinking your Sky box only serves as a way to watch TV.
If you have Sky Q mini around the home it has a secret bonus feature.
Not everyone realises that these boxes also act as Wi-Fi hotspots.
This could save you money from having to by expensive Wi-Fi extenders.
And you don't need to have your internet with Sky to benefit from it.
If you've got Sky Broadband, it should be automatically set-up.
Read more about Wi-Fi
Sky customers receive WiFi upgrade with ‘powerful’ new hub – BUT it’ll cost you
I got revenge on my neighbour after sharing our WiFi
TV customers using a rival service will need to sort it out manually.
"This will boost your Wi-Fi coverage in your home and will enable your devices such as tablets and smart phones to connect to your Wi-Fi if you have areas in your home where Wi-Fi coverage might not be as good," Sky says.
How to turn Sky Q mini boxes into Wi-Fi hotspots
Turning your Sky Q mini boxes into Wi-Fi hotspots is pretty simple.
Press the Home button on your remote.
Most read in Tech
Cold star 'barely as hot as a pizza oven' found sending radio signals across space
Check your WhatsApp NOW – 3 signs someone is reading your private texts
Argos shoppers rush to buy 4K TV that's so cheap they think it's an error
People are just realising 4 'slippery' dangerous texts you must delete immediately
Find Settings, followed by Setup, then Network.
Go to Advanced Settings.
Select WiFi hotspots and Turn on.
You'll need to enter your PIN to confirm all is OK.
It'll then show you some information screens about enabling WiFi hotspots on your mini boxes.
Hit Continue to accept.
If you experience any TV issues after setting this all up you can go back and switch it off.
Best Phone and Gadget tips and hacks
Looking for tips and hacks for your phone? Want to find those secret features within social media apps? We have you covered…
- How to delete your Instagram account
- What does pending mean on Snapchat?
- How to check if you've been blocked on WhatsApp
- How to drop a pin on Google Maps
- How can I change my Facebook password?
- How to go live on TikTok
- How to clear the cache on an iPhone
- What is NFT art?
- What is OnlyFans?
- What does Meta mean?
Get all the latest WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and other tech gadget stories here.
We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Tech & Science team? Email us at [email protected]
Source: Read Full Article