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.

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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.

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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.

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