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Best External Storage for your Amazon Fire TV Cube in 2020

The Amazon Fire TV Cube is a wonderful streaming box to add to your entertainment center. Though Amazon offers free cloud storage for content purchased from Amazon, you may want more local storage than just the 16GB available. Expanding is simple to do once you get an On The Go (OTG) adapter (opens in new tab) to plug into the back of the cube and a flash drive — 128GB or smaller. Since external hard drives won't work for the Amazon Fire TV Cube, we've rounded up some of the best USB flash drives out there to get your favorite streaming box some internal breathing room.

  • Small and Powerful: Samsung FIT Plus USB 3.1 Flash Drive 128GB
  • Brand you know: HP 128GB x900w USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • Transcendent file storage: Transcend 128GB JetFlash 790 USB 3.0
  • Save a few bucks: SanDisk Ultra CZ48 64GB USB 3.0
  • Go for two: Samsung Duo Plus USB 3.1 Flash Drive 128GB
  • Hides away nicely: SanDisk 128GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive
  • Double duty: PNY Duo Link Sync & Charge 64GB
  • A splash of color: Micro Center SuperSpeed 128GB USB 3.0

Time for an expansion

The Amazon Fire TV Cube is a powerful streaming box. It's packed with features to make your TV and gaming experience fun as well as simple. With Alexa in tow, you can even just ask the digital assistant for what you want. However, with only 16GB of onboard storage, the one thing Alexa can't do is give you more built-in storage. While Amazon offers cloud storage, sometimes it's good to have your info locally stored.

This is when a flash drive helps out to expand your storage on your favorite streaming box — err cube. While you do need more than just a flash drive to get this done, remember you need an OTG cable (opens in new tab) . The Samsung FIT Plus (opens in new tab) is not only tiny to fit behind your Amazon Fire TV Cube, but it also offers fantastic performance at a great price. Though if you don't think you'll need to 128GB of additional space, you can save a few bucks and get a 64GB option with the SanDisk Ultra CZ48 (opens in new tab) . Regardless of which of these options you decide to choose, with the extra space you'll gain for your Amazon Fire TV Cube will be ready store all the things.

I'm a fan of all things tech. Living in the midwest out in the country with my wife and two young boys can make finding ways to stay connected with all the gadgets and streaming difficult, but it’s a welcomed challenge. Bring it on!