Ensuring that you are signed in to your Brava has many benefits. Most importantly, signing into your Brava for the first time automatically activates your free 2-year Brava Plus membership that is included with the purchase. By having the membership activated, you get access to discounted member prices on the Brava Marketplace, updates, new features, and recipes that are sent via a WiFi update every week! You'll also have the ability to watch your cooks live on your mobile device and instantly send recipes you've favorited from the Brava app to your Brava.
The Brava needs to be connected to WiFi to receive software updates that grant you access to more recipes and software updates as they're released.