19-05-2019 08:28 AM
I’d like some clarity on the policy of using the video pass via Tethering.
My my kids like to watch Netflix and we’re going on a 6 hour car journey, ideally I’d like them to be able to use the iPads in the car and watch their shows to pass the time and help with my ear ache 😂.
However i I find the T&Cs a little vague around If the data consumed via Tethering will be counted under the video pass or not.
Confirmation on would be great.
19-05-2019 08:37 AM
@Zulu1Ghz No it’ll not be covered, the connection will be to your device and that will not be used to watch the Apps that are covered by the video data pass.
a month ago
It worked for me, have an iPhone XR and have it tethered to a Windows 10 laptop, PS4, Sony TV and an iPad.
I think as long as you use the official Netflix App on all of them it doesn’t use any of your data. Have used 33gb of free data so far so it’s working. It’ll obviously use data for anything other than videos though.
I have a Roku Streaming stick which I use on a boat and it has BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon Prime and TV Player which are all 'supported' by EE Video Streaming?
If the local wifi spot is too slow, I want to use my phone as the access point by tethering the Roku stick to it. The concept works, BUT it would be nice to know if the Video Pass will recognise these apps on the ROKU device?
Sunday - last edited Sunday
Welcome back to the community.
We will not stop you from tethering other devices to your mobile device. However, the EE Video Pass is not designed for this type of use and so we cannot guarantee that any data you use when tethering will be zero rated.
The intention is only for very occasional use in the summer, not long term, so perhaps I will get the pass and try it as it is only £8 on a month by month basis with no long term contract.
Sunday - last edited Sunday
Thank you for taking the time to post today! 😀
I recently had to tether my laptop to my Pixel 2 because my home broadband went down, and I continued to watch TVPlayer and when I checked on my usage through MyEE, it said I had saved 15GB.
I have also connected my Roku Box to my Pixel and watched BBC iPlayer and TVPlayer while in a hotel on a business trip and again when signed into MyEE, it was reporting I had saved data. 😀
Following up on my original post.
I did (in the end) decide to test the pass and can confirm that with my iPad Pro tethered to my iPhone the kids could watch Netflix and the data came from the data pass and not my main data allowance. Happy days 😀
To to be honest this makes perfect sense as it’s still the same data and the kids went from watching it on my phone to the bigger screen, so the actual amount of data consumed is no different, just the device mechanics.
Of of course when they switched to YouTube when I wasn’t looking then it used my data allowance but that’s perfectly understandable.
Thank you for taking the time to reply! 😀
If you still have your Video Pass, you'll be pleased to hear that YouTube is now included in the Video Pass. 😀