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.
26-05-2019 03:52 PM
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.
22-06-2019 05:19 PM
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?
23-06-2019 08:19 AM - edited 23-06-2019 10:32 AM
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.
23-06-2019 09:39 AM
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.
23-06-2019 10:27 AM - edited 23-06-2019 10:28 AM
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. 😀
23-06-2019 10:28 AM
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.
23-06-2019 10:36 AM
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. 😀
27-07-2019 10:34 AM
This maybe a silly question but how do you know if you have saved data via the video pass. Is there an option on the EE app or do you just check your total GB hasn’t gone down?
27-07-2019 11:12 AM - edited 27-07-2019 11:13 AM
Hello there @amitmaj
Thanks for coming back to the community.
You can stream content with the EE Video Data Pass in the UK and in EU member countries, on selected video apps without using your plan’s data allowance.
The EE Video Data Pass will cover the data you use when you're streaming content e.g the show you've chosen to watch from one of the selected video apps covered.
However, it doesn't cover data that's required for things like accessing or browsing the content providers app or for any adverts within an app.
The EE Video Data Pass includes an additional 200MB of data and this additional data allowance will be used in the same way as your plan's data allowance.
You can view your data allowance in the My EE app 🙂
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