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New Contributor Shamo
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Mobile TV streaming to a Smart TV through a router

Hi all, a bit confused. I just realised that we have free mobile TV streaming active on our account. We have been wathcing the data on our 200Gb account get swallowed up by Netflix. It seems this does no apply to a smart TV is that correct? We currently have a modem router setup with a mobile sim and the TV running off that router. Any one have any ideas how to get this working on this type of setup? Thanks

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Crowd Champion Davelew
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Re: Mobile TV streaming to a Smart TV through a router

Hi

I don't think it will be data free using the Netflix app on your smart tv. This is what Optus say;

 

Data free Mobile TV streaming is not suitable for tethering, hot-spotting to multiple devices or streaming to a bigger screen using services such as Chromecast or Apple AirPlay. If you do tether or stream to a bigger screen, it will use your included data.

 

I am assuming you have downloaded the Netflix app to your tv.

 

I could well be wrong in my thoughts on data usage.

 

Dave


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New Contributor Shamo
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Re: Mobile TV streaming to a Smart TV through a router

Thanks for the reply Dave. That seems to be the case, though I'm not sure how they differentiate the data stream between a mobile, ipad or a TV? I wonder if watching Netflix on the PC in a web browser with the data through a router would get the free streaming option. Be nice if Optus were a bit more specific.

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Crowd Champion Davelew
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Re: Mobile TV streaming to a Smart TV through a router

I think an option for you would to use miricast as this just mirrors your PC screen to the tv.  You can buy a miricast dongle on eBay for around $20


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