Moving house and no internet, I've 50GB mobile data could I stream netflix etc from mobile to TV?

Hello

I'm moving house and thinking of avoiding another bill and not getting any internet service.  I've 50GB of mobile data and wondering could I stream say a few hours 2-3 times a week for netflix / youtube from my mobile to TV?

Thanks

Joe

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  • Red_Army
    Red_Army Posts: 66
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    edited 19 November 2023 at 6:46AM
    You could use Google Chromecast to stream Netflix and YouTube to your TV by using your phone as a personal hotspot.
  • Olinda99
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    yes you can do this in fact you may find that upgrading your mobile phone contract to unlimited data will not cost you much more than the 50gb you have already - worth a look
  • PHK
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    edited 19 November 2023 at 8:58AM
    You might find 50Gb is not quite enough for what you want. Depending on the quality.

    Some examples: Netflix 1Gb to 7Gb per hour
    IPlayer: 500Mb upwards per hour (their FAQ gives a lower amount but this is out of date)
  • My 'home office' emergency internet set up.

    Unlimited data SIM only from SMARTY: £18/month on a month by month contract.
    Used MIFI router (unlocked) from ebay: £30ish (I got a '3' branded one but it was unlocked)

    One thing to check.......the mobile signal in your area is good enough; I'd just run your phone as a hotspot while putting some heavy online use through it, Netflix, surfing, downloading etc.
  • joe565
    joe565 Posts: 123
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    Thanks everyone, was there today and the mobile signal isn't great so might have to get internet or would a dongle work?
  • joe565 said:
    Thanks everyone, was there today and the mobile signal isn't great so might have to get internet or would a dongle work?
    Dongle generally wouldn't be any different to what you can get on a phone. Try different areas of the house. Try and work out where nearest phone mast is and get line of sight for best reception, or try the different main networks Eg EE, 3, O2, Vodafone as they can vary depending on location
  • Newcad
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    edited 20 November 2023 at 1:31PM
    One other point if/when using your phone as a wifi hotspot this way - remember to keep it plugged into your charger when streaming or your phone battery may go flat in the middle of your viewing,
    I used to tether mine to my laptop via USB rather than using the phones hotspot. That way the phone was also charged from the USB while I watched TV, youtube, etc. on the laptop.
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