We live in a rural area,BT broadband was only 0.5mbps so we decided to get satellite broadband,get a great 22MBPS but the only problem is is that it is very expensive at £45 for 25gb per month,so unlimited on satellite is out of the question.Ok,so we decided to upgrade out TV,got a SMART TV,all the bells and whistles but we didn't realise how much data would be used up in streaming,even in just standard quality.I contacted Netflix to see if there was a way around this,they advised downloading to my android phone during the hours of midnight to 6am(that is when we get free downloads etc from satellite broadband company) and then buying and using a Chromecast to 'cast' the film from phone to TV,they didn't explain to me that this STILL used up all the data.So here is what else I have tried so far.I phoned Netflix back and they explained that the downloads were available to view offline so I tried to think of a way to play the film on the phone and connect it to the TV so I bought a micro USB-HDMI adapter,then bought high speed HDMI-HDMI cable-this didn't work.I also tried using the simple USB cable but that didn't work.Then I had a brainwave and thought I would get an unlimited data sim card but we can only get 2G in this area,is that fast enough for what I want??Can anybody advise anything else??? All I want is to watch some box sets or movies,thanks in advance!!Oh,I also asked Netflix if I could download to my laptop using Windows 8 and they said no,that wasn't possible as downloads are only available to mobile devices.I have a tablet but it also runs Windows 8.
Edited by harry b, 20 December 2016 - 02:38 PM.