We have a home in the country and use Dish network for TV. I want to cancel that and use Netfilx all the time but we only have Internet access through the iPhone. Will Apple TV work with this? Also, we only have an E connection there, no 3 or 4G. If Apple TV will not work this way are there any ideas of getting it to work without subscribing to some other form of Internet?
- Asked by Gary S from Abilene
1 Answer from the Community
Sorry, Gary, you're out of luck. (note: I'm a telecom engineer) The "E" on your iPhone out in the country is short for EDGE, the very first wireless data technology, deployed around 10 years ago and now quite obsolete. As you've probably noticed when surfing the web, the data rate is rather pathetic -- it's roughly equivalent to a 56 kbps dial-up modem. There's just no way you can use the Apple TV (or anything else for that matter) to stream video.
Let's say you rent a two-hour movie from the iTunes Store. After a minute or so, the Apple TV will figure out how poor the bandwidth is, and inform you that "Your movie will be ready to watch in 14 hours" or something similar. Yes, it certainly works... but it's not what you want.
You'll definitely be better off subscribing to cable or DSL internet service, and cancelling your Dish Network subscription.
- Answered by Julian B from Baie-d'urfe