Netflix

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gt1948, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. gt1948 macrumors regular

    gt1948

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    Will Netflix work with a 3G connection only or is just wifi only on the iPad?
     
  2. javaGuru macrumors 6502a

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    I actually have the same question. I guess we will know for sure when the 3G version is released.
     
  3. BobRichards macrumors regular

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    I would assume it does, it works when tethering with iPhone.
     
  4. bunger macrumors 6502

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    I have used both Netflix and the ABC app through my Verizon MiFi data device... effectively streaming over Verizon's 3G network. Netflix is slow to initially load and buffer, but then plays great! So the answer would be yes, in my experience, it works fine....
     
  5. aperry macrumors 6502a

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    I think the real question is whether ATT will force Netflix to compress the video so heavily that it's not watchable.
     
  6. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    I assume that it will not.

    When it is tethered to the iPhone or using MIFI, the iPad will think that it is using WIFI, no?
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Yeah, it'll think it's connected to wifi. That's no solid conclusion.
     
  8. gt1948 thread starter macrumors regular

    gt1948

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    do you have an idea about the download amt for a netflix movie via 3G?

    Trying to determine if I will ggo with the 250 or unlimited plan.

    thx
     
  9. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    I want Netflix to work through AT&T 3G too, but I would be surprised if they allow it.

    Again, streaming through tethering or MIFI does not count. The iPad thinks that it is using WIFI (and if tethering via iPhone, the iPhone does not know that you are using Netflix).

    But if they do allow Netflix streaming, you should definitely go with the unlimited plan.
     

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