Explore & discover

Helpful Links

Does it count against me?

Teacher

Does it count against me?

I recently switched to wireless from prepaid and received free HBO, which supposedly does NOT count against me when I watch it on my phone.

If I want to tether to my tablet or laptop to watch my free HBO, will that count towards my 10 Gb I get for mobile hotspot?

In other words does watching free HBO on a device other than cell phone, will it deduct it from my data?

Thanks,
147 Views
Message 1 of 4
ACE - Expert

Re: Does it count against me?

Data is only free if using the Directv or DirectvNow app on a mobile device (meaning phone or tablet). So yes, a tablet tethered via hotspot would be data free but not a laptop. Data is not free if streaming via HBOGo.

Award for Community Excellence 2019 Achiever*
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
Message 2 of 4
Teacher

Re: Does it count against me?

What if I connect phone to tv via HDMI to watch DirecTV or HBO. Is that going to be charged towards my data?
Message 3 of 4
ACE - Expert

Re: Does it count against me?


@chryssy67 wrote:
What if I connect phone to tv via HDMI to watch DirecTV or HBO. Is that going to be charged towards my data?

The data won't count but that likely won't work. The Directv and DirectvNow apps do not support the hdmi connection or casting technologies such as airplay or Chromecast. You will likely get sound but no picture.

Award for Community Excellence 2019 Achiever*
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
Message 4 of 4
Share this topic
Share this topic
Additional Support