3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2014 4:44 AM by Alley_Cat
Jw46298 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I was just wondering if I can use my iPad minis personal hotspot as my apple tv2's network???


iOS 7.0.4
  • 1. Re: Can I use my iPads personal hot spot as my network for my Apple TV
    Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,035 points)

    Yes in theory, but some people have had big charges for 3G data usage even when using it to stream content already in iTunes from one device to another - do check if your carrier charges for all data sent via personal hotspot not just data requiring 3G.

  • 2. Re: Can I use my iPads personal hot spot as my network for my Apple TV
    tom1502 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I managed it with my iPhone so that I could stream some photos to it from my iPad while I was at my grandparents. This didn't use any data that way, but if you were streaming from iTunes then I'd hope you have unlimited data!

  • 3. Re: Can I use my iPads personal hot spot as my network for my Apple TV
    Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,035 points)

    If you were just using the Personal Hotspot like a small wifi router to transfer data from computer/iPad/iPhone to AppleTV I had always assumed it would not incur any 3G usage charge (except for tiny amounts for authorisation of protected content playback which as to be authorised via internet for playback).

     

    There was a poster some months ago however who suggested they were getting stung for data used technically over a LAN by their phone company - maybe it was user error, maybe not but probably wise to check the small print in any mobile contracts relating to hotspot usage.

     

    AC