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Can you download Sky Go programmes/movies via 3G/4G using tethering

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Found 24th Nov 2014
As I understand it, Sky Go will not allow downloading via 4G, it only allows you to stream when using 3G/4G (bound to be some lame Sky reason for it!).

I was wondering though if tethering a tablet/phone to another tablet/phone would overcome this, by fooling Sky into thinking you are downloading over wifi - as tethering is simply creating a wifi hotspot? Or have Sky already thought of this and prevent the use of tethering to download as well.
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You can only download using Sky Go Extra, which costs £5 per month. If you have multi-room, then Sky Go Extra is included in the price.
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not sure, but ITV player only allows wifi and not cellular, so have got around this by hotspotting.
I don't get why they're sticking their oar in. it's between the customer and the data provider to work out what is allowed and what isn't
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borofan47

You can only download using Sky Go Extra, which costs £5 per month. If … You can only download using Sky Go Extra, which costs £5 per month. If you have multi-room, then Sky Go Extra is included in the price.




You can't download via 3G/4G on Sky Go Extra, you can only stream.....hence my question.
You can only download using WiFi, not using mobile internet AFAIK.
m.shop.sky.com/mt/…ra/

It says on this page that downloads can only be done via WiFi, not 3G. Presumably he that excludes 4G too.
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borofan47

You can only download using WiFi, not using mobile internet AFAIK.




You're not really getting the point of my question. The gist of it is: will creating a WiFi hotspot to tether my 4G from one device to another fool Sky Go into thinking it is downloading off normal WiFi rather than my 4G.
I don't see why it wouldn't work. It doesn't say that it has to use a particular WiFi network, just that it has to use WiFi. A WiFi hotspot from a phone is still a WiFi connection, so it seems fine to me. You'll need a generous tethering allowance, of course, as it will eat through a standard allowance in no time.
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