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Old 06-27-2022, 04:24 PM   #1
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Streaming on your motorhome TV

Weíve recently purchased a 2019 34pa and have been enjoying the dish satellite system. I just canít figure out how to stream Netflix etc. on the TV. Once I activate my Winegard Connect, will the TV recognize that modem?

The previous owner was using Spectrum for a data plan. Weíre currently in Alberta, Canada. Can I try to activate the Winegard Connect and use it here or should I wait until weíre back in the states where Spectrum is available?

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Are the TV’s Smart TV’s with WiFi?

If so, and your plan will let you tether your phone, turn on tethering on your phone and tell the TV to find your phone as a wireless access point.
Now your connected to the internet thru your phone.

If they are not smart TV’s but have WiFi, then you still connect to your phone as described, but your use the Netflix or other app on your phone - then tell your phone to play what you want to watch on the TV.
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Old 06-28-2022, 11:33 AM   #3
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Are the TVís Smart TVís with WiFi?

If so, and your plan will let you tether your phone, turn on tethering on your phone and tell the TV to find your phone as a wireless access point.
Now your connected to the internet thru your phone.

If they are not smart TVís but have WiFi, then you still connect to your phone as described, but your use the Netflix or other app on your phone - then tell your phone to play what you want to watch on the TV.
I believe itís a smart TV because the remote has a button Netflix & Amazon.
Iím hoping someone with the same factory setup can shed some light on what the system is capable of as far as streaming.
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Old 06-28-2022, 11:37 AM   #4
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Go to the TV configuration, probably the menu button, and look for "network" or "wifi"
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I would be careful trying to set it up while in Canada, as the service may allow it but with large data fees.
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I believe the Winegard Connect is a Wi-Fi repeater. The antenna is on the roof and will pick up any Wi-Fi signal in the area. You use a computer or phone to sign on to the W/C and then select and sign on to the desired Wi-Fi signal. The W/C then generates its own Wi-Fi. Now you select and sign on to the W/C. Since the antenna is on the roof, the W/C gets a stronger signal than your individual devices may inside. Another advantage is once you have signed all your devices on to the W/C, you only have to sign the W/C onto a new Wi-Fi source and all your devices will get a strong signal. See the W/C manual for how to get "into" it. Note that you are limited to the band width and strength of the source Wi/Fi
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I belive you can put a sim card in the Connect and use it to generate wifi from that.
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Old 06-30-2022, 05:40 PM   #8
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Thanks

Thank you for information. Exactly what I was looking for. Iíll take the advice about waiting until Iím back in the states to give it a try. Nothing seems to be very affordable in Canada. Paying $2.20/liter for gas. 3.85 liters per gallon. At least the exchange rate is in our favor 😎
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