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TELUS Employee
TELUS Employee

Well I know watching stuff through the Pik App does not count towards the data usage, but how about watching youtube, Netflix or any other apps that is  install.  Does data use through other app count towards data usage?

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TELUS Employee
TELUS Employee

@Pappy yes it does.  Only watching live and VOD Pik TV content does not count towards usage.  All Android apps like YouTube and Netflix count.

VanG
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It looks that one can view live TV on Pik app on iPad/tablet also. Would that count towards data usage if I am in the home?
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VanG wrote:
It looks that one can view live TV on Pik app on iPad/tablet also. Would that count towards data usage if I am in the home?

 

According to this article, yes, you consume your data allotment if not using the Pik TV device.

 

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The name "Pik TV" and "app" can be confusing depending on the device you are using it on..... here's how I think it works...

 

The following WILL count to your home data consumption

  • Pik TV app on your Android or iOS device.  It will really count if you are using the Pik TV app on cellular data.
  • Android streaming apps (eg Pluto, YouTube) on the Telus set top box
  • Netflix apps on the Telus set top box
  • PikTV on someone else's set top box

The following will NOT count to your data consumption

  • Pik TV app on the Telus set top box