Puerto Pollensa Travel Guide
Before You Go
Flights
Package Holidays
Latest Special Offers!
All-Inclusive Hotels
Hotels & Aparthotels
Private Villas/Apts to Rent
Villa Companies
Local Rental Agents
Cruises
Car Hire
Airport Transfers & Taxis
Travel Insurance
Late Deals!
Currency
Holiday Shopping
Background Info
Language
Books
Events & Fiestas
Climate & Weather
Art & Culture
Flora & Fauna
Links
Discussion Forum
Once You're There
Maps
Airport Directions
Tourist Information
Eating Out
Buses & Trains
Music & Entertainment
Excursions & Days Out
Shopping & Markets
Kids
Beaches
Walking, Cycling
Boat Charters
Sailing/Watersports
Market Place
Boats & Yachts
Property For Sale
Businesses For Sale
Property Services
Local Services
MouseMats & T-shirts
Computers
Internet Services
Virus Protection
PuertoPollensa.com discussion forums

Go Back   Pollensa Forum > ONCE YOU'RE THERE > Internet, Telephones & Mobile Phones

Internet, Telephones & Mobile Phones Anything on telephones, mobiles, cybercafes, internet, post etc.

Like Tree8Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 17-10-2015, 15:55
*****
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hampshire and Alcanada
Posts: 694
Default Movistar Internet TV

We have just learned that Movistar has brought Fibre optic to our street and I am contemplating upgrading.

By looking at their website they appear to sell a box which will give all the BBC channels. It looks suspiciously like a Humax box. There was a similar claim a couple of years ago and there was some discussion on this forum. We purchased a Humax box and there were no BBC channels.

Normal you cannot get BBC on a Spanish IP address, unless you go through a VPN, which we do on our iPad.

We are now a couple of years on from the original discussion and Movistar claims, so I wonder whether the new box is something like a Humax box with a VPN incorporated.

Has anyone tried this or got an opinion?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 17-10-2015, 16:03
fil6699's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: PP and Yorkshire
Posts: 800
Default

We have a box from DT media with our Phone and internet we get the TV free and we get everything all BBC ITV Chanel's channel 4, 5 plus a bunch of others. you can add packages for movies and catch up but all the TV channels are free . The phone and internet including Line rental plus 300 free mins to uk numbers plus free calls to Spanish numbers plus a number people can call from the uk direct to you and its a local call for them and free for you. The whole package costs 68 euro a month including tax and company are awesome English speaking English Bill via email and you never have to speak to Telephonica again lol. we have been with them for a number of years

Last edited by fil6699; 17-10-2015 at 16:07.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 18-10-2015, 21:04
*****
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 240
Default

fil6699.
Would you be good enough to p.m. me the contact details for DT Media.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-01-2016, 13:08
*****
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Puerto Pollensa
Posts: 709
Default Filmon

Hi,

Last week, Movistar installed a Fibre Optic internet cable in my apartment.

There is quite a big difference in upoad and download speeds compared to the normal ADSL system.

Best of all, I can now watch all the UK TV channels on my phone and tablet totally free of charge, and hope to soon on a new smart TV.

Worth trying FILMON TV FREE LIVE TV MOVIES AND SOCIAL TELEVISION

Cheers,

Molt
Lorenzo likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-01-2016, 10:47
*****
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Puerto Pollensa
Posts: 709
Default

If it is of any help the website I use to check out the day to day tv programmes is
TV Guide UK TV Listings - UK's No 1 TV Listing site for Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, Freesat & BT Vision

Molt
clinkham likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-01-2016, 11:08
*****
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hampshire and Alcanada
Posts: 694
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Molt de Renou View Post
Hi,

Last week, Movistar installed a Fibre Optic internet cable in my apartment.

There is quite a big difference in upoad and download speeds compared to the normal ADSL system.

Best of all, I can now watch all the UK TV channels on my phone and tablet totally free of charge, and hope to soon on a new smart TV.

Worth trying FILMON TV FREE LIVE TV MOVIES AND SOCIAL TELEVISION

Cheers,

Molt
Presumably you are getting the UK channels through Filmon rather than a satellite box?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-01-2016, 12:45
*****
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Puerto Pollensa
Posts: 709
Default

Correct.

No need for a dish, box or anything else.

Also not affected by bad weather or the powers that be "adjusting" the satellites trajectory.

Molt
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-01-2016, 18:33
*****
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hampshire and Alcanada
Posts: 694
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Molt de Renou View Post
Correct.

No need for a dish, box or anything else.

Also not affected by bad weather or the powers that be "adjusting" the satellites trajectory.

Molt
One more question - do you access Filmon via an app on your TV, or through a browser? (We have a Samsung TV and not sure whether it has an app))
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-01-2016, 19:34
*****
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Puerto Pollensa
Posts: 709
Default

At the moment I am only use my phone and tablet.

To be able to watch on a TV I will need to buy a "smart" TV ( most of them are nowadays ).

Don't know about the App but can't be difficult. I am intending to go to the shops tomorrow so will find out.

Molt
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-01-2016, 19:37
*****
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Puerto Pollensa
Posts: 709
Default

I do understand though that you can buy a dongle ( Amazon, Apple ) that when plugged into the TV will pick up anything that you can watch on your tablet.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-01-2016, 21:34
*****
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hampshire and Alcanada
Posts: 694
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Molt de Renou View Post
I do understand though that you can buy a dongle ( Amazon, Apple ) that when plugged into the TV will pick up anything that you can watch on your tablet.
You can get Chromecast which is a dongle and allows casting from a tablet to a TV, but not everything can be cast. iplayer can't even though it should. Nor can sky go.( we access these through a VPN)

It is a bit of trial and error. For example our VPN works on our iPad but not our laptop . Iplayer will work from iPad to TV via an HDMI cable, but sky go won't

We have a smart TV bought in Palma, but it has mostly Spanish apps, hence my question. We have Samsung TVs in UK and Mallorca but pre installed apps are quite different and I haven't found a way of downloading others.

Other people's experience is valuable
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-01-2016, 22:37
*****
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Puerto Pollensa
Posts: 709
Default

Found this, may be of help.

Watch UK TV via the Amazon Fire TV stick

There is plenty more info in Google. You can also watch using a laptop or a PC

Last edited by pollensa; 07-01-2016 at 12:14. Reason: Direct Link amended
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-01-2016, 23:00
*****
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Puerto Pollensa
Posts: 709
Default

Using one of these seems to be the way to go: Google Chromecast

Molt

Last edited by pollensa; 07-01-2016 at 12:16. Reason: External Link removed
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-01-2016, 16:58
*****
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hampshire and Alcanada
Posts: 694
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Molt de Renou View Post
Found this, may be of help.

Watch UK TV via the Amazon Fire TV stick

There is plenty more info in Google. You can also watch using a laptop or a PC
Tried that. Works in UK but not in Mallorca
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-01-2016, 17:00
*****
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hampshire and Alcanada
Posts: 694
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Molt de Renou View Post
Using one of these seems to be the way to go: Google Chromecast

Molt
See my post above regarding Chromecast
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Movistar........great service whaleywanderer Living & Working in the Pollensa Area 7 30-05-2013 17:51
Movistar douglasg Internet, Telephones & Mobile Phones 5 15-09-2012 08:59
movistar store suzi8 Internet, Telephones & Mobile Phones 6 28-06-2012 10:33
new mobile from movistar Grandad Internet, Telephones & Mobile Phones 5 02-09-2009 15:33


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:06.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
(c) Copyright Holiday Webs Ltd 2011