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Watching Netflix or YouTube in model 3

Drewster

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Sep 4, 2020
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Brighton
Just a quick question, apologies if it has been answered before

When I watch either YouTube or Netflix over lte in my model 3, the internet connection send to be routed out of the uk.

Besides the obvious speed impact, it means I end up watching YouTube NL and can’t access some content on Netflix (eg Shitt’s Creek). The only way around this is to set a hot spot up on my phone and link it to the car Wi-Fi.

Is this normal? I have done some searches but struggled to find people with a similar experience.

many thanks

Drew
 

Tony Hoyle

Active Member
May 7, 2019
1,117
684
Stockport, UK
It's a european roaming eSIM. Until recently it would also roam through spain on some cars but there was some issue and cars were all switched to the netherlands.

It doesn't normally present any problems as neflix in the EU is almost identical to the UK one. Youtube might give you adverts in dutch occasionally though..
 

Louis0w

Member
Mar 6, 2020
140
123
Bridgend, Wales, UK
On 1st January, the UK left the ‘Digital Single Market’. This enables anyone travelling from one EU country to another EU country, to access the same streaming video library they’re subscribed to at home. This was how UK users could access their UK Netflix site via the in car SIM card, which is not linked to a UK provider (mine is The Netherlands). Now we can only access the Netflix site content of the sim provider country, despite having a UK Netflix account. You’ll need to connect via WiFi or your mobile hotspot to view content from the UK Netflix site.
 

john19951

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Jun 28, 2020
144
64
NW M25 & Savoie France
Thanks for that . I am interested in the programs where BBC does not have the broadcast rights outside UK.

Are you getting TMS and football commentaries on Radio 5 Live & Radio 5 live extra ?
 
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Medved_77

TM3 SR+ | MSM+Black | No FSD
Supporting Member
Jan 20, 2020
2,093
2,126
Scotland
I've lost access to a Slovak radio station on TuneIn since the new year.

It's also not available on the tunein.com website so seems some European stations that used to work in the car are now region restricted. Odd given the car thinks it's in NL though.

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Sparkeur

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Feb 23, 2020
466
642
Nouvelle Aquitaine
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With the caveat that my M3 is French*, I found 5Live through tune-in. They were talking about cricket but whether they broadcast live coverage, I don't know. I also seem to be able to get 5Extra - if that is of use.
(Sorry - I'm a motorsport fan meself:))

*I think all Euro region cars rely on Dutch SIM's because Tesla Euro HQ is in Amsterdam
 
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john19951

Member
Jun 28, 2020
144
64
NW M25 & Savoie France
Thank you for your post. I'm sorry I did not acknowledge your feedback before, but I missed the post.

Thank you for taking a lot trouble to check - I appreciate it. I would really like to know if live cricket is possible with the Tesla.

The Monday broadcast you heard was probably a recording or a report, as the live transmission ended very early on morning Morning. A good time to check will be 4h-12h (5h-13h CET) in the next four days (Sat-Tue) on Radio 5 Live sports extra.
 

NeilG40

Member
Aug 17, 2019
109
51
Yorkshire
I tried Netflix for the first time in months earlier this week and had to re-enter my email and password.

The process was painful as after every keystroke the keyboard disappeared.
 

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