Telus’ Pik TV media box is now available in BC and Alberta

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  • MoYeung

    Only for people who have Telus Internet service

  • Hello Moto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “Eligible on TELUS Internet 15 or above. Not available to existing Optik TV or Satellite TV customers. Only available in Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Victoria, Saanich and Prince George.”

  • mizkitty

    Single box…single screen…no PVR.
    Good for single apartment dwellers.
    Looks like your Netflix bandwidth is included…so you save $15 by not having to go “unlimited”.

    • SV650

      Your Pik TV App data consumption is included. All other apps on the device consume billed data just as any other streaming device would. For would-be cord cutters in areas without OTA television available to them it may be a useful choice. It offers a greater selection than available to most cities with a choice of OTA channels, and if most of your viewing needs are satisfied by the channels available, you can indeed save $15 by not having to go unlimited. If the channel selection does not meet your needs, then there is no advantage to having the device over the tools you already use to stream TV.

    • mizkitty

      Does Netflix on the current Optik boxes count against your bandwidth?

      I know my CraveTV only counts if I use the app on my tablet or one of my android boxes.

    • SV650

      Yes, data consumed by Netflix on the Optik box counts towards your data cap. It is treated the same as if it were an App on a Smart TV. Crave is sold as a ‘channel’ rather than an app.