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Why did watching a movie use so much data?

Is it normal for 2 movie to use 8GB of data? These were only 2 normal 1 1/2hr movies

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Re: Data

It depends on the the streaming service you are using and the quality setting in the app/device. For Netflix for example its:

  • Low - 0.3 GB per hour per device
  • Medium - SD: 0.7 GB per hour per device
  • High - Best video quality, up to 3 GB per hour per device for HD, and 7 GB per hour per device for Ultra HD
  • Auto - Adjusts automatically to deliver the highest possible quality, based on your current internet connection speed
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Re: Data

Hey @Ausmic,


Echoing what @ YetAnotherAcc has mentioned, streaming can vary from the type of movie and where this was watched/streamed from. Quality sounds like it is a big factor here as well judging from the size of movies.


I should also mention that if this was on WiFi of any nature, there may possibly be other external usages (Updates, Messages, Notifications) that could contribute to the total 8GB used here

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Re: Data

Awesome thanks guys, have found the settings, it was set on highest..
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