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Watching movies or TV shows on Netflix uses about 1 GB of data per hour for each stream of standard definition video, and up to 3 GB per hour for each stream of HD video and 7GB per hour for UHD. This can create headaches for Netflix members who have a monthly bandwidth or data cap on their Internet service or are maxing out there available speeds. Below, you'll find a few ways to reduce the amount of data Netflix uses. Adjust your data usage settings: adjusting the data usage settings for your account is the easiest way to reduce the amount of bandwidth used while watching Netflix. There are four data usage settings to choose from. Each estimate below is per stream:
Low (0.3 GB per hour)
We recommend medium to maintain the best stream when using connections using multiple internet devices.
How much usage am I allowed each month?
All of our internet servies are unlimited bandwith, there is no additional charges for usuage. If you have dsl and would like to see your monthly usuage , see below.
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How do I estimate my montly usuage
Click here to run our usage estimator.
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