1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Wow Netflix uses a lot of data....

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by JnEricsonx, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. JnEricsonx

    JnEricsonx Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    470
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011

    Jun 1, 2011
    470
    15
    38
    Kinda incredible, I've only used it casually and its eaten up the better part of 2 gigs in the last 3 weeks. Glad I have unlimited.
     

    Advertisement

  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    843
    Posts:
    10,392
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012

    Jan 16, 2012
    10,392
    2,894
    843
    Male
    Being retired and writing Tasker tasks.
    Fayetteville, NC, USA
    A regular movie uses about 600MB. For ONE movie. If it's an action movie it can use more.
     
    funkylogik likes this.
  3. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    243
    Posts:
    4,823
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011

    Jun 17, 2011
    4,823
    865
    243
    Owensboro, KY
    you should see what Play Music does after a few hours of streaming...1GB much?
     
  4. rui-no-onna

    rui-no-onna Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    685
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011

    Jul 19, 2011
    685
    104
    93
    That's either a short movie or with slow cellular data. I've clocked in 40-minute TV episodes at around 400MB.

    That's nothing. You can use up 10GB data streaming on Netflix in less than a day. I find it's a great way to use up data when I'm nearing the end of the billing period. :p
     
  5. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,143
    Posts:
    18,742
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011

    Jan 31, 2011
    18,742
    3,170
    1,143
    Male
    Entrepreneur / Business Owner - Freelance Writer
    Loganville, GA
    This is one of two reasons why i still have a Sprint related phone. :D

    I'm always streaming from Netflix throughout the day.
     
  6. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    243
    Posts:
    4,823
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011

    Jun 17, 2011
    4,823
    865
    243
    Owensboro, KY
    i wouldn't be able to use Netflix by tethering to my phone or by using my phone. 3G can barely manage YouTube without rebuffering every 5-10 seconds. Play Music actually chewed through a 4GB data plan on my Verizon account in less than two weeks. and i wasn't 'pinning' the songs, i was just listening to them over Google's Cloud. makes me glad i didn't try watching some of the movies in my Play Movies app, and i disabled sync to many things too to save more data.
     
  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,246
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    I watch netflix fine over 3g. Even when its as low as 2mb/s its plenty. Youtube can be a bit ropey in HQ sometimes though :-(
     
  8. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    243
    Posts:
    4,823
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011

    Jun 17, 2011
    4,823
    865
    243
    Owensboro, KY
    HQ/HD was disabled. i got two bars and '3G' and it works, but it feels like EDGE or dial-up speed-wise. my phone is almost instant in 4G mode, which i feel it's optimized for (the apps must use 3G for some kind of compatibility so they don't fully utilize it--Play Store whenever i do use it is extremely slow to download anything over 3G). i can't even stream songs in Play Music over 3G without it cutting out from time to time. only sad thing is, 4G only works in town, around 20 miles from my home :p i have been having to use data more often as doing anything pertaining to Google or downloads or https causes my router to drop the WAN IP every single time.
     
  9. rui-no-onna

    rui-no-onna Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    685
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011

    Jul 19, 2011
    685
    104
    93
    Last time I used Sprint, I was getting 1Mbps or lower. Browsing mostly text websites was already very slow and laggy, with the occasional YouTube video buffering every few seconds. Netflix wasn't exactly an option. :rolleyes:
     
  10. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    243
    Posts:
    4,823
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011

    Jun 17, 2011
    4,823
    865
    243
    Owensboro, KY
    i couldn't imagine watching a tv show or movie on a 4.8&quot; screen. it might not be as tiny as an iPhone but i think my eyes would still get massive strain. Even if i had an unlimited plan, like i used to with Net10, i'd still get throttled about halfway into the month and have like 128Kbps downloads, so it would let me watch maybe one tv show episode and BAM! dial-up rates.
     
  11. rui-no-onna

    rui-no-onna Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    685
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011

    Jul 19, 2011
    685
    104
    93
    Ah, I don't actually watch on my phones. I use tablets (tethered to my phone). Since the tablet/Netflix thinks it's on wi-fi, it seems I get higher bitrate streams than if I were to use a device with built-in cellular.
     
  12. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    423
    Posts:
    3,067
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012

    Aug 8, 2012
    3,067
    3,133
    423
    Male
    Professional Smartass
    Las Vegas
    I can't imagine watching netflix/hulu on my phone.

    I only have them installed for casting to my tv.



    I do occasionally view content on my Kindle Fire though.
     
  13. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,143
    Posts:
    18,742
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011

    Jan 31, 2011
    18,742
    3,170
    1,143
    Male
    Entrepreneur / Business Owner - Freelance Writer
    Loganville, GA
    Really? Wow, even before network vision my 3G wasn't the best...but it did get the job done. :willy:
    On my Htc Evo 4G Lte 4"x7" screen watching movies is okay.. :smokingsomb:
     
  14. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,246
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    Same. Before I got my tab I watched a lot of movies etc on my 4.7" phone. Up close it's the same as a huge screen far away &#128512;
     
  15. WoohooGuy

    WoohooGuy Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    118
    Posts:
    460
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011

    Dec 15, 2011
    460
    288
    118
    Male
    woodworking
    boston ma
    I will burn up my data if and WHEN Amazon finally releases their streaming app to the android ecosystem.

    They are killing me here!

    I understand they want to sell more Kindles at a cut rate and prime streaming exclusive covers the hardware losses they take making the kindle price competitive and I could just move my money to Netflix that supports android as a whole...

    The free 2 day shipping is pretty bad ass and has me hooked.

    :eek:
     
  16. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,246
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    Lol I get Netflix for free so I'm a fan &#128522;
     
  17. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    243
    Posts:
    4,823
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011

    Jun 17, 2011
    4,823
    865
    243
    Owensboro, KY
    even with my Nexus 10 i'd rather get a ChromeCast and stream my offline movies (pinned play movies) onto my larger screen HDTV. the only time i watch anything on a tablet is when i'm out somewhere and pull up some gaming videos on YouTube. the only time YouTube is accessible at home is via a 10-year old PowerBook (it reverts to 'Old' YouTube from like 2005 or something, so no secure or https required and uses older Flash Player). my ISP has had some weird issue with the software on my subscriber module that they are sending a tech out and it is currently unable to access https or secure sites, much less the app for YouTube, Play Store, Play Movies, or anything requiring that type of connection.
     
  18. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
    Rank:
     #6
    Points:
    2,238
    Posts:
    24,455
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010

    Sep 22, 2010
    24,455
    13,500
    2,238
    Teachaaa
    Jinan, China
    I watch movies and TV shows on 4-5 inch screens no problem. Catch up on The Walking Dead or Doctor Who or something. Good way to pass the time when I'm on a bus or train, which has been >24 hours before now. Not streaming though.So obviously a hard screen HD or 4K home theatre system is not really practicable. ;) ...however I do have cheap DLP mini-projector for watching movies at home sometimes.
     

Share This Page

Loading...