Netflix Intros Cellular Data Usage Controls For Its Android And IOS Apps

By 08:30 Mon, 02 Aug 2021 Comments

Netflix's apps for both Android and iOS have already received updates that bring with them a recent and very useful feature. There's a recent option to be found in the App Settings section, namely Cellular Data Usage.

This basically lets you change the bitrate of your video streams for when you're watching Netflix over your mobile data connection. There are a few options to pick from. The default is Automatic, which is around 600Kb/s, or three hours of streaming per gigabyte of data used.

If you don't like this setting, you can go with Low (that's 4 hours per GB), Medium (2 hours per GB), or High (1 hour per GB). Additionally, you can indicate that you have an unlimited data plan from your carrier, in which case you'll acquire the highest possible quality. And finally, you can also turn streaming via cellular data off entirely - if you do this, you'll only be able to watch Netflix content over Wi-Fi.

The recent feature is available globally, wherever Netflix is. It should assist you avoid any unpleasant surprises come billing time from your carrier of choice, letting you tailor the stream's quality to your particular data plan.

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