Other tips and tricks for saving data
Is lowering your video quality worth the trade off? If not, there’s a few other things you can try before you fork out the cash for a better internet plan.
First, you can try downloading certain shows from Netflix instead of streaming them. Downloading and streaming use the exact same amount of data, so this won’t make a difference the first time you watch a show, but it does mean that watching the same show again won’t cost any data. This is especially handy for kids that watch the same shows over and over again. It’s also useful if you have a go-to show that you like to have on in the background while working on other things.
Second, some ISPs also give you other ways to save on data. Some satellite plans, for instance, count data limits differently in off-hours in the middle of the night. This means that you can download shows in the off-hours and watch them whenever you want without them counting toward your data cap.
For more information on how to reduce the amount of data you use in a month, check out our detailed guide to internet data caps.