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Streaming your favourite series, movies or documentaries on Netflix can use up a lot of data. You can avoid this and enjoy the best that Netflix has to offer by managing the following data usage settings.

Adjust your data usage settings:

  • Launch Netflix App > Select Menu (Top left or right) >Select App Settings > Select Cellular Data Usage > Select your preferred setting.

Reduce the amount of data you use on Netflix by choosing from these four data usage settings (Each estimate below is per stream):

Automatic - A data usage setting selected by Netflix to balance data usage with good video quality. This will allow you to watch about 4 hours per GB of data.

Wi-Fi Only - This data usage setting only allows you to stream on your device while connected to Wi-Fi.

Save Data - Allows you to watch about 6 hours per GB of data.

Maximum Data - Recommended only if you have an unlimited data plan. This setting will stream at the highest possible quality for your device and the content you are viewing. This may use 1 GB per 20 minutes or more depending on your device and network speeds.

It is important to note that the data setting changes you make from your mobile device apply to that device only while streaming over mobile networks.

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We know that it can be difficult to work out exactly how much data you’re going to need, or how much data you are currently using. Try out this data calculator to understand how much data your most popular apps use.

The best way to save money on data is to make sure you have an active data bundle. You can buy data bundles quickly and simply on the My Vodacom App. Also check out Vodacom Ticket for awesome deals on data for video services like Netflix, WhatsApp, social media, gaming and more.

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