Adjusting the data usage settings for your account is the easiest way to reduce the amount of bandwidth used while watching Netflix. There are 4 data usage settings to choose from, each estimate below is per stream:
- Low (0.3 GB per hour)
- Medium (SD: 0.7 GB per hour)
- High (HD: 3 GB per hour, 3D: 4.7 GB per hour, Ultra HD 4K: 7 GB per hour)
- Auto (adjusts automatically to deliver the highest possible quality, based on your current internet connection speed)
To select a setting that works best for your Internet plan, navigate to Your Account (http://movies.netflix.com/YourAccount) page and click Playback settings in the Your profile section. It can take up to 8 hours for these changes to take affect. Restricting data usage may affect video quality while watching Netflix.
Turn off Auto Playback
Uncheck the box marked “Play next episode automatically”