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Adjusting Playback Settings on Streaming Services

Netflix

Netflix will use less data on a lower playback setting. To view or change this setting, start by logging into the ‘Sign In‘ on Netflix.ca. It’s in the upper right corner of the screen.

  • Choose your profile:

  • From your profile page, select “Playback Settings”
  • Set to ‘Low’ and Save

Other Streaming Services

Prime Video

Streaming quality can be adjusted on mobile devices by clicking on My Stuff > Settings > Streaming & Downloading > Streaming Quality

 

YouTube – Mobile Settings

Tap on the option dots in the upper-right corner, then tap “Settings -> General” and tick the box next to “limit mobile data usage.” This will assure that you can only stream HD YouTube videos over a Wi-Fi connection.

YouTube – Desktop Settings

Click on your account picture in the upper-right corner of YouTube and click the settings gear.

On the next screen, click the “Playback” link and under “video playback quality” and choose the “I have a slow connection” option.

After using YouTube with this option enabled, your videos will default to 360P.

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