Netflix streaming is here --post your data usage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by phonebob, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. phonebob macrumors newbie

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    Now that netflix streaming for iPhone is here, I am curious how many hours I can watch over 3G and still be under the 2gb limit. Please post your experience with 3G data usage when streaming netflix.
     
  2. Shield macrumors member

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    If only I could use this in Canada.....
     
  3. Gjeepguy macrumors regular

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    including startup of the app and 5 minutes of SpongeBob... 13.8mb

    or 2.76 mb per minute.

    simple math says 724 minutes.
     
  4. Syk macrumors 6502a

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    Wouldn't the data usage vary depending on your connection speed? I thought it adjusted the stream to your data rate.
     
  5. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    you can, this fall.
     
  6. Looon macrumors 6502a

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    wtf I've been waiting for this forever and now that its out I had no idea.
     
  7. Moon§hiner macrumors newbie

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  8. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    Time to charge my iPhone and head to the gym.
     
  9. KidStallyn macrumors 6502

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    I keep getting the following message:

    "Sorry we could not reach the Netflix service. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please visit Netflix.com. (104)"


    It's because we were on the $4/99 plan. Upgraded to the 8.99 plan, and it started working....that was a crappy error message.
     
  10. SaintsMac macrumors 6502

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    How sweet it is...........
     
  11. r3voLoLwuT macrumors member

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    To be loved by you?
     
  12. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    no kidding! with netflix and all the music i have to stream 3g while at work, i would be over my limit within a few days :p.
     
  13. Dsking85 macrumors member

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    wow, this is freakin awesome. I have been waiting for this. Quality is great too!
     
  14. Peaugh macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know how to watch more than just the first episode of a TV season through the netflix app? The web and Xbox interfaces allow you to choose which episode you watch, I see no such functionality on the Ipad/iphone apps.
     
  15. toad77 macrumors member

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    As far as I can tell, you just need to scroll down.
     

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  16. Apollo 13 macrumors 6502a

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    that's how it works on all the other platforms so I don't see why it would be different here. People using this app will need to keep a close eye on their data usage.
     
  17. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Not if you have unlimited plan :cool:
     
  18. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    The quality really is great. So far, I'm impressed.

    And I 2nd (3rd, 4th) the rest of you with unlimited data.

    It rocks.

    :D
     
  19. Peaugh macrumors regular

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    Huh. I thought I tried that. Oh well, long night, chalk it up to being tired. Thanks for the help!
     
  20. Knarl macrumors member

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    I watched 7 minutes of Family Guy on 3G to test. It used about 20 MB of data.
     
  21. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    Wow, I can't believe they have "9 Songs" and the unrated version of "Caligula" on there. That's basically porn.

    Good thing I'm on unlimited.
     
  22. Chunkycat macrumors 6502

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    I've unlimited data too. Yay!!! :p
    I love my iPhone more and more!
     
  23. SCOfoshO macrumors member

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    is there any app that allows you to change your regular queue? I have found some but many of them have mixed reviews.
     
  24. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    I'm hoping the Netflix app will allow us to change our regular DVD queues eventually. All the other apps for that kinda suck.
     
  25. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    Can you guys maybe post data usage instead of stroking each others' egos?
     

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