streaming movies on my wifi network (usage question)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RolledUp20s, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. RolledUp20s, Apr 3, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012

    RolledUp20s macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2011
    Wrexham, North Wales
    hi, not sure where i should've posted this but anyway..

    i have my external hard drive with music/movies stored on it plugged into my wifi router. when i stream a movie to my ps3 or play the music on my iphone through the app 'filebrowser', is that using my download limit all the time?
  2. IlikeMacsSoMuch macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2009
    Blainville, Province of Quebec
    Hi, no you're not using any download limit when you stream anything inside of your home network. To use your download limit you have to use the internet like downloading something or streaming a video from Netflix. As long as it is within your home network, there is no limit. Let say that you download a movie that is 1 Gigabyte big and then you streaming 10 times on your network between different machines, you would have used only 1 Gigabyte.

    I have a fairly big iTunes library and my sons streams from it all the time and I never bust my download limit.

    Hope this answers your question

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