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

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    #1
    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

    IlikeMacsSoMuch

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    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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