To help maximize your bandwidth usage it’s good to know that Netflix has a feature that lets you downgrade the streaming video quality so you don’t use as much data and incur possible overages.
After you’ve logged into your Netflix account, just go into https://account.netflix.com/HdToggle and select from one of three options.
- “Good quality” at up to .3 GB per hour
- “Better quality” at up to .7 GB per hour
- “Best” at up to 1GB per hour or up to 2.3GB/hr for HD
If you’re a heavy Netflix and data user, downgrading your Netflix stream could help prevent fees for overages on your bill.