Netflix Data Calculator

The phrase "Netflix and chill" is a very common line running around social media. It is actually good for marketing and more people are getting familiar with the platform. For its users, watching videos on Netflix consumes considerable amount of data. To measure your data usage, use this Netflix Data Calculator.

Netflix Data Calculator

Netflix Video Quality



Netflix Data Usage


How to Use Netflix Data Calculator

The calculator above is based from the estimate given from Netflix. Some tests were made that yields to close results that just stays above or below 200MB range. The calculator is quite easy, you just have to select a quality and enter the hours length of watching videos. Nonetheless, here's a step by step guide.

Netflix Data Calculator
  1. Step 1

    On the topmost part of the calculator, select a Netflix Video Quality. You have low, medium, high and 4k resolutions, select the one you want to measure.

  2. Step 2

    Enter the hours length of watching videos on Netflix. Enter Hours and, if applicable, Minutes on corresponding input fields. So, if you are watching a 3 hours and 25 minutes length video, enter 3 on hours field and 25 on minutes field.

  3. Step 3

    Click on the Calculate button to get the data usage estimate. You can also click the Clear button to remove the numbers from input fields.

Netflix Data Usage

Netflix is one of the most popular online streaming platforms you can use to watch movies, anime, TV series and a whole lot more. In order to start streaming movies, you need first to create an account and pay a monthly subscription fee.

Watching movies on Netflix anytime is never an issue if you are connected to the WIFI or unlimited internet connection. This only becomes a considerable factor if you are using limited data plans.

The key factor that affects data consumption in watching videos is the quality of the video. Needless to say, a 1080p or a high-quality video consumes a lot more data than played on a 480p or low-quality video. The difference is about 2,700MB.

So, in watching Netflix movies when you are subscribed to a bulk data plan or promo, make sure to watch on video quality that matches your data budget. Otherwise, it would be disappointing if you won't be able to see the rest of the movie because you ran out of data.

Netflix Data Usage Table

To give a visual representation of how much data does Netflix use, here's a data usage estimate from Netflix. The columns include the video quality, corresponding resolution in pixels and data usage streaming from an hour.

Video QualityPixel Resolution1 Hour Data Usage
Low (480p)854 x 480 pixels300 MB
Medium (720p HD)1280 x 720 pixels700 MB
High (1080p FHD)1920 x 1080 pixels1 GB
4K (2160p UHD)2560 x 1440 pixels7 GB

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