You’d be surprised how quickly Netflix can chew through data, particularly if you’re addicted to Netflix’s 4K streaming mode, and that’s a problem if you’re saddled with a cellular or home data cap.
Just watching standard-definition video on Netflix consumes a gigabyte of data every hour. If you crank up your video quality to HD, that amount triples to about 3GB an hour. And if you go whole-hog with Netflix’s Ultra HD (a.k.a. 4K) offerings, be prepared for Netflix to gobble a whopping 7GB an hour.
Now, if you’re lucky enough to have an internet service provider that offers unlimited data, who cares, right? Go ahead and stream those 4K Netflix videos to your heart’s content.