Data Usage and Video Quality on Disney +

Disney+ automatically detects your system’s capabilities and Internet connection speed and will attempt to deliver the highest quality experience possible.

We also like to give you choice - Disney+ offers several options to help manage data usage on all your devices. Modifying data usage settings has an effect on the video quality, with lower data usage delivering to slightly lower visual quality. Keep in mind that data usage settings are applied to each device separately, but will be applied to all profiles using that device.

Below you will find details on the options for adjusting your data usage settings on different devices.

 

Data Usage Settings

 

Mobile Settings

Data Usage Setting Highest Video Quality Highest Audio Quality Approximate Data Usage per Hour
Stream over WiFi Only 1080 HD Dolby Atmos 2.5 GB
Automatic HD Surround Sound 5.1 2.0 GB
Save Data SD Stereo 0.6 GB

 

Stream over WiFi Only - This setting for your mobile device only allows video streaming while connected to a Wifi network. Video streams are at the highest quality that your system and Wifi Internet connection allows, up to full HD with Dolby Atmos audio, where available. This setting will use approximately 2.5 GB of data per viewing hour.

Automatic - This is the default setting. Video streams are at the highest quality that your system and mobile Internet connection allows. Streams can be up to HD with Surround 5.1 audio, where available. This setting will use approximately 2.0 GB of data per viewing hour.

Save Data - This setting uses the least amount of data. Video streams will be in SD quality with stereo audio. This setting will use approximately 0.6 GB of data per viewing hour.

 

Connected Devices/Set-Top-Boxes Settings

Data Usage Setting Highest Video Quality Highest Audio Quality Data Usage per Hour
Automatic Ultra HD/4K Dolby Atmos 7.7 GB
Moderate HD Surround Sound 5.1 2.0 GB
Save Data SD Stereo 0.7 GB

 

Automatic - This is the default setting. Video streams are at the highest quality that your system and Internet connection allows. Streams can be up to 4K UHD with Dolby Atmos audio, where available. This setting will use approximately 7.7 GB of data per viewing hour.

Moderate - This setting is a good balance between saving data and still streaming in HD quality. Streams can be up to 1080 HD with Surround Sound 5.1 audio, where available. This setting will use approximately 2.0 GB of data per viewing hour.

Save Data - This setting uses the least amount of data. Video streams will be in SD quality with stereo audio. This setting will use approximately 0.7 GB of data per viewing hour.

 

Web Browser Settings

 

Data Usage Setting Highest Video Quality Highest Audio Quality Data Usage per Hour
Automatic 1080 HD Stereo 4.2 GB
Moderate HD Stereo 1.2 GB
Save Data SD Stereo 0.6 GB

 

Automatic - This is the default setting. Video streams are at the highest quality that your system and Internet connection allows. Streams can be up to 1080 HD. This setting will use approximately 4.2 GB of data per viewing hour.

Moderate - This setting is a good balance between saving data and still streaming in HD quality. Streams can be up to HD. This setting will use approximately 1.2 GB of data per viewing hour.

Save Data - This setting uses the least amount of data. Video streams will be in SD quality with stereo audio. This setting will use approximately .6 GB of data per viewing hour.

 

For instructions on how to adjust data usage by device, please see this article.

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