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 compatible 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 compatible 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.

 

Compatible 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.  Video 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.  Video 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. Video 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.  Video 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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