My home internet is through a mobile phone provider (way out in the sticks!), and watching a 2 hour movie last night used up 4GB, almost one tenth of my monthly data. It's using the android app to cast to a chromecast. Any way of changing stream quality to drop data use to something lower? I can do this with Netflix, and it uses 300mb per hour. Or is this functionality available with the Now TC Stick or Set Top Box?
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As @4268 says, unfortunately there's no way to change the maximum bitrate on any device. We use an adaptive bitrate which aims to give everyone the best experience based on available bandwidth and network capacity.
We don't have a full list of maximum bitrates available I'm afraid! Although you can likely expect it to be lower on mobile devices.
Appreciate this doesn't solve the issue, but I will pass this comment back to the teams as it may be something we could build into the app in future.
+1 for ability to choose higher (or lower!) bit rates on all devices.
Ongoing issues with NOW TV on Android and Smart TV:
See how the interface is aligned to the edges of the display, but the video is 'framed' by black in the centre? Taking an already low resolution video and making it even harder to watch!
Black box all around the image...
A late reply but it may be useful to someone...
You can restrict the bitrate in your wireless router if you're willing to.
Look for QoS (Quality of Service) settings for the LAN and there should be the ability to set a maximum. Sky say you need 2.5MB/s (less for mobile devices).
Please get this to sky and now tv as much as possible as this is really annoying. In one way it keeps buffering while others are using the wi-fi on any device. Then when not having the option to change it to reduce the stream quality to save on data when your using mobile data (4g). I can say by using the size of the screen to stream will depend on your data consumption.