How much data do you need to Play Disney+ on a phone?
Streaming video is a great way to get entertained and it the most popular way to data-intensive activities you can do on a smartphone. Disney+ appears to be more demanding than any other streaming service.
Two Different Plans – Auto and Data Saver
When streaming through the Disney+ mobile app, you’d have two different options: Auto and Data Saver. The auto (Disney+’s best quality setting) is a better quality option where you can use around 3GB every hour. But switching to data saver will also allow you to use as much as 1GB per hour.
Even if you watch Disney+ for just for a few hours on the go, that can add up fast to your data consumption.
Almost similar to Netflix and Stan
If you compare it with Netflix, it can also use up to 3GB per hour on mobile, but its default setting (referred to as “auto” in-app) only uses 250MB per hour. Switching on to the data saver drops this to 170MB. Stan is also the same – 3GB per hour on high and 1GB per hour on medium speed. But it also offers a lower quality setup that allows you to use around 600MB per hour.
Eventually, much like Stan and Netflix, Disney+ also enables you to download the video for offline viewing as well. If you’ve got a mobile data plan with smaller data access, it’s better to download anything that you’d love to watch on the go using WiFi.