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Level 7

Limiting data usage from your wireless plan.

My data is getting used up very quickly while I'm watching TV. I am using my mobile Hotspot and this is all I have for internet. Can you direct me where to go in the app to change the video quality?

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Re: Limiting data usage from your wireless plan.

First, be sure you're not streaming when not watching.  Get in the habit of returning to the Roku's Home screen when done watching.

In case you forget the above Settings > Network > Bandwidth saver > On will ask if you're still watching when showing a channel with no user input received for 4 hours.  If you don't respond it shuts down the channel and returns to the Home screen.

I've read there was a "secret menu" item reached by a specific sequence of key presses that could limit the requested resolution, but many channels ignored it, and that it was dropped from later software updates.  Check the options on your individual channels -- especially the ones where you can log into your account on their websites.

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