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Randy1
New Member

Kindle apps

How well will kindle fire hdx work on hughesnet? What about the facebook and facebook messenger apps? How much data will they use?
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BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Re: Kindle apps

All should work fine as long as you have a wireless router. Can't answer on exact usage as everyone does different things for different lengths of time each day. It is up to each customer to monitor their data use and adjust accordingly. One of the first things would be to turn off automatic video loading in Facebook settings.
BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Re: Kindle apps

PS: Have heard Kindles can use a lot of data doing updates. Be sure any syncing is also turned off. Only sync when you know you have data to spare or during Bonus time.
Liz
Moderator
Moderator

Re: Kindle apps

Hi again Randy,

To add onto BirdDog's post, you should be aware that there are other possible ways that data can be used so that you can better manage your data allowance. Here are some tips:

- more devices are capable of connecting to the internet: phones, tablets, gaming consoles, SmartTVs, and even refrigerators can connect wirelessly to the internet. Keep track of what devices you leave running on Wi-Fi.

- automatic-updates: your computer and any other programs you use will often keep working in the background, even if you're not actively using that program, in order to keep your system/program up-to-date. Anti-virus programs will periodically use your internet connection to check back with their malware database for any updates. You should have an option to turn off auto-updates and/or schedule them for a later time.

- multimedia content: Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, news sites, and other websites will contain videos, animated gifs, and sound clips that may start playing as soon as you land on the site. So much content, so easily available almost everywhere on the internet. For starters, try disabling auto-play video on Facebook:
https://community.myhughesnet.com/hughesnet/topics/how_to_disable_autoplay_videos_on_facebook
or adjusting your Netflix playback quality to SD: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/87

-DirecTV On Demand or the Dish Hopper can use A LOT of data, you may want to disconnect it when not in use.

- more data sources can be found here, as posted by a fellow community member: https://community.myhughesnet.com/hughesnet/topics/data-usage-sources-common-and-not-so-common

The most important tool to download is the Status Meter, available in the Customer Support Center, so download that if you haven’t already: supportcenter.myhughesnet.com

You may want to look into using a third-party data monitoring program to help you pinpoint the programs on your PC that use the most data. Community members have suggested and used GlassWire, so feel free to ask them for tips on using it: https://www.glasswire.com


-Liz
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