Saw your post – and thought this might help.
My wife and I are retired and do a lot of streaming – we are both movie freaks and stream from Netflix, Amazon, Fandango, Vudu, etc. Our normal daily usage is normal surfing (email, etc.) until 4 in the afternoon when we settle down and start watching (streaming) movies until bedtime. We find we only use 1 to 2 gigabytes per average day. Lately I have been having speed problems – and having to record some movies during the Bonus Time. I very seldom have any data problems.
How we do it;
1 Go online (on your computer) and set Netflix to the lowest setting.
2. When we go to Amazon, Fandango, Vudu, Hulu, Sling, etc. we reset them to the lowest (usually SD - sometimes lower) setting. Most of them (I know Vudu does) display a HD for High Definition – If you click on the HD you can reset it. There is some difference in the quality – but not that much. We do not see any difference in Netflix.
3 Most important – if you are using Roku – reset it from Automatic to 1.2 speed. This slows everything down – but gives enough speed for streaming. If you don’t know how to do this – let me know.
We still have enough data (normally) to do all the surfing we want, to play a few games, and my grandkids to use their tablets.
Just a few hints that might help (I hope).
Lots of luck,
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