1. dpham00's Avatar
    I was streaming the same show on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Surface Pro simultaneously for about 40 minutes. The Note 4 used about 250mb, sp 1.3gb, which was tethered to my note 4. Interpolation to 1 hour yields Note 4-400mb ,sp-2gb. Which is in line with SD and fHD, respectively.

    How much data is your Netflix using on Netflix?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
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    11-26-2014 09:35 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    The Surface Pro will definitely register with Netflix as a desktop client and definitely enables HD and Ultra HD if supported, just like a TV. For mobile devices though, it gets shadier. Sometimes it will stream on HD and sometimes it will limit to 720p. Some say the initial connection speed (when you launch the video for the first time) determines this, but so far the ones I've watched don't seem to be SD on my Note 4. Granted, I migt not be able to tell the difference between 720 and 1080, but at least my videos seem to be streaming on HD.

    PS: If you stream simultaneously AND tethered, using the phone's connection, I do believe that the tether connection is favored. So, if your bandwidth is almost taken up by the Surface, that could explain why your phone is streaming at a lower resolution.
    11-26-2014 09:52 AM
  3. omnicubegames's Avatar
    Also, if you want to fix your streaming quality, log in to your netflix account -> Playback Settings and set the quality.

    I wouldn't really advise it though unless you have a monthly data limit, then it would be good to set it to medium or below (saves the GBs!)
    11-26-2014 09:56 AM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    It shouldn't make a difference whether tethering or not, since I have more than enough bandwidth. But I will try to do a single stream on the phone to see if there is any difference

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    11-26-2014 10:01 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yeah on my Note 4 it doesn't use much data either to stream ... I don't think it is doing real HD .
    11-26-2014 10:56 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    Also, if you want to fix your streaming quality, log in to your netflix account -> Playback Settings and set the quality.

    I wouldn't really advise it though unless you have a monthly data limit, then it would be good to set it to medium or below (saves the GBs!)
    I have mine set to the highest setting.

    I tried to stream on the phone alone for about an hour. Still in SD.

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    11-26-2014 02:35 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    OK looks like it can do fHD on wifi.



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    11-26-2014 11:50 PM
  8. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I've been watching Netflix all day. This screen is beautiful. Love watching shows on here!
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    11-27-2014 12:42 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    I've been watching Netflix all day. This screen is beautiful. Love watching shows on here!
    This was more about if you're streaming HD or not .. Which it seems the Note & other phones won't stream full HD if the phone is not on wifi. You can tell the quality by the amount of data used.
    11-27-2014 01:43 AM
  10. Tkbredx's Avatar
    This was more about if you're streaming HD or not .. Which it seems the Note & other phones won't stream full HD if the phone is not on wifi. You can tell the quality by the amount of data used.
    Yeah. I was in wifi. I got the HD but even when I stream on LTE I get the full HD. I'm on Tmobile.
    11-27-2014 04:52 AM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    Yeah. I was in wifi. I got the HD but even when I stream on LTE I get the full HD. I'm on Tmobile.
    What is your data usage per hour when streaming Netflix?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    11-27-2014 09:40 AM

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