What is HughesNet Video Data Saver?

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What is HughesNet Video Data Saver?

For those of you asking if you can stream on HughesNet or watch Netflix with HughesNet Gen5, the answer is definitely yes, thanks to HughesNet’s data saving mode!

Customers with Gen5 technology can enjoy HughesNet Video Data Saver, which lets you stream more video with HughesNet by decreasing your image quality in order to save data. The Video Data Saver works by throttling the speed at which you’re receiving your internet service and the video you’re streaming, therefore reducing the data you use while watching.

HughesNet Video Data Saver

Watch in DVD Quality

HughesNet Video Data Saver downgrades TV, movies and other video to DVD quality, or 480p. Switching from HD to DVD quality streaming will let you watch 3 times more video with the same amount of data! For most viewers and most videos, DVD quality is all you need to enjoy the content you’re streaming.

If you’d rather stream in HD quality, you can easily turn off the Video Data Saver setting using the Usage Meter, HughesNet app or myHughesNet.com. It’s also possible to “snooze” HughesNet’s video data saving mode for 4 hours, which is great for times when you want higher quality video but don’t want to risk forgetting to turn Video Data Saver back on for normal viewing.

Use Streaming Platforms to Manage Video Quality

Save Data with Netflix
To stream Netflix with HughesNet, consider changing your playback settings. You can find these under “Account,” found in the upper right hand corner.

You can also manage your data usage while streaming through online viewing platforms. Netflix, Hulu and YouTube all have options to select the video quality you’d like to stream in. Decreasing the image quality will also decrease the amount of data you use. You can often decrease video quality below DVD-quality using these settings, for even more data savings.

4 thoughts on “What is HughesNet Video Data Saver?”

  1. Do you have regional offices where potential customers can test speeds?
    Does Hughesnet have a dish for RV purposes?

    1. Hello Burney! Please feel free to use our speed test tool anytime. You can find it on this page here. These will be a true representation of your current speed, no matter where you are.

      We currently dont have a service plan for RV service. You can do some research and check out “HughesNet RV Internet” on Youtube.

  2. I am only just now hearing I can stream with hughesnet. I’m 65 and VERY green about such things. I have Chromecast device. Can I stream to my 75 inch samsung ultra smart tv?

    1. Melva, with all HughesNet Gen5 plans coming with a modem/router combo, you will have Wi-Fi access and be able to use your Chromecast! You can use any device that connects to Wi-Fi such as a Ipad (tablet), laptop, cell phone, Roku, Chromecast, etc. Please let us know if you have any more questions!

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