Australian streaming service Stan is becoming increasingly popular thanks a reliable app that's now almost available everywhere, and rapidly growing content library. Whether you’re hoping to stream great international content like Transparent, Better Call Saul, and UnREAL, or new local productions like No Activity and Wolf Creek, it's important to understand just how much data Stan is using.
Stan has three quality settings: low, medium, and high. Low will use about 570MB of data per hour, medium will use 1.13GB per hour, and high will burn through 2.89GB per hour. If you're streaming an hour every night, it's easy to go through a lot of your data allowance. We've put together an estimate of how much you'd use if you were watching about 30 hours of TV or movies in month.
|Quality||Data Usage Per Hour||Data Usage For 30 Hours|
|Medium (Standard Definition)||1.13GB||33.9GB|
|High (High Definition)||2.89GB||86.7GB|
If you're watching 30 hours of high definition video in a month, you're looking at almost 90GB of data usage. Depending on what your current internet plan looks like, that could be quite a bit!
If you're looking to stream a lot of video through services like Stan, Netflix or Presto and are concerned about going over your download limit, it may be worth considering upgrading to a new broadband. Fortunately, broadband download allowances are getting higher and higher, and many providers are now offering unlimited plans. We've got a few highlights below.