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phil-cheetham
New Contributor
4 years ago

Usage has gone over 1TB after I bought a Samsung 75 inch TV

Around Christmas, I bought a Samsung 75 inch Smart TV and since then my data usage has almost doubled.  I am now passing my limit of 1.25TB each month.  All my other TVs have a Firestick which lets me exit all the streaming apps before I turn the TV off, the Samsung does not.  I can't figure out how to get out of, say Netflix.  It just keeps playing, so I just turn the TV off.  (The Samsung UI **). Does this mean, even though the TV is turned off, it is still streaming, or does it understand that the TV is now of and stop streaming?  Why has my usage gone so high?  We are not watching any more than we used to, just using a new TV.  Any suggestions would be helpful.

3 Replies

  • Bruce's avatar
    Bruce
    Honored Contributor III

    I don't know how the Samsung could still stream if it's turned off.  If its NIC is un-powered, the app couldn't request and receive data.  On what device would the...say, Nefflix...app be installed?

  • Danielle_B_'s avatar
    Danielle_B_
    New Contributor II

    for like 30$ more you can get unlimited if you dont do that the charges for going over equate to like 70$ which makes no sense

  • bearone2's avatar
    bearone2
    Contributor III

    the samsung tv will record what you have scheduled when off.

    probably a 4k, will use more data.