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May 28, 2022
5:54 pm
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Hi Chris: 

I have purchased Chromecast and have set it up on my TV   It is working fine but my question is:   do you have to keep your mifi on all the time?    This seems you would use lots of GB having it on all day   especially three that you use in your home?   Thank you 

May 29, 2022
4:15 am
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Good question.

In standby mode, Google Chromecast uses roughly 15 GB of Wi-Fi per month. That is a lot of data if you are on a limited plan.

4K streaming amounts to 7.9 GB per hour, while 1080p HD and 720p HD will consume 1.5 and .9 GB per hour, respectively. Streaming music uses less.

Even if your TV set is off, a powered-on Chromecast will run background or screensaver images, using available data as it goes.

TVs don’t generally supply power to their ports when turned off. If you are powering the Chromecast from the TV’s USB port, check to see if the power light is on for the device.

Check out this article for more info:…..ta-limits/

Does that help?

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