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Netflix’s new feature could save you a heap on your phone bill

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David Cornish
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It's a curse that haunts the Millennial binge watcher. 

You're stuck on a bus, going nowhere fast, so decide to treat yourself to an emergency session of House of Cards via your Netflix app. Two hours later and you only realise the damage you've done o your wallet when your phone nudges you with a data alert. 

Netflix knows the problem only too well - introducing a new feature to its app offering to help you better control your data use.

By updating to the most recent version of the app, you'll now be able to pick between five options for your cellular data use:

  • Wi-Fi only (read - for normal people who don't have a lavish data package)
  • Low - watch four hours of video per GB of data
  • Medium - two hours per GB
  • High - one hour per GB
  • Unlimited - WHAT, ARE YOU MADE OF MONEY?!

You can set your new limit by heading to "App Settings" and tapping "Cellular Data Usage". You can find more details here.

Or, just stick to reading a book? 

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David Cornish

Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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