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Would like to throttle data speed to prevent youtube from eating up 500MB in 30 minutes!

Philip_ WangPhilip_ Wang Posts: 0FreedomPop Newbie
Please add a feature for us to throttle our hotspot speed so we won't eat up our monthly allocation by just using 30 minutes on youtube. I am unable to reduce resolution whe my android devices are on youtube via a wifi connection.

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  • Rich Sias (16th)Rich Sias (16th) Posts: 3,124FreedomPop Newbie, FreedomPop Master, FreedomPop Expert ✭✭✭✭✭
    Meanwhile, in hotspot router, setup a block for YouTube, Netflix, etc
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  • njfulwider5njfulwider5 Posts: 10,413FreedomPop Newbie, FreedomPop Master, Test Role, FreedomPop Expert, FreedomFan, Android Master , FP Flyer ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Philip_Wang, there are setting in Chrome I believe..I also think there are a few other browsers you can use, that throttle the bandwidth on a Android. I need to look back threw my mess of notes and find the settings and the browsers. But you might google browser and bandwidth in the meantime...
    Good Luck

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  • njfulwider5njfulwider5 Posts: 10,413FreedomPop Newbie, FreedomPop Master, Test Role, FreedomPop Expert, FreedomFan, Android Master , FP Flyer ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Philip_ Wang
    here is the Chrome
    You can choose when want to reduce data usage:

    Touch Chrome menu > Settings > (Advanced) Bandwidth management.
    Touch Reduce data usage and slide the switch ON or OFF.

    I'll try and find the browsers

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  • njfulwider5njfulwider5 Posts: 10,413FreedomPop Newbie, FreedomPop Master, Test Role, FreedomPop Expert, FreedomFan, Android Master , FP Flyer ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Philip_Wang I could really find the browsers just yet, but I forgot to ask...Do you use the YouTube app when watching videos...IF not, it would work to your advantage. The YouTube app has a way to throttle down the video too...if you do have the app here is what you do>> stick to SD quality when you aren't on Wi-Fi. You do that by launching the YouTube app and going to Settings > General. Then enable the "Limit mobile data usage" option.

    Copied from this web page that might help you too....
    http://www.phonearena.com/news/How-to-manage-and-reduce-mobile-data-usage-in-Android_id58395
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  • djinksdjinks Posts: 1,270FreedomPop Newbie, FreedomPop Expert ✭✭✭✭
    Here is one solution. There may be others.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oxplot.bradybound

    You will need to run it on all android devices
  • JAY SANCHEZJAY SANCHEZ Posts: 410FreedomPop Master, FreedomPop Expert ✭✭✭
    @djinks‌ BradyBounds runs only on rooted phones. Rooting your FP phone voids its warranty. Thread with caution.
  • JAY SANCHEZJAY SANCHEZ Posts: 410FreedomPop Master, FreedomPop Expert ✭✭✭
    edited October 2014 #8
    @Philip_ Wang‌ What you need isn't bandwidth throttling but disabling automatic video playback. You can instruct your browser to play videos only if you explicitily request it. Tell us which browser you use and I can share the instructions on how to disable plugins and/or automatic video playback. Hope this helps!
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