Developed to let you enjoy your favorite movies, shows, and videos with complete freedom thanks to interesting features like Single Sign-On, TV app has hugely impressed me as well. Whenever I don't have Wi-Fi connection, I use mobile data to stream videos. To avoid my data being consumed rapidly, I configure the settings as per need. Here is how I fine tune this entertainment app to eat less data on my iPhone. (To make your iPhone consume less data, head over to this guide.)
How to Save Cellular Data Usage in TV App on iPhone and iPad
Disable Cellular/Mobile Data Usage in TV App on iPhone and iPad
Note: TV app is currently available on iPhone and iPad running iOS 10.2 beta or tvOS 10.1 beta.
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Scroll down and tap on TV.
Step #2. Now, toggle the switch next to Use Cellular Data for Playback.
Reduce Data Consumption While Watching Videos in TV App on iPhone and iPad
If you are concerned about the fast data consumption, there is a way to reduce it by watching videos at a lower quality.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → TV.
Step #2. Make sure that “Use Cellular Data for Playback” is turned ON.
Step #3. Next, you need to tap on Celular under Playback Quality.
Step #4. Now, Best Available is selected by default. You need to select, Good to let videos consume less data.
How to Play Videos in Standard Definition in TV App on iPhone to Save Data
By default, videos are played in High Definition quality. However, if you wish to conserve data usage, you can choose Standard Definition.
Step #1. Launch Settings app → TV.
Step #2. Tap on Purchases and Rentals.
Step #3. Next, you have two options-
- High Definition
- Standard Definition
Choose Standard Definition.
I am very fond of the all new TV app. Do you know that you can easily enable Single Sign-On feature on your Apple TV as well? If no, check out this post.