How much data does Netflix streaming video use on the iPad 3G?

Netflix streams movies and television shows to subscribers when connected to a 3G cellular data network. We ran an independent test to see exactly how much bandwidth the Netflix application would require.

Netflix was started up and one streaming TV show was immediately selected from the instant queue. Video was played continuously over the course of 31:36 minutes.

Netflix data usage results:

Sent: 3.2 MB
Received: 140 MB

Total: 143.2 MB

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