Best Data Plans For Video Streaming: Netflix, YouTube, Prime, Hotstar (Jio, Airtel, Vodafone)

Looking for the best data plans for streaming services as Netflix, YouTube, Prime, Hotstar? How much data does streaming services use in India? These are some of the top data plans by Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea to stream videos on different platforms.

Best Data Plans For Streaming Netflix, YouTube, Prime, Hotstar (Jio, Airtel, Vodafone)

It’s important to figure out which services consume how much data.

While the lockdown continues and you stay in self-quarantine, do know which streaming service and plan to use to enjoy unlimited services.

Here’s how much data Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime and Hotstar uses per hour to stream videos online.

Data Count: How Much Data Does Streaming Services Use?

Here’s a complete list of the streaming services and how much each consumes to stream data in SD, HD and Ultra HD.

How Much Data Does YouTube Use?

YouTube uses 562.5MB of data every hour if you will stream videos at 480p resolution, which is quite standard to be used to stream videos on mobile phones.

YouTube requires 1.86GB per hour for 720p and 3.04GB per hour at 1080p.

How Much Data Does Netflix Use?

An hour of Netflix if streamed in standard definition will use around 1GB of data, which is 480p. Standard for mobile viewing experience.

Netflix High Definition video uses 3GB per hour, while Ultra-high definition uses 7GB of data per hour.

How Much Data Does Amazon Prime Use?

There are three options in Prime: Good, Better, and Best. The Good on Prime streams videos at 480p and uses 800MB of data per hour.

Better streams in HD with 2GB per hour, the best Best streams in 4K consuming 6GB data per hour.

How Much Data Does Hotstar Use?

According to the data available on Hotstar, it can stream videos for 0.7 hours on 1080p Full HD, 1.6 hours on 720p HD and 4.1 hours on 360p standard definition using 1GB of data.

We are considering ‘360p to 480p’ as standard for mobile viewing experience.

Streaming ServiceStreaming Quality (Mobile)Data Used Per Hour
YouTube480p562.5MB
Netflix480p: Standard Definition1GB
Amazon Prime480p: Good800MB
Hotstar360p: Standard240MB

Know how much data your favourite streaming video is using so that you are ready with an appropriate prepaid plan accordingly from your operator. 

Here are some of the best plans you can choose from to stream videos online.

Jio Video Streaming Plans: Jio 2GB, 3GB Data Plans

Reliance Jio currently offers three plans offering daily 2GB, 3GB data for 28 days and 56 days respectively. 

Here’s the different data plans by Jio offering daily 2GB, 3GB data.

Jio 249 Plan (Jio 2GB Plan)

Starting with the Rs 249 Jio plan, it offers 2GB data per day for a period of 28 days. So you get a total of 56GB of 4G data for 28 days with unlimited Jio to Jio voice calls. The plan also offers 100 free SMS per day.

For off-net (to other operators) you get 1,000 non-Jio minutes, chargeable thereafter.

PlanJio 249 Plan
AmountRs 249
Off Net Calls1,000 minutes
On Net CallsUnlimited
Data2GB per day
Cost/GBRs 4.44
Validity28 days

Jio 349 Plan (Jio 3GB Plan)

Jio under its Rs 349 plan is offering 3GB data per day for a validity of 28 days. The Jio 349 Plan offers 3GB of high-speed data per day with unlimited voice calling (with an FUP of 1,000 minutes for off-net calls other than Jio) with 100 SMS messages per day.

PlanJio 349 Plan
AmountRs 349
Off Net Calls1,000 minutes
On Net CallsUnlimited
Data3GB per day
Cost/GBRs 4.15
Validity28 days

Jio 444 Plan (Jio 2GB Plan)

Coming to the second plan, the Rs 444 Jio plan offers 2GB data per day for a period of 56 days. So you get a total of 112GB of 4G data for 56 days with unlimited Jio to Jio voice calls. The plan also offers 100 free SMS per day.

For off-net (to other operators) you get 2,000 non-Jio minutes, chargeable thereafter.

PlanJio 444 Plan
AmountRs 444
Off Net Calls2,000 minutes
On Net CallsUnlimited
Data2GB per day
Cost/GBRs 3.96
Validity56 days

Airtel Video Streaming Plans: Airtel 2GB, 3GB Data Plans

Bharti Airtel currently offers four plans offering daily 2GB, 3GB data for 28 days and 56 days respectively. 

Here’s the different data plans by Airtel offering daily 2GB, 3GB data.

Airtel 298 Plan (Airtel 2GB Plan)

Bharti Airtel has it’s first 2GB plan starting at Rs 298. The Airtel Rs 298 plan offers daily 2GB data for a period of 28 days. The plan comes with a total of 56GB data (2GB per day) with free 100 SMS per day and unlimited voice calling.

The Airtel 2GB plan doesn’t come with any FUP, so you get unlimited voice calls to other operators for 28 days.

PlanAirtel 298 Plan
AmountRs 298
Off Net CallsUnlimited
On Net CallsUnlimited
Data2GB per day
Cost/GBRs 5.32
Validity28 days

Airtel 349 Plan (Airtel 2GB Plan): Free Amazon Prime Membership

The second Airtel 2GB plan comes with free Amazon Prime membership. The Airtel Rs 349 plan offers the same benefits as Rs 298 plan with free Amazon Prime monthly plan. The plan offers daily 2GB data for a period of 28 days, a total of 56GB data (2GB per day) with free 100 SMS per day and unlimited voice calling.

The Airtel 2GB plan doesn’t come with any FUP, so you get unlimited voice calls to other operators for 28 days.

PlanAirtel 349 Plan
AmountRs 349
Off Net CallsUnlimited
On Net CallsUnlimited
Data2GB per day
Cost/GBRs 6.23
Free Amazon Prime membership
Validity28 days

Airtel 398 Plan (Airtel 3GB Plan)

Airtel Rs 398 plan offers 3GB data per day for a validity of 28 days. The Airtel 349 Plan packs in 3GB of high-speed data per day with unlimited voice calling to any number, (on-net and off-net calls) with 100 SMS messages per day.

PlanAirtel 398 Plan
AmountRs 398
Off Net CallsUnlimited
On Net CallsUnlimited
Data3GB per day
Cost/GBRs 4.73
Validity28 days

Airtel 449 Plan (Airtel 2GB Plan)

The Airtel Rs 449 plan offers daily 2GB data for a period of 56 days. The Airtel plan comes with a total of 112GB data (2GB per day) with free 100 SMS per day and unlimited voice calling.

The Airtel 2GB plan doesn’t come with any FUP, so you get unlimited voice calls to other operators for 56 days.

PlanAirtel 449 Plan
AmountRs 449
Off Net CallsUnlimited
On Net CallsUnlimited
Data2GB per day
Cost/GBRs 4.01
Validity56 days

Vodafone Video Streaming Plans: Vodafone 2GB, 3GB Data Plans

Bharti Airtel currently offers three plans offering daily 2GB, 3GB data for 28 days and 56 days respectively. 

Here’s the different data plans by Vodafone Idea offering daily 2GB 3GB data.

Vodafone Idea 299 Plan (Vodafone Idea 2GB Plan)

As Airtel, the first 2GB plan by Vodafone Idea is priced at Rs 299. The Vodafone Idea Rs 299 plan offers daily 2GB data for a period of 28 days. The plan comes with a total of 56GB data (2GB per day) with free 100 SMS per day and unlimited voice calling.

The Vodafone Idea 2GB plan doesn’t come with any FUP, so you get unlimited voice calls to other operators for 28 days.

PlanVodafone Idea 299 Plan
AmountRs 299
Off Net CallsUnlimited
On Net CallsUnlimited
Data2GB per day
Cost/GBRs 5.32
Validity28 days

Vodafone 398 Plan (Vodafone 3GB Plan)

Vodafone Rs 398 plan offers 3GB data per day for a validity of 28 days. The Vodafone 349 Plan packs in 3GB of high-speed data per day with unlimited voice calling to any number, (on-net and off-net calls) with 100 SMS messages per day.

PlanVodafone 398 Plan
AmountRs 398
Off Net CallsUnlimited
On Net CallsUnlimited
Data3GB per day
Cost/GBRs 4.73
Validity28 days

Vodafone Idea 449 Plan (Vodafone Idea 2GB Plan)

The Vodafone Idea Rs 449 plan offers daily 2GB data for a period of 56 days. The Vodafone Idea plan comes with a total of 112GB data (2GB per day) with free 100 SMS per day and unlimited voice calling.

The Vodafone Idea 2GB plan doesn’t come with any FUP, so you get unlimited voice calls to other operators for 56 days.

PlanVodafone Idea 449 Plan
AmountRs 449
Off Net CallsUnlimited
On Net CallsUnlimited
Data2GB per day
Cost/GBRs 4.01
Validity56 days

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