AT&T launches Stream Saver, reducing HD video to Standard Definition to save on data

AT&T launches Stream Saver, reducing HD video to Standard Definition to save on data
Back in November, we told you about AT&T's Stream Saver feature. When activated, HD video (720p) is reduced to standard video (480p which provides DVD quality video). The idea is that AT&T customers with a data bucket can save some of the sweet stuff while viewing streaming videos. The feature is now automatically activated on AT&T and GoPhone handsets. To turn it off, you need to go to the AT&T website and click on "Manage my data usage page." From there, you should see settings for Stream Saver.

If you disable the Stream Saver feature, you will need to wait 5-minutes. After that time expires, reboot your phone. If you are an AT&T subscriber using the carrier's Unlimited Plus data plan, you are going to want to disable Stream Saver immediately if not sooner. That is because this plan streams video without limits at a resolution of 720p. If you are subscribed to AT&T Unlimited Choice, no change needs to be made since streaming on that plan is done at 480p.

AT&T customers have started receiving emails about Stream Saver. A copy of that email along with an image of the controls used to disable Stream Saver can be found in the slideshow below.

source: AndroidPolice



1. kevv2288

Posts: 308; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Even if you have unlimited some people might keep it on so they don't go over the 22gb cap

2. matistight

Posts: 1008; Member since: May 13, 2009

Whos the idiot that allowed ATT to really come out with a plan for $60 and only offer HALF of 3G speeds????

3. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

It is cheaper ($60/mo), but should still be no more than $50.

4. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Slow speed.

5. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

copy tmobile again LOL

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