Living in a rural area shouldn’t mean that you cannot take advantage of all the great online services that are available. Netflix is one of the most popular online services with over 39 million subscribers in the U.S. alone. Unfortunately for satellite Internet users, until now they have been left out because of their limited monthly usage allowance (data cap). If you are one of these people, you now have a solution!
You can get Full HD Netflix on Satellite Internet in 3 Easy Steps!
1 – Understand your Data Cap
Your data cap refers to how much data you can download on a monthly basis. If you exceed your data cap you may have to pay additional fees which can add up very quickly. For example, 1 hour of HD Netflix video can consume up to 2.5 GB of usage. To determine your monthly usage limit check with your satellite Internet provider. Below are links to the plans offered by Exede and HughesNet who are the biggest satellite Internet providers in the U.S.
2 – Understand your Free Times
Many providers have free or bonus times. Exede calls this the Late Night Free Zone (LNFZ) and HughesNet calls it Bonus Bytes. Satellite providers offer this because the satellite is less busy during the night and they want their customers to shift their usage to this time. This works for some types of applications but how many people want to watch TV in the middle of the night?
3 – Go NightShift
NightShift is a unique video service that allows satellite Internet users to use Netflix. It does this by pre-loading your favorite TV shows and movies, in full HD, during your free or bonus usage zones. This allows you to enjoy full HD without impacting your monthly daytime usage and without buffering. Getting started is easy, all you need to do is purchase the start-up kit and sign-up.
So for those that thought they couldn’t get Netflix on satellite Internet, never fear NightShift is here!