Part 3 – The Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Streaming Music

(Updated 9/13/2018)

The Internet has opened the door to a whole host of musical options for music lovers. People are no longer limited to listening to local radio stations, but instead have nearly unlimited choices within all music genres available on the Internet.

There are now dozens of ways to stream music, with both free and paid services available. Some of the more popular services include:

  • Pandora
  • Spotify
  • Google Play
  • Amazon
  • iHeartRadio
  • SoundCloud
  • SHOUTcast
  • AccuRadio

But no matter what service you choose, you’ll want to ensure your Internet can comfortably handle the streaming to make the experience as pleasant as possible.

Typically, streaming music does not use much data or bandwidth. Although each service differs slightly in the stream quality, even the high-quality streaming services won’t take a bite out of your monthly Internet data usage.

So what does that mean in terms of your data usage? If you were to stream music for an entire eight-hour work day, you would use about 1GB each day.

1 GB x 30 days = 30 GB of data usage a month.

One User Per Month:

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Amount of Data and Bandwidth Required for Streaming Music - Copyright GoBrolly® Wireless Internet

We are often told how great it is to stream music on our network. Come join the Brollyhood and find out! GoBrolly recommends starting with the Basic Video plan. You can always upgrade, it is that simple.