Stream More Settings
If you enjoy streaming videos but want to save data, learn about Cricket’s Stream More option.
Stream More is a setting on your phone to help save data when streaming video content. Certain high definition video content will stream at standard definition quality when this setting is on (about 480p, or similar to viewing a DVD).
The Stream More service will be available to every Cricket customer with a data plan except those with the Cricket More and Cricket Core.
There's no additional cost to use Stream More.
For most customers, Cricket will turn on Stream More for you when you activate service. It's free, and customers have the option to turn it off immediately. For information on when Cricket will turn it on for you, go to cricketwireless.com/mobilebroadband.
To turn Stream More on or off in My Account online, log in, select Account Settings in the top right. Scroll down to Phone Numbers and click the Manage Data link to the right of your line. Then switch the toggle On or Off depending on your preference.
The selection change will take effect in near real time.
The amount of data used to watch video on your smartphone will vary, with one important factor being video resolution. A typical 90 minute HD movie uses 1.25-2.5GB of data. With Stream More on, watching the same movie in SD uses no more than 1GB. That's saving between 250MB and 1.5GB. HD is excellent for viewing TV at home but when you stream on a smartphone, SD quality looks great and uses less data. This lets you surf more, play harder, and enjoy more of what you love on your smartphone.
- Resolution you usually watch in
- App settings
- Stream source
- Network traffic, etc
Some content providers opt not to participate in Stream More. Streaming their videos will use more of your high-speed data.
Stream More works on wireless devices that have the capability to stream video content, such as smartphones. Exceptions include devices that cannot stream video.
Stream More only applies to video streamed over the cellular network. Video streamed over Wi-Fi is not affected.
Yes. Please note, not all devices are supported.