Netflix, one of the top TV and movie streaming subscription services in the world, is known for making video content available to users at their convenience -- and at the touch of a finger with their mobile app. The app allows Netflix subscribers to stream shows and movies from the company's extensive database from anywhere with network coverage or Wi-Fi. However, streaming uses a lot of bandwidth and data, which is part of the problem with the Netflix app and others like it, said Jonathan Dale, director of marketing at Fiberlink.
"There are two main issues with apps like these: bandwidth consumption on the network and running up data plans," Dale said. "For example, letting your kids watch ... videos during a long drive on vacation can potentially cost the company hundreds of dollars."