Netflix app is power hungry

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  1. wertzius

    wertzius Member

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    Hi,

    the netflix app consumes 2 times more power than the netflix website via Metro IE while playing movies. The app consumes about 15W the website around 6.5W, according to battery bar.

    Can anyone confirm this? In real life the battery lasts really longer with the browser method.
     
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    I never use the Netflix app for this very reason. I always access Netflix via Google Chrome. So far, I like using my Surface as a laptop rather than a tablet. I'm trying to use the apps more, though.
     
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    If it works in the browser I see no reason to even look for an app. just something else to take up space, update and break.
     
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