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  • Writer's pictureMaría Belén Gómez

Apps that require a lot of internet data

On the internet, there are applications that demand a significant amount of bandwidth to function properly. These applications can be mobile, for PC, or available on both types of devices. It's advisable to consider them when choosing your internet service speed to ensure optimal performance.

1. Teamviewer

One of the applications that demands a high bandwidth to function is Teamviewer, due to its connection characteristics. It allows you to access a remote device, be it a PC or a server, from another geographically distant device. However, since data transmission and actions are done in real-time, this implies a large volume of information circulating.

If you need to work with this application, it's recommended to have an adequate bandwidth, as a slow connection can result in lost connections and hinder your activities.

2. Zoom

Among video conferencing applications, Zoom is one of the heaviest on the market, given the number of features it handles. It transmits data in both directions, meaning you receive and send data, leading to a significant flow of information. It's quite common for a user to experience momentary disconnections due to bandwidth congestion, especially when dealing with video.

3. Netflix

Streaming television shows and movies is enjoyable, but it requires a good connection to enjoy the service smoothly. Netflix offers various high-definition movies, which makes the application data-heavy. The video flow from the cloud server to your device is high due to the weight of the movies, especially those in 4K resolution.

4. League of Legends (LOL)

The online game League of Legends, also known as LOL, is one of the heaviest titles in terms of internet demand. Its multiplayer mode, which allows communication with one or more people, requires a constant and fast connection. Generally, this game demands between 20 Mbps and 50 Mbps of connection speed to be enjoyed without the risk of interruptions.

This is one of the online games with the most complaints from users, especially in Latin America, due to lag issues that cause players to lose matches or disconnect from their groups.

5. Connection to digital console stores

Speaking of video games, one of the applications that requires the most internet data are the digital video game stores, whether for Playstation, Xbox, or PC. The main ones include PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, and Steam. These demand a large amount of data due to the size of each title hosted in the cloud, which can weigh between 20 to 40 GB of storage space.

As you can see, there are several applications that heavily utilize internet bandwidth. Therefore, if you plan to use one or more of these, we recommend verifying that you have sufficient speed to ensure they function properly.

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