How to Enable Data Saver Mode on Any Android TV

One of the best features of Android TV is the new Data Saver mode that allows you to watch 3 times more content with the same amount of data. The feature was released with the Android 9 update on many Android TVs. However, even if you are not on the said version, you can get this feature on your TV with a simple app installation. This will immensely help users who have limited WiFi data plan or those who tether mobile hotspot to watch content on TV. So to enable Data Saver mode on any Android TV, follow our simple guide below.

Enable Data Saver Mode on Any Android TV

1. For Android TVs running Android 9 or above, you can easily enable Data Saver mode from the Settings page. Just open Settings -> Network and Internet.

Enable Data Saver Mode on Any Android TV

2. Here, you will find “Data Saver” just below your WiFi network. Open it.

Enable Data Saver Mode on Any Android TV

3. From here, you can enable Data Saver mode on your Android TV and also set data alerts. You will get a toast notification when data usage hits the set limit.

2. Data Saver Mode Android TV

4. In case your Android TV does not have built-in Data Saver mode then you can install it as an app. Google recently brought the feature through an app called Android TV Data Saver (Free). It can be installed on TVs running Android 8 and higher. Just open the Play Store on your Android TV and search for this app.

Note: In case the app is unavailable on the Play Store, you can download and install it from APKMirror (Free). Learn how to sideload apps on Android TV.

How to Enable Data Saver Mode on Any Android TV

5. After installing the app, you will find the Data Saver mode under the same Settings page. Navigate to Settings -> Network and Internet -> Data Saver. Now, go ahead and save data while streaming content on your Android TV.

Enable Data Saver Mode on Any Android TV

Turn on Data Saver Mode and Consume More with Less Data

So that is how you can enable Data Saver mode on Android TV with just a simple toggle. Since Android TV updates are slow to come and largely dependent on device manufacturers, Google has taken the task to decouple this essential feature into an app. Even if you are not on the latest Android version, the app should work fine. Anyway, that is all from us. You can learn more such tricks such as solving Android TV WiFi issues, remapping the Android TV remote, installing Google Duo on Android TV, and more by following our linked guides.

comment Comments 17
  • Shashikiran says:

    after downaloading apk from apkmirror and installed on tv running andriod 10. It shows the data saver option in netwrok setting but when i turn on it will get turned off immediately.

  • Kwesi Roland says:

    I can’t see option on my mi box

  • B.D.Prasada Rao says:

    Yes we are also don’t find data saver option after updating .

  • Tamal Bhattacharjee says:

    Unable to find data saver option in mi box after software updation (version 9 & security patch of march’21)
    Kindly provide us information regarding data saver

    • Arun Kumar says:

      Same problem in my mistick also. Not showing data saver option after new update.

      • Siddharth says:

        Same problem bro another Google data saver also not working

  • David Royer says:

    Not working on sony

  • S BHARADWAJ says:

    Update not at all getting installed on realme 32 inches tv though it is an inbuilt app

  • Nitin says:

    Not updating

  • Sumanth K says:

    It automatically toggles off when I try to on it

    • Raghav says:

      Same automatically turns off when I press on..even though I’m on Android bloody 10

  • Harsh says:

    It is installed on my oneplus y series tv but in the playstore it shows there’s a ln update for the app available and when i press the update it shows unable to update.

    • Ningie says:

      Same here

  • gig says:

    not working

  • Harsha Vardhan says:

    Not working on tcl android tv

    • TCL user says:


    • Deepak Kumar Boddu says:

      Same problem cant see the options

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