For instance, in the p test YouTube loaded almost the entire video in about six very clean chunks shown above. The last observation was how big of a range the data consumption is relative to the resolution. Live streamed videos and regular videos had roughly the same bitrates and overall data usage, but live streams require a stable connection to function. Join our Newsletter Get the very best of Android Authority in your inbox. For instance, a low bitrate p video consumes less data than p video with a maxed out bitrate. These measurements are far from cut and dry. Another fun little observation is how YouTube loads data. Have you ever tried to measure your YouTube data speeds? Bitrates matter a great deal.