iPad Music

How much data does Tuner streaming radio use on the iPad 3G?

Tuner Internet Radio ($4.99) streams online radio stations when connected to a 3G cellular data network. We ran an independent test to see exactly how much bandwidth the Tuner application would require.

Music was played continuously from four different radio stations (all 128 kbps) over the course of 60 minutes.

Tuner data usage results:

Sent: 1.5 MB
Received: 59 MB

Total: 60.5 MB

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How much data does Pandora streaming radio use on the iPad 3G?

Pandora streams custom radio stations when connected to a 3G cellular data network. We ran an independent test to see exactly how much bandwidth the Pandora application would require.

Music was played continuously from five different radio stations over the course of 60 minutes.

Pandora data usage results:

Sent: 0.9 MB
Received: 38 MB

Total: 38.9 MB

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