Netflix and YouTube will limit streaming quality for Europe
Netflix and YouTube will limit their streaming quality in the EU. The two companies made the decision at the request of the European Union.
The European Union (EU) has asked both companies. To reduce the load on their servers and reduce power consumption.
Coronavirus outbreaks around the world, including in Europe, have led. To a huge increase in the use of both services.
People are confined to their homes and use these services extensively.
Netflix says it will reduce its data consumption by 25%, but. Users will still have access to good-quality. Video streaming. Generally, 1 hour of data is spent on watching. An hour of video in standard definition (SD 480p). While in HD it is 3 GB for one hour of video streaming.
YouTube says its services have been under. Pressure for some time, but has moved all traffic. To SD streaming at the request of the European Union.
The two companies announced the restriction of streaming. Following a phone call from the European Commissioner for the Internet Market Thierry Breton.
The commissioner later praised the. Two companies for taking immediate action. He said the move by both companies would keep the Internet. Working better during the Code-19 crisis.