What you need to know
- In March, Netflix reduced its streaming quality at the behest of the EU.
- This was done to help ease the load on internet infrastructure due to lockdown and stay-at-home measures.
- Users across Europe are now seeing that streaming quality is now back up to 15 Mb/s for 4K HDR.
Two months after being asked to reduce streaming quality to help ease the load on internet infrastructure, it looks like Netflix might be back at normal quality for 4K HDR in Europe!
According to FlatpanelsHD:
Not everywhere seems to be benefiting just yet, as FlatpanelsHD's own tests showed 4K HDR streaming still capped at 7.62Mbps. Netflix also issued a statement to FlatpanelsHD, confirming the move, stating that it was working to increase capacity, and had added four times the normal capacity so far:
According to Netflix at the time of the initial reduction to streaming quality, one hour of standard-definition video on the service used about 1 gigabyte of data, as opposed to 3 gigabytes for an hour of HD content.
Finally, getting the quality I paid for 😎
Get the best of Android Central in in your inbox, every day!
Thank you for signing up to Android Central. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.