Netflix to cut stream quality in EU amid coronavirus bandwidth fears

Netflix viewers in the EU will soon notice a dip in their streaming quality.

According to Netflix, the company is moving to reduce its video bitrates in Europe due to the coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to cut Netflix’s bandwidth across the EU by around 25 percent to ensure internet traffic continues to run smoothly during this global outbreak.

With people around the world being urged to stay home, streaming services are expected to be a major source of entertainment for those practicing social distancing in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

The reduction in streaming quality in the EU is expected to last at least 30 days. Read more…

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