Back in March, Netflix put a limit to its bitrate streaming in Europe as more people continue to stay at home due to the Coronavirus outbreak. With countries easing lockdown restrictions gradually, the streaming giant is now removing the restrictions.
“As network conditions improve, we are beginning to lift the country-based bit rate caps introduced in March. In the past two months we have added more than four times the normal capacity to meet the increased demand and help maintain the quality of our service for our members.” Originally, the quality restrictions were announced for 30 days,” Netflix confirmed in a statement to Heise.
Netflix had originally applied the streaming restriction in over to reduce constraint on internet service providers. Users were still able to stream in HD and 4K resolutions, but a slightly lower quality which is not noticeable. Netflix intended to cut down data consumption by 25% after calls from the European Union.
YouTube, Amazon Prime and Apple TV+ are some of the companies to have applied restrictions as well, it is not known yet if they’ve been lifted.
Sony also announced users will experience a little speed limit when downloading on the PlayStation Network in order to reduce constraint on internet service providers.