Netflix limits bitrate videos via mobile at 600kbit / s

Mar

26

2016

Who Netflix videos look over mobile networks, it can receive up image with a bitrate of 600kbit / s. Netflix admits the bit rate throttling via cellphone to protect users against using their data limit. The service will give users have more influence.

According to Netflix is ​​throttling no problem for users. “Research and tests show that users fear that they exceed their data limit and not the same resolution on their mobile phone and a large-screen TV need to enjoy shows and movies,” argues the service. Netflix represents a balance between having a good streaming experience and avoiding additional and unexpected data charges for users.

The confirmation of Netflix coming after the Director of T-Mobile in the US, John Legere, announced that Netflix customers at AT & T and Verizon, received up to 360p video. T-Mobile USA and Sprint would be 480p. Against Netflix US media said this was because the companies conduct a more friendly policy and the speed drop when customers exceed their limit.

Netflix does not say whether in countries other than the US also distinguish get the quality that customers, based on the policies of providers. However, the service promises that will be added to the mobile apps in May functionality that allows users themselves can set the video quality. Users with limited data limit quality can rollback to still be able to watch a lot of video, while customers more MBs can burn can increase quality. How this relates to the maximum to set bitrate and resolution Netflix not say.

While Netflix on mobile networks limit the bit rate, it has long been the policy to restrict the resolution on many mobile devices. Thus streaming in 1080p available only on Wi-Fi networks on the iPhone 6 Plus, says Netflix. On Android devices is high-definition streaming available on a limited number of devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 4 and Note 5 and recent Nexus devices from Google.

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