News & Events

YouTube is reportedly reducing streaming quality due to coronavirus – Source CNET Internet News


YouTube is cutting its streaming quality to standard definition in the European Union.

Angela Lang/CNET

YouTube is following Netflix’s lead in cutting the quality of its video streaming from high definition to standard in the European Union, Reuters reported Friday, as the bloc’s leaders try to reduce strain on the internet during the coronavirus outbreak. Since more people are working from home and children are staying out of school, internet usage has spiked.

European Commissioner Thierry Breton called on streaming services to switch to standard definition “when HD is not necessary” on Thursday. The Google-owned YouTube decided to reduce its default streaming quality…

Read More…

Source CNET Internet News

Source link