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Apple, Amazon To Reduce Streaming Quality in Europe To Decrease The Load in Broadband Networks

Internet usage is growing globally as more and more people opt to with from home amid the growing COVID-19 fears

After Netflix and YouTube, Amazon as well as Apple have announced they will also reduce streaming quality in Europe in order to lessen the load on broadband networks.

“We support the need for careful management of telecom services to ensure they can handle the increased internet demand with so many people now at home full-time due to Covid-19. Prime Video is working with local authorities and internet service providers where needed to help mitigate any network congestion,” an Amazon spokesperson told The Guardian.

Amazon is currently reducing bitrate speeds in Europe, but is continuing to monitor the situation in the US and other countries around the world.

The streaming content providers have been asked to lower streaming quality in Europe, so the lower streaming rates do not affect US and other countries.

Additionally, Apple TV+ streaming quality was lowered as well, resulting in lower resolution streams and heavily-compressed content with visibly blocky artifacts.

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After Netflix and YouTube, Amazon as well as Apple have announced they will also reduce streaming quality in Europe in order to lessen the load on broadband networks. Wikimedia Commons

Meanwhile, the US has not called on streaming content providers to implement data reduction measures.

Internet usage is growing globally as more and more people opt to with from home amid the growing COVID-19 fears.

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Virgin Mobile has reportedly offered its customers 10GB of free data for use during their self-isolation. (IANS)

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