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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Throttling Netflix To Serve AT&T And Verizon

Netflix is Making Videos Look Like Garbage on AT&T and Verizon

Romain Dillet | March 25, 2016

If you’ve tried streaming Master of None from your tablet running on Verizon or AT&T, chances are it looked like a big pile of unwatchable pixels. It turns out Netflix is quietly capping videos on these networks so that you don’t burn through your entire data cap in just a few hours.
How bad do these videos look? Netflix is streaming videos at a resolution of 360p with a bitrate of 600kbps on AT&T and Verizon’s wireless networks (side note: Verizon owns AOL, and AOL owns TechCrunch). In other words, even on a normal smartphone with a 5-inch display you’re going to see that it looks bad.


<more at; related links and stories: (Netflix And Buffer? Service Admits To Throttling Video On Mobile Devices. March 28, 2016) and ( March 24, 2016)>

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