They will reduce the quality of their video broadcasts to lower the pressure on the internet in Europe, where several countries decreed confinement to contain the spread of the new
Argentina did yesterday
After talking with the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, Google, the owner of YouTube, continued this Friday
the footsteps of Netflix, that the eve had already made the decision to reduce the quality
in all its flows in Europe for 30 days.
The video quality of
Netflix or YouTube can be reduced manually
from each device, to prevent them from hogging all the bandwidth of a home connection, but in this way it frees the user from having to do it and ensures a better data flow throughout the network.
No 4K videos
"We promised to
temporarily change all EU traffic to the standard definition
by default, "a Google spokesperson said in a statement, expressing the company's commitment to working with governments and network operators.
Teleworking and confinement in Europe to prevent the progression of the pandemic resulted in increased internet traffic, so Breton called on digital platforms in recent days to take steps to reduce pressure.
Europe has become the epicenter of the pandemic, which started in China in December and has since infected more than 240,000 people and exceeded the symbolic barrier of the 10,000 deaths worldwide.
Agence France Press