Netflix lifted the video quality limit in several European countries. The company noted that this is due to an increase in throughput in Denmark, Norway, and Germany.
According to FlatpanelsHD, Netflix users in some European countries can again automatically watch movies and TV shows in 4K at speeds up to 15 Mbps. This was noticed by users in Denmark, Norway and Germany, although the company says that in some countries the restrictions will still apply.
Netflix has confirmed to FlatpanelsHD that it is gradually improving video quality. They work together “with Internet service providers in the event of increased bandwidth”
“In the last month alone, we have added four times the normal bandwidth. As the quality of the Internet improves, we will remove all restrictions”, Netflix said.
Previously, YouTube and Netflix reduced video quality in Europe. Companies have done this in order to reduce the load on the Internet infrastructure in Europe. Users were offered to watch videos in standard resolution by default, instead of HD. At the same time, the company noted that they had not yet noticed a strong jump in the use of the service.
This change happened after the request of the European Union – the authorities turned to Netflix and other streaming video services with a request to reduce the quality of the videos to medium. The main reason for the request was the increased load on the infrastructure of the European Internet due to global quarantine.