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Netflix has tested a cellular data saving feature in its configurations that restricts the app’s data transfer usage in an online connection. Some people heard about it since last week, but the function had been occasionally appearing for many customers before that.
These days, the company has gotten itself ready to offer the option to all of its users. Netflix affirmed on the official site that it has been examining this data saving feature for some time and has not observed any major problems with it.
This option limits the bit rate over cellular systems to only 600 kbps, which may be sufficient for a decent stream quality or image resolution on portable gadgets. This option will not result in any extreme data utilization and will be offered in the device’s configurations menu.
The clients will be allowed to utilize it if they have limited data contracts or if their cellular provider charges too much for exceeding the initial limit. However, other customers can also neglect it if they have more convenient data plans.
Netflix says that it is releasing the feature to all its members at the end of next month and it will offer more information about it around that period. Meanwhile, if there are interested customers who already want to test it, they can try getting the edition of its dedicated app and expecting to find it available within the configurations.
Netflix has intensely supported net neutrality after the US federal authorities endorsed reclassifying high-speed online connections as regular utilities last year. It portrayed itself as one of the big promoters of the legal regulations in the battle against various broadband Internet suppliers.
Netflix declared that it fully believes in the open and free Internet for all people, but this moved showed that the company did not follow this liberal approach in the last few years. During the previous weeks, two of the US’ most important mobile providers, AT&T and Verizon, were tossed on public ground after being charged with restricting data transfer usage on their systems and also limiting the content quality from Netflix’s online platform.
After what seemed to be a remedial measure, the video provider admitted that they were purposely limiting movie quality for Wi-Fi clients on these systems. The quality of video streaming for clients of several wireless suppliers around the globe was also limited for over five years, as numerous tech journalists have recently revealed. The organization stated that it wanted to prevent its customers from going above their data limit, according to the reviews.
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