Facebook, YouTube and Netflix stunt to reduce Internet vulnerability
Many companies, sites and services, including YouTube, Netflix, Instagram and Facebook , have resorted to reducing video quality to reduce the pressure on the Internet, along with the length of stay at home imposed by the emerging corona virus.
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If you go to YouTube the next time to watch a video, it may not look as fast as you normally would expect, at least initially, the site has decided that, as of Tuesday, the videos will be played in standard definition by default for the following month, but you can still manually raise the resolution from Settings.
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YouTube’s decision all over the world came after it followed a similar procedure temporarily with many other broadcasting platforms in Europe to reduce bandwidth usage amid the spread of the new Corona virus , as European Union regulators asked them to make the change to ease internet congestion in the region at the moment.
The owner of the Google site Bloomberg: “We continue to work closely with governments and network operators around the world to do our part to reduce the pressure on the regime through this case is unprecedented, and more people are staying at home to reduce the spread of Corona.”
YouTube initially joined Netflix, the first platform to reduce video quality in Europe, to reduce online pressure, and YouTube said it was committed to temporarily switching all EU traffic to the standard definition by default.
Most countries of the world have entered into social isolation to slow the spread of COVID-19 , which means that people who work at home or students who receive
Online lessons via the Internet will use large bandwidth services such as Skype or Zoom; therefore, the European Union Caesar Thierry Breton has asked broadcasters to reduce video quality in order to keep the Internet running smoothly.
Social networks have also joined broadcasting services to reduce video quality to help European networks handle the demand of people who stay at home during the Coruna epidemic, and a Facebook spokesperson said that Facebook and Instagram will temporarily reduce the video transmission rates in Europe, adding that this It will help partners deal with “bandwidth restrictions” and keep people in touch.
Video services such as Netflix, Prime Video, and YouTube , Facebook and Instagram platforms, have had to reduce video quality because they contribute mainly to traffic congestion, and massive user numbers cause additional stress.
The decision to downgrade the video quality seems unfair to some and unpleasant, especially if you like social media , but it may help people work from home and get the internet services they expect.