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Tuesday December 15, 2015

Inside Netflix’s Plan to Boost Streaming Quality and Unclog the Internet

According to this report, Netflix is changing its current "one-size-fits-all" model in favor of a per title approach that would mean higher quality with less data usage.

Netflix now has begun to embark on one of the biggest changes to its streaming technology since it launched its online video service in 2007. If all goes according to plan, the switch could help consumers get better-looking streams while also saving up to 20 percent of data آ— which is significant in North America, where Netflix usage single-handedly accounts for more than a third of all data consumed during peak times, and an even bigger deal in all those countries with relatively slow internet speeds that the company is looking to enter in 2016.