Friday March 25, 2016

Helping Netflix Members Get More from Their Mobile Data Plans

So, is this an issue for you guys or do you think Netflix is doing the right thing here? Personally, I don't know why you just can't have a setting that allows you to toggle this on or off.

We believe restrictive data caps are bad for consumers and the Internet in general, creating a dilemma for those who increasingly rely on their mobile devices for entertainment, work and more. So in an effort to protect our members from overage charges when they exceed mobile data caps, our default bitrate for viewing over mobile networks has been capped globally at 600 kilobits per second. It’s about striking a balance that ensures a good streaming experience while avoiding unplanned fines from mobile providers.