Friday November 11, 2016

AT&T To Throttle Your Video Quality In 2017

The only good thing about this new Stream Saver function from AT&T is that it can be disabled in the settings. My only question is why is this feature automatically switched on? Shouldn't this be an opt-in feature?

The feature is called Stream Saver and will begin early 2017. AT&T will send messages to users when it is activated, and it will also affect users on AT&T's GoPhone prepaid plans as well. Though lowering stream quality will help save on data, watching 480p video is about the equivalent of rubbing sand in your eyes. Fortunately, you can disable Stream Saver when you log into your account.