it Was, directly, the European Union the requested platforms streaming video to lower the quality of the image. In this way, they hoped from Brussels that the bandwidth consumption was lower and all the world to have a correct access to internet.
And the platforms they did: Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime Video, is Disney+, YouTube or Apple TV+ limit the quality to reach more people. Netflix was the first that reduced by 25% the quality. In the case of YouTube, the videos began to play, by default, in a standard quality, i.e. 480p, though allowed to move to HD, Full HD, or 4K manual.
Amazon Prime Video was another one of the services of streaming that made the case of the suggestions of the supranational body in europe, and, although it is not a platform, also WhatsApp took action: in this case, what that did was to put a limit of 15 seconds to the videos of the states, half of the above: 30 seconds.
even Though the healthcare crisis is not over yet –in fact, is reaching its peaks in some countries, certain platforms have decided that it is time to reclaim the normalcy in the quality of image is concerned.
as noted 20 Minutes the platform Netflix has already become the signal 4K HDR in countries such as Denmark, Germany or Norway and all indications are that it will do so very soon in Spain and in the countries closest: France or Italy.
in Addition, it has also been announced already, via the web wabetainfo.com that, again, it will allow videos of 30 seconds in the states of WhatsApp. It is hoped that the rest of the platforms of streaming, which reduced the quality of the image coinciding with the crisis of the coronavirus, go, gradually regaining her own normalcy.
May 24, 2020
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