With so many Canadians in lockdown and self-isolation, many of us are turning to Netflix to help pass the time. (Have you seen Tiger King yet? That’s nuts!) Usage is up buy as much as 25%, which is putting a great strain on networks.
To make sure Netflix users don’t break the internet, the company has throttled things back by 25%. The good news is that even with the lower bandwidth streams, we should still see programming in whatever quality we’re paying for.
Well, mostly. If you’re one of the relatively few customers who shell out for the 4K plan, nothing too much will change, although you might notice a difference. If you’re getting HD and standard-def service, you’ll be fine.
How long will this last? At least 30 days after which time Netflix will evaluate things.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to start bingeing Babylon Berlin.