TECH COMPANIES ARE aiming to prevent internet congestion during the Covid-19 pandemic by limiting bandwidth for applications like consumer video and game downloads.
In India, due to the coronavirus outbreak, YouTube has reduced the image quality on Android devices to 480p to reduce traffic. It is stated that the new restrictions are also used for 4K videos.
As part of the fight against the new deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), which has spread to the world and has killed 32,113 people since its emergence in Wuhan, the People’s Republic of China, online broadcast giants decide to reduce broadcast quality one after another to reduce internet traffic. Netflix and YouTube had launched this application in Europe.
YouTube typically adjusts the quality of your video based on the speed of your connection. If you have a high-speed connection, it should by default give you a high-definition video stream. Lower-speed connections are served standard definition video. But soon, YouTube will default to streaming at standard definition. You’ll still be able to watch videos in high-def, but you’ll need to increase the resolution manually.