Many people are at home because of the corona virus movies and series to look at different streaming services, which can put pressure on the internet in some countries. To ease the pressure on Disney + and other streaming services, image quality is now down 25 percent.
The decision was made by the companies following a proposal from the European Commission. Netflix promised earlier all that viewers will not notice the reduced image quality. With YouTube, the default setting is a lower image quality, but users can manually increase the quality again.
Disney + started on November 12, 2019 in the Netherlands, Canada and the United States. Disney’s video service will go live in seven European countries on March 24, followed by an introduction in France in April.
Increase in data traffic
European providers reported a significant increase in data traffic this week. According to Vodafone, it was even an increase of 50 percent in some places.
There is also an increase in data traffic in the Netherlands. But the major Dutch providers and the Amsterdam internet node AMS-IX say to Bright.nl that the network capacity in the Netherlands is currently more than sufficient.