Netflix is starting to restore normal streaming in parts of Europe
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Netflix is starting to restore normal streaming in parts of Europe


Netflix is trying to improve video capacity in numerous European nations, after policy demands to limit bandwidth use by the service, out of concern that it has put so much demand on internet connections. People in Denmark , Norway, Germany, and other countries reported an uptick in streaming bitrate, according to FlatpanelsHD. Netflix reported to the website that it is "working with ISPs to further improve bandwidth." The organization did not specify growing countries have restored bitrate for higher-quality content and which have not, although The Verge has reached out for more details.

"We've added four times the normal capacity in the last month alone," FlatpanelsHD said. "These limitations will be lifted as conditions improve." European Union industry leader Thierry Breton originally called on entertainment platforms — including Netflix and YouTube — to support reduce their burden on networks across the continent. Netflix decided to lower bitrates on its streams for 30 days, predicting that the move would decrease Netflix demand on European networks by about 25%.

In addition to other methods, Netflix has been using this reduction since 2011 to keep streaming steady in areas with low bandwidth capabilities. For eg, Netflix also uses an adaptive delivery device that dynamically improves the standard of streaming content depending on an available bandwidth, the Netflix spokesperson clarified at the time. Netflix began the pilot of the Open Connect software before the service started distributing content between 2010 and 2011. Many subscription providers are expected to follow suit, with others now already rising video efficiency. Apple Insider reports that Apple has restored higher bitrates to improve streaming quality for people using Apple TV Plus late last month.


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