- Tram Ho
YouTube has just announced that its videos will be scaled down by default, starting next month and will be available to all users worldwide. Last week, YouTube said it would reduce the video quality of users in Europe, to help avoid bandwidth overload when many people are at home due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
The new notification applies to all users worldwide, meaning that users in Vietnam will also be affected.
By default, YouTube videos will only play at 480p resolution. If you want to watch the video in higher resolution, you’ll have to manually customize it. Of course it will cause a bit of inconvenience for users, but not too serious.
Not only YouTube, other technology companies like Netflix, Amazon and Apple also reduce the quality of streaming services. However, most only apply in Europe, where the Covid-19 epidemic is outbreaking.
As more and more people study and work from home, there is a growing concern about overloaded internet bandwidth. Therefore, the quality of streaming and video streaming services will be essential.
“We are working closely with governments and carriers across the globe to help reduce the overload of the internet, in this unprecedented situation,” said a YouTube representative.
Source : Genk