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YouTube & Netflix Drops Streaming Quality In Europe Over COVID-19 Crisis

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The coronavirus pandemic is still having a reeling effect worldwide, but especially in Europe. This has caused heavy pressure on the streaming platforms of Netflix and Youtube.  The companies have now presented a solution for the issue.

CNN  reports that the increase in streaming on both YouTube and Netflix could crash the Internet in the next month in Europe if they don’t act immediately. That being said, EU officials have already asked the public to stop streaming in HD when necessary to ease the internet. However, both reps for Netflix and Google, who owns YouTUbe, issued statements regarding the use of their platforms moving forward.

“We estimate that this will reduce Netflix traffic on European networks by around 25% while also ensuring a good quality service for our members,” a rep for Netflix said.

A rep for Google stated they’re trying to ease the stress on the system without rendering the quality for their users. “We will continue working with member state governments and network operators to minimize stress on the system, while also delivering a good user experience,” a rep said.

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