Netflix adds options for capped users

Netflix recently added the ability to reduce video quality for their Canadian users. You may or may not know that Canadian ISPs have much lower caps than AT&T’s, so that very little Netflix usage would result in reaching their caps. They added the following three options:

  • “Good” – The default setting with good picture quality and lowest data use per hour (about 0.3 GBytes/hour)
  • “Better” – Better picture quality and medium data use per hour (about 0.7 GBytes/hour)
  • “Best” – Best picture quality and highest date use per hour (generally about 1.0 GBytes/hour – or up to 2.3 GBytes/hour when streaming HD content)

I wish they make this available to everyone, especially since US users will sadly probably need to use this soon. Does this mean Netflix is conceding the fight against Internet caps?

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