The New Netflix Update Will Save You Money!

Publish Date
Friday, 26 February 2016, 10:33AM

Netflix has told Pocket-lint, at a private event near MWC 2016, that is plans to launch an update for its mobile app to save on data charges. It will also introduce a second screen function for use on smartphones and tablets while watching on a main screen. The HDR launch show and rough date was also been revealed.

The streaming service has told Pocket-lint that later this year it will begin rolling out an app update that puts greater data control in the user's hands. The iOS and Android app update will feature a button that can be turned on to limit bitrate.

The app will then intelligently work out the best economical bandwidth at which to stream the programming. This, says Netflix, will be able to limit quality in order to save data even to the point of pushing it below Full HD 1080p streaming levels. But there is a second button to allow HD, should you want to keep that as the minimum quality level.

Netflix has said that at the moment the app won't take into account the device's screen resolution. It also won't allow the user to specify what level it would like the limit to be set to. Although Netflix does say that this could be an option that gets added in the future.

This is still great news!

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