Amazon Prime restricts streaming to SD to reduce strain on network

Amazon Prime restricts streaming to SD to reduce strain on network

With the country still being blocked from fighting the spread of the coronavirus, the online video streaming platform Amazon Prime Video announced on Wednesday that all videos on the platform will be limited to stream only in Standard Definition (SD) to reduce the pressure on the network. “As you continue to enjoy shows and movies on Amazon Prime Video, we wanted to let you know that we’ve made a change to ensure everyone across the country has access to Internet services on their cell phones,” read an official statement from the platform.

“Due to the current exceptional circumstances, we will temporarily limit streaming until April 14 to only SD (Standard Definition) on mobile networks, as part of a larger digital media industry initiative to reduce pressure on the network,” said statement. Amid the lockdown, most people are home-bound and rely on entertainment programs to kill boredom, bringing online video streaming platforms a lot of traffic.

More traffic puts more strain on the network and can even cause the internet to fail. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country rose to 562 on Wednesday. (ANI)

(This story has not been edited by staff and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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