Following the request of an industry body and following in the footsteps of YouTube – India’s largest video streaming platform in Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and others, by default for standard-definition (SD) video resolution on mobile networks in India now or Locking up , With more people at home due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, amidst the growing need for Internet services to reduce traffic and reduce stress. Gadgets 360 has verified that should be the case. While you can switch to a higher resolution on some services, others won’t push it unless you’re on a Wi-Fi network.
This development was stated by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) a few days later that companies asked to move from HD to SD, noting that “it was very necessary for the streaming platform to collaborate with [mobile operators] so that To manage traffic. ” Distribution patterns “and” ensure the smooth operation of data communication networks. “COAI also asked for advertisements to be removed from all platforms, but advertisements are still appearing across the board.
Uday Shankar, President and Star of Disney APAC and President of Disney India, on Tuesday held a meeting with representatives of the three aforesaid platforms besides Google, Facebook , Sony, Viacom18, Zee, MX Player and Tiktok. At the said meeting, all players decided to bring video resolution down to 480p – high-definition (HD) is either 720p or 1080p – and stream at lower bitrates than normal on mobile networks. Netflix and SonyLIV are locked in SD on mobile. The default is for Hotstar and Amazon SD, but you can change it from the settings.