Netflix allows optimizing the use of mobile data for better online video playback


American OTT platform Netlfix launched a tool to control the use of data for live video streaming. The aim is for the user to choose the best transfer rate according to their mobile internet plan, explained the company.


The new tool is available in the updated versions of the Netflix app for smartphones with Android and iOS. The default setting allows transmissions of up to three hours of series and movies by data gigabyte. If the user has an upper limit of data usage, the settings can be adjusted to increase the bit rate.


To configure usage data, the user must select the “Settings” menu and then “mobile network data use”. The subscriber will have the option to choose a consumption that is consistent with its plan or can even disable the consumption limit, as explained in a statement by Netflix Product Innovation Director, Eddy Wu.