Ever since people have been told to stay home, I would imagine that Netflix and YouTube have been seeing more traffic.
Apparently, all of this traffic seems to be clogging YouTube servers. Since yesterday, Google has decided to reduce video quality for everyone in Europe. This decision seems to also have been influenced by Thierry Breton – who asked streaming platforms to help reduce load on the infrastructure.
If all we have to do is reduce video quality, that’s not a big deal. People are going to spend lots of time home, and streaming platforms are a great way to pass time.