TheStar reported that Netflix will be tweaking the quality of its High Definition (HD) and Ultra High Definition (UHD) content beginning 31st March 2020.
The measure, taken for 30 days, is part of Netflix efforts to decrease overall network traffic by 25% in Malaysia.
It is understood that customers paying to stream content in HD or UHD will still be able to view videos in those resolutions. However they may experience a slight decrease in picture quality.
Viewers that have downloaded content to watch offline will however not be affected as users will still be able view the videos in the highest quality.
TheStar also noted that since the movement control order (MCO) period came into effect on March 18, the Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) stated it has recorded the highest peak for Internet traffic – 532Gbps (gigabits per second) compared to 500Gbps last year.
This comes as most Malaysians are spending more time at home since the last 14 days.