Description: Netflix announced that it may have found a better way to stream high-quality videos while using less data.
Date: December 14, 2015
Variety reports that after four years of tests and algorithm tweaks, Netflix is on the verge of making a significant change to the way it streams shows by allocating different bit resolution for different programs, thereby alleviating Internet congestion and reducing the amount of data used by viewers up to 20%.
Questions for discussion:
1. What other applications could these data-saving changes be applied to?
2. How often is Netflix played in your household?