Watch Netflix in your Android phone? Netflix just did you a huge favor.
Netflix Android app to stream content (and we know you do), we have now some excellent news for you!On the back end, Netflix is now using the AV1 codec that adds 20% superior compression effectivity over VP9 encodes.If you're scratching your head over that last sentence, don't worry: we were too. In layman's terms, Netflix is now streaming some of its content material using a new system that may compress files with up to 20% more effectivity.That boils all the way down to you seeing an analogous nice of Netflix streaming but wanting to use up to 20% less data.In a nutshell, a few of your Netflix Android app streams will eat less data than they used to.Related: The 12 best TV shows on Netflix you can binge at the moment
To watch a stream using the AV1 codec, you'll need to select the "Save Data" characteristic when watching content in your Android device. If you can't see the "Save Data" characteristic, which means that specific content is not presently accessible to stream with the AV1 codec. You'll want to select something else.
Since this new codec is working on the server-side of factors, it doesn't matter which Android device you're using or even if you're attached via Wi-Fi or a mobile network. There also is not any degradation in best, either, so hitting the "Save Data" button is a no brainer if you are watching on your Android phone or tablet.In Netflix's announcement of the inside track, it clarifies that this only is in effect on the Android app for now. If you use another platform to stream Netflix, nothing's converted there. Netflix desires to expand using the AV1 codec to other systems other than the Netflix Android app, but it's targeting just Android for now.arcanetechs.com/i/blog/1600665612/aHR0cHM6Ly9jZG41Ny5hbmRyb2lkYXV0aG9yaXR5Lm5ldC93cC1jb250ZW50L3VwbG9hZHMvMjAxOS8xMS9MdXN0X1N0b3JpZXNfQmVzdF9IaW5kaV9Nb3ZpZXNfb25fTmV0ZmxpeC0xLTIwMHgxMzAuanBn">