Netflix said it had been lowering the quality of its video for customers watching its service on wireless networks such as AT&T and Verizon Communications for more than five years, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Reuters reports the company also said it does not downgrade videos for T-Mobile and Sprint users because they had "more consumer friendly policies," the Journal added.
In a blog post, Netflix said it had limited its video quality for mobile viewers globally, capping them at 600 kilobits-per-second, to protect consumers from exceeding mobile data caps.
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The dominant online video company also said it will introduce a data-saver feature for mobile apps that will allow users more control over their data usage while streaming on mobile networks.