Streaming Speed Affects Video Quality
Sometimes ISPs are so overwhelmed by the enormous popularity of the video streaming service that they have gone as far as to slow down or throttle their subscriber’s internet connection to Netflix. Yes, this is true and if you are getting poor video quality in spite of having a super-fast internet connection, it is probable this is the cause.
So, how to find out the speed you are getting? Access your Netflix and click the link “Example Short 23.976”. The video consists of a series of random clips with duration of over 11 minutes. Once it’s running, the video’s resolution and bit rate is displayed on the corner of the video. Resolution is the quality, while bit rate is the speed at which the video is streaming.
Then compare the bit rate against the average connection speed you are getting from your internet service provider. If it’s lower, there could be two possibilities. There might be a problem with your internet connection, or you may not be getting the speed you are paying for. If you are not getting the speed you have paid for, contact your ISP as soon as possible and let them know about the problem. If it’s being throttled, do not hesitate to complain!