In response to the quarantine measures, media platforms have pushed to adjust streaming rates to keep their platforms stable and functioning during this sudden and massive traffic surge. Here are some platforms which made adjustments.
The social giant announced they're tentatively reducing video stream quality for both Facebook and Instagram for EU users to help alleviate network congestion.
The top video platform also announced they're reducing streaming quality globally for a month. YouTube videos will default to 480p standard definition quality, but users can always manually select a higher-quality setting.
Amazon's subscription arm Amazon Prime also announced a downgrade in video quality, again for EU users, to help ease network congestion.
The media platform likewise adjusts its streaming quality for users in Australia, NZ, EU, India, Israel, and Argentina as more people work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.