With a browser extension, you can disable YouTube's Dash Playback to buffer full videos instead of segment by segment.
The changes are meant to keep Pandora's mobile radio playing when you want it and turn it off when you don't, as the company keeps the bite of licensing costs limited to engaged listening.
In an effort to decrease buffering and increase streaming speeds, the video service signs a deal with the Internet service provider to get a direct connection to broadband customers.
A survey that targeted more than 1,300 smartphone users in countries such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Mexico found people craving devices with 5-inch and 5.5-inch screens.
Chairman Tom Wheeler says the agency needs a better handle on broadband provider hookups to make sure the ISPs aren't abusing their power.
Verizon's top policy wonk explains why Netflix shouldn't blame Verizon for poor streaming quality. He also talks Net neutrality.
Netflix's messages to its customers blaming Verizon for poor video service are "deceptive, inaccurate, and an unfair business practice," the carrier says.
Messages from Netflix to its subscribers are quick to place blame when video streams get bogged down.
The ISP's hackles are up after a Netflix claim that Verizon is bogging down video streams. So much for smoothing things over with that peering deal.
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