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Netflix starts to lift streaming quality restrictions

Viewers in Europe report being able to access content in 4K HDR again

Netflix has begun lifting some of its streaming bandwidth limitations put in place at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

In March, the streaming giant agreed to reduce bit rates across all its streams in Europe for 30 days following discussions with the European Commission.

Once Netflix announced it was reducing bit rates other streaming services followed suit, including YouTube, Disney Plus and BBC iPlayer.

It now appears Netflix viewers in Europe are starting to see a return to pre-coronavirus quality, with many reporting being able to view content in 4K HDR.

Netflix said it is working with internet service providers to increase capacity, stating that in April it added four times the normal capacity.