How To Adjust The Video Quality On Netflix


For a great many numbers of connoisseurs of movies, documentaries, and dramas, Netflix is a must-have. Originally it was a DVD rental service, but with the influence of the growing and ever-evolving tastes of the people it grew into a streaming entertainment service. As the competition in the market increases, Netflix remains constant as it provides users with an easy-to-use interface and many video features.

The concept of HD streaming comes from the resolution of the video; higher the resolution quality of the video, more the details that you will see in every shot. The standard definition is usually shown at 480p or a resolution of 640×480. These numbers measure the number of pixels on display – the first number measures the pixels horizontally and the second number measures the pixels vertically. The video becomes widescreen at 720p and bumping up from 720p to 1080p means a resolution of 1920x1080p, hence one can see a greater number of pixels on the screen.

As the cinematography and videography technology has increased, one can find even higher resolution videos in the market and a fine example of this application of technology is Netflix’s Ultra HDK service.

If you are willing to put your money into upgrading the content then it will be worth all the money spent and you will get an incredible, theatre-like experience at your home.

Netflix takes its video streaming qualities quite seriously thus providing you with three options of resolution – standard, HD, and Ultra HD.

But if you want to personally change the settings without tampering with your plan then go through the following steps.


  1. Launch the Netflix app on your laptop or mobile phone or on whichever device you watch movies on
  2. Select the ‘Account’ option from the dropdown menu
  3. Search for the ‘My profile’ option and select ‘Playback Settings’
  4. You will find a subheading saying – Data Usage per screen. There are four options – Auto, Low, Medium, and High. Choose your preferred one
  5. Select ‘Save’ to save the changes

And voila, you are good to go.

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