Disney+ streaming speed restrictions now being lifted

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Just in time for Hamilton’s debut on the service, you can now watch Disney+’s output without the restrictions that were brought in at the start of lockdown.

Cast your mind back to the start of lockdown in the UK, right the way back in March. That brought with it a surge of internet demand, that in turn led to streaming services throttling their output somewhat. That picture bitrates were turned down by default, to cope with the added demand on broadband infrastructure.

Amongst the streamers who reduced the picture bitrate of their films and TV shows by default were Netflix and Disney+. But as of this week, it seems that Disney+ has finally lifted its restrictions.

As per a report at Forbes, from the start of this week subscribers in the UK and Ireland are now able to watch films and TV shows on the Disney+ service at the highest picture and sound quality it offers. That means in particular 4K picture quality with HDR, and Dolby Atmos support.

All of this has been lifted just in time for Disney+’s biggest premiere to date, the filmed show of the musical Hamilton, that arrives on Friday.

The restrictions are lifted as of now.



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