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Netflix app to be outfitted with data saver feature

The company has confirmed that the Android version of the application will save a user’s bandwidth.

Users of the Netflix app on Android devices who live in developing nations or who are starting to run short on what’s left of their data plan for the month will be pleased with a new feature that is headed their way and that is meant to make sure the streaming service doesn’t present as much of a drain on their data.

Due to the bandwidth required to stream the Netflix content, many people see it as a WiFi only experience.

In response to this and to make sure customers will be able to use the Netflix app regardless of where they are and how much data is left on their plans, data saver mode is being packed into the application. This will help to place a check on the amount of data that is consumed and can allow the user to choose the quality of the video they’d like to see. When this feature becomes available, it will be possible to reduce the amount of data used by dropping the quality down to a level that is quite blurry but still viewable.

The Netflix app will also reduce the amount of data it uses while it runs in the background.

Netflix AppNetflix announced the addition of the data saver mode, which has already been introduced to some of the Android apps, on its official blog. It confirmed that it is working on testing that feature as well as several others and that they will be rolling out in a more widespread way very soon.

This is one of several efforts the company is making in order to cater to a growing number of consumers who are watching video over mobile networks. The company is exploring various ways to make sure consumers can keep control over the experience they receive through Netflix, regardless of the device they’re using.

The goal is to make it possible for users of the Netflix app to maintain more control over their data usage while they do stream over mobile networks, so that they can stream a larger amount of video even when they have a smaller data plan, or they can choose to boost their video quality if they are subscribing to a more substantial data plan. The company has set a goal of May 2016 for the release of these new features.

Research reveals difference in mobile app use by iOS and Android device owners

A study has shed some light on the way that activity differs from one platform to the next.

According to the results of a recent study, there is a considerable difference between the activities of Android device users and those using gadgets based on iOS, in terms of the way a mobile app is installed and used.

This research was focused on the Asian marketplace, where consumers use their devices uniquely in the world.

According to data from the AppsFlyer mobile marketing and analytics firm, consumers in the Asian marketplace employ their smartphones in a different way from consumers elsewhere on the globe. This includes their behaviors for the installation of a mobile app and they way they would use it. That said, the study also pointed out that even within the Asian space, there is a considerable difference in the way those applications are used and installed by Android users and iOS users.

The mobile app research was based on more than 1.1 billion non-organic installations of more than 6,000 applications.

 Android and iOS - Mobile App Research  It also took into consideration approximately 5 billion launches of those mobile applications, which occurred between June 1 and December 15, 2015. The goal of the study was to allow marketers – among others – to better comprehend the way in which mobile device users worldwide will install applications and when they will actually be used.

The mobile apps that were considered within this research included those within several different categories, such as games, social, shopping, entertainment, communication, music, travel, business, and others.

Interestingly, while installs were about even throughout the length of an average week, among Android based device users, this was not the case for Apple product users. iPhones and iPads saw the highest number of app installs on Thursdays and Fridays.

In the Asian market, Thursday is the most popular day for consumers to install mobile apps. In fact, install activity increases by an average of 27 percent on Thursday and Friday, when compared to the installs at the start of the week. That said, in North America and Europe, Thursday is considered to be among the least popular for that same purpose.