Now that more content is available, Netflix wants to make sure you don't exceed your ISP's bandwidth cap.
It's been a big week for our Canadian friends, at least in terms of Netflix streaming. First off, the service has signed an agreement with Paramount Pictures that allows Netflix to stream all of the studio's first-run movies. The deal adds quite a few classics and some new titles like 'Iron Man 2.'
That's not all. Netflix has also unveiled a new option for Canadian customers that allows them to limit the amount of data used by streaming videos. Now you can set the kind of quality you want and the amount of data that Netflix uses to send it.
It may not seem like a big deal to those living in the US, but Canadians have been hammered recently by some very strict bandwidth caps - as low as 100GB for a month. The new change allows Canadian Netflix subscribers to enjoy their content while staying well under their monthly limit.
Source: Netflix Blog