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Nest Cams are resetting to default video quality to save bandwidth – Engadget

Google said in a statement posted on the Nest community:

“Amid these changes, we’re all straining local internet resources and causing slower internet connections, which are resulting in dropped video calls and frozen screens. To answer the global call to prioritize internet bandwidth for learning and working, in the next few days Nest will be making changes to lighten internet usage and keep people connected.”

The company assures that users will still be able to change Nest’s video settings back to a higher quality, Those who want to ensure they’re always getting the clearest footage can simply adjust “Quality and bandwidth” under video settings.

In addition, Google is also changing the rotation interval speed and reducing the resolution of photo slideshows on the Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max, Chromecast and compatible Cast-enabled devices. The tech giant says it’ll return the devices’ settings back to their previous state “when internet resources are less inundated.”

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