It's official…Netflix has decided to put an end to unencrypted streaming once and for all. In a recent interview, the streaming service giant announced that it will once again be encrypting all the connections between their servers and their client base. This bold move isn't just a small update and this isn't the first time Netflix has announced that it will be pursuing this line of action in order to provide the utmost security for their users.
According to Netflix Director of Streaming Standards Mark Watson, Netflix chose a subset of users to test this new tech on, and found that they lost half of their capacity during the trial run. The main cause of these less than stellar results is the fact that HTTPS is not able to utilize certain optimizations that Netflix employs in their streaming.