It was only a few weeks ago that Netflix’s mobile data saver option was spotted. The option will enable Netflix users to set a cap on the streaming app’s bandwidth usage on a cellular data connection, thereby limiting their exposure to potential overage charges if they blow through their data allotment and start consuming more at an expensive rate. Netflix has officially confirmed the feature on its blog and said that it’s going to release this feature to all users by May.

Netflix says that in order to protect users from overage charges when they exceed mobile data caps, the default streaming bitrate for viewing over mobile networks has been capped globally at 600 kilobits per second.

The company says that this is about striking a balance which ensures a good streaming experience while avoiding additional charges from mobile carriers.

The option will provide users with more control over their data usage when they stream Netflix over a cellular connection. They can either stream more video under a smaller data plan or increase video quality if they have more data, it’s up to the users to decide.

Netflix says that it’s on track to roll out this feature to all users by May this year.

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