Netflix has been testing a mobile data saver option in its settings to limit the app's bandwidth usage on a data connection. We spotted it a couple of weeks ago, but as it turns out, the feature had been intermittently showing up for many users before that. Now the company is ready to make the option official.
Netflix explained on its blog that it's been testing the data saver and hasn't noticed any major issues with it. The feature caps the bitrate over mobile networks to 600kbps, which should be enough for a good stream quality and resolution on mobile devices, while not causing any excessive data usage. The option will be available in settings and you'll be able to use it if you have a limited data plan or your operator charges a lot for exceeding your allowance, but you can also ignore it if you have a more lax data plan.
Netflix says it's expecting to roll the option to subscribers in May and it'll reveal more details around that time. In the meantime, if you need this, you can try grabbing the latest version of Netflix and hoping to see it available in the settings.