Rogers to Shut Down ‘Stream Saver’ That Lowered Video Quality to Save Data
Rogers has started notifying customers its Stream Saver feature that debuted in September 2017 is coming to an end this week.
According to text messages sent out by the wireless provider seen by iPhone in Canada, Rogers says Stream Saver will cease to function on Wednesday, July 29, 2022.
The company says Stream Saver within a customer’s MyRogers account will no longer be available and any video quality settings you have set up will be turned off. Instead, Rogers says you can now control video quality settings through individual streaming apps.
“We apologize for the inconvenience,” wrote Rogers, noting customers should contact the company if there are issues.
Stream Saver when it debuted was marketed as allowing customers to “watch up to 3 times more video with the same amount of data that is in your current plan.”
With the setting enabled, streaming video would show in standard definition (like DVD quality) instead of high definition quality. Stream Saver launched before current ‘unlimited’ data plans and the larger data buckets we have today. Streaming apps do also allow for controlling mobile data and video quality.
We’re not sure how many people actually took advantage of Stream Saver, but clearly, it’s not worth keeping around if Rogers is looking to axe it.
We’ve reached out to Rogers for comment on the shut down of Stream Saver and will update this story accordingly.