Greener streaming: Ways to use less energy while watching shows

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Cycle to work, pick up your litter and stream in lower definition: The list of things you can do to protect the environment now also includes being wary of how you watch content. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint while binging Netflix, then your choice of video quality and internet connection will make a difference. That’s because streaming content and music uses a surprising amount of electricity. Happily, though, there are ways to make watching a series or a film, or listening to music more environmentally friendly. Streaming technology relies on server farms that store audio and v…

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