Change Video Streaming And Other Playback Options For Windows 10 Apps

Apps installed from Windows Store like Netflix, Hulu and other UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps use the default video platform that comes built in Windows 10. Also other default apps like Microsoft Edge, Movies & TV use that.

The playback settings for these apps can directly be configured from the Video playback options.

Here is how :

Open All settings (Windows key + I) and choose Apps.

Apps settings in Windows 10

Next, choose Video Playback.

Video playback option in Windows 10 settings

If you want to play videos at higher resolution and if the PC has the hardware to support it, enable the Automatically process option.

Also for streaming video playback when using apps like Netflix, if less bandwidth is to be used, enable the option of I prefer video to play at a lower resolution.

changing video processing and playback options in Windows 10

The video playback preview can be viewed and adjusted accordingly.

Battery usage can also be changed for these apps. The default option enabled already is for optimized battery usage. It can be changed to optimize for video quality (which will result in a higher battery usage).

configuring video playback when on battery in Windows 10

To reduce battery usage, enable the option of Don’t automatically process video for longer battery life.

disable video processing when on battery power in Windows 10

All done.

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