1 - worry about it if it actually was to happen
2 - if it does, cancel on spot and save cash
3 - watch physical media instead
4 - go down the Winchester for a nice pint until this all blows over
5 - resubscribe once my 4K Dolby Vision and Atmos are restored.
I’ve actually already knocked my Apple TV 4K down to 720 for this very reason. I won’t be asking for a reduction in subs as I’m fortunate enough that my monthly income is unlikely to be affected. I’m just looking at it as doing a very small thing for the greater good. But I understand 100% that the majority are in a completely different financial position from me and that for most, every penny counts. I’d like to think that if streaming switches to SD only, they’ll reduce prices accordingly. Otherwise they risk alienating customers who will cancel completely and potentially do themselves long term, perhaps even fatal financial damage.
Would it not be easier to ask consumers to ration their streaming? I only watch Netflx or Amazon maybe four or five times a week, for a couple of hours at a time. Granted, i'm not tech savvy, but I can't believe the entire system would be in danger of crashing if every other subscriber did the same. Yes, in the current climate we may have to do our bit, but surely there are limits?
A lot of comments here from people only caring about themselves. Yes this is not ideal but having stable internet for the UK is much more important to ensure business can operate as smoothly as possible.
It's about being part of a community. Others are making much greater sacrifices than dropping 4k down to HD or lower.