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Jun 302018
 

Recommended Internet Speeds for IPTV

IPTV and streaming is fast becoming the major way of watching TV, with satellite TV still way out in front.

But for some people their internet provider does not provide the required speeds for the internet TV services.

Low internet speeds can mean low resolutions and buffering and freezing.

So what are the required download speeds require for decent internet TV and streaming.

Well here are Netflixs recommendations

0.5 Megabits per second – Required broadband connection speed

1.5 Megabits per second – Recommended broadband connection speed

3.0 Megabits per second – Recommended for SD quality

5.0 Megabits per second – Recommended for HD quality

25 Megabits per second – Recommended for Ultra HD quality

(Megabits per second (mbps) are generally used to describe the speed of an Internet connection, whereas megabytes (MB) usually refer to the size of a file or storage space. Megabits are expressed as Mb or Mbit when talking about digital storage, or Mbps (megabits per second) in the context of data transfer rates. Even some local “wifi” internet companies use the wrong terminology!)

Some people may be on capped or limited internet usage packages.
And streaming will use up a lot of that allowance.
Roughly speaking for medium picture quality (SD) will use 0.7 GB per hour.
For high picture quality you can be using up to 3 GB per hour for HD and 7 GB per hour for Ultra HD.

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