Streaming Video

 

Different streaming video services have different bandwidth needs:

Here is a quote from the Netflix website:

Netflix: Internet Connection Speed Recommendations

Below are the internet speed requirements and recommendations for playing movies and TV shows on the Netflix website. Get in touch with your Internet Service Provider for more information about your bandwidth.

*Note: Internet speeds listed represent Download speeds.

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 DVD quality
5.0 Megabits per second – Recommended for HD quality
7.0 Megabits per second – Recommended for Super HD quality
12.0 Megabits per second – Recommended for 3D quality