Recommended Internet Requirements for Popular Streaming Services

From the NETFLIX website:
“Below are the Internet download speed recommendations per stream for playing movies and TV shows through Netflix.
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

From HULU’s website:
 “3.0 Mbps for Hulu’s Streaming Library, 8.0 Mbps for live streams, 16.0 Mbps for 4K content.”

“Standard Definition (SD) videos: 900 Kbits/sec
High Definition (HD) videos: 3.5 Mbits/sec 
Amazon Prime can stream Ultra HD video with just 15 Mbps—the same as YouTube”

From YouTube TV:
“At least 3 Mbps for standard definition video, at least 7 Mbps to stream one HD video at a time, and at least 13 Mbps if watching multiple videos on the same network.”


From Disney+:
“5 Mbps for HD content and 25 Mbps for 4K UHD content.”


From Sling:
“5 Mbps for a single stream of video content on a TV, PC or Mac;
25 Mbps for households that maintain internet use on multiple devices.”

From ATT-TV Now:
“Speeds of at least 12 Mbps per stream deliver the best quality”

Don’t forget:  these recommendations apply to EACH DEVICE streaming a program – multiply these amounts by the number of devices you expect will be streaming at the same time.