How Much Speed (Mbps) Do I Need for Streaming?

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Megabytes per second (Mbps) can be confusing. How much do you need? Do different streaming applications need a different bandwidth? If you aren’t very tech savvy, these questions can be daunting and while looking at several different internet packages, you may not know the best one that suits your needs. Safelink Internet can help you decipher what speeds and packages would help your family most.

Typically, it is stated that every 5 Mbps of speed translates into one high definition (HD) video. If you have a 15 Mbps plan, it generally means that you can stream 3 HD videos at once. Although every streaming third-party application has its own specific requirements, the team at Safelink Internet can help you chose the plan that works best for your family and needs.

Keep reading to learn more!

Streaming Plan

The Streaming plan is a 5 Mbps plan that can confidently stream a single high definition (HD) video. Third-party streaming apps that can be used with this package include SlingTV, Philo, Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.

Family Plan

The Family plan is a 10 Mbps plan. You can confidently stream a single HD video of Playstation Vue, Hulu Live, Youtube Live. You are also able to simultaneously stream two HD videos of Philo, Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.

Tech Plan

The Tech plan is a 15 Mbps plan. You can confidently stream a single HD stream of DirecTV Now. With Youtube Live you can reliably stream an HD video even with other devices using the same connection. You are also able to simultaneously stream three HD videos of Philo, Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. You can also stream Playstation Vue on two separate screens.

Power Plan

The Power plan is a 20 Mbps plan. You can confidently stream a single HD stream of fuboTV. You are also able to simultaneously stream four HD videos of Philo, Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. PlayStation Vue is also available on three separate screens.

As always, all of our plans include unlimited data, price lock for life and Guardian, which allows you to set schedules, filter content, and view browser history so you can regain control of how your internet is used.

Hopefully, this helped clear up some of the pressing questions that you had about how much speed you need for each streaming application. If you have more questions about how streaming works, or need a larger, custom plan, we are always here to help. Shoot us a message at info@safelinkinternet.com or give us a call at 208-677-8000. Start streaming and discovering the difference of Safelink Internet today!