We regularly get asked what speeds should someone have to stream the content they want. But what speeds do you really need to stream content online?
Now we get some official guidance from Sling TV on what Internet speeds you should have to stream Sling TV. The following are the recommended speeds according to Sling TV’s Help Center.
- Constant speed of 3.0 Megabits per second or more: Streaming video content on portable devices such as tablets and phones.
- Constant speed of 5.0 Megabits per second or more: Single stream of video content on a TV, PC, or Mac.
- Constant speed of 25 Megabits per second or more: Recommended for households that maintain Internet use on multiple devices.
So what does this mean? In short 25 Mbps down is the recommended speed to use Sling TV. Yes, you can get away with as little as 5 Mbps down; however, for the best experience it recommends 25 Mbps down.
This is in line with what Cord Cutters News recommends. We suggest 20 to 30 Mbps down for the best possible stream.
For example, Netflix only needs 5 Mbps down for each HD stream. Having 25 Mbps down will allow you to have 5 HD streams from Netflix at once. So before you go pay for crazy fast Internet, consider some less expensive options. You can always upgrade your Internet speeds if they don’t meet your needs.
Want more help picking the right Internet speed for what you need? You can find our full Internet speed guide HERE.
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