That is why the internet has become our most valuable tool for enjoying live HD streaming. It often happens that our Internet connection is not powerful enough to play this type of content fluently.
At Mediastream, we know how important quality is, and that is why we describe five steps for you to enjoy streaming without buffering:
The platforms with the highest demand for online video recommend hiring an ADSL connection with a 20 Mbps download speed for viewing Ultra HD content. If we meet this requirement, we should have no problem viewing content fluently. If your local operator cannot provide this speed where you live, bear in mind that HD content viewing requires a connection of at least 5 Mbps download.
However, it is always advisable to perform a speed test to ensure that the internet reaches us. There are various tools on the net that will help you conduct a test.
The Ookla Speedtest is the most recognized tool. You can force the speed test by establishing a server far from your physical location, and in this way, you will get a clean result of what your download and upload speeds are in Megabits per second.
Bear in mind that not all Smart TVs can deliver high quality; if this is the case, make sure to connect your computer to the TV via HDMI so that the signal quality is not lost.
Most of the devices connected to your home network are usually wireless. Keep in mind that there is data interference over the air, so it is recommended to connect your playback devices with a network cable, ensuring better data delivery and avoiding buffering your streaming.
If you experience buffering (continuous signal interruption) in your stream, try turning your router off and on. It may seem trivial, but our machines are also saturated with data and sometimes need a restart.
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