Get internet speed suggestions for DIRECTV

Watching DIRECTV? Find out which internet speeds and video options to use to make the most of your viewing experience, if you’re streaming content or shows

Internet speed

Internet download speed can affect your viewing experience. We suggest these internet download speeds for DIRECTV:
  • Home Wi-Fi® or wired connection: Speeds of 8Mbps per stream or more deliver an optimal viewing. So, if you’re watching DIRECTV on 10 devices at home, we recommend a minimum speed of 80Mbps. If you’re using AT&T Internet, we recommend the Internet 100 plan or higher for watching on up to 10 streams.
  • Mobile data: 150Kbps to 2.5Mbps are ideal speeds for standard-definition streaming. 2.5 to 7.5Mbps are best for high-definition quality up to 1080p.

Not sure how much speed you have? Test your internet speed

Good to know: You may require higher speeds if you watch several streams and use third-party apps, surf the internet, or stream in 4K at the same time.

HD video quality

TV shows and movies available in HD play best using 720p or better.

Higher-quality video settings use more bandwidth than lower-quality ones. If your provider caps your bandwidth or data, change your video quality settings to low or medium.


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