Get internet speed suggestions for DIRECTV STREAM

Watching DIRECTV STREAM? Find out which internet speeds and video options to use to make the most of your viewing experience.

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Internet speed

Internet download speed can affect your viewing experience. We suggest these internet download speeds for DIRECTV STREAM:
  • Home Wi-Fi® or wired connection: Speeds of 8Mbps per stream or more deliver an optimal viewing. So, if you’re watching DIRECTV STREAM 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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