Most people want internet nowadays to gain access to streaming services. However, one requires the correct internet speed to watch a specific video resolution. With reference to the table below, to watch a single stream of High Definition 720p video requires 4 Mbps internet connection. This means that if DSTV is downloading content in the background, Jannie's laptop is updating Windows, Ouma is surfing FaceBook on the phone, and Sannie in the room is watching a different stream, none of the household will have a good experience on a 4 Mbps internet product! To do all of that and for everyone to be happy, you would need a 10 Mbps product.
Turn down the resolution when streaming, choose a higher package if you want to multi-stream, and be aware of background internet use.This will ensure that you have an enjoyable experience!
|Quality||Resolution||Video Bitrate||Audio Bitrate||Audio Sample Rate||Frames Per Second|
|Low||480x270||400kbps||64kbps||48kHz||25 / 30|
|Med||640x360||1200 kbps||96kbps||48kHz||25 / 30|
|High||960x540 / 854x480||1500 kbps||96kbps||48kHz||25 / 30|
|HD 720||1280x720||4,000 kbps||128kbps||48kHz||25 / 30|
|HD 1080||1920x1080||8,000 kbps||192kbps||48kHz||25 / 30|
|4K||3840x2160||10,000 kbps||192kbps||48kHz||25 / 30|