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Tv streaming

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:09 am
by Sizzle84
How is Sonic fttn 20mbps with tv streaming services like YouTube Tv and sling? Worried about reliability.

Re: Tv streaming

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:20 am
by miken
Most streaming services are going to utilize about 3-5Mbp/s for 1080p so the bandwidth shouldn't be any problem at all.

Re: Tv streaming

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:07 pm
by parker_day
20Mbps should be enough for a couple of HD YouTube TV streams plus general network traffic. Almost all of the streaming services offer trial periods which should give you a good idea of service reliability.

Re: Tv streaming

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:07 pm
by goetsch
We've generally got a couple of streams running all day--Sling, Hulu, Netflix, etc.--and the connection supports them all.

Re: Tv streaming

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:36 pm
by ngufra
Are you streaming to your house or from your house ?

If streaming to your house (netflix/hulu amazon video) you should be fine.

Otherwise, if the speed is 20 Mbps in both directions, you should be fine too.
If it's less upstream and you use things like tablo tuner or a plex server, remote viewer may need to adjust their bandwidth.

Re: Tv streaming

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:04 am
by bobrk
Sizzle84 wrote:
How is Sonic fttn 20mbps with tv streaming services like YouTube Tv and sling? Worried about reliability.


It works great. We usually have several streams running. Much better than the old ATT DSL at 6Mbps.

Reliability has been pretty good over the last 3 years I've had it but lately there have been some random drops.

Re: Tv streaming

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:38 pm
by sizzle84
thanks everyone, giving my current isp the ax and switching over to sonic. i especially love the that there's no data caps.