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Youtube- Streaming Quality

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  • Troubleshooting
  • Audio, Home Theatre Systems
  • Last Updated 12/06/2014
BD- YouTube- Poor Streaming Quality


Poor streaming quality is often the result of a low network connection speed. If you experience poor quality video, or videos have to stop and buffer frequently then the bandwidth of the home network may be insufficient. Network ready BluRay players will scan the available bandwidth and adjust the quality of the video so that it is presented without interruption.

Network Speed Requirements

The home network must meet the necessary speed requirements.  For a smooth playback experience, a broadband internet connection is recommended.

YouTube requires a download speed of at least 3 Mbps (Megabits per second) for High Definition streaming.

YouTube requires a download speed of at least 1 Mbps for Standard Definition streaming.

Note: This does not mean that if your network meets the minimum requirements that you will have uninterrupted playback.

Network Speed Test

The network speed can be tested by using the Vudu application installed on the device.

Select Vudu from the Premium Apps Menu.

Scroll over to the My Vudu page.

Highlight Info & Settings in the My Vudu page.

Start the test and allow the minute to elapse to get a good idea of what bandwidth you have available for wired/wireless streaming.

Note: For the best streaming experience, LG recommends a download speed of at least 5 Mbps. If your network speed meets the requirements, check for software updates.

If your network speed is lower than 1-3 Mbps, you may need to contact your Internet Service Provider to reset the signal.

If your network speed is well over 1-3 Mbps, attempt to stream an HD quality preview from Vudu to test the network connection further.

If the Vudu HD preview streams without incident, contact Hulu for further troubleshooting.

If the Vudu HD preview did not stream properly, reset the home network connection.

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