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Netflix- Network Speed Requirements

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BD- Netflix- Network Speed Requirements


For all streaming services, there are certain network speed requirements that must be met in order to stream properly.

Netflix requires certain qualifications to be met before titles will stream

For a smooth playback experience, a broadband internet connection is recommended.

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

Netflix 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 (U.S. only) installed on the device. Use the following steps to check the network speed:

Select Vudu from the Blu-ray player's Premium Apps Menu.

Scroll over to the My Vudu tab from the Vudu home 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.

IN CANADA there are other options through the Internet such as: to assess the bandwidth speed to your local area network from your service provider.

Note: If your home network is a very busy hub whereas many users with different devices at one same time accessing the Internet and performing download activities your streaming quality will be severely affected.

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.

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