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Vudu- Network Speed Requirements

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  • Last Updated 21/11/2012
BD- Vudu- Network Speed Requirements


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

Network Speed Requirements

Perform a Network Speed Test

Quick Tips

Network Speed Requirements

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

Vudu requires a download speed of at least 5 Mbps (Megabit per second) for HDX streaming.

Vudu requires a download speed of at least 3 Mbps for HD streaming.

Vudu requires a download speed of at least 1 Mbps for SD streaming.

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

Perform a Network Speed Test

The network speed can be tested by using the Vudu application itself.

Select Vudu from the Premium Apps menu.

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

Select Info & Settings.

Start the test and allow the minute to elapse.

Repeat the test two more times and average the results together 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 3 Mbps, you may wish to contact your Internet Service Provider to reset the signal.

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

Quick Tips

1)     Unplug the TV for 20 seconds. This will reboot the operating system used by the TV and clear all memory buffers.

2)     If your TV uses a USB Adapter, use a USB extension cable to move the adapter to a less obstructive spot.

3)     Use Wireless N 5GHz if your router supports it.

4)     Consider upgrading older routers or modems. Newer models are specifically designed to support high quality video streaming.


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