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Streaming TV

Linear streaming is similar to traditional TV. Linear TV offers viewers access to content via subscriptions through over-the-air broadcasts. The difference is linear streams are delivered over the internet, not through a cable provider. Anyone with an internet connection and a compatible hardware device can stream content. As consumers, we now have various means to streamline content production, and distribution from anywhere in the world.

There are multiple options to watch movies and shows, as well as live tv. Customers who wish to use a streaming service will need determine what equipment is needed and which services is right for your family.

Over-the Top (OTT) Devices: All streaming services will require specific equipment in order to watch TV. Some are pre-loaded into Smart TVs; others are available with purchasing additional devices.

There are a few of the OTT devices on the market. There are many options, along with price variances that can be purchased. 


OTT Streaming: Live linear streaming is a live streaming program that is aired 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. OTT (Over-The-Top) platforms we access over the internet from on-demand services like Netflix to Hulu TV and live linear services like Sling TV and Hulu Live, among others.

*Article information research completed November 2021. See individual streaming provider for the most up to date pricing, promotions, features and options available. **

Streaming TV Data Speed Requirements

Direct TV Stream

  • 8 Mbps or higher per stream

YouTube TV

  • 3 Mbps for SD quality
  • 7 Mbps for one HD stream
  • 13 Mbps for reliable HD streaming with multiple streams

Sling TV

  • 5 Mbps for a single stream of video content on a TV, PC or Mac
  • 25 Mbps for households that maintain internet use on multiple devices


  • 1.5 Mbps for streaming SD videos
  • 3 Mbps or higher for HD videos

Hulu + Live TV

  • 8 Mbps or higher for a reliable, high-quality viewing experience; multiple concurrent streams may require higher bandwidth


  • At least 2.5 Mbps for a single stream


  • 3 Mbps or higher


  • 3 Mbps for SD quality
  • 5 Mbps for HD quality
  • 25 Mbps for Ultra HD quality


  • Minimum download speed of 5 Mbps


  • 1.5 Mbps for library content
  • 5 Mbps for 4K content
  • 8 Mbps for live streams

Amazon Prime Video

  • 1 Mbps for SD quality
  • 5 Mbps for HD quality
  • 25 Mbps for Ultra HD quality

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