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Can you stream TV with HughesNet?

Yes, you can stream with HughesNet, but you don’t want to be binging every day with it. Streaming tv shows and movies are one of the applications that use the most data. Customers can now get download speeds around 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps with HughesNet’s new Gen5 satellite update, and that is enough to use just about any streaming service. Netflix requires a download speed of 1.5 Mbps for low quality, 3 Mbps for SQ quality, 5 Mbps for HD quality and streaming at 25 Mbps. Amazon only needs 900 Kbps to be streamed in SD and a bandwidth increase to 3.5 Mbps to upgrade the picture quality to HD. Amazon Prime can also stream Ultra HD video with just 15 Mbps. These are all options for HughesNet to stream on, but even on their biggest plan the data cap is limited to 50 GB. This means you can stream a total of 25 hours using HD video streaming for a month. It is best to lower the settings to SD or lower to get more hours in if you are the kind of person that likes to stream daily. If you were to stream with the entry level plan of 10 GBs, you would only be able to stream a couple movies a month in HD. In SD you would be able to get closer to six which is better for laptop viewing.