What is bandwidth and how do I check my current bandwidth usage?

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Last Published Date4/5/2018 2:44 PM
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Bandwidth is the rate at which data can be transmitted from the internet to your device. The higher your bandwidth, the more usage you can have at the same time. For example, if you are currently streaming ESPN on Sling TV through your Roku Device while your roommate is streaming HBO on the XBOX One through their Sling TV account you may notice a slight lag in streaming. The reason being, more bandwidth is being used to provide both of you with video content. 

Try testing your internet speed here, Make sure your streaming speed is equal to or greater than the recommendations available here.

If your internet service provider has a cap on your bandwidth it's beneficial to know your usage while streaming.  If you're streaming on Roku, Amazon, Android mobile, Google Play, Google Chrome,or iOS visit the Connection page, located within your SETTINGS, to find your current streaming speed.  

Beneath your bandwidth control options you will see Current Bandwidth. The speed displayed is constantly charted based on the feed received from your internet service provider. If your streaming speed is impacting your available bandwidth, try settings controls on the speed allotted here.  Make the best of your streaming experience and control your bandwidth.

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If you are streaming on your XBOX One, launch your SETTINGS, then Bandwidth Limiting to locate your current streaming speed. 

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