Internet connection speed recommendations

These are the recommended internet download speeds for playing TV shows and movies on Netflix.

Recommended megabits per second

Standard definition (SD)

1 Mbps

Note:
A faster connection for improved video quality is recommended

High definition (HD)

720p: 3 Mbps

1080p: 5 Mbps

4K/Ultra HD (UHD)

15 Mbps

To watch Netflix in HD, you need:

Manage Netflix bandwidth usage

If your internet service provider applies a limit to your bandwidth or data, you can set video quality settings to Low or Medium to use less data.

Check connection speed

You can check your connection speed on many devices from within the Netflix app.

Note:
If you're using a mobile device or computer, visit Fast.com to test your speed.
  1. Begin from the Netflix Home screen.

  2. Select Get Help from the menu.

    • If you don't see Get Help, select Settings .

  3. Select Check your Network.

  4. The Netflix app will verify that you can connect to the internet and reach Netflix. It will also check your connection speed.

If your connection is slower than you expect, contact your internet service provider for help.

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