4K Streaming Explained
With roughly four times the pixels of 1080p, 4K streaming provides a richer viewing experience, showing you individual blades of grass as they shift in the wind, or the scattering of particles as characters move around. With 4K streaming, you feel more like you’re part of the experience rather than a passive observer.
But all those extra pixels also require some extra bandwidth. In addition to having a fast, reliable Internet connection, you generally want to have 15–20 Mbps of spare bandwidth for your 4K streaming device. Yes, you read “spare bandwidth” correctly. Think of it like having some extra space or breathing room at a party for unexpected guests. The spare bandwidth lets you continue streaming your 4K content uninterrupted while your housemates are gaming or streaming their own content.