4K Streaming Explained
Think of your favorite movie or TV show, and the elements you see like clothing, scenery, and facial expressions. The more pixels your TV screen can handle, the more detail you’ll see.
With roughly four times the pixels of 1080p, 4K 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, 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 15–20Mbps of spare bandwidth. 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.