Video Streaming Guide

The fixed residential Skyrunner Internet plans provide broadband speeds for video streaming and include up to 250 GB per month or completely unlimited data. With 90% of Skyrunner Internet customers using under 100 GB/month, the data included with our plans is very generous! All customers are also welcome to create a custom plan with much faster speeds where available and as much data as you like. As Internet viewing is more economical and offers a wide range of TV and movies to chose from, many of our customers are choosing to cancel their cable or satellite TV services and exclusively use video streaming services on the Internet to watch TV and movies. Popular services include Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Sling and YouTube. Using these services can come in many forms, too. Popular devices include Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Slingbox.

This guide includes information on some of the streaming services available and some of the devices available for streaming, obtained from the official websites of each service or device.

Video Streaming Services

  • Recommended minimum speed for standard definition streaming: 0.9 Mbps

  • Recommended minimum speed for high definition streaming: 3.5 Mbps

  • Data use when streaming at standard definition: Approx 0.9 GB/hour

  • Data use when streaming at high definition: Approx 2 GB/hour

  • Minimum download speed: 0.5 Mbps

  • Recommended minimum speed for standard definition streaming: 3 Mbps

  • Recommended minimum speed for high definition streaming: 5 Mbps

  • Data use when streaming at low definition: 0.3 GB/hour

  • Data use when streaming at standard definition: 0.7 GB/hour

  • Data use when streaming at high definition: Up to 3 GB/hour

  • Minimum download speed: 1.5 Mbps

  • Data use when streaming at high definition: Approx 0.7 GB/hour

  • Minimum download speed: 1 Mbps

  • Data use when streaming at low definition: 0.2 GB/hour

  • Data use when streaming at standard definition: 0.4 GB/hour

  • Data use when streaming at high definition: 1 GB/hour

  • Data use when streaming at very high definition: Up to 1.5 GB/hour

Video Streaming Devices

  • Recommended download speed for standard definition streaming: Up to 3 Mbps

  • Recommended download speed for high definition streaming: Up to 6 Mbps

  • Recommended minimum download speed for very high definition streaming: 6 Mbps

  • Data use depends on which video streaming service is used on the device

  • Recommended minimum speed for standard definition streaming: 2.5 Mbps

  • Recommended minimum download speed for high definition streaming: 6 Mbps

  • Recommended minimum download speed for very high definition streaming: 8 Mbps

  • Data use depends on which video streaming service is used on the device

  • Recommended minimum download speed for standard definition streaming: 0.5 Mbps

  • Recommended minimum download speed for high definition streaming: 1.5 Mbps

  • Data use depends on which video streaming service is used on the device