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HughesNet® For Xbox
Learn which Xbox games works with HughesNet on Xbox Live, which games don’t work well and why.
HughesNet For Gaming On Xbox Live
When you go searching for an Internet provider, it’s important to keep in mind what your needs are and if a certain provider is able to meet those needs. With HughesNet, whether you’re an occasional browser who needs to be able to pay bills on a monthly basis and stream a show every now and then or a gamer who enjoys gaming, we’ve got you covered.
Can You Play Xbox Live On HughesNet?
Yes and no. As far as casual gaming goes, HughesNet’s speeds are perfect – casual games like Stardew Valley, online board games like Monopoly, and a bunch of strategy games work well with the speeds HughesNet can offer because they do not require immediate action or response to be taken in order to win the game.
However, real-time games like most of the games that are popular right now with Xbox Live are not recommended with HughesNet or any other Internet satellite provider. This is because with satellite Internet, there is a ½ second delay when your signal travels to the satellite and back to your video game console – though it seems like a minuscule amount of time, it is just not fast enough for a real-time game that requires a very fast ping rate. Games like Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto V, Halo 5, Fallout 4 and any other game that a slow connection can make you lose your game is not recommended with satellite Internet.
However, HughesNet is perfect for streaming movies and television or performing other Internet-based activities like more casual online gaming, HughesNet’s 25 Mbps can handle an average Internet user’s necessities. Unfortunately, if you’re an extreme gamer who needs the highest speeds available for an Xbox Live or even PlayStation, HughesNet and other satellite Internet providers will not be able to give you what you need.
Get the fastest satellite Internet service—25 Mbps1—available to anyone, anywhere. Surf the web faster; download files quicker, and access media like never before!
Get More Data
Videos, music, pictures—with HughesNet Gen5 you get a huge amount of data, so you’re free to explore more of what the Internet has to offer. Plus, there are no hard data limits!
HughesNet offers a variety of affordable Internet plans that are built to suit any budget, and are available where you live today, even in areas with slow or no high-speed options!
No Phone Line Required
HughesNet uses satellite technology, freeing up the phone line for more important things, like making phone calls! Plus there’s no need to dial in – HughesNets always on.