Streaming With HughesNet®
Worried if HughesNet is fast enough to stream TV? We’ll let you in on a secret – it is!
Is HughesNet Fast Enough For Streaming?
Let’s be honest: we all love a good TV binge, and watching an entire series of the hottest new show on a rainy Sunday equals perfection.
But the ability to enjoy any streaming service does depend on whether your Internet connection is up to the job. If you’re a streaming connoisseur and considering HughesNet Gen 5, we’re here to let you know all HughesNet plans are fast enough to stream TV!
Most streaming services require a download speed of 1.5 Mbps for low quality, 3 Mbps for SQ quality, and 5 Mbps for HD quality, so HughesNet Gen5 can comfortably handle your binge-watching needs with ever HughesNet plan offering 25 Mbps speed!
With HughesNet Gen5, you definitely can stream TV! The big decision is which show you’ll add to your list first!
What HughesNet Plan Do I Need For Streaming?
HughesNet offers 4 great plans, 10GB, 20GB, 30GB, and 50GB, all of which have download speeds of 25 Mbps making them perfect for streaming. When choosing which plan is best for you, we recommend you estimate how often you will be streaming shows and movies, and in what quality.
The table below gives an approximation of how many hours of streaming you can watch on each plan while viewing in low, SD, and HD quality.
|HUGHESNET PLANS||10 GB||20 GB||30 GB||50 GB|
|Streaming: Low Setting||30 Hours||60 Hours||90 Hours||150 Hours|
|Streaming: Standard Definition (SD)||15 Hours||30 Hours||45 Hours||75 Hours|
|Streaming: HD Video Streaming||5 Hours||10 Minutes||15 Hours||25 Hours|
What Is HughesNet Gen 5?
Some areas of the United States aren’t covered by cable broadband, and usually, these are because of rural or remote locations, which make installation of wiring prohibitively expensive. But, in our interconnected world, it’s important for everyone – wherever they live – to have access to high-speed Internet.
If no wired connection is available, customers need to opt for a satellite service as a viable alternative.
Enter HughesNet. One of the early pioneers of satellite Internet access, and they still provide service plans that help people without wired options to get online. HughesNet Gen5 is the latest iteration of the service, offering fast download speeds, no hard data limits, and bandwidth-saving features.
What Are the Features of HughesNet Gen5?
As a satellite service, HughesNet has unparalleled breadth of coverage. People in remote areas can enjoy the benefits of reliable Internet connectivity, for work, shopping, and entertainment
Gen5 is the fastest version of HughesNet yet, and thanks to an infrastructure upgrade, customers can enjoy download speeds of 25 Mbps and uploads at 3 Mbps.
The HughesNet Gen5 modem comes with built-in Wi-Fi, so there are no additional steps to take once the modem is installed. Battling the WiFi router is a thing of the past!
No hard data limits
Have you ever used up all your monthly data and suddenly found yourself cut off from the online world – mid show? HughesNet has removed hard data capping from their Gen5 service. This means that once your plan data has been used up, you’ll still have Internet access – just at a reduced speed.
Between 2am and 8am, HughesNet offers a Bonus Zone. An additional 50GB of data per month is available to use for free during off-peak hours, so if you have large files to manage, this is the best time to do it.
Automatic data saving
HughesNet have built in some cool features, such as compressed web content, video data-saving settings, and page optimization, to make Gen5 a fast and data-saving service.
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.