What is the best internet connection for a successful livestream?

The internet. It’s great isn’t it? Where would we be without it? There’d be no cat videos, you wouldn’t be able to go to Twitter and watch strangers argue over just about anything and the Dominos Pizza app wouldn’t exist. Hell. Hell on earth.  

You also wouldn’t be reading this blog, have great video & animation services at your fingertips, or, for the purposes of a smooth segue into the beefy bit of the blog, online live streaming.

When we are asked to plan for a livestream, one of the most important things we require is a hardwired Ethernet internet connection. Any of the online gamers among us will know how much better it is trying not to stay alive on Call Of Duty against 13 year olds on a wired connection as opposed to WiFi. 

It will give us the most reliability for when we go live and make sure we have a strong internet connection that’s least likely to drop out.

It is also a good idea to perform an internet speed test at the location you plan to stream from, because this will determine whether your internet connection can handle all of the string data that we’ll be sending up to the online video platform.

We recommend an upload speed of 15 to 20 megabits per second, to achieve a good-looking, high quality livestream.

So it’s actually quite simple really; for a smooth sailing livestream, all you need to do is ensure that you have a strong internet connection at the venue you plan to stream from, and it should go off without a hitch.

If you’re unsure your venue is suitable for a livestream, simply let us know! We can come down, test the internet, take a look around, deplete your tea supplies and make a plan together.

If you have any questions about live streaming, video, animation or anything film related, we’re here to help. Simply get in touch today and we’ll do what we can! 

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