Friday, 27 November 2020

Ways to Enjoy Seamless Streaming Experience

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Ever since the big break of the streaming industry, the number of people cutting the cord has increased yearly. This is due to the prevalence of internet-enabled devices and of course, the flexibility that streaming services affords its subscribers.

Effect of COVID-19 on Cord-Cutting

The year 2020 has also been an overwhelming one, the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease being the highlight of the events that took place this year. The outbreak forced people to stay indoors and this meant more TV viewing time for individuals and families. Ordinarily, this should translate to an exponential increase in income and viewership for cable TV providers and streaming platforms but only the latter wins.

If anything, the pandemic has made more people switch to streaming services – absence of live sports being one of the major contributors to the increase in cord cutting this year. Because people have to work or study from home, they would rather have the flexibility of watching their favorite content during their leisure time rather than having to get pulled out of an event so they don’t miss a show or sporting event.

Enjoy Seamless Streaming Experience

Since streaming is dependent on Internet connectivity, there are possibilities that connection might be unstable or the streaming experience might not be seamless. Outlined below are a few ways by which you can enjoy streaming services from anywhere in the world:

        Reduce Video Quality: On days when the Internet connection is poor or not as fast as desired, reducing the video streaming resolution will enable you to stream your content with little or no buffering at all. Asides this, lower resolution enables you to reduce data consumption rate so you can enjoy streaming content for longer periods.

 

        Use a VPN: You might want to get a VPN for Netflix if you are geo-restricted from accessing Netflix or any other desired streaming service in your current location. A VPN connects you to a remote server, giving you an IP address to make it seem like you are connecting from a different location. This is one surefire way to address geo-restriction.

 

        Switch to Ethernet: In most homes, Wi-Fi seems to be the most common mode of connection for devices as it is convenient and enables you to move around easily. In times when you experience lagging, switch to Ethernet cable as it provides dedicated internet connection to your streaming device at higher speeds than Wi-Fi.

 

        Disconnect other Devices: This is also in a bid to provide your streaming device with a faster connecting speed. Removing competing devices from the network leaves less strain on your bandwidth allowing for stronger Internet connection on your streaming device.

Fast.com is a service provided by Netflix to allow users to check their Internet connection so you can utilize this to know how strong your Internet connection is for streaming. Bear in mind that you need at least 15Mbps download speed for 4K streaming.

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