Akamai: 6-8 Mbps Optimal For Smart TV Viewing

July 6, 2018

Content delivery platform specialist Akamai has released initial findings from research into the requirements for optimal viewing experiences across a range of devices.

The research, conducted in association with Eurofins, provides guidance into what is an optimal video stream across a range of different content genres, devices and network conditions. Findings show that delivering complex content such as sport or high action onto a large-screen TV requires a minimum of 6Mbps to achieve an ‘excellent’ viewer rating, whilst smartphones require between 2-3Mbps. For less-complex content, optimal bit rates are lower and 2-4Mbps will still deliver an excellent visual rating on large-screen TVs.

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