Check Your Internet Connection
A fast and reliable network connection is necessary for a quality, high-definition livestream experience.
A slow or unreliable connection can lead to the following:
- Choppy or buffering video
- Reduced image quality
- Reduced sound quality
- Venue page and chat loading slowly
- Audio-video de-synchronization
High-definition livestream content requires more bandwidth than some users may anticipate.
Driift livestreams broadcast default to high-definition. Benchmarks vary, but for a comfortable and quality viewing experience, we recommend a connection with upload speeds above 10 Mbps.
Test your internet connection speed with Google Speed Test.
*If you are still experiencing poor stream quality with a fast connection, check your connection stability. A fast but unstable connection is often more noticeable than a slow and stable connection. Connection stability can be improved by increasing Wi-fi or data signal strength, and switching to ethernet when possible.
*Multiple devices connected to your home internet share bandwidth. If you’re not benchmarking desired speeds, try turning off Wi-Fi or unplugging ethernet-connected devices that are not currently being used. Internet providers also monitor data usage. Check the terms of your contract to ensure throttling is not occurring as a result of exceeding monthly data caps.