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FRITZ! tips for video streaming

The whole world is streaming more than ever. Binging your favorite series from the comfort of your sofa, discovering exciting documentaries or streaming live TV to your tablet – the possibilities are endless. Enjoy video streaming during this stay-at-home period with our helpful tips.

Video streaming has many faces, with a large selection of movies and series availbe on demand. Take your pick from services such as Netflix, Hulu or Disney+, as well as catchup and live content from local broadcasters where you are. YouTube, TikTok and other streaming platforms rely on a range of different formats and ideas from their users. What they all have in common is that they stream videos over the Internet – and, alongside some popcorn, FRITZ!Box is your ideal companion.

Fast internet speeds with FRITZ!Box

A fast Internet connection is needed for streaming joy without any stumblng blocks. For a single stream in Full HD, a connection up to 16 Mbit/s is usually sufficient. However, 4K resolution, which has the best picture quality, requires more bandwidth. Families or shared apartments often want to access several streams at the same time in top quality and should ideally have a faster connection.

Whether DSL, cable or fiber optics: there's a FRITZ!Box for every connection. Your FRITZ!Box distributes the video stream quickly and efficiently in your home network while also offering the most important ingredient for seamless video streaming: powerful Wi-Fi.

FRITZ!Repeater = sit back and stream

Media streaming sticks and boxes are perfect for streaming videos on your TV. If the Wi-Fi signal is not enough, a FRITZ!Repeater will help – with the added Mesh convenience from FRITZ!. Check out our guide "How to get the best Wi-Fi performance" for more on how to boost your Wi-Fi to every corner of your home.

Did you know, with a FRITZ!Repeater you can also connect to the Wi-Fi via LAN cable? You no longer need to enter a long Wi-Fi password, as the FRITZ!Repeater is integrated into the Mesh at the touch of a button. Furthermore, you can optimize the Wi-Fi reception with some clever repeater placement and a LAN cable.

To do this, connect your streaming stick via LAN cable to the FRITZ!Repeater and position it somewhere with good signal. The streaming stick then finds its way to the Internet via LAN cable and the FRITZ!Repeater also boosts the Wi-Fi for other devices.

Relax with offline mode

Did you know, many video streaming services have an offline mode, meaning you can download TV shows and movies to your smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi. This can also be useful when you're at home, reducing the load in your Internet connection during peak times, for example when another user on the home network is downloading large files. In addition, you can always watch in the best picture quality, as the picture quality does not get automatically adjusted when downloading for offline use.

FRITZ!Box streams your TV signal

Stream live TV to your tablet or smartphone with FRITZ!Box Cable models. A cable connection and FRITZ!App TV are all you need. Check out our simple step-by-step guide "Stream your cable TV signal wirelessly anywhere in your home".

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