Netflix names Virgin Media as best ISP for streaming

Virgin Media has been named as one of the best providers for streaming video, according to streaming service Netflix. 

 

Virgin Media has been named as one of the best providers for streaming video, according to streaming service Netflix. 

The streaming site ranked all the major UK providers, comparing the speeds they deliver during prime streaming times. 

Providers were compared using the average bit rate they delivered, which is measured in megabits per second (Mbps).

This is the second year in a row that Virgin Media has come on top in this regard, with the ISP delivering an average speed of 3.98Mbps during peak Netflix hours. 

Other UK providers were found to be not too far behind Virgin Media, with BT delivering 3.78Mbps and Plusnet having an average of 3.48Mbps.

Netflix has admitted that its streaming speeds were often not representative of what providers offered as a whole, with many delivering faster speeds for other types of online usage. 

The site needs a minimum speed of 0.5 Mbps in order to be able to browse, with a recommended 3Mb for basic streaming.

Netflix is currently one of the world’s most successful television platforms, with 69 million subscribers spread across the globe. 

The site has gained popularity recently for its range of original TV shows that are exclusive to the platform.

To compare all broadband packages from the major UK providers as well as TV services, check out Broadband Finder.

Source: USwitch

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