Yes, you can use Roku with Viasat.
With Roku, you can use your high-speed Viasat connection to stream your favorite shows and movies from your favorite streaming services, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, AT&T TV, and SlingTV. Roku recommends you use an internet service with at least 1.5 Mbps download speeds to stream its content, and at least 3.0 Mbps download speeds if you want to stream in HD. This is good news for Viasat internet customers since Viasat’s cheapest plan, Unlimited Bronze 12, provides download speeds of 12 Mbps and unlimited data! If you wish to stream in 4k HD, it is recommended you choose a plan with at least 25 Mbps download speeds. This isn’t a problem for Viasat customers since Viasat offers many plans that can reach beyond 25 Mbps. The Unlimited Platinum 100 plan, for example, delivers download speeds of up to 100 Mbps!
Because streaming uses a lot of internet data, it is common for internet speeds to slow a little while using your Roku, no matter what kind of internet service you use. You can reduce this effect by plugging your Roku into an available ethernet port so that your Wi-Fi can be wholly dedicated to other connected devices.
Viasat internet is more than capable of meeting the speed demands of Roku video streaming, but it’s important to remember that streaming uses your monthly data very quickly. While Viasat provides unlimited data on all plans, after you pass your monthly data allowance, your download speed will see a decrease during times of heavy internet congestion, so it’s important to conserve your data when possible.
If you want to stream in 4K resolution, you will be using 8GB of data for every hour of streaming. That means that a customer with 100 GB of data allowance per month could use up all that priority data in just 12 hours of 4K streaming. Streaming in SD or HD are much better options if you wish to keep streaming all month long. SD uses only .7 GB per hour of streaming and HD uses 2.5. Even at 2.5 GB per hour, you have to be very careful not to run out. With 100 GB of monthly data, you will run out before the end of the month if you decide to stream in HD for even 1.5 hours a day. For this reason SD is the best choice when streaming with Viasat internet. By choosing your streaming options carefully, and by using Viasat’s high speed internet, you will be able to stream through your Roku all month long.
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