Xbox one streaming

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I stream Netflix from my Xbox one and the speed isn't constant. it jumps between 0.10mbps/270 resolution to 0.39mbps/432 resolution. The speed test I have run say my download speed is at 14mbps. I have called exede customer care and they didn't have a answer for me. The speed test they ran said i was at 40mbps. I doubt that one but okay. I called Netflix and they told me to change the playback settings to medium which I did. I'm still having the same problem. I have tried looking for answers on the world wide web but nothing. So, if anyone has a solution to my problem I would be very thankful.

I have the Unlimited sliver plan.
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Kenneth Godbout

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Unlimited Silver Plan is throttled at 1-1.5 Mbps video streaming.  Set your Nexflix to AUTO.  this will let Netflix adjust the streaming rate for your speeds.  Do this speed test to see what your VIDEO streaming rate is.   www.fast.com
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Video resolution downgrader strikes again!
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Also not sure about using an Xbox as your streaming device.
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My Sister in law uses their Xbox for streaming ( VS1 ) and doesn't have any issues. Well, I take that back, she did at first but when she bought a newer better router the problem went away. 

One problem we run into on a regular basis, and why I prefer customers to use a Roku for ALL streaming purposes, is that the software on the device they are using gets out of date and the more out of date it gets, the more issues they are going to have. 

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Kenneth, you didn't mention which satellite you are one but from the speed test results you posted and the issues you are having with video quality on Netflix, I'm going to assume you are on VS2 Large Beam which offers only 12mbps speeds but 3 different "unlimited" limited svc plans, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. I have noticed the same thing you are and can get NO answers. I watched one episode of Blue Bloods and the video quality was all over the place....anywhere from DVD quality to extremely poor. No bad weather, beam has barely any customers on it. 

When prospective customers ask about internet I make DANG sure they realize that they WILL be able to stream Netflix but the quality isn't going to blow them away. 

You'll also notice that download speeds vary WILDLY and tend to be "site sensitive". If you download a video from Youtube don't expect anything faster than 80kbps. Now on my VS1 system I can download the SAME file using the SAME program and consistently see speeds of around 700-1800kbps. 

Andy
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The solution has been presented many times before, but here it is again.

When your video de-grader affects your streaming speed worse than a fast VPN that by-passes the video de-grader, then it's time to use a VPV and stream as fast as your connection speed can deliver.

Some VPN's are faster than others.  The VyprVPN by Goldenfrog remains one of the fastest out there.  Just remember they do keep connection logs so keep it all legal.
 
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First off thank you for the reply.
Yea, I didn't really expect to have ultra HD quality and I really didnt set my expectations to high for Sat internet. I don't know I just thought the streaming quality would of been more constant.
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Good suggestion. But you are limited to a VPN on computer or tablet aren't You? A smartv, Xbox, blu-ray cannot operate though a VPN can they? At least not unless the router and run a VPN?

I queue up all my streaming. Even with the video downgrader turned off and plenty of priority data, Viasat can't deliver me speeds fast enough to stream.
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At least not unless the router (can) run a VPN?
That's true.  Perhaps now is a good time to get a router that supports running everything through the VPN, like a nice ASUS RT-68U or higher.  A person would end up with a very nice router that records per-device usage stats on an hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly basis as well as all the other things that router can do.
 

 
 
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Love the ASUS router. If I was stuck on an "unlimited" plan, I would get this router to run a VPN to bypass the video resolution restriction, and then download HD video content to stream later.