A common question that is asked is what plan do I need to pick if I want to stream a specific streaming service. To help answer this question, we have done some research with many of the major streaming services, and teleconference service to see what they recommend. All of the services below, except Amazon Prime have this information published on their website. For Amazon Prime, since we couldn't find it, we opted to go to a reputable tech magazine to help us answer that question.

Streaming Requirements

SD = Standard Definition is typically 480 pixels
HD = High Definition is either 1080 pixels or 720 pixels
4K = Ultra High Definition (UHD) is 2160 pixels
Higher pixels will require more bandwidth to stream without buffering.

Service SD HD 4K Notes Source
Amazon Prime 0.9 Mbps 3.5 Mbps 15 Mbps Unofficial zen.co.uk
Apple TV 2.5 Mbps 8 Mbps 15 Mbps discussions.apple.com
DirecTV Stream 8 Mbps 8 Mbps --- No 4K Option directv.com
Disney+ --- 5 Mbps 25 Mbps No SD Option help.disneyplus.com
Fubo 3 Mbps 10 Mbps 25 Mbps support.fubo.tv
Hulu 3 Mbps 8 Mbps 16 Mbps Library/Live/4K, not SD/HD/4K help.hulu.com
Netflix 3 Mbps 5 Mbps 25 Mbps help.netflix.com
Paramount+ 3 Mbps 3 Mbps 3 Mbps Doesn't differentiate between video qualities Paramount+
Philo 3 Mbps 13 Mbps --- No 4K Option help.philo.com
Sling TV 5 Mbps 5 Mbps 5 Mbps Doesn't differentiate between video qualities' sling.com
Youtube 1.1 Mbps 5 Mbps 20 Mbps Includes Youtube TV support.google.com

Remote Work Requirements

Service Minimum Recommended Best Notes Source
Microsoft Teams 0.15 Mbps 1.5 Mbps 4 Mbps   docs.microsoft.com
Zoom 0.6 Mbps 1.2 Mbps 3.8 Mbps   support.zoom.us
Typical VPN --- 10-15% --- Plan on 10-15% more bandwidth for tasks tomsguide.com