Preview Skype Game_ll The more bandwidth you have, the better performance you will get with gaming and skype. With this tutorial you will learn what Internet speed do you need for gaming or skype.

For Skype

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1. Step Via Skype, you can stream audio and video over the internet so there is certain bandwidth minimum requirement which you must meet to use it. There are various types of video-calling in Skype. The minimum bandwidth requirement for them are outlined on

Call type Minimum download
/ upload speed
Recommended download
/ upload speed
Calling 30kbps / 30kbps 100kbps / 100kbps
Video calling /
Screen sharing
128kbps / 128kbps 300kbps / 300kbps
Video calling
400kbps / 400kbps 500kbps / 500kbps
Video calling
1.2Mbps / 1.2Mbps 1.5Mbps / 1.5Mbps
Group video
(3 people)
512kbps / 128kbps 2Mbps / 512kbps
Group video
(5 people)
2Mbps / 128kbps 4Mbps / 512kbps
Group video
(7+ people)
4Mbps / 128kbps 8Mbps / 512kbps

  • Skype does not require the best connection – video calling is possible at 128kbps, only for HD video-calling you need a better bandwidth


For Gaming

2. Step For gaming you need to have a fast Internet otherwise it will not only take lot of time just to load your games, the real problem will be your latency / ping. It is recomended to have atleast 512 Kbps Internet for gaming, but 2048kbps is loads better and will significantly improve your gaming experience

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You need to have good Internet bandwidth to use skype video calls or play video games. Although it might work with a poor connection the video quality won’t be great or you will have a terrible lag and ping in your favorite games, making the game unplayable.