Love streaming movies and TV? Look for this in an internet plan

If streaming Netflix or watching live sport is your thing, you’re going to need reliable internet to prevent buffering and slow download speeds. Choosing the right internet plan will help put an end to frustrating pauses and freeze frames during your next bingeing session.

What’s the right speed for streaming?

If you stream sport, tv shows or download movies chances are you’re using a whole lot of data. Netflix recommends having a connection speed of at least 5 Mbps to stream their movies and TV shows in HD and 25 Mbps for 4K Ultra HD. While these are the minimum required speeds, it’s recommended to get a plan with much higher speeds to accommodate multiple devices at once. If everyone in the house is streaming, gaming and everything in between, you’re going to need more Mbps to keep everyone connected at the same time.

Managing multiple devices

When you’re using multiple devices to stream on the same network, this can cause overcrowding as each device is competing to connect to the same router. This will cause your video or movie to be low quality, or they’ll constantly buffer while streaming. That’s why it’s important to have adequate bandwidth and internet speeds for your household.

Choosing which plan suits your needs will depend heavily on how many people will be using the internet in your home. For example, our Experience nbn™ 50 plan is great for families and households with 2 or more people streaming movies, music and gaming at the same time. However, if you’ve got more people in your household a plan that offers higher Mbps speeds may be more suitable for you.

Broadband with Origin

There’s nothing more frustrating than watching a show, or movie, and right when the action hits getting a pesky buffering wheel instead! If you want a hassle-free streaming experience, get a broadband internet plan with Origin today – you can also save by bundling your internet and energy with us too.

Our range of internet plans provide loads of options, so you can be sure you get the right amount of bandwidth for your household.

We even have the following plans that are perfect for streaming all your fave shows (or Youtubers):

  • Everyday 25 nbn™ plan
  • Experience 50 nbn™ plan
  • Enthusiast 100 nbn™ plan
  • Super fast 250 nbn™ plan
  • Ultra fast 1000 nbn™ plan


You’ll also have the added flexibility of being able to adjust your internet plan should your streaming or gaming habits change. Our month-to-month broadband plans offer unlimited data with no lock-in contracts, so you can change your plan at any time for no fee*.

Need internet fast? Sign up with Origin by 1pm weekdays and we’ll connect your nbn™ the next day, or you can claim $100 credit per day towards related expenses for each day it’s not connected**

* If upgrading your plan before the end of your monthly billing cycle, you will need to pay the difference between your current and new plans. Check out our key fact sheets for more info.

** Terms and conditions apply

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