Netflix Without High Speed Internet

Netflix Without High Speed Internet

You may have just moved to a rural area. Or maybe you’re planning to downgrade your internet plan to save a little money. Either way, you’re an avid Netflix binge-watcher (or want to be), and you have one burning question that needs to be answered: Can you watch Netflix without high speed internet?

The Answer

The good news is that the answer is simple: yes! You can watch Netflix without high speed internet. You can have an internet connection with 1.5 Mbps and get the same quality as someone with a 25 Mbps connection. Now that the most important question has been answered and your heart is racing a little less, there are a couple steps you need to take before you can start streaming Netflix without high speed internet.

Step 1: Do you have satellite or DSL?

If you have satellite internet, you’re in luck. Many offer free or unlimited data during off-peak hours. Different ISPs offer different amounts, and at different times. When you signed up for your service also affects what is available to you. If you’ve been a long-time subscriber, you likely have a much better grandfathered plan. Instead of breaking down all of the details here, you can jump over to this article about Netflix and satellite internet. If you already know what plan you have, jump ahead to step 2!

If you have DSL, you can rest easy knowing that your slower connection isn’t going to hold you back anymore. You might even be able to stream Netflix already, but in SD or worse. If you’re here, it’s because you’re striving for the best possible experience — HD on the big screen. It’s time to show your speed who’s boss and move on to step 3!

Step 2: NightShift it!

Now that you know it’s possible to stream Netflix without high speed internet, and you know what your ISP can offer, it’s time to get to the final step: NightShift.

What is NightShift? It’s your DVR for Netflix. It will pre-load and store what you want to watch, so everything plays buffer-free in HD when you’re ready to watch it. It also works with every device you have Netflix on. The device only needs to be connected to your home network. For example, if you have a smart TV, all you need to do is connect that TV to the internet and you have instant access to all of your pre-loaded movies and TV shows. You can even stream to up to 3 screens at a time. Problem solved!