How to Run a Speed Test
In order to check your internet connection, you can run a speed test prior to livestreaming. This will allow you to ensure that you have an adequate internet connection to produce your livestream. Livestreaming requires a stable upload speed in order to deliver the video feed from your local network to its destinations.
To run a speed test:
- Go to speed.cloudflare.com/ in a web browser.
- The speed test will automatically run.
- When the test has completed, check your upload speed.
- For a 720p livestream, you will need at least 6 Mbps of upload speed. For more information, read Stream Quality Settings & Required Upload Speeds.
Note: Keep in mind, other factors such as wifi performance (router signal strength, obstructions, devices on the network) can impact the internet speed on your wireless devices. For the most stable connection, you can hardwire your devices using an ethernet cable and iOS adapter.