Support Center Welcome, Guest Login
Name is required.
Email address is required.
Invalid email address
Answer is required.
Exceeding max length of 5KB

How much data does broadcasting streams take?

kevincocodota Jul 05, 2013 03:01AM PDT

Hi guys, I was just wondering if I have 150gb of net per month, how long would I be able to broadcast for? I've broadcasted in the past before and I've been capped, I need to know this so I would know how often I would broadcast for or even to broadcast at all.

Up -2 rated Down
Aaron Clay: Twitch Staff Jul 18, 2013 07:44AM PDT

I suggest using variable bitrate for this, as streaming does take quite a bit of bandwidth. What bitrate are you using? Just convert bits to bytes (8 to 1) and then figure out how many seconds you’re streaming.

For example, 400bits/sec is 50KB/s, so if I streamed for 1 hr (3600 seconds) that would be 180,000KB, or 180MB.

Thanks for using Twitch! If you have 30 seconds, we would really appreciate if you could fill out a short survey on your customer support experience:

Up 6 rated Down
cement2000: Jan 22, 2014 03:28AM PST
what is the lowest upload speed i need to stream from xboxone
Up 0 rated Down
zettsyuk: Jul 12, 2014 01:48PM PDT
@cement2000 There is no minimum to the bitrate but higher the bitrate = higher the quality of your stream.. Play around with the bitrate to find a decent looking image but not too high to exceed your bandwidth cap in no time!

Post Your Public Answer

Your Twitch user or channel name (required)
Your Twitch registered email address (required)
Answer (required)