4K Ultra HD Connected Home
HIGH-PERFORMANCE ROUTERS AND 4K CONTENT
Stream 4K content on your 4K Ultra HD TV with a high-performance router.
WIRELESS AC ROUTERS
High-performance routers (AC1600 technology and greater) include all of the features of other high-quality routers, but are better for multi-device streaming and gaming, giving you more bandwidth for 4K streaming video and lag-free gaming.Shop AC routers
MU-MIMO (multi-user, multi-input/multi-output) is a technology built to handle multiple high-bandwidth devices simultaneously. Before MU-MIMO, routers could handle several devices at a time, but they would have to make compromises, oftentimes prioritizing one device over another. Now, families can enjoy 4K programming on multiple devices throughout the home.Shop MU-MIMO routers
Your modem from your ISP (Internet Service Provider) might be out of date or not be fast enough to handle all of your 4K Ultra HD viewing needs. Consider upgrading to a new modem to ensure that you have the increased Internet speeds capable of handling 4K content.Shop high-speed cable modems
FEATURES TO LOOK FOR
Look for routers with these features to optimize your 4K Ultra HD experience:
- AC1600+ technology to give you more bandwidth for 4K streaming.
- MU-MIMO technology that provides fast connection speeds for multiple high-bandwidth devices at once.
- QoS (Quality of Service) feature lets you prioritize your applications based on which ones need the most bandwidth. If you are streaming a high-quality 4K video, for example, you can have your router prioritize that video over a person using a smartphone to check social media.
- Beamforming technology sends a narrow, focused signal to your device so you can always take advantage of a full, concentrated signal even if you move around.
INCREASE YOUR BANDWIDTH
The speed of your Internet is dependent upon the amount of bandwidth you are paying for. Since 4K Ultra HD content needs as least 25Mbps per user, you would need at least that much speed. Many ISPs are currently offering 50–100Mbps Internet plans, and if you live in a neighborhood where fiber-optic Internet is an option, you might be able to get faster speeds to deliver your 4K Ultra HD content.Shop Internet Service Providers
4K CONTENT FROM CABLE/SATELLITE PROVIDERS
Fast Internet speeds are also important when streaming 4K Ultra HD content from cable and satellite providers such as DIRECTV, Comcast and DISH. Speeds of as least 25Mbps per user are recommended to enjoy the best quality and clarity of your 4K Ultra HD content. Stop by a Best Buy store and ask a Blue Shirt for details.