Bandwidth

Bandwidth

For streaming in high definition (HD) quality you will require a minimum download bandwidth of around 3 megabits per second (Mbps) but more than 5Mbps is recommended. For streaming in standard definition (SD) quality, around 1.5 Mbps is recommended.

The Into Film+ service will automatically adjust the resolution of your video image according to the available bandwidth, although picture quality will suffer once bandwidth drops below these recommended levels.

You can use an internet speed check service to determine your download bandwidth.

E.g. www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk

The Into Film+ service will automatically adjust the resolution of your video image to provide the best quality picture for the available bandwidth.

Mobile devices

If you are using a mobile device which connects to the internet over a 3G, 4G or 5G wireless connection, such as a mobile phone, SIM-equipped tablet or mobile dongle/hotspot, then streaming films on Into Film+ will use your mobile data, which may be limited or carry an additional charge according to your contract with your mobile network operator. If in doubt, please consult your mobile network operator.

We recommend a wired or Wi-Fi connection for streaming, although please be aware that most mobile devices will revert to using mobile data if the Wi-Fi connection drops. If this is a concern, then you should consider disabling the mobile network on your device temporarily while you are streaming films on Into Film+.

Downloading films

Currently Into Film+ is a streaming only service, but later in 2021 we will be adding the facility to download a film in advance across a much lower bandwidth connection. You will still need be at your registered location and be online to access the Into Film website to watch any downloaded films, but your playback won't suffer if your internet connectivity can't support real time streaming.

How to manage your school restricting access to Into Film+

If your access to particular websites from the local network/Wi-Fi at your school or organisation is controlled through a firewall, router or similar (this could be software on your computer or hardware installed on the network), you may need to have your IT team allow access to the following website domains for Into Film+ to work correctly: