It’s been a long old wait, but 5G is finally here and rapidly expanding its way around the UK. And with it comes the promise of a more reliable connection in the busiest places, faster speeds and a near-instant connection.
But what about 5G streaming? And is it worth spending the extra cash to buy a 5G device and the pricier contract it requires to use it?
Watching TV shows and films with 5G
While 4G has generally seemed good enough to watch a film on Netflix or a show on BBC iPlayer, what about if you’re in a busy place? Being stuck on a train full of people waiting to leave a mainline station is the perfect moment to lose yourself in some good entertainment – but this could be when you have trouble.
Thankfully if you have 5G you can expect to watch whatever you want in the same way you would in a less busy place. And with peaks speeds as high as 400Mbps, you can expect full enjoyment of your favourite shows, in the best quality possible.
5G live streaming
If you’ve landed yourself a ticket to an amazing concert, a football match or some other major event, chances are you’ll want to share it with everyone you know. That could mean going live on Facebook or YouTube, or one of the many other social media platforms or streaming apps.
While you may still have a good signal in a busy place, it could prove difficult to stream if you’re not on 5G. This is because, due to the required bandwidth and the number of devices making these requests, technology can struggle to cope. Add 5G however, and your connection will be much more reliable.
No need for Wi-Fi
Finally, with 5G you can feel that all those things that you’re used to doing at home using Wi-Fi, you can now do equally well outside the home. It’s an always-on connection that gives you the freedom to do whatever you want whenever you want to do it.