How fast of an internet connection do I need for gaming and streaming videos?

Episode 1182 (1:43:01)

Steve from Tacoma, WA

Steve is going to be streaming video and playing video games online. How fast does his internet connection need to be? Leo says that Netflix has an ISP Speed Index to let him know what he'll need and where he can get it. They also offer recommendations about speed here. 10 Mbps should be sufficient, and 25Mbps would be better yet. He can even use that to Skype with his parents. Steve should always remember that published limits are best speeds, not average speed.