The bandwidth used by Hangouts is adaptive and will vary to provide the best experience for the given conditions of the participants’ network. 


Minimum bandwidth required:

  • Outbound from the participant: 256 kbps
  • Inbound to the participant: 512 kbps

Ideal bandwidth for the best experience:

  • Outbound from the participant: 1 mbps
  • Inbound to the participant: 2.5 mbps

With group hangouts of more than 2 people you can expect bandwidth usage in ideal situations to be:

  • Outbound from the participant in all situations: 900kbps
  • Inbound to the participant with 5 participants: 2mbps
  • Inbound to the participant with 10 participants: 3mbps
Supported Browsers:

Supported Operating systems:

  • Mac OS X 10.5+
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista with SP1 or later
  • Windows XP
  • Chrome
  • Ubuntu and other Debian based Linux distributions

Processor Minimum Requirements:

  • Any 2 Ghz dual core processor or greater.

Bandwidth

  • For 1:1 connections we suggest a 1 mbps/1 mbps (up/down)
  • For group video connectivity we suggest 1 mbps/2 mbps (up/down)