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What are the system requirements for watching the Smithsonian Earth streaming service on

On Your Computer

PC: Windows 7 Home SP1/Ultimate SP1/Pro SP1 or later

MAC: MAC OSX 10.6 or later

Adobe Flash Player 15.0 or later for video playback

JavaScript and Cookies must be enabled


Web Browser:

Internet Explorer 10.0 or later

Firefox 29 or later

Safari 7.0 or later (Mac only)

Chrome 34 or later


Internet Speed

We recommend a downstream bandwidth of 3Mbps or higher. A downstream bandwidth of less than 800 Kbps is not recommended.

You can test your downstream bandwidth at many third-party websites, including We adjust our stream based on your bandwidth.

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