What are the system requirements for watching Smithsonian Channel programming on

On Your Computer:

  • PC: Windows 7 or later
  • MAC: MAC OSX 10.10 or later
  • JavaScript and Cookies must be enabled

Web Browser:

  • Chrome 62 or later
  • Firefox 60 or later
  • Safari 10 or later (Mac only)
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer 11 or later (Windows 8.1 or later)

On Your Mobile Device:

  • iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®: iOS 11.0 or higher
  • Android phones and tablets: Android 5.0 or higher

Internet Speed:

  • We recommend a connection speed of 3 Mbps or higher for browser and TV devices.
  • We recommend a connection speed of 800Kbps for phone and tablet devices.
  • You can test your connection speed at many third-party websites, including
  • We adjust video quality based on your connection speed.


NOTE: Smithsonian Channel may continue to function on some unsupported browsers and/or devices, however we cannot guarantee an optimal experience on those browser and/or devices.

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