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:

  • Internet Explorer 11.0 or later (Windows 8 or later)
  • Firefox 47 or later
  • Safari 8, 9 & 10 (Mac only)
  • Chrome 35 or later
  • Microsoft Edge

On Your Mobile Device:

  • iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®: iOS 8.0 or higher
  • Android phones and tablets: Android 4.3 or higher
  • Supported Amazon Kindle devices running Fire OS 4 (excluding Kindle HD 2013) 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.
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