What internet speed should I have?

You can have up to 1000 participants in a single live kahoot. An internet connection is vital to a game running smoothly. Determining the minimum bandwidth you should have is largely based on the most amount of participants you expect to have at once. Based on past usage, we recommend the following:
  • 20 players / 2 Mbps up & down
  • 50 players / 3 Mbps up & down
  • 100 players / 5 Mbps up & down
  • 500 players / 23 Mbps up & down
  • 1000 players / 45 Mbps up & down
We also recommend the hosting device be connected via ethernet (not wifi) to ensure stability.

Playing with a large audience?

Here are some tips to minimize the potential for connectivity issues:

Note that the player limit is 1000 for live kahoot games.

Routers sometimes have limits on the max number of devices they’ll handle. We generally recommend asking participants to use their cell data if they have a good signal, leaving wi-fi for those with poor signal. Each participant’s answer submitted is roughly 1Kb of data. A participant using their cell data with a 1Gb data plan could send over a million answers before reaching 1Gb.

On a rare occasion, issues in gameplay can be attributed to the hosting device's hardware. Games are reliant on the hosting device to process responses from participants. It's ideal that you host live kahoots for large audiences on a laptop or desktop with moderate hardware (like an i5 processor and 8GB RAM).

If you’re planning to host your large kahoot at a venue you’ve not hosted Kahoot! at before, a smart move would be to do a tech-check at the venue at least a few days before your event. This will give you time to work with your IT team to fix any issues discovered.

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