What is the Viasat Browser?
How is the Viasat Browser unique?
The Viasat Browser is different from web browsers like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge in several ways.
The Viasat Browser does the following:
- Minimizes data usage
- Defaults to low video streaming quality to save data
- Blocks ads from displaying
- Prevents HTML videos from playing automatically
- Requires less memory processing capacity
- Speeds up web browsing experience for users on slower internet connections
- Does not minimize latency or improve video gaming experience on satellite internet
Built specifically for satellite internet customers, the Viasat Browser has an optional feature that lowers video streaming quality, which can really help minimize data usage. The browser also requires less memory processing capacity to help pages load faster. All of this adds up to a better browsing experience with Viasat satellite internet service.
No browser is magic though, so keep expectations reasonable. Even with a speedier browser, satellite internet won’t work well for some types of gaming. If you’re trying to play fast-paced video games like Apex Legends or Fortnite with a Viasat connection, it will still be frustratingly slow with noticeable lag.
For more tips on what games you can play with slower internet connections, check out our guide to gaming on satellite internet.