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Max Bandwidth

Watch a single channel on Twitch for more than 8 hours consecutively.

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srylain the 2ndsrylain the 2nd1,007,054
05 Dec 2013 10 Dec 2014
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*The achievement seems to have been fixed by the most recent update (12/9/14), so if you had problems before try it again and see if it works.

This achievement is not cumulative, it must be done all at once.

For this to unlock, you must watch a single stream without backing out of it for a whole 8 hours. If you back out unintentionally or on purpose (or it says the broadcast finished when it didn't), you will need to start over. Most streams don't last for 8 hours at a time, so you'll need to find someone who's doing a marathon and let it run for 8 hours.

TwitchPlaysPokemon is a great channel to try and get this on since they are usually streaming for long periods of time.
FrogInTheStreetSrg3 is going on right now. Srgmarathon is the channel. They'll be streaming speedruns from dec 6th to dec 11th to raise money to send people to agdq. Here is a link to the schedule and here is a link to the agdq schedule as well
Posted by FrogInTheStreet on 06 Dec 13 at 09:29
FrogInTheStreetScratch what I said about srg3. Their stream hasn't stayed up longer than 5 hours yet. 8 hours might be possible but agdq will most likely be a much more consistant stream.
Posted by FrogInTheStreet on 06 Dec 13 at 20:39
mcnichojYou could also try setting up your own stream on your computer if you know how to or a PS4 if you have one.
Nobody really joins most of the random streams people do so you'll also get a good chunk of time towards Talent Scout if you make your own.
Posted by mcnichoj on 15 Dec 13 at 00:55
Xion3362Magic: The Gathering is a good stream to go to if they are running a Star City tournament. They are easily streamed for 8 hours.
Posted by Xion3362 on 04 Jan 14 at 23:26
AtomI've had problems with AGDQ staying up for 8 hours straight, but the stream is fantastic. Hopefully it can last 8 for me one of these times.
Posted by Atom on 07 Jan 14 at 14:52
srylain the 2ndAfter the first 15 hours I started having problems with either Twitch crashing or the stream going down, but at some point they should have everything stabilized enough.
Posted by srylain the 2nd on 08 Jan 14 at 02:36
Keyblade X PainThe main Problem for this achievement is, that twitch is crashing the streams very often.

The best way for me was to search for someone that is doing a 24+h stream.
Posted by Keyblade X Pain on 22 Jan 14 at 00:14
xPut Name HerexYou could probably easily do this on the Twitch Plays Pokemon Stream currently:
Posted by xPut Name Herex on 17 Feb 14 at 07:21
Shiney Cheese^How I did it. Stream is stable and probably won't boot you out.
Posted by Shiney Cheese on 20 Feb 14 at 13:49
MichelYeah... Praise the Helix Fossil people... he will lead us to the achievement unlocking
Posted by Michel on 20 Feb 14 at 14:11
TheIcemanCometh+1 for the TwitchPlaysPokemon suggestion. I could never get more than two hours before this. It's been going for almost twelve hours straight now with no issues.
Posted by TheIcemanCometh on 09 Mar 14 at 11:16
ChucklestyleSaltybet is another 24/7 stream to use for this, and can be pretty entertaining.
Posted by Chucklestyle on 27 May 14 at 00:02
bumgarbI tried twitchplayspokemon today, but only got 2 hours. I guess the app crashed because the X1 was on the home screen when I checked it. Are there any settings that close apps after X time of inactivity? I'm going to try again while I sleep.
Posted by bumgarb on 01 Jun 14 at 03:44
srylain the 2nd@bumgarb Not that I know of, the app just probly crashed. If you're watching a video app, the idle timer the Xbox has that turns itself off after x amount of time isn't used.
Posted by srylain the 2nd on 01 Jun 14 at 07:53
Nader VoterIs there something wrong with this achievement? I've been watching for almost 9 hours now and nothing. The strange thing is that when you look at my achievement list it says the longest time watched at once is zero.
Posted by Nader Voter on 21 Jun 14 at 00:16
bumgarb@AB0MINAT10N I'm convinced there are a couple of buggy things about this app. I've been trying to get the Max Bandwidth for some time now while sleeping. The most I've ever gone without the app crashing is about 4 hours. As of my attempt last night, I was only getting about an hour before the video feed on any channel would freeze while the audio continued... which I can only assume leads ultimately to the app crashing. But it is hard to say because I'm not getting any "feed end" or general error messages. I just find the app closed and the X1 waiting on the home screen. Last nights attempt did not change my stats for Max Bandwidth or Best Viewer NA achievements. I've been watching for about 3 hours this morning and the app has crashed once, still no change to my Best Viewer NA achievement stats. So, I just tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app with a power cycle or two in the process.
Posted by bumgarb on 21 Jun 14 at 15:39
bumgarb@AB0MINAT10N btw, I just checked the stats for this achievement. 9 people won it June 11th with no one getting it since. It looks like it was fairly consent that someone popped it daily for the 10 days prior. This would seem to suggested that a bug was introduced around the 11th. The app recently updated for me, so it seems reasonable that the most recent update has bugged this achievement or that people are having glitchy issues with the app in general.
Posted by bumgarb on 21 Jun 14 at 15:53
My Name is BaRtJust left my xbox on for 24 hours on twitchplayspokemon and no achievementangry
Posted by My Name is BaRt on 26 Jun 14 at 16:14
Lost Killazcan't get this cheevo, i have run the X1 two nights while I'm sleep and every morning i turn on my tv, the app was closed and the X1 in the dashboard! thats really annoying me, and my counter for the achievement track on smart glass shows me 0%!

i dont konw what i should do, i reinstall the app and try it this night again, but i think it will crash again!
Posted by Lost Killaz on 11 Jul 14 at 11:57
sbg0924July 15,2014 - Just watched 12 hours of cheevo.
Posted by sbg0924 on 15 Jul 14 at 11:32
AirNathI had a update for Twitch yesterday.Watched a channel for 9hours without it frezzing or crashing and the ach, didn`t unlock. Seems the update was just to add xbox one games ads.
Posted by AirNath on 19 Jul 14 at 06:54
Lost KillazYep, the new update won't crash the app, but the cheevo does not unlocking, watched an channel for 9hours too, but nothing-.- horrible. I hope they bring a new update that fix the cheevo!
Posted by Lost Killaz on 22 Jul 14 at 11:09
bumgarbPlease join me in sending twitter messages and xbox support forum posts to complain about this. The more complaints, the greater the chance they will work in it.
Posted by bumgarb on 25 Jul 14 at 03:05
RaxelI've watched for 10 hours twice and nothing , its just stuck on 20%?
Posted by Raxel on 29 Jul 14 at 22:02
Doctor LollypopSomething is definitely up with this achievement i left my xbox on overnight for 8 hours and i checked after 8 1/2 hrs and it was a 0% and then i left it on for 9 hours again and it was only at like 20%.... Then theres the times when i get to the 6/7 hour mark and it says oh the broadcast finnshed when it really isnt angry so stupid for a 0 pt achievement
Posted by Doctor Lollypop on 01 Aug 14 at 02:55
SmallywoodI've attempted this so many times I'm almost at 100 hours and still don't have it. The app is broken
Posted by Smallywood on 01 Aug 14 at 18:20
bumgarbHere is a thread I open on the xbox support forum. Please add to it or open your own threads to help draw attention to the problem.
Posted by bumgarb on 02 Aug 14 at 18:44
MomentousFlea4Getting antsy for this to be's been almost 2 months and no word from Twitch (emailed them) and nothing from MS. :I
Posted by MomentousFlea4 on 04 Aug 14 at 03:37
Lost Killazi got an app update for twitch today, i tried the achievement over the night!!
Posted by Lost Killaz on 20 Aug 14 at 00:29
VictimOfDesire^ Any luck?
Posted by VictimOfDesire on 20 Aug 14 at 22:24
bumgarbI'd guess not. Stats still show June 11 as last time someone got it.
Posted by bumgarb on 21 Aug 14 at 00:25
JeighTried it for 12 hours as snapped, full screened, and chat box, didn't unlock. STILL BUGGED.
Posted by Jeigh on 31 Aug 14 at 08:03
srylain the 2ndThe app just got a new update I believe, so if someone would be awesome enough to check it again...
Posted by srylain the 2nd on 02 Sep 14 at 22:51
A 2rue LeGacYNo need to run the app for 8 hrs to test it. Just leave it for a couple minutes and see if your consecutive minutes counter went up. If it is stuck at 0 then it is still glitched.
Posted by A 2rue LeGacY on 02 Sep 14 at 23:21
SmallywoodMine is stuck at 188 or I would test it, someone please post their findings.
Posted by Smallywood on 03 Sep 14 at 05:38
WaddabooMine is stuck at 2% (9-10 minutes), even if I watch more than three times that. That's after the most recent update.
Posted by Waddaboo on 04 Sep 14 at 15:53
Tm5kJust left a 24 hr stream on from 10 pm past 7:00 am and achievement progress bar has not budged. Way buggy. At least I'm 98% done with Best Viewer NA now.
Posted by Tm5k on 05 Sep 14 at 12:16
bumgarbYeah, I've been stuck at 43% since June. If I start Twitch and it doesn't reset to 0% then I assume it is still bugged. I've made support requests to Microsoft, they said it is a Twitch issue. I've also made request to Twitch to fix it. Suggest others also request/complain.
Posted by bumgarb on 09 Sep 14 at 03:43
xQu33nEmblaIt's still glitched. Mine haven't even moved at all after watching hours on one channel. I hope they fix this.
Posted by xQu33nEmbla on 11 Sep 14 at 13:53
LordFightALotYeah, it's glitched. But can you get this Solo when it gets fixed by watching your own stream and let it sit for 8 hours? (By livestreaming on your PC and watching it on your Xbox)...
Posted by LordFightALot on 11 Sep 14 at 20:24
srylain the 2ndIf you wanted to waste your bandwidth, sure you can.
Posted by srylain the 2nd on 11 Sep 14 at 23:28
Posted by LordFightALot on 12 Sep 14 at 18:11
LordFightALotYeah sometimes I get the "Livestream Ended" thing while, in reality the stream is still online. How do you prevent that from happening? Is that a fault on my end? This achievement will be a bitch to get once it gets fixed...
Posted by LordFightALot on 21 Sep 14 at 14:23
Beast IncarnateHopefully it will get fixed.
Posted by Beast Incarnate on 20 Oct 14 at 02:21
Smasher39I just tried it today, I watched ManvsGame for around 10 hours and had no luck... I really hope they fix this soon, it's all I need to max Twitch!
Posted by Smasher39 on 23 Oct 14 at 20:13
Smasher39Edit: I tweeted at Xbox Support to fix this. I hope they respond tomorrow, since i tweeted after their work hours.
Posted by Smasher39 on 23 Oct 14 at 20:39
VictimOfDesireStill not fucking fixed? >_>
Posted by VictimOfDesire on 25 Oct 14 at 02:48
The SharkopathYea still not fixed. Tried it twice the other day and should have worked. Never lost connection or anything but no luck.
Posted by The Sharkopath on 27 Oct 14 at 07:43
FluffyPup363427weird weird I check this everyday to see if its fixed and I could have sworn I always see 941 people completed, but now it says 942.. am I going crazy?
Posted by FluffyPup363427 on 28 Oct 14 at 01:22
The SharkopathNope. Last people to get it were back in June :(
Posted by The Sharkopath on 28 Oct 14 at 01:52
FluffyPup363427Something is not right here! Look at my last comment I thought it said 941 then it went to 942 completed this. Now it says 959 people completed this yet it says the last person did this in June something is fishy...
Posted by FluffyPup363427 on 29 Oct 14 at 17:04
The SharkopathIt could be people that had gotten it back in June but weren't on TA until the last few days. The new TA app will draw in new gamers.
Posted by The Sharkopath on 29 Oct 14 at 17:20
FluffyPup363427Blast! That makes perfect sense ha
Posted by FluffyPup363427 on 30 Oct 14 at 06:06
liviaroIt could also be that someone had another achievement as their last ;-)
Posted by liviaro on 05 Nov 14 at 10:38
hunterIVOut of curiosity, can you stream from your Xbox One without unlocking any Twitch achievements? I'd like to stream, but, because of this achievement, I don't want any Twitch achievements.
Posted by hunterIV on 06 Nov 14 at 20:26
srylain the 2ndThere aren't any achievements for streaming, no. Streaming was added around March, while the app itself was available at launch of the console.
Posted by srylain the 2nd on 07 Nov 14 at 01:46
Beast IncarnateIf you're worried about it being on your tag though it's not like the 360, from what I've seen you can't remove games even if you don't have any achievements in them. Just a heads up. :)
Posted by Beast Incarnate on 07 Nov 14 at 05:35
The GlobalizerFYI, the new completions are likely new users, not old users or shadow unlocks.
Posted by The Globalizer on 10 Nov 14 at 01:52
MomentousFlea4I can't believe this isn't fixed. It's going to be the only "game" I can't complete. ffs.
Posted by MomentousFlea4 on 12 Nov 14 at 06:04
Strategy OneWow, thats awesome I didn't even want this on my list, but got on because I unlocked 1 achievement. And now to see I can't finish it sucks... facepalm
Posted by Strategy One on 21 Nov 14 at 20:57
TachikomaShikiI messaged them early October and got a reply pretty quick from someone which was, 'I'll bring this bug up to our developers'. Since then I messaged them back a few weeks later asking for an update but I was told there isn't any news for it yet. If more people complain, I'm sure we'll have a good chance for a fix. I believe this is the page I used so try messaging them from here and explain about the achievement on the Xbox One App, you'll need to have a twitch account though:
Posted by TachikomaShiki on 23 Nov 14 at 10:21
TalentedGamer88I've made a petition to get this fixed. Please sign! Link here:
Posted by TalentedGamer88 on 29 Nov 14 at 10:58
xPut Name HerexThey are putting out an update sometime today, so it might be fixed in this update.
Posted by xPut Name Herex on 09 Dec 14 at 16:19
liviaroI really hope this will get fixed so i'm holding my thumbs!
Posted by liviaro on 09 Dec 14 at 16:20
A 2rue LeGacYIt is fixed. My achievement is up to 3% and longest time watched at one time.
Posted by A 2rue LeGacY on 09 Dec 14 at 17:50
SmallywoodGood news Thx
Posted by Smallywood on 09 Dec 14 at 18:13
Krysalydi see, a i'm 20% cool go to pokemon twitch ^^
Posted by Krysalyd on 09 Dec 14 at 19:36
Smasher39I'm so happy this is fixed. I tweeted back and forth with Xbox Support for weeks back in November about it, then tweeted at Twitch Support and never got a reply. I honestly didn't know if they'd bother fixing it!
Posted by Smasher39 on 10 Dec 14 at 08:59
liviaroI almost got it over the night with twitch pokemon, my network went down this morning so it ended up att 99%, better luck next night -.-
Posted by liviaro on 10 Dec 14 at 09:05
TachikomaShikiThanks 'A 2rue LeGacY', just finally got it. First time, I lost connection after 4 hours. Second time, tried watching a Pokemon one as mentioned above but I think it ended after 4 hours again. So then I just decided to host a game at the main menu on my PS4 for 8 hours while watching on XB1 & I had no issues. Thanks to everyone who messaged Twitch about this too!
Posted by TachikomaShiki on 10 Dec 14 at 16:23
FalconGR LIVEJust got it as well!!! The cheevo is fixed now! Time to finish this!! :P
Posted by FalconGR LIVE on 10 Dec 14 at 20:33
Golden Hawk255Got it last night, although I was chanal hoping and it didn't reset
Posted by Golden Hawk255 on 15 Dec 14 at 17:22
Twigleaf TwigsI just got this... and I got lucky, because I got 4 or 5 broadcast terminated screens while getting it. It seems they may have eased up on the restrictions a bit with the new patch of 12/9/14, especially if you lose connection due to a network error. As long as it is not extended outage. I encounted a " broadcast has ended " termination screen error about 37% in. The broadcast came back in about 2 minutes, but normally, ~4 months ago, this would have reset the achievement progress back to 0 hours. So, I thought... I'll just wait 5 more min and see if it did reset, or if it still goes up in progress. and it did.. Every 4.8 minutes is 1% progress. So, this last patch, may have added a little easement for short network interruptions because Twitch is very unstable on the XBOX 1. Still, if you back out of the channel at any point , you may as well assume to restart the 8 hours.
Posted by Twigleaf Twigs on 15 Dec 14 at 17:28
TimmayJust got - now All i need is for Youtube to fix theirs.
Posted by Timmay on 16 Dec 14 at 01:21
liviaroTimmy QQ: At least youtube fixed 1 of the broken achievements, just 1 more!
Posted by liviaro on 16 Dec 14 at 07:50
LordFightALotI finally got this after months of waiting! It feels so good to have this completed. Thanks for the fix, Twitch! I left my Xbox on while I was asleep. One other important thing is to set the stream quality to low (easier for your internet to load the stream, less chance of getting lag and broadcast errors). Everything went flawless for me, my internet didn't cut out once, because when I woke up the achievement had unlocked...
Posted by LordFightALot on 24 Dec 14 at 07:29
dalton32389keeping the quality low is a good tip
Posted by dalton32389 on 06 Jan 15 at 23:16
DaOverUnderApp crashed less then 30 minutes from this popping. Now the progress is stuck at 95% presumably until I beat my previous time.

Is there no way to track this until the last half hour now?
Posted by DaOverUnder on 09 Jan 15 at 12:07
SmallywoodCorrect. It will not update until you exceed 95%.
Posted by Smallywood on 09 Jan 15 at 14:36
Paul ZapFor anyone looking for a consistent channel for which you can leave your Xbox One on overnight to, I'd recommend "Monstercat". They have a 24/7 stream of their music, and the stream is almost never interrupted.
Posted by Paul Zap on 18 Jan 15 at 01:09
NUROK HOWLERGot it with the Saltybet channel. It is on all the time.
Posted by NUROK HOWLER on 03 Mar 15 at 23:14
Idan345you guys, if my xbox turns off at night, how can you leave it on for a long period? it just automatically turns off... :( i couldnt find the setting which tells it not to turn off automatically, where is that ?
Posted by Idan345 on 23 Apr 15 at 07:33
liviaroThe setting to leave your consoole on is at: settings->Power and autostart->Turn off after, just change that to don't turn off automaticly and you're all good :)

(I don't have my console on english so the settings names may differ a bit from the english counterpart, i translated the best i could)
Posted by liviaro on 23 Apr 15 at 11:09
GrislyGrizzlyIt doesn't matter what stream I watch. The app crashes within a few hours no matter what.
Posted by GrislyGrizzly on 23 Apr 15 at 22:48
ChaosAlertAs Twigleaf mentioned, the requirements for this are lenient on stream downtime. I was listening to the Monstercat stream, and they went down for around 15 minutes after the live Podcast ended, while I was at 39% on the progress bar. I didn't think it'd continue once they went back up, but thankfully it still counted up the progress.

I'm not sure how long a stream is allowed to be offline for, but I would say to remain on the channel if you know for certain it'll be back up within an hour.

Man, such a dumb achievement when compared to everything else on the list...
Posted by ChaosAlert on 29 Apr 15 at 02:29
B8TINGUSo I'm stuck at about 8% and it sounds like this will pick up after I exceed that which is good, but my question is: If I'm watching a 24 marathon gaming stream and the person gaming takes a break and the I'll be right back screen is up, is that considered a break in the stream which will reset the time or will the new leniency stop that and keep my time going? I guess I'll keep going on this channel and just report back, I have to watch 100 hours of live video anyway and all those weird times, I'll report back .
Posted by B8TINGU on 17 May 15 at 05:18
srylain the 2ndThe "I'll be back" screen is something that they stream, so yes it still counts as them streaming. Even if they did stop though, it sounds like from previous comments that as long as you keep the same page up even after they stop streaming, when they come back it'll still count and won't reset.

So for the most part, it seems like the only time the counter resets is when you either quit the app or quit the stream. If they leave and come back eventually (as long as you haven't left their page), it won't reset and will keep counting up.
Posted by srylain the 2nd on 17 May 15 at 14:01
B8TINGUWow, thanks for getting back to me that fast, also just for your info, but you already know the answer, you were correct on the BRB screen, I got this, this morning so obviously my worries were for naught. Thanks.
Posted by B8TINGU on 17 May 15 at 17:19
zsoltee53Twitch crash every time after 4-5 hours. cry Harder than I though. roll
Posted by zsoltee53 on 16 Jun 15 at 12:16
zsoltee53Is must be live video? Can I watch past broadcast videos for this achievement? The other cheevo's description said "Watch X hours of live video..." and this said "Watch a single channel for 8 hours...".
Posted by zsoltee53 on 16 Jun 15 at 12:37
RRocketRac3rzsoltee53, I have the same question...
Posted by RRocketRac3r on 17 Jun 15 at 12:22
zsoltee53I tested the cheevos on my dummy account and looks like both achievement types counting the past broadcasts too and I think the Twitch is running better while you watching old videos in Mobile picture quality. I hope I'm right. smile See you morning! headspin
Posted by zsoltee53 on 17 Jun 15 at 22:30
zsoltee53Nope... This is impossible. roll
Posted by zsoltee53 on 18 Jun 15 at 07:24
Posted by RRocketRac3r on 18 Jun 15 at 12:26
zsoltee53The past broadcasts works, but no achievement, because crashed.
Posted by zsoltee53 on 18 Jun 15 at 15:35
Sons O LibertyThese seems so lame...actually all of Twitches achiveos seem lame...don't have a XBOX ONE yet, but one thing is for sure, I sure in da hell ain't doing these damn things...I probably won't even install the app.
Posted by Sons O Liberty on 19 Jun 15 at 05:45
zsoltee53Finally, I got it. clap I disconnected every WiFi internet enabled devices in the house from the router for 8 hours. Watched the Twitch channel's E3 past broadcast (15 hours long video with 10 hours countdown) in Auto quality and unlocked. :) So don't give up! :)
Posted by zsoltee53 on 20 Jun 15 at 06:09
A Monkey PriestYeah, E3 is the perfect time to get this. A lot of channels streaming live for well over 8 hours, and it's worth watching.
Posted by A Monkey Priest on 20 Jun 15 at 11:21
MugiwaraSenshoI don't think I'll ever get this. The app constantly crashes, we're talking about 3+ times a day just watching Twitch normally. Anyone else having this problem?
Posted by MugiwaraSensho on 29 Jun 15 at 13:27
srylain the 2ndEvery now and then it'll crash for me, you can pretty easily tell when it's about to happen as the video gets desynced with the audio and it starts getting choppy.

The UI for the app is fine, I think Twitch just needs to rewrite the whole thing to make it work better.
Posted by srylain the 2nd on 01 Jul 15 at 11:27
zsoltee53@MugiwaraSensho, I had the same problem, but I found a way to unlock the achievement for the first try without crashing. Read my solution!

Solution for Max Bandwidth in Twitch
Posted by zsoltee53 on 02 Jul 15 at 10:56
I am MindslaveThanks for the suggestion of TwitchPlaysPokemon. I stumbled across them while looking for something to watch this morning and ended up just letting it run. Got the achievement.
Posted by I am Mindslave on 23 Jul 15 at 03:25