Do you suffer from buffering issues, cuts, very slow channel loading, slow response when you swap or try to go back to groups or zap between channels?
When IPTV devices keep buffering it is one of the most annoying things that you can face when trying to enjoy your favorite shows.
The first thing you need to know is that when you are using the IPTV, the video stream isn’t sent to your device directly. Instead, it’s sent in bite-size ‘packets’.
If there’s any delay that might be caused by a slow network, your show pauses while it waits for the next packet. This is known as buffering.
Luckily, there are many solutions that you can use to minimize or stop your device (Smart TV, Smartphone, Kodi, Firestick..) from buffering while watching streaming videos on it.
Before heading into the solutions, here are a few reasons why you might experience the bad loading or buffering issues:
- Slow connection speed
- Network connectivity problems
- Limited bandwidth from the streaming source
- Unsuitable device cache settings
- Internet service provider (ISP) throttling connection speeds.
As with any other technical problem, you have first to find the source of your issue. Therefore, we will share with you today:
How to fix slow loading or buffering issues while using your iptv?
Make sure you are not using multiple devices!
Having multiple devices on your internet network can slow loading time. If you are using a game console, mobile phone, tablet, or PC while watching a streaming video will cause the issue. Disconnecting them should help speed up your streaming.
Please keep in mind that if large numbers of people are accessing a single streaming source at the same time. This will create a bottleneck.
Test Internet connection speed!
Streaming content requires a powerful internet connection. Those are the following recommendations for streaming IPTV content:
- Minimum required speed: 0.5 Megabits per second
- Recommended broadband connection speed: 1.5 Megabits per second
- Speed recommended for SD quality content: 3.0 Megabits per second
- Speed recommended for HD quality content: 5.0 Megabits per second
- Speed recommended for Ultra HD quality content: 25 Megabits per second
From what we mentioned previously. It’s probably a good idea to have at least a 5.0Mb/s connection to stream content through any device.
If you have a connection speed lower than this. Then it is fair to expect some interruptions when streaming HD content.
Using a higher connection would be always better. As this would give you a little leeway in case of any fluctuations in connection speed.
If your connection speed matches or exceeds 5.0Mbps and you are still experiencing issues. Then your first step should be running an internet speed test to see what your numbers look like.
You can check your speed using one of these websites:
Optimize your cache settings!
Sometimes the cause of low streaming and buffering may be due to the insufficient RAM memory or a cache problem, the most recommended solution is to have an Android BOX with 2GB or more RAM space.
In case of cache sittings problems (Buffering on all channels, black screen) try to disconnect the power cable of your TV or box and wait for 20 or 30 seconds and then reconnect it again, this will clear the system cache and could fix this problem.
As an IPTV provider, we are making sure to support you with a technical team until you get a good quality service, in addition, that we always advise our visitors to test the service for 7 days trial before any long subscription.