When you have subscribed to any kind of IPTV service, it can be incredibly frustrating to find that it is continuously buffering and nothing you seem to do is working.
There could be a number of different reasons why your stream may be constantly buffering or failing to load things very quickly ranging from WiFi problems to specific issues with the provider.
Throughout this blog post, we are going to be discussing some of these issues and what you can do to fix them and stop them from happening in the future.
What is Buffering?
Put simply, buffering is the term widely used to describe the action of software downloading a certain amount of data before you are able to stream the video or music.
To understand why this happens, we will need to take a look at how IPTV streams work. An IPTV server will issue “data packets” instead of streaming directly to the device itself.
If there is a problem that occurs while these packets are being transferred then this can be what causes your IPTV stream to freeze for a time until the connection is restored.
So what can be done to fix your buffering problems? Is there a way to stop this from occurring in the future? Continue reading to find out more.
WiFi Interference and Congestion
One of the main things that can tend to happen if your IPTV is not loading properly is that there can be some interference with your WiFi that is causing it to work slower.
This is an issue that can be very easily solved as you can try restarting your WiFi router, to begin with, if this does not work you can try disconnecting other devices that you are not using but are connected to the WiFi.
This should decongest the servers and allow you to continue watching without it buffering too much in future. Congestion can be the main cause of the buffering on any kind of IPTV device or service as well as causing other applications and devices to buffer too.
IPTV Provider Issue
One thing to take note of when trying your internet fixes is whether you are able to stream things from other devices or on other applications as this may mean that your IPTV provider is where the issue is stemming from.
If you have reset your WiFi and you are still finding that your IPTV service is buffering and nothing else is then this could also be a sign that the provider is your problem.
Continue trying other devices and apps to ensure that they are working correctly and are not buffering to make sure that you are certain of the problem before you take any further action.
Once this has been confirmed, you should try to get in touch with your IPTV provider to enquire about any issues they may be having on their end or potential fixes to your issue if this is a common problem that users come into contact with.
Understanding Internet Speeds
Something that you should be aware of is the speed of your internet in order to make sure that it is able to support HD video streaming.
In order to stream different types of IPTV your internet must meet a minimum requirement in terms of speed to be able to do so: 4 MBps for SD content; 6 MBps for HD content and 25 MBps for Ultra HD content.
With this in mind, it is important to note which of the above definitions you are streaming in and whether your internet has the capabilities to keep up with this. Using a VPN can sometimes affect the speed of your internet and could cause your device to buffer but should not be a major issue in the long term
If you find that this content is not compatible with your internet speed, then you can try viewing your stream in a lower definition in order to reduce the buffering long term.
Most types of IPTV boxes will allow the user to increase their buffer size which will mean that your device is able to download more data in the same amount of time allowing you more data to work with if there are issues with buffering on your device.
If your device allows for this setting to be changed, you should be able to find this in the settings tab. If the option is not here, you can look up some online guides for how to do so.
Use a Wired Internet Connection
One of the simplest and most effective ways in which you can quickly solve your buffering issues on your IPTV player is to use a wired internet connection instead of a wireless one.
One of the key advantages that wired internet presents over a wireless connection is a stronger and more reliable connection over long periods of time as the device is plugged directly into the router via ethernet cable.
This provides a much stronger connection to the internet meaning that your buffering issues should be resolved for the most part.
Even if you are not plugging in directly to the router, you can have access points installed throughout your house which will be able to be plugged into various devices in order to receive a more powerful connection.
To conclude, there are plenty of things that can cause your IPTV streams to buffer from the strength of your internet connection to an issue with the IPTV provider’s servers themselves.
If you do come across any of these issues there is no need to panic, there are just as many solutions that you can try out in order to combat these problems.
Our support team are here to help you however we can from providing extra information on your IPTV service to letting you know of any potential fixes to the problems you may be experiencing.
If you are still struggling with buffering issues and would like some further support to help solve your buffering iptv, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at email@example.com and we will be more than happy to assist in any way possible.