Stop KODI Buffering Fixes Tips And Solutions
One thing we get asked a lot is how to stop, fix or reduce buffering on their JailBroken Fire Sticks and streaming KODI media devices. The main thing to remember is you are streaming and not watching cable TV. They are two totally different things. With any streaming device, whether it’s an Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, or even Apple TV, you are going to be watching streams from various providers who are often working on little-to-no budget. Because of this the quality is raely going to match the quality of a cable source. This however does not mean you cannot reduce buffering and does not mean you can’t watch high quality TV streams.
So let’s look at ways to reduce and fix your buffering issues.
General Rules Of Thumb
There is not one way to fix buffering, but there are a few mandatory items to check off to ensure that it isn’t your internet connection causing the buffering.
- If your Kodi streamer can connect to your router or modem via ethernet, you should make every effort to do that. While wireless connections are getting better every year, they still only get a fraction of the internet speed of the same wired connection.
- Make sure you have at least 5mbps internet speed for streaming movies or TV episodesor 10mbps internet speed for live TV streaming. This isn’t exact, but are general numbers to help you out. The faster the WIFI the better your streaming will be.
- Try a different source. There are always going to be multiple add-ons for anything your trying to watch. Sometimes I search 10 add-ons to find the stream I want to watch. All this takes just a few minutes, but it’s worth the extra time. For a live event, a stream can easily become overloaded and will buffer no matter what. It’s just a matter of how many people are watching that particular stream at that time. For example, I watched the UFC 207 and couldn’t find a HD stream for that PPV event. Ten minutes into it I found a very high quality link and enjoyed yet another free PPV on my Fire Stick. Please take the time to search through the add-ons before you just assume it can’t be watched.
- For movies and TV episodes that are in video format, different file hosts have different speeds in different countries. For example, OpenLoad may be quick in one area, but clicknupload may be fast in another. Find what host works best for you.
If you have purchased our devices this maintenance will help with Buffering and 90% of all problems you’ll run into with our devices.