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Cory Streater #1

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Posted Aug 1 '13 @ 8:43 PM

YouTube plays perfectly. I haven't signed up for Netflix yet, but when I'm watching a Google Play TV show, it is constantly buffering. Does anyone else use Google Play Movies and/or TV, and if so, are you having issues with it? The TV and the router are right next to one another and I have 1GB up/down internet service.

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Posted Aug 2 '13 @ 2:09 PM

I have Verizon FIOS at home with 25Mb up and down, but I could never get through a YouTube video or Google Play show without terrible buffering. While sitting and waiting for a video to buffer, I would open a new tab and do a speed test and see that I was getting normal speeds, and other sites like Vimeo would play normally. I finally came to the conclusion that Verizon was purposely capping downloads from YouTube (and Play which come from the same servers), so I called them to complain, they said they did not do that, but oddly YouTube started working OK, (not perfect) within 24 hours.

I can't say for sure Verizon was/is doing anything mischievous, but I wouldn't be surprised either. It maybe worth checking your provider.


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Posted Nov 16 '15 @ 10:08 PM

I have Verizon FIOS at home with 25Mb up and down, but I could never get through a YouTube video or Google Play show without terrible buffering. While sitting and waiting for a video to buffer, I would open a new tab and do a speed test and see that I was getting normal speeds, and other sites like Vimeo would play normally. I finally came to the conclusion that Verizon was purposely capping downloads from YouTube (and Play which come from the same servers), so I called them to complain, they said they did not do that, but oddly YouTube started working OK, (not perfect) within 24 hours.

I can't say for sure Verizon was/is doing anything mischievous, but I wouldn't be surprised either. It maybe worth checking your provider.

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