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Wifi buffering

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:34am
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Stevo60

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Hi i was wondering if anyone had some advice/help / companies regarding wifi ,we are in a rental property with wifi ,and i have brought over a amazon fire stick so i can watch english tv over the winter but it keeps on buffering so cannot watch the programmes ,we are here for the next 5 months in gran playa santa pola 

RobertBB

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:47am

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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:47am

Probably the easiest way is to reduce the video playback quality if you can (section 9 of below link) basically the higher

the quality the faster the internet speed you need.

https://www.comparitech.com/tv-streaming/stop-firestick-buffering/

When in Spain we used https://tvplayer.com/uk/ as this allows you to reduce video quality, 

As rough guide see below, but this is a guide only..

The following table shows the minimum speeds required for each playback quality:

Quality Required Minimum Bandwidth  240p = 500 kbps  360p = 1 Mbps  720p = 3 Mbps  1080p = 7 Mbps  2K = 12 Mbps  4K & up = 22 Mbps

I have added the below i found on the net.The Amazon Fire TV has enabled the user to watch the videos that are accessed from the internet in the best quality. The product allows the user to set their own video quality before watching the streamed videos or the media content. This feature has been extraordinary as the user has the freedom to keep changing the video quality before watching any of the films or the shows on the big screen. Here is how you ensure the better streaming quality on the Amazon Fire Stick very easily by following the below steps.

Step 1
Now to enter into the settings menu of the Amazon Fire TV, make sure to press and hold the ‘Home’ button for the proper amount of time. You will now be able to get access to the ‘Settings’ that gets displayed on the Amazon Fire TV to choose the specific settings.

Step 2
Now inside the settings menu, the user has to choose the ‘Preferences’ option to get access to the preference-related options for the Amazon Fire Stick.

Step 3
On pressing the preferences menu option, you will notice the several sub-options under it. The user has to select the ‘Set Video Quality’ option to set the streaming quality of the Amazon Fire Stick.

Step 4
On successfully selecting the set video quality option, the user will be provided with the three options namely good, better and best. You can choose one of the three options based on the movie or the show you want to watch.


You can now successfully adjust the quality of the video you watch by setting the video quality beforehand in the preferences menu by following the above steps. Think if your struggling with wifi speed try setting it on GOOD.
RobertBB

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:56am

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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:56am

Stevo60 wrote on Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:34am:

Hi i was wondering if anyone had some advice/help / companies regarding wifi ,we are in a rental property with wifi ,and i have brought over a amazon fire stick so i can watch english tv over the winter but it keeps on buffering so cannot watch the programmes ,we are here for the next 5 months in...

... gran playa santa pola 

If you need to test your wifi to see the speed your getting you can do so at either of the below links.

https://www.speedtest.net/

https://www.bandwidthplace.com/

Stevo60

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:12am

Stevo60

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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:12am

RobertBB wrote on Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:56am:

If you need to test your wifi to see the speed your getting you can do so at either of the below links.

https://www.speedtest.net/

I tried the speed test and it was 19 ,then i tried the bandwidth test and it was download 4.76 and upload 5.80

Peter3473

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:00pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:00pm

RobertBB wrote on Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:56am:

If you need to test your wifi to see the speed your getting you can do so at either of the below links.

https://www.speedtest.net/

Just done both 

Speed test = 53.38 Mbps

Band width download = 49.53 Mbps

Band width upload = 55.26 Mbps

I don’t really understand this technology! But are the results any good? 

RobertBB

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:32pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:32pm

Stevo60 wrote on Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:12am:

I tried the speed test and it was 19 ,then i tried the bandwidth test and it was download 4.76 and upload 5.80

Stevo60, i would think the 4.76 Mbps is around your actual download speed via wifi and this would struggle to deliver 1080p (high quality) video, try dropping video quality and this should reduce the buffering.

As for Peter3473 speeds yes your speeds are considered good, you would have no issues with buffering, wish i had your internet speed myself.

Stevo60

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:34pm

Stevo60

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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:34pm

RobertBB wrote on Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:32pm:

Stevo60, i would think the 4.76 Mbps is around your actual download speed via wifi and this would struggle to deliver 1080p (high quality) video, try dropping video quality and this should reduce the buffering.

As for Peter3473 speeds yes your speeds are considered good, you would have no issues with buffering, wish i had your internet speed myself....

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Thank you very much for the info ,do you think the speed can be increased easily ?

Peter3473

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:51pm

Peter3473

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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:51pm

RobertBB wrote on Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:32pm:

Stevo60, i would think the 4.76 Mbps is around your actual download speed via wifi and this would struggle to deliver 1080p (high quality) video, try dropping video quality and this should reduce the buffering.

As for Peter3473 speeds yes your speeds are considered good, you would have no issues with buffering, wish i had your internet speed myself....

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Thank you for the information, stay safe and healthy. 

RobertBB

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:54pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:54pm

Stevo60 wrote on Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:34pm:

Thank you very much for the info ,do you think the speed can be increased easily ?

You could have a word with your landlord as you appear to be getting a pretty dire reception/ speed, that would be your first port of call, or is there a receiver type box in the house and if there is can it be moved to try and find a better reception, failing both these thoughts there are wifi extenders which boost the signal, i have used these with very good results in the past though these need setting up, i understand your there for 5 months so it might be worth investing in your own wifi connection, there are several broadband companies that do not require set term contracts ie you could sign up for 5 months then cancel, might be worth speaking to your local PC shop.as well.

(see example of wifi extender at below link).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TL-WA850RE-Universal-Extender-Broadband-Ethernet/dp/B00AHXXJVW?ref_=Oct_s9_apbd_otopr_hd_bw_bT8f0x&pf_rd_r=PR5PY6VMJZKHAZNBSHSA&pf_rd_p=545c3741-f798-559d-b495-002773f45605&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-10&pf_rd_t=BROWSE&pf_rd_i=430578031&tag=costa0cc-21

Stevo60

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:00pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:00pm

Thank you very much for your help ,cheers 

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