How to fix Apple TV buffering issues

Apple TV is a new age television set made by the tech giant, Apple. It lets you watch movies, play games, use different apps and even connect to your other Apple devices, all in one place. While it has a smooth interface, there can be problems as technology is still improving each day. One of the problems faced by the users is buffering while watching a movie or a show. The continuous interruption can annoy and ruin your plan to binge-watch. So, here’s how you can fix this problem by yourself using these solutions.

See also: How to reset Apple TV

Check the internet speed

Affirm that you can play your video without any disturbance on your data speed. You can check it on the various sites available online. High Definition videos can stream without cutting in on speed equal to or faster than 15 Megabytes per second.

Check the connected network

Ensure your Wi-Fi has a strong connection and your router is in the vicinity of the TV. Also, make sure that no devices are interrupting the signal near the television. You can also try to disconnect from the network and connect it again. To do this, go to the settings and click on ‘General’. Select ‘Network’ and then ‘Wi-Fi’. Choose the network you are connected to and click on ‘Forget’. Afterward, refresh and connect to the network again.

Multiple available Wi-Fi’s

If you have multiple modems at your place, make sure to connect your TV to the nearest one in order to get a strong signal. If you reboot a router, the TV would connect to the other station and work on weak signals. To prevent buffering, confirm that your TV is connected to the nearby router after the rebooting is done.

Switching off and on

This is an easy process but sometimes the simple reboot can help the television to work up.

Switch to a wired connection

This can be a great solution if you are using a lot of devices connected to one wireless network. The Apple TV can be directly connected to the modem as it has an Ethernet port.

Switching the resolutions

If you have a connection issue, switching up the quality to standard can work. If you are watching through other apps like Netflix, Hulu; you can go and change the streaming quality in the respective settings but for setting up the quality for the Apple TV, you have to do that in iTunes.

Updating the software

The buffering can sometimes occur due to non-compatibility of the apps with the software. To update your 4th generation TV set, go to the settings and then click on ‘System’. Now, select ‘Software Update’ and update it. For the TVs lower than 4th generation, click on ‘General’ in the settings and update the software.

Resetting your television

Setting the television back to its basic settings can help you in solving this issue. To reset your TV, go to the settings and click on ‘Reset’ under the ‘General’ section. Select ‘Reset All Settings’ and your set will start rebooting automatically.

Restoring your TV

It means going back to the factory settings and deleting all your data about your settings and preferences. To do this, open the settings, and in the ‘General’ sections, click on ‘Reset’. From the menu, choose ‘Restore’ and wait for a few moments before your TV starts.

Some miscellaneous pointers

Try replacing all the cables connected to your television. Make sure that your TV has adequate disk space. The Apple TV should be at the proper temperature as the heating up of the device can cause problems, to do this stick a fan at the side of the TV to deviate the heat. The internet shouldn’t be less than 10 Megabytes per second. Also, check that Apple’s server speed is enough.