How to Stop IPTV Buffering on Firestick/Android and More (No Freezing)
The following tutorial will show you How to Stop IPTV Buffering on Firestick, Fire TV, and Android TV Box.
If you are an avid IPTV user, you have likely encountered buffering with your service at some point.
There are many factors that can lead to IPTV buffering on any device including Firestick & Fire TV.
The Amazon Firestick is the most popular media device available today due to its low price point and “jailbreaking” abilities.
IPTV Services vary extensively therefore it is difficult to pinpoint the exact reason you may be experiencing buffering with your provider.
However, there are a few general practices we can follow that will help eliminate or avoid IPTV buffering on any device.
In the tutorial below, we are using a Fire TV Stick 4K Max.
However, these tips will also work on any IPTV Box you prefer including Firestick Lite, Roku, NVIDIA SHIELD, MECOOL, or any other Android TV Box.
Many of the practices described below can be found in our Firestick Buffering Guide that will help you eliminate buffering with any app or service on Firestick/Fire TV.
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How to Stop IPTV Buffering
1. Check Internet Speed
The number one reason users experience IPTV Buffering is because of slow or intermittent internet speeds.
While you won’t need tons of bandwidth to stream content, IPTV Services typically require at least 10 Mbps for live streaming.
Users can check Test Internet Speed on Firestick using a speed test such as Analiti, or directly through the popular TROYPOINT App.
If you find your internet speed is minimal, you may want to consider upgrading your Internet Service Provider or using an ethernet connection which we describe below.
2. Use a Quality IPTV Service
Oftentimes, IPTV Buffering occurs because the quality of the IPTV Service is not as good as it should be.
There are literally thousands of IPTV Providers available today and finding a good service may seem like a daunting task.
Luckily, TROYPOINT has created a list of Best IPTV Services that stays updated with some of the most well-known IPTV Providers available today.
This list includes fuboTV which is one of the most well-known providers available today for tons of reasons including its well-known Free 7-Day Trial.
fubo features over 100+ channels for live sports, news, entertainment, and much more on any device.
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3. Use a Quality VPN Provider
TROYPOINT always recommends using a VPN in conjunction with IPTV for numerous reasons including IPTV buffering.
Using a VPN will make you completely anonymous on any device including Firestick and Fire TV which most cord-cutters use for live streaming.
It can also help remove throttling by some ISPs that restrict bandwidth for various reasons.
Using a VPN with IPTV is one of the best ways to eliminate IPTV Buffering and ensure your data and streaming history stay completely protected.
4. Adjust VPN Settings
If you already have a VPN in use with your IPTV Service, there are a few adjustments you can make to help alleviate buffering.
One of the best methods to get the most out of your VPN is by changing your server connection or server location.
Oftentimes, IPTV Services have servers overseas which mean if you are in the United States your connection may be weaker.
Luckily, with a VPN, you can easily connect to servers in thousands of regions across the globe which can help eliminate IPTV buffering issues.
5. Set up Ethernet Connection
If you find that your internet connection is not as strong as needed on your streaming device, you may want to consider an ethernet connection.
Oftentimes, Android TV Boxes come with built-in ethernet ports which will improve the connection to your network.
However, Firestick users do not have this option which can cause a weaker internet connection on these devices.
Luckily, users can set up a Firestick Ethernet Adapter that will allow you to connect an ethernet cable to your firestick and improve your speed on this device.
Watch the video below to learn how to set up an Ethernet Adapter on Firestick or Fire TV.
6. Clear Cache
Clearing the cache on streaming devices is a great way to refresh various installed apps including IPTV Services and other Streaming Apps.
How to Clear Cache on Firestick/Fire TV
You can usually do this for any app you prefer within the settings of your device.
However, some IPTV Services also have this ability within the IPTV’s App Settings which we show below.
This is a great way to clear/clean up the app and eliminate any buffering issues you may be encountering with your IPTV Service.
7. Change Video Player
There are tons of video players and IPTV Players available for use with your preferred IPTV Service.
If you find your service buffering, you may want to try using another video player than the default option you currently use.
You can usually find an option to change this within the settings of your app or IPTV Player.
We suggest using a popular video player such as MX Player or VLC Player which is available in the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer.
8. Update your Streaming Device
If none of the methods above seem to alleviate your IPTV Buffering issues, you may want to consider upgrading your streaming device.
While Firestick devices are fabulous for streaming VOD Content such as Movies & TV Shows, you may want a more powerful device for streaming live tv.
IPTV users may want to consider upgrading to something with more RAM such as a Fire TV Cube or NVIDIA SHIELD.
Doing so will improve your overall streaming experience and help eliminate buffering from IPTV or any other APK.
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IPTV Buffering FAQ
How do I stop IPTV Buffering?
There are numerous methods available to stop IPTV buffering that we describe above including clearing cache, ethernet connection, and more.
Why is my IPTV Service Buffering?
Oftentimes IPTV Buffering is due to slow internet speed or a less powerful media streaming device.
What is the Best IPTV Service?
There are tons of IPTV Services available and choosing the right one is based on numerous factors.
Should I use an IPTV Player to Stop Buffering?
While all based on personal preference, using an IPTV Player such as IPTV Smarters Pro or TiviMate is a great way to stream IPTV.