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Post by HarryB Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:52 am

I have the 4k Firestick
It buffers constantly or just freezes to become virtually useless?

I have done speed tests and have the 150 down I am paying for
I installed a WIFI extender "near" within 6 feet?

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Post by CanuckBob Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:14 am

Are you using a VPN? Are all your stations buffering or just certain ones?

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Post by HarryB Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:11 am

yes , I'm using NORD VPN and when a channel is bad on one provider , it seems to be bad on all. Speed checks at such times are OK?

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Post by BisbeeGal Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:13 am

Which internet provider are you using?
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Post by CanuckBob Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:53 am

Sometimes the VPN can drastically reduce your speeds. I know my Ilox is around 40 MBPS without the VPN on and around 8 MBPS with the VPN on.

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Post by casi nada Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:26 am

HarryB wrote:I have the 4k Firestick
It buffers constantly or just freezes to become virtually useless?

I have done speed tests and have the 150 down I am paying for
I installed a WIFI extender "near" within 6 feet?


What is the service you're trying to stream?

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Post by Plan B Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:30 am

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Post by Plan B Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:34 am

Do a speed test with:

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Post by HarryB Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:57 am

I use my firestick on free sites to access US networks like CNN

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Post by casi nada Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:47 pm

HarryB wrote:I use my firestick on free sites to access US networks like CNN

The usual procedure for streaming issues on a Firestick is to go to APPLICATIONS in SETTINGS, then FORCE STOP and CLEAR CACHE on the apps in question. Reboot the Firestick and reboot the modem (let the modem sit for about 5 minutes before turning the power back on. Also, download an app called DefSquid from the appstore. This will allow you to force stop programs that you are not using, thus freeing up memory. Finally, if possible, run an ethernet connection to your modem for more reliable streaming.

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Post by HarryB Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:37 am

thank you all for the help!

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