4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2012 9:07 AM by csmears
matt ives Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

how can i speed up loading a film on apple tv,its taking forever thanks!!!!!


iOS 6
  • 1. Re: HOW CAN I SPEED UP LOADING A FILM ON APPLE TV
    WillGilbert Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    It's purely down to two things:

    1. The speed of your network

    2. The speed of your Internet connection

  • 2. Re: HOW CAN I SPEED UP LOADING A FILM ON APPLE TV
    Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,030 points)

    WillGilbert wrote:

     

    It's purely down to two things:

    1. The speed of your network

    2. The speed of your Internet connection

    Absolutely.

     

    I would usually suggest a user checks their sustained internet speed at speedtest.net or similar.

     

    For near instant streaming from teh internet, AppleTV requires around:

     

    2.5 Mbps for SD

    6 Mbps for 720p HD

    8 Mbps for 1080p HD

     

    Often, but perhaps less so as internet speeds imrpove (I'n still on 4-5 Mbps ) the LAN speed will be more rate limiting in the future.

     

    If the user is not getting adequate speed for a given resolution, they can change download option from 1080p to 720p HD in Settings for itunes store on AppleTV or in future rent in SD.

     

    AC

  • 3. Re: HOW CAN I SPEED UP LOADING A FILM ON APPLE TV
    WillGilbert Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    FYI, a typical 1080p HD movie will be between 3-4GB, a typical SD movie between 1-1.5GB.

     

    As Alley Cat suggests, test your connection speed using www.speedtest.net, then you can easily work out roughly how long it will take to download a typical movie.

  • 4. Re: HOW CAN I SPEED UP LOADING A FILM ON APPLE TV
    csmears Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I believe there is something else. I have a 48/2 Internet connection according to speedtest(inline with what ISP promises). My appletv is connecting over cable, not wireless and movies still buffer for 1-2hrs. I also have a first gen ATV and same issue. This only started happening in the last 45 days. Previously, not an issue.