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HT4743: Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Purchasing and viewing TV shows

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HT4743 Buffering Time Problem w/TV Shows

874 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 30, 2012 6:45 AM by BenFinklea RSS
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Aug 29, 2012 10:21 PM

We have to wait a significant amount of time to watch a TV show, such as "Breaking Bad," despite have a great (23.46 Mbps) internet connection.  Also, the show will stop several times to "catch up" buffering.


How can we avoid this?   Can we select play, then come back the next day and watch it or ???


Second:  Once I watch a show, is that TV show saved on my Apple TV so that in the future the buffering is not required?


"With all this buffering, I need some Bufferin!"

AppleTV 2, Not sure which gen, purch. 1-2011
  • BenFinklea Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Aug 30, 2012 6:45 AM (in response to conradps)

    I've had the same problem for more than a year. Here's what finally fixed it for me:


    Use Google’s Public DNS Server To Fix Apple TV Streaming Problems


    1. Navigate to Settings >> General >> Network and select Configure TCP/IP.


    2. Select “Manually” next to Configure IP.


    3. Dont change the IP address or the Subnet Mask and Router Address. Just click "Done".


    4. Set the DNS Address screen with the following: and click “Done.”


    You should now be able to stream more smoothly on your Apple TV.



    If this works for you, please buy a cup of coffee for a complete stranger or some other selfless random act of kindness.


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