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    Default Re: 4.2.2 and Netflix

    My Samsung Galaxy Tab2 updated to Android 4.2.2 a few days ago. The only trouble (other than annoyance at moving the notifications, status bar, and navigation bars around) I've discovered so far is with Netflix. It will start the videos, but will start buffering every 3 minutes or so. The only way to get past the buffering is to back out of the video into the Netflix menu and restart the video.

    I tried uninstalling Netflix updates and reinstalling and that made the problem worse. Given that there's no guarantee a factory reset will resolve the issue, I'm reluctant to waste that time. Posting hoping Netflix and/or Android will resolve the issue. Until then, watching Netflix on my tablet is not a reasonable option.
  2. Thread Author  Thread Author    #27  

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirocada View Post
    My Samsung Galaxy Tab2 updated to Android 4.2.2 a few days ago. The only trouble (other than annoyance at moving the notifications, status bar, and navigation bars around) I've discovered so far is with Netflix. It will start the videos, but will start buffering every 3 minutes or so. The only way to get past the buffering is to back out of the video into the Netflix menu and restart the video.

    I tried uninstalling Netflix updates and reinstalling and that made the problem worse. Given that there's no guarantee a factory reset will resolve the issue, I'm reluctant to waste that time. Posting hoping Netflix and/or Android will resolve the issue. Until then, watching Netflix on my tablet is not a reasonable option.
    Yep, mine is doing that EXACT same thing! A factory reset did nothing to make it better. Hopefully something gives soon. I was wondering if I was the only one with this issue.

    Sent from my GT-P3113 4.2.2
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #28  

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    I did another factory reset. I kept Play Store quiet and downloaded everything manually. I kept some apps I didn't really need off of it. It seemed to do the trick. I watched Netflix all night last night with no stuttering whatsoever. The Tab runs smoother too. Might want to give it a try.

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  4. Thread Author  Thread Author    #29  

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    I got the new update for Netflix and it works even better! Hope everyone else here is as happy with it as I am!

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    Hey guys, my problem with Netflix was that I could choose what to watch but it would just keep loading and never actually play anything...I am running 4.2.2 Rom , the other day I got so fed up with it went in to manage apps, opened Netflix , force stopped the app, deleted it ..plat store and downloaded again and it works a treat now, its perfect...no problems at all ..?? Don't no if it was a updated version or what ?? ..hop this helps .

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  6. Thread Author  Thread Author    #31  

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubba1974 View Post
    Hey guys, my problem with Netflix was that I could choose what to watch but it would just keep loading and never actually play anything...I am running 4.2.2 Rom , the other day I got so fed up with it went in to manage apps, opened Netflix , force stopped the app, deleted it ..plat store and downloaded again and it works a treat now, its perfect...no problems at all ..?? Don't no if it was a updated version or what ?? ..hop this helps .

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    The thing about mine, was Netflix was a system all, so I couldn't delete it. I'm not rooted, so I had to use other means to get it to work. I am glad yours is working now.

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  7. #32  

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    I updated to JB 4.2.2 today and Netflix started stuttering on the same episodes which it used to play fine yesterday on 4.1. Many are reporting a similar issue.

    It plays fine on my phone with GB though. The phone is 720p vs True HD for the tablet, so it could be a bandwidth issue, but I don't understand why they could decrease the data rate on 4.1 and can't on 4.2.

    This plus the lack of profiles on the Android app has made me give it a 1-star review. It is appalling that they won't fix the app for a service I am paying for!
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  8. Thread Author  Thread Author    #33  

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDoppio View Post
    I updated to JB 4.2.2 today and Netflix started stuttering on the same episodes which it used to play fine yesterday on 4.1. Many are reporting a similar issue.

    It plays fine on my phone with GB though. The phone is 720p vs True HD for the tablet, so it could be a bandwidth issue, but I don't understand why they could decrease the data rate on 4.1 and can't on 4.2.

    This plus the lack of profiles on the Android app has made me give it a 1-star review. It is appalling that they won't fix the app for a service I am paying for!
    I haven't had the problem since Netflix updated the app last. I know what you mean. It is very irritating. Hopefully your issue will get taken care of.

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  9. #34  

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    Netflix choked on me too, after this upgrade. Other apps were a bit flaky at times, too. It all straightened out after a few weeks, with various apps updating all that time. I recommend patience. I could be wrong, but a factory reset was unnecessary for me.
  10. Thread Author  Thread Author    #35  

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    It seems to be hit-and-miss with some of the devices. I factory reset twice before I got results.

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    I did a factory reset after flashing the new ROM.

    The issue with Netflix is very severe, as it would stop playing after only 20 seconds and wouldn't continue before I exit and restart the app. This makes it impossible to watch.

    I could find the same show elsewhere, but if I go this route once I might just cancel my Netflix subscription and use the alternative, right?
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  12. Thread Author  Thread Author    #37  

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDoppio View Post
    I did a factory reset after flashing the new ROM.

    The issue with Netflix is very severe, as it would stop playing after only 20 seconds and wouldn't continue before I exit and restart the app. This makes it impossible to watch.

    I could find the same show elsewhere, but if I go this route once I might just cancel my Netflix subscription and use the alternative, right?
    Hey, if you have other means of watching, even if it's free (which is even better!) go that route, but that's totally up to you. Some of the other means, which I use also, aren't very dependable, at least some I have used, and video quality isn't the greatest.

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  13. #38  

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    I was on a support chat with Netflix, the rep tried to be helpful and gave me good advice, but nothing worked. I will be on the fence until -- hopefully very soon -- a new app which supports profiles comes along.

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  14. Thread Author  Thread Author    #39  

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    That's too bad. Good luck with everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDoppio View Post
    I did a factory reset after flashing the new ROM.

    The issue with Netflix is very severe, as it would stop playing after only 20 seconds and wouldn't continue before I exit and restart the app. This makes it impossible to watch.

    I could find the same show elsewhere, but if I go this route once I might just cancel my Netflix subscription and use the alternative, right?
    Just out of curiosity, what other apps are you using to watch shows? I use Unis Video. It's in beta, but works pretty well. You can find it in Play. Just don't start it in landscape, or it will crash.

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    I use Plex and the 4KPlayer that came with my tablet ROM, SmartShare on my LG phone, flipps, etc. On my PC I mostly use VLC.

    Those are mostly for offline video though. I have used VLC with plugins to watch live TV, and there's always YouTube of course. Flipps is fantastic for sending web video directly to my TV.

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  17. Thread Author  Thread Author    #42  

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDoppio View Post
    I use Plex and the 4KPlayer that came with my tablet ROM, SmartShare on my LG phone, flipps, etc. On my PC I mostly use VLC.

    Those are mostly for offline video though. I have used VLC with plugins to watch live TV, and there's always YouTube of course. Flipps is fantastic for sending web video directly to my TV.

    Sent from my V972 Core4 using AC Forums mobile app
    Awesome. Was just curious. Thanks.

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  18. #43  

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    Unis Video is great! The quality is outstanding, and it finds the show quickly. The only problem is that some episodes are mixed up...

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  19. Thread Author  Thread Author    #44  

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDoppio View Post
    Unis Video is great! The quality is outstanding, and it finds the show quickly. The only problem is that some episodes are mixed up...

    Sent from my V972 Core4 using AC Forums mobile app
    Glad you like it! I watch The Walking Dead on it every Sunday. There are a lot of shows on there. I just stumbled upon it one day. I haven't come across the episode mixup yet. The dev has a link to report bugs to, though. Again, glad you like it.

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