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    Default YouTube problems on Verizon

    I have noticed in the past couple of weeks a that YouTube will not load when I am on LTE. I have had problems on both a Moto x and an lg g2. It doesn't matter what quality I set it to steam at either. It takes forever to buffer and only plays for a few seconds before having to buffer again. My speeds are great at almost 16 mbps down and 5 up. I have also tried it in different areas around the city and it never streams well. Netflix and music streaming work great. Anyone else run into this?
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    Yeah I'm also on Verizon 4glte and YouTube sometimes is extremely slow for me even though I have a good connection. I've looked it up and it appears that Verizon is throttling YouTube and Netflix.

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    You're bleeping kidding. That's been my problem for the last 2 weeks out of the blue, save for one area where I have lunch at work? I'm not even at 5 gigs for the month! So this just got implemented within the last 3 odd weeks?
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    Any sources for this throttling info? This is what I am suspecting and I will be very mad if it is true. May even consider switching to at&t or T-Mobile.
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    Verizon is also throttling my YouTube.... Im using supertube to get around the throttling

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    I don't remember exactly where I found this info but if you google it will pop up also do search on youtube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alxarambula View Post
    Yeah I'm also on Verizon 4glte and YouTube sometimes is extremely slow for me even though I have a good connection. I've looked it up and it appears that Verizon is throttling YouTube and Netflix.

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    Is this even for those *not* on unlimited data?
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    No issues with YouTube here on Verizon LTE (on unlimited data yet), even with videos in HD. Everything plays right away and no buffering. What version of YouTube is everyone using? I'm still on an old one: 4.0.23 due to all the negative feedback about poor video playback reported in the PlayStore on newer versions. As a test, try uninstalling updates to YouTube (via Application Manager, find YouTube and click "Uninstall updates" to revert it back to an earlier version).
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    This could be similar to the verizon FiOS Netflix issue. I have similar problem, at certain times on certain towers. I think a vpn might fix the issue as this is probably an interconnection issue between Verizon and Google.

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    Mine started acting up again and i did what Synycalwon suggested and it stopped constantly buffering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    This could be similar to the verizon FiOS Netflix issue. I have similar problem, at certain times on certain towers. I think a vpn might fix the issue as this is probably an interconnection issue between Verizon and Google.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    VPN does fix the issue, and it has been my workaround for years. I have had YouTube throttling on Verizon since I got my first LTE phone, but it used to be after binge watching (a lot of videos, maybe an hour or two). Now, its throttling more often, like after 1 or 2 videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Droid3r View Post
    Verizon is also throttling my YouTube.... Im using supertube to get around the throttling

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    Whats supertube?
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    Tried it, got one video to work, but it was a front page video, the new Hobbit trailer, couple other random videos, nothing. So right now Verizon's 4g+Youtube=dead in the water. My verizon fios, using wifi to connect to my phone, no problem, but Verizon's 4g, where I have a strong signal, just does NOT work with youtube right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alxarambula View Post
    Mine started acting up again and i did what Synycalwon suggested and it stopped constantly buffering.

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    Update: still acting up with older version of YouTube.

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    Older version of YouTube fixed my issue
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    Default Re: YouTube problems on Verizon

    I'm going to try an older version tonight. It happens most often when I am at home. I would just use wifi at home but I have other issues on my phone with not receiving mms when wifi is on.
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    Default Re: YouTube problems on Verizon

    Well I figured out the solution to both of my problems. My ad block app was causing them. I uninstalled it, rebooted my phone and everything is working great.
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    Well I figured out the solution to both of my problems. My ad block app was causing them. I uninstalled it, rebooted my phone and everything is working great.
    What app and hosts file source were you using? I've been using AdAway with just the MVPS blocking hosts file without any issues.
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    I was using adblock. Not sure about all the other stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhans311 View Post
    I was using adblock. Not sure about all the other stuff.
    Ah, my bad. I didn't realize until now that adblock works differently and doesn't use a hosts file like AdAway (which requires root access to write to the hosts file).

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