1. AC Question's Avatar
    So when trying to watch Youtube videos on my Galaxy Note 5, I've noticed it's been extremely slow the past day or so. As in it's taking FOREVER to buffer an HD video. This has happened on numerous wifi networks so I know it's not simply a matter of my home wifi signal being terrible. Anyone else experiencing this? And anyone know if there is a fix?
    09-06-2015 11:05 PM
  2. mempto's Avatar
    OK so I figured it out...my youtube streaming was being throttled by the Opera Max app. I turned it off, and now my youtube viewing is back to normal. Thanks for the replies guys!
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! How about on mobile data--is that also slow?
    09-07-2015 02:05 AM
  4. mempto's Avatar
    Yes, it's terribly slow over wifi and mobile network. I don't know what's wrong...it was working mostly fine a few days ago but as of yesterday videos take forever to load and are constantly buffering. This wouldn't be a hardware issue would it? All my other phone usage is buttery smooth as you would expect on the Note 5. It's just the dang youtube app...
    09-07-2015 11:22 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try going to the App Manager, select YouTube, and Clear Cache/Clear Data, then Force Stop. Now try again.
    09-07-2015 12:16 PM
  6. Rahul Taware's Avatar
    Watch videos on 240p. Your wifi dont have enough speed to watch it high definition.

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    09-07-2015 01:08 PM
  7. mempto's Avatar
    It still hasn't worked...ughhh...I watched some youtube videos on my dad's lower end Alcatel Idol 3, and they played just fine...1080p video buffered quickly and smoothly.
    09-07-2015 02:54 PM
  8. mempto's Avatar
    OK so I figured it out...my youtube streaming was being throttled by the Opera Max app. I turned it off, and now my youtube viewing is back to normal. Thanks for the replies guys!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-07-2015 05:54 PM

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