Why Buffering Occurs, and How You Can Minimize It

When you’re excited about watching a movie or TV program via streaming, the last thing you want to see is the annoying rotating arrow or spinning circle that indicates buffering is taking place. Here’s why it happens and what you can do about it.

Buffering refers to downloading a certain amount of data before starting to play the video. Two common reasons for buffering are 1) your internet connection is too slow to stream a video in real time, and 2) the speed at which your router sends the video to all your internet-connected devices is too slow.

If you experience buffering often and are frustrated by it, you may want to upgrade your internet speed and/or your router. A fast connection and the proper router can stream movies and TV programs virtually without interruption and easily accommodate HD or 4D video.

Call our office at 208-320-4331 and we can discuss optimal speeds and equipment for your home’s internet use.