How to Fix Videos Not Working on Android

Android Phone Won’t Play Videos Without Stuttering, Buffering or Disconnects?

It’s extremely annoying when your videos begin buffering or disconnecting while connected on your Android to WiFi. Don’t settle for choppy or jittery videos either. It’s time to solve this issue where videos are not working on Android once and for all. Enjoy uninterrupted streaming of your favorite videos, wherever you may be, no issues.

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My Android Is Not Playing And Videos, What Should I Do?

YouTube, Facebook and other streaming video websites use the active Internet connection on your Android phone. Whether you’re commuting by bus, train or just walking down the street, you probably use public WiFi networks. As you move around, the signal strength of the WiFi hotspot you’re connected to will change, resulting in a change in speed performance. When you’re nearing the edge of a WiFi hotspot, you will most likely get an Internet connection that doesn’t work.

Also, sometimes your phone connects to a bad WiFi hotspot. This means that although it’s connected to WiFi, it doesn’t have any Internet connectivity.

In both cases – edge of WiFi and bad WiFi connection – your Android smartphone doesn’t know you don’t have a working connection to the Internet. The phone will stay connected to the WiFi hotspot (even if it doesn’t work) until:

  • it finds a stronger signal for the same WiFi network;
  • it detects another known WiFi network to connect to;
  • it will switch to cellular eventually.

During all this “waiting” time, you will not be able to load and stream your videos correctly. That’s how you get choppy videos, buffering and even disconnects – videos are not working on Android.

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If your smartphone cannot find any known WiFi networks nearby, it’ll switch between WiFi and cellular. The problem is that Android phones prefer WiFi connections rather than cellular ones by default. Even if your WiFi connection is poor and slow, your phone will stay connected to that while it’s in its range. Only after it loses signal, will it switch to cellular.

In this case, as you get away from the hotspot, your speed drops and your streaming apps like YouTube, Facebook and others will have streaming issues. It will keep buffering or even disconnect until your Android switches to cellular.

How EdgeWise Helps when Videos Are Not Working on Android

EdgeWise Connect is an app for your Android phone. Just push the button to activate it and it runs in the background, acting as both a VPN and a connection manager:

  1. EdgeWise constantly monitors the quality of the WiFi signal.
  2. Once you step out of your WiFi range or connect to a bad hotspot, EdgeWise seamlessly moves your traffic over to your cellular connection.
  3. When you’re back in range of a good WiFi hotspot, EdgeWise moves your traffic back to WiFi to conserve potentially expensive cellular connections.

This way, EdgeWise rescues you from bad WiFi hotspots and connection gaps. You will get rid of the issue of videos not working on your Android!

Why Should I Get EdgeWise When Videos Don’t Work on Android?

We recommend you get EdgeWise if your Android smartphone loses connectivity often or when the WiFi Internet is too slow. Being powered by Speedify fast bonding VPN, EdgeWise also encrypts all your traffic to and from the Internet. So, you get both a stable Internet and a secure one.

Does EdgeWise Rescue My Video Streaming on Android for Free?

EdgeWise is free to use for 3 hours per day. If you need us to rescue your video streaming connectivity 24/7 or you want to help save owls, get a monthly or yearly subscription starting at $1.66 / month.

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