How to Fix a Slow Streaming Android Smartphone
Using your Android smartphone to live stream on YouTube while walking down the street or commuting to work? Or just watching what others have uploaded? If you’ve ever experienced buffering or even disconnects when streaming YouTube content, it’s time to solve the issue. Enjoy hassle-free YouTube streaming and get rid of all related issues on your Android phone.
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Why Do I Get YouTube Streaming Issues on My Android?
The YouTube app uses 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 phone 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, YouTube will not be able to load and stream your videos. Or send data to their servers, if live streaming.
Seeing a Pattern of YouTube Streaming Issues on Your Android?
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 YouTube will encounter streaming issues. It will keep buffering or even disconnect until your Android switches to cellular.
How EdgeWise Helps when Getting YouTube Streaming Issues on Android
EdgeWise is an app for Android. Just push the button to activate it and it runs in the background, acting as both a VPN and a connection manager:
- EdgeWise constantly monitors the quality of the WiFi signal.
- Once you step out of your WiFi range or connect to a bad hotspot, EdgeWise seamlessly moves your traffic over to your cellular connection.
- 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 not need to waste time to troubleshoot YouTube video streaming issues on your Android phone!
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