Online video accounts for over 80% of the traffic on the internet. Even so, the largest streaming website of the internet, Netflix, can be slow for several users. It stinks when you’re trying to enjoy a piece of video content and a Netflix stream takes forever to load.
The problem might be that your internet is slow ….
Your internet connection could be the problem. Try:
- Switching to your 5GHz network (that is, if your router supports it)
- Do a speed test — If your network speed is less than 5 Mbps, you may need to find another connection to stream Netflix.
What if your internet connection is online and fast for other sites?
- Check if Netflix is having connection problems.
- Switch to The HTML5 Video Player.
- Delete temporary internet files.
- Disable browser plugins.
- Delete your cookies.
- Switch to another browser, like Google Chrome. Or Opera.
If the problem is your internet service provider, you may have to look into another source for internet service. If you’re lucky enough to have fiber in your area, I highly recommend it!
Looking for an immediate solution? You may just have to start your Netflix vide and click pause while the video loads. Click play when the video has buffered far enough ahead.
For more information on how to deal with slow Netflix load times, click here to view Netflix’s official guides.