ATV 4 occasional lag during games

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mapllfe82, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. mapllfe82 macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2007
    Anyone notice their Apple TV 4 sometimes lagging or stuttering during games? Like the screen will briefly pause/hesitate.

    Have noticed random lags occur on Asphalt 8, Crossy Road, and Hit Tennis for sure, but the issue doesn't happen all the time. Most of the time game play is smooth.

    Maybe it's some OS bug, or needed optimization, and not a hardware problem.
  2. Poob Bubes macrumors 6502a

    Poob Bubes

    Apr 16, 2007
  3. besler3035 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I've noticed it on Asphalt 8, but only in multiplayer mode.
  4. Binarymix macrumors 65816

    Nov 1, 2007
    My ATV4 lags and drops frames like crazy on asphalt 8, right from the start.

    Hope it's not a hardware issue, could a restore help?
  5. mapllfe82 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2007
    My first ATV4 was lagging a lot, it also crashed several times. I exchanged that for a 64GB model and haven't noticed any more issue since then, except for one time playing in multi-player (which apparently was because the asphalt server was really busy/loaded at the time).

    I noted this ATV case being warmer to the touch than the previous one. Maybe the thermal paste/heatsink wasn't right on the other ATV causing the processor to slow down or something. This current ATV4 has been solid running the latest OS 9.0.1 release.

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