Does the ipad steam videos a lot faster?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Gameaholic, May 5, 2010.

  1. Gameaholic macrumors member

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    One problem I had with the iPod touch was that streaming videos sometimes (but not always), even on YouTube, is a bit laggy for me. I usually watch a few seconds, wait for it to buffer, then watch a few more seconds, and then watch the video from the beginning in order for the entire video to load smoothly. I might be getting an ipad so the question is, does the ipad stream videos a lot faster over the same Wifi connetion at my home compare to my iPod touch.
     
  2. GinoDotCom macrumors regular

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    YouTube streaming works great for me. Loads damn near instantly even for high def videos. Definitely something I'm not used to seeing on the iPhone.
     
  3. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. It's a better experience than on my iPhone. Must be because of the better antenna so the connection is better? Whatever it is I love it.
     
  4. fjfjfjfj macrumors regular

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    My wifi only iPad doesn't have a steam option; is that only on the 3G model??
    :D :D I'm sorry I could not resist. :D :D
     
  5. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    ^^^^^
    It is on by default. Just depends on what you're watching. ;)
     
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    :D
     
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    It's optional.
     
  8. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad steamed me a pot of broccoli this afternoon, excellent feature!!!
     
  9. Gameaholic thread starter macrumors member

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    So I'm guessing the general consensus is that it does load videos a lot quicker compare with iPod touch over the same wifi connection?
     
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