iPhone 6+ movie streaming problem.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mike Boreham, May 2, 2015.

  1. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    My iPhone 6+ streams movies and video as if it doesn't have enough bandwidth.

    Heavily pixelated, stuttering etc.

    My iPad Mini 3 and rMBP both stream the same source material from the same wifi network perfectly.

    I suspect the problem is related to wifi because sometimes it streams better from the mobile signal with wifi turned off.

    Are there any settings which affect this?

    I think it is probably a hardware fault.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mike Boreham thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Most of my testing of the iPhone 6+ streaming has been at one location, (my daughters house).

    I took the phone in to the local Apple re-seller where my daughter lives, and compared it with an assistant's using the shop wifi...mine (and his) was perfect. Could not induce pixelation or pauses with any of 3 or 4 sources.

    So something else about my daughter's wifi environment (interference ?) is badly affecting the iPhone6+ but not the iPad Mini 3 or rMBP.

    Assistant said shop wifi is 5Ghz whereas daughters is 2.4Ghz, which could be a factor perhaps.

    Shop wifi tested on Speedtest at 12Mbps and daughter's wifi is 17Mbps.
     
  3. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    What app are you using to stream?

    For example, I know the youtube app is horrible, and am using the protube app instead.
     
  4. Mike Boreham thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ProTube doesn't stutter but it does pause after a minute where the iPad Mini doesn't. Also streaming from SkyGO, BBC
     

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