Netflix Issues

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Cyberius11, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Cyberius11 macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2011
    So I have an Apple TV 3. It works great, except for Netflix. It constantly has buffering issues with Netflix, and switches between HD and SD. No other device on my network has problems streaming Netflix HD except for the Apple TV. Hulu and iTunes movies have no problems on the ATV.

    Any ideas? Every service on the ATV works fine but Netflix. I have a static IP set on it.
  2. Cyberius11 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2011
  3. MFL2012 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Have you checked your streaming settings on your Netflix account? There is something like good, better,or best to choose from. You might be set too high for your connection.
  4. Cyberius11 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2011
    It's set to max. If it were my connection, other devices would have issues. Nothing else but my Apple TV has problems, as I said before. I can download files at 3+ megabytes (not megabits) per second consistently. My Sony blu-ray player streams Netflix in HD without so much as a hiccup. So do PC's.
  5. danbeckemeyer macrumors newbie


    Nov 26, 2012
    I've had a couple issues with my Netflix as well:

    I purchased the ATV3 new just a week ago, so you could say that I'm new to the device, but not other Apple products. Not being at home at the moment, I can't say exactly what update version I have, though I do not recall updating it on install (unless my wife has). I have my ATV running wired to the router. I can say that I do not have buffering issues whatsoever, but occasionally it will appear SD for a moment—seems to be after coming back from a "pause".

    I have an 8mo-old son, so I'm frequently required to "pause" my videos. I'm not sure if replaying from screen-saver state is affecting it or just the short amount of time I have it paused, but trying to replay will render an error (can't remember what exactly it says) and I'm forced to restart the video and find my spot.
  6. Cyberius11 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2011
    Gave up on Netflix for ATV. Pretty much only use it for iTunes and AirPlay now. HTPC can do the rest without the frustration...
  7. bbeagle macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2010
    Buffalo, NY
    It's got to be something else. Most likely something to do with your home network. Possibly something to do with the ATV.

    All 3 of my Apple TV 2s have been working fine the past 2 years. We watch Netflix on them everyday, and very few issues. Occasionally, Netflix is down, and once every 6 months or so, Netflix gets stuck, we reboot the ATV, and we're fine.
  8. Cyberius11 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2011
    Well, it's not my home network, and its not the port on the router, my connection is fine, and the Apple TV streams iTunes movies in full HD, so yea, it's definitely something wrong with the ATV. My connection is 100% stable and the HTPC is now plugged into the port the ATV was on (it is always hardwired) and I'm sitting here watching Netflix in full HD with no hiccups. Even Hulu works fine on the ATV.
  9. iHailCarlo macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    i havent had these issues with Netflix on ATV3. Every now and then my connection gets a little muddled but other than that it has run very well.

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