Not Being Able to Play 1080p YouTube on 6 Plus with 105mbps Internet

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  1. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    This is an issue that had been bugging me with my 30mpbs internet previously, but now that I have 105mbps it seems like even more of a waste to not stream YouTube in 1080p on the 6 Plus. I'm using an Airport Express as my router so technically there should be no convectivity bottlenecks yet even YouTube over LTE is seemingly faster. Frankly I can't figure out where the connection issue lies.
     
  2. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    With the You Tube app. Read the reviews from others complaining of the same issue.
    If you're not using the app then I don't know..
     
  3. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I should mention that this is with the official app. A lot of people have had connectivity issues with YouTube on iPhone through every gen. 1080p buffers so much it's unwatchable. 720p is fine although I can't skip as quickly as I should be able to.
     
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  5. warnerve macrumors member

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    Get Tubex, its the best youtube app imo. At least plays straight with no buffering error ****...
     
  6. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I am pretty sure this is the ISPs... I have Verizon FIOS with 75 75 (regularly get 90mbps down). Yet, it can take 15 mins to download a 1080p Youtube video that's less than a dozen minutes in length. Same thing happens on my desktop. Net neu<cough cough> ok I won't go there.
     
  7. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    i've had this problem with the youtube app ever since it allowed for 1080p playback. it's ridiculous.
     
  8. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Try the Protube app. I had streaming problems with the youtube app, yet Protube streamed 1080p video on my iPad without any hiccups.
     
  9. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    I havent experienced this issue on my iphone, but i have with my pc. I have verizon fios 50/50 but regulary get 60/70. It buffers constantly and gives me the popup that says "experiencing issues." It works fine streaming on my iphone....
     
  10. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same issue on my 6+. Also had the same issue on my Air 2. I have 60Mbps and an Airport Express. There was a YouTube app update a few days ago. I played a video last night on my Air 2 and set it to 1080p and it loaded flawlessly. Maybe update the app, force quit everything, shut down the iPhone for a few minutes and restart. I haven't tested the new update on my 6+ yet. But like others have said, the reviews on the YouTube app all say the same thing.
     
  11. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Tubex did do the trick! In fact every YouTube app I've tried loads quicker than the official one.
     
  12. gixxerfool macrumors 6502a

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    I stopped using the YouTube app. I use jasmine.
     
  13. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That app was decent but never updated for the 6. :(
     
  14. gixxerfool macrumors 6502a

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    Oh. I wasn't aware of that. I don't watch many YouTube videos and I'm still on a 5, but I'll keep that in mind when I do upgrade.
     
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  16. Hot12345 macrumors 6502

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    It doesnt support the 6+.

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    Tubex and protube (paid) are the best alternative youtube apps on the iphone 6+
     
  17. Trey M macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same experience. There are more than a number of problems with playing video on the Youtube app. I don't know if the problem is exclusive to Youtube as I've had a lot of issues in general with any type of browser-based/Facebook video on my 6+. While I did have some issues with my iPhone 6 when I had one a few months, my new 6+ definitely has a few more video problems as well as the horrendous 1080P issue mentioned above.
     
  18. Hot12345 macrumors 6502

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    First, wheb did you bought the iphone 6+? Release?
     
  19. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Tubex doesn't seem to be working for me... Lots of issues with authentication because I have two-step enabled on my Google account and it's forcing me to make G+ profile.
     
  20. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I haven't tried logging into my Google account yet but buffering/skipping through videos is practically instantaneous.
     
  21. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    I am an oddball with internet that is only about 15mbps down, and 1mbps up. The YouTube app was a true nightmare to use, it would barely work in 240p sometimes! However I got Protube and it goes straight through a 20 minute video in 1080p without a hiccup (usually, not all the time, but the hiccups are only minor). I typically watch in 720p though because I can't see a *ton* of a difference between 720p and 1080p (on my iPad! On my PC 720p vs 1080p is literally night and day) and I've never have had a video stop in 720p. Plus it's faster to scroll around videos, so. Yeah. Just use a different app for YouTube. Google's app truly sucks.
     

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