Some of the streaming apps like showtime are horrible in picture quality

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by lsutigerfan1976, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    I really am not sure if it is the app or what it is. When I stream video on certain apps I get good quality. Like Netflix and Hulu. When I try to stream HBO and Showtime. It gets very snowy, the quality is noticeably different. Can't figure out why. All I can assume is its the apps themselves. Cause I tried different cables, I tried plugging it in different tv's. Reset my Apple TV. Almost anything you can think of. And the quality is noticeably different on certain apps compared to others.
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I can't get Showtime to stream well on any of my devices. Even on my Mac, it's rough looking. No problems with other services. So I think sometimes I can be back-end issues too.
     
  3. lsutigerfan1976 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok I was wondering if I was the only one. Showtime is one of the main culprits. It gets so snowy at times. That it is downright laughable.
     
  4. UhFive macrumors regular

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    I was getting this with Netflix (only video streaming app I use), I went to settings and changed to video quality from "Auto" to 1080 60hz and it solved it for me.
     
  5. codelode84 macrumors regular

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    No issues for me at all. I have a wireless a/c connection fed by gigabit internet though so I don't suspect I should have any issues.
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Same here for both speeds. Showtime still looks horrible on a Mac that speed tests 950mbps+ up/down. Maybe they have a bad peering arrangement with my ISP (Cox).
     
  7. codelode84 macrumors regular

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    I have Cincinnati Bell so what your saying could be true. Do you have any other streams running in your house at the same time?
     
  8. lsutigerfan1976 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think it's some of the apps. Cause I dropped the Showtime app. And added Showtime to my Hulu. Once I started watching the same content through Hulu. Big difference. For now on I will stream Showtime through Hulu.
     

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