YouTube useless

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mcfadyen, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. mcfadyen macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2010
    Yes. I did search. I remember seeing something about this, but think it might have been a different forum.

    Anyone else finding YouTube useless? It takes forever to load and I have a good high speed connection. Is it a wifi issue? Or is it the YouTube app itself? Regardless, I find that I can't use it and if I want to see a video, I call it up on my MB.
  2. ballen420 macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2008
    South of Boston
    Wow. This is the first I've heard about this.
  3. virx macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Probably your wifi connection problem. Works very well for me, same speed as on desktop.
  4. p-rice macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    YouTube is incredibly fast on my iPad. So no, not useless.
  5. Ramiarna macrumors member


    Apr 13, 2010
    Same here. YouTube is extremely slow that it became almost useless. I tho ot is because it defaults to HQ. They should give us the option to choose the quality.
  6. mcfadyen thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2010
    Just did a speed test. 693 kilobits/second.
    Not sure it's a speed problem. Could wifi be kicking in and out constantly? I often see the signal indicator disappear and reappear.
  7. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    Personally, I think Youtube is just flaky sporadically and inconsistently. Sometimes it loads quickly and sometimes it just stalls (iPad or desktop, it doesn't matter). And I have a rock solid 20 megabit connection. I can do a speed test and get 18+ Mbps and still have Youtube stall.
  8. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2010
    It's kind of hit and miss. Sometimes it works great, sometimes it doesn't.

    BTW, there are at least 5 or 6 other topics about this. In fact there was one yesterday with the exact same title :)

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