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    Default How is streaming on your iPad mini?

    Is the video streaming smooth or does it stop to buffer?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: How is streaming on your iPad mini?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlo07 View Post
    Is the video streaming smooth or does it stop to buffer?

    Thanks!
    I have a Slingbox with the Dish Nework and Netflix and both stream just fine.. Anyone getting buffering, it's not the iPad.. it's your data connection.
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    Default Re: How is streaming on your iPad mini?

    You can always try resetting your network settings on your iPad. See if that helps. Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings
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    Default Re: How is streaming on your iPad mini?

    I'm not currently having streaming issues on an iPad. I have a Nexus 7 and I'm ready to throw it out a window. In the last few weeks its started random reboots and a lot of buffering. For example, last night while watching a movie it stopped four times to buffer! I'm really considering getting an iPad mini instead. In my experiences with iPhones and Android phones, the iPhones typically run smoother than the Androids, despite usually having "lower" specs. I'm thinking this will be true for the tablets as well. I suspect the mini will stream smoother, but I wanted some input from current owners as the mini is quite a bit more of an investment than the Nexus 7 was.
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    Default Re: How is streaming on your iPad mini?

    I regularly watch Amazon streamed movies on my Mini. Works great. No stuttering, no buffering. Smooth as can be.
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    Default How is streaming on your iPad mini?

    I watch Netflix and xfinity on my mini with no issues. No buffering or hiccups what so ever 😊
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    Default How is streaming on your iPad mini?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlo07 View Post
    I'm not currently having streaming issues on an iPad. I have a Nexus 7 and I'm ready to throw it out a window. In the last few weeks its started random reboots and a lot of buffering. For example, last night while watching a movie it stopped four times to buffer! I'm really considering getting an iPad mini instead. In my experiences with iPhones and Android phones, the iPhones typically run smoother than the Androids, despite usually having "lower" specs. I'm thinking this will be true for the tablets as well. I suspect the mini will stream smoother, but I wanted some input from current owners as the mini is quite a bit more of an investment than the Nexus 7 was.
    I've got a mini and I just got rid of my nexus 7. I had the same problem as you, my nexus 7 kept rebooting. Streaming was ok on it mostly. However things were not as smooth as the iPad because for example on the mini there is a dedicated app for the programmes I want to use. On the nexus there wasn't so I'd have to sideload flash and stream it from a web browser and this was less smooth than using a dedicated app. Overall the mini is much better, more stable, more efficient and smoother. I agree about the phones as well. I currently have a galaxy note but used the iPhone 4 and 3G in the past and the experience was much better on the iPhone. I'll be getting rid of my note most likely and picking up the iPhone 5.
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    Default Re: How is streaming on your iPad mini?

    I have had 0 issues streaming anything with the Mini. Netflix, Vudu, Pandora , YouTube, or even Plex. It all has been silky smooth for me.
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    No issues whatsoever..very smooth.
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    I stream pretty much everything on my iPad Mini. Pandora,Netflix,Hulu+,HBO Go ect ect and I have no issues with it.
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    Just to add to the pile up...

    I stream daily to my Mini from AirVideo and it works GREAT!!!
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    Been using my mini a lot more for streaming now and I can say its fantastic. Very smooth and stable. A lot better than my nexus 7 or galaxy tab 2 ever were.
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    Flawless streaming! Great resolution!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I regularly watch Amazon streamed movies on my Mini. Works great. No stuttering, no buffering. Smooth as can be.
    Same here smooth video playback on Netflix ,YouTube,and all other videos online, including cable tv video streaming service.
    I returned two android tablets running jelly bean do to lots of video stuttering.
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    Netflix, ABC, NBC, and CBS all fine! The NBC one crashes once in a while, but I'm pretty sure that's an app-problem not an iPad-problem.
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    Buffering is your data connection can not keep up ..


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