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Why is YouTube Slow on Bravia TV?

As an owner of a Bravia TV, I know all too well the frustrations of trying to watch a simple YouTube video, only to have it run slow and buffer constantly. After months of being unable to find a satisfactory solution, I decided to do some research and testing of my own. Now I’m here to share with you my findings and other possible solutions to why YouTube is slow on your Bravia TV.

YouTube can be slow on a Bravia TV because of a poor internet connection. This can cause the YouTube app to slow down, get stuck buffering, or even lag and glitch. You can easily fix these issues by double checking your internet connection and making sure your TV has enough data to work with. 

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Why is YouTube Slow on Bravia TV?

YouTube requires a lot of internet data, or bandwidth, to work normally. YouTube can slow down on a Bravia TV if that TV does not have a strong internet connection.

YouTube can also slow down due to internet problems, internal bugs with the YouTube app, and even problems on Google’s servers that are interrupting your YouTube viewing experience. 

Most of these issues can be fixed by making sure your Bravia TV has a good internet connection.

This includes making sure you don’t have too many devices connected at once, that your TV is close to your router, and that you have enough data on your internet plan to stream YouTube content. 

Problems with the app can be fixed by checking for updates for both the app and the TV itself. You can also check online to see if YouTube is experiencing server problems. 

Why Does YouTube Keep Buffering on My Bravia TV?

YouTube keeps buffering on a Bravia TV because the YouTube app is having trouble connecting to the internet.

This means it is able to only load small portions of a show at a time, which causes it to lag and buffering to load more content.

Improving the connection will allow YouTube to stream content more effectively and reduce buffering. 

A little buffering is normal even on fast internet connections. Your YouTube app, and all video apps, use buffering to pre-load video content.

The YouTube app then plays it back while loading future segments. This is why you can watch a small section of a video that has already buffered even if you lose your internet connection entirely. 

Why is YouTube Lagging with Bravia TV?

Lagging is caused when an app has either a connection failure or an internal issue which causes content to be streamed incorrectly.

Lagging can appear as a video randomly buffering, video and sound sync issues, or as an inability to show search results.

The biggest cause is the internet connection that keeps giving out, is overcrowded, or does not have enough bandwidth for YouTube. 

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How to Get YouTube Working with Bravia TV

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There are steps you can take right now to get YouTube working on your Bravia brand TV. The first thing to do is to make sure your Bravia TV has a strong internet connection.

After that, you should try closing and reopening the YouTube app, restarting your Bravia TV, and checking for any software updates for either the YouTube app or the TV itself.