Live Sports Buffering

Anyone else having this problem? Doesn’t matter where I connect using IpVanish or Surfshark, the buffering is insufferable. Switch to an IPTV channel and zero buffering. This has just started in the past few weeks. Thx in advance

That’s why we pay for an IPTV provider - big sports events will normally have some blocking and free streaming sites are hit or miss with buffering at that time


Would help if we knew what App you’re using for free sports.

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Same problem here. What do you switch to that gets zero buffering.

I use paid services, , , on Tivimate. Only sports buffer

Careful. Please delete any named unverified IPTV services. It’s against the rules and leaves the site open to negative scrutiny. Tx.

try watching channels that dont get the same use look around on the networks not in the place the game is i watch a lot of celtic game from a bangor maine channel


Are you saying your sports channels buffer during sports events on your paid service?

Have not had any issues with paid service streaming.
My current provider has multiple streams of popular channels - 3 in my case to choose from.
You could try watching the same sports event from a different countries sports channel - as luck would have it, most are in English. Google search what channels are covering the sport you wish to watch.

My last provider had issues and would ask me to change VPN to another country.
Which country works would be try and see if buffering stops depending where you are located. For me, it was another country in Europe.

You should ask your provider if there is an issue - could be a temp issue.
If you need to find another provider, get a month sub to fully test it;
24 hour trial is not long enough and normally do not have sports

I replaced my old H96Max with a new Hako Pro. Buffering issue is now resolved …

I now get a whopping 250 mps download speed (up from 50) and the sports buffering is better, hit or miss. I use Tivimate and if I want to watch an NHL game, I scroll through the different Tivimate menus to find the channels the game is on. For example, I’ll see that it is broadcast on my local channels (which buffer terribly), so I look at “Canada Sports”, and see that it is also on 3 different Canadian stations. I save each one to favorites. If your team playing out of town, scroll through USA Sports, Ballys Sports, sometimes NBC Sports, until you now have 4 or 5 options to try. I find this helps in allowing me to watch with little or no buffering. It is a simple matter to delete those saved stations and find more to save to watch the next game on a different night.

Also it often helps if you take your VPN and put it to a server closest to where the game is being played so let’s just say it’s being played in Los Angeles then perhaps from wherever you are pick a Los Angeles server and see if that helps I also sometimes try one up farther north in Washington just outside British Columbia and that works well for me so choose a server on the west coast if the games coming from there on the East Coast if it’s coming there or Central say Dallas Texas some place like that if the games coming from the central US.

You can also, just do a search using the search box and say or type in the name of game or just say or type, i.e. college football, NCAA football, sports, etc…

You can also save to favorites using the findings from the search.

There are plenty of apps that that confirm which global providers are showing the sports fixtures and what channels will be broadcasting it (you’ll be surprised at how many channels you’ve never heard of will show the fixture). I’m using a formula z8 so I’ve made a sports folder and group these global channels together in the folder. If you use say IPTV smarters you can use the sport’s tv guide app or weblink to find the channels that are broadcasting the fixture/fixtures you wish to watch, then add these channels to favourites. With regards to buffering ensure to clear the cache but I have noticed that when my streaming device has been connected to the same VPN location for several hours I experience some buffering so I am prepared to switch it to a different location after approx say 5hrs. It’s also worth considering having two separate suppliers in the event one has server issues just switch to the other provider. It works for myself and maybe of some use for newish user’s