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Improve Streaming

June 24, 2020

Restart the streaming service. Log out and completely close out of the program. Reboot any devices you’re running it on, too. 

Reboot your home network. Sometimes, a quick reboot of the router is all you need to get things back in order. 

Move your Wi-Fi hub and router to an optimal location — somewhere central, open and away from obstruction. 

Kick some devices off the network. If you have other devices or people using your internet, boot them off — politely, of course! — so you can dedicate the bandwidth to your streaming. 

Disable your VPN. When you use a virtual private network, your connection is rerouted along the way, which can cause lag. 

Upgrade your hardware — this could include any combination of your router, Wi-Fi hub, smart TV, streaming device or whatever you use to watch Netflix and Hulu. 

Upgrade your internet connection. You might have too many connected devices.

Look at the streaming provider’s website and see if they have an option to reduce the amount of bandwidth needed to stream.Most providers such as Netflix have an option to do this very simply and without sacrificing quality.