Apple TV slow to stream rented or purchased movie

Acre56

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Was hoping the new ios update would have sorted the appalling streaming speed of Apple tv .. It hasn't!.. I tried to rent a movie 15 minutes ago.. It started by saying it would be ready to play in 3hours 4 minutes!.. It went down to 2hours 55 minutes.. Then back upto 3hours and 4 minutes.. This is despite Apple replacing my atv.. Awful
 

Acre56

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And now its upto 3hours 18 minutes!
 

Acre56

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Ooppps it now 3 hours n 37 minutes
 

Acre56

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OMG its now 8hours and 59 seconds
 

Bennyboy

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You could've just rented it over red box in 10 minutes for a bucks with 7 hours to spare.
 

Lon

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What is the download speed on your internet connection?
 

talon90

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What is you internet connection speed?

Go to a site like www.speedtest.net from a computer, iPad or iPhone on wifi, run the test and report back your findings.
 

Mommy

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I have the same issue! 8hrs later I can watch the movie! I'm starting to think I will try downloading on my iPhone on 3G and see if it's quicker! Here is my speed test... No clue what any of these numbers mean..
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RoofMonkey

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I have the same issue! 8hrs later I can watch the movie! I'm starting to think I will try downloading on my iPhone on 3G and see if it's quicker! Here is my speed test... No clue what any of these numbers mean..
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those numbers are VERY low. Less than 1/2 a meg down. That's gonna be the culprit of Netflix taking forever and a day to stream a movie.
 

Mommy

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those numbers are VERY low. Less than 1/2 a meg down. That's gonna be the culprit of Netflix taking forever and a day to stream a movie.
thanks Scott. I think I'm going to call Verizon, I'm paying 24.00 a month for Internet and its crap!
 

ScullyUFO

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It is NOT your internet speed or provider. Go to Settings > General (keep hitting the menu button) and do the following:
. ensure send data to Apple is DISABLED
. stop any software update in progress

Your selection will then load in seconds. Typically some software update is multiplexing against your selection.

APPLE: Please fix this.