Watching TV shows and movies on Netflix is becoming an annoying task day by day. The problem has especially emerged when trying to stream the content through Netflix using the internet services of Comcast or Verizon. Let us find out as to where the issue lies and how it can be solved.
Netflix has seriously gotten slower. Earlier, people were thinking that Netflix users are blaming Netflix unnecessarily, but Netflix has gotten slower for Comcast and Verizon users.
Netflix itself hasn’t gotten slower, but people using the service on Comcast and Verizon are feeling it that way. Netflix is working slowly on these two platforms, so the problem should be found on these platforms and not Netflix.
Many Comcast and Verizon users have complained about Netflix getting slower, and they have put the entire blame on Netflix, which eventually turned out to be totally wrong. Netflix didn’t get slower at all, but it was those platforms, which were having issues.
Netflix just stopped for buffering after every 3-4 minutes during a TV show or movie and then, resume the video. It is never a good experience to see such glitches when watching movies or TV shows. Netflix used to work fine during daytime, but as soon as the night falls, the speed used to get a whole lot slower and the buffering problem surfaces on the platform.
Some people have even replaced their Comcast modems thinking that the problem was in their previous modems, but even that couldn’t help solve the issue. This problem is not there from the very beginning but has emerged in the past few weeks. It is a serious issue because the number of people using Netflix services on Comcast is around 20 million and in case of Verizon, it is more than 6 million.
There is something to do with the net neutrality as well because there are many internet service providers such as Comcast or Verizon charge for streaming and online services like Facebook, Netflix and YouTube to deliver content faster to its subscribers.
But, Verizon has denied the report and mentioned in the statement that the company treats all the traffic equally and nothing has changed. Netflix has also backed Verizon on the issue saying that the ISP is not slowing down the speed of the internet deliberately. There is some technical issue that is causing the speed to slow down.
There has been a decline in the average performance of the Verizon and Comcast services when it comes to streaming Netflix. It is important for these companies to address the reason that has been causing such issues. It is a well-known fact that a streaming service like Netflix needs an adequate bandwidth, especially when there are peak watching times. If Netflix is not able to get that required bandwidth, then the content can’t be streamed properly and issues such as frequent buffering or total stoppage of the videos could arise.
Comcast and Verizon need to introspect as to why this issue has occurred in the first place, and only then, they can move towards finding the right solution for the issue. Companies that provide internet service need to overhaul their services in order to sustain their businesses for long periods of time.
Again, Netflix is not the problem here, but the problem lies in the internet service providers. So, people using Netflix shouldn’t blame the company when issues like frequent buffering and no video arise because Netflix has nothing to do with such issues. Users can upgrade or change their networks in order to get better services at a better price.