Buffering is a common issue while watching any video online. While watching a stream on Kodi, the media player keeps on downloading some chunk files in the background and stores it to the cache memory; this is what makes a video to buffer every time you watch it online.
If your internet connection is fast, you can watch any stream without any buffering. And if you have a weak connectivity, your video goes a few seconds ahead of the download, and sometimes this makes you wait for quite a reasonable amount of time as the video gets paused and starts buffering. As a result, you lose your patience.
But, we can diagnose this problem so that you can enjoy watching any stream on Kodi without wasting your time seeing the buffering. There are some alternative ways by which you can fix the buffering issue on Kodi, and we have listed out three of them.
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3 Ways to Fix Kodi Buffering Issue | Kodi Buffering Fix
Stop Kodi Buffering With Ares Wizard
- Open Kodi, and you will find a gear or cog like thing in the top left-hand corner under Kodi logo. Click on that and go to the System Settings.
- Go to Add-ons menu item and ‘Turn on Unknown sources,’ you will receive a confirmation message where you must click “Yes.”
- Go back to System Settings by pressing ‘back’ on your remote and open ‘File Manager.’
- Click Add source and then to ‘None.’
- Type the following URL and click ‘OK.’
- Highlight the box under the source that you just typed in and enter a name for this media source, type Ares or any other name you would like to identify this source as and click ‘OK.’
- Go back to the Kodi home screen and click on the Add-ons menu item.
- At the top left side of the page under the “Add-ons the heading,” you will find an option “open box,” click on that to install the Zip File.
- Click Ares or whatever name you’ve assigned to the media source in the previous step.
- Wait for Ares Project repository enabled message to appear.
- Click Install from repository –> Click Ares Project –> Click Program Add-ons –> Click Ares Wizard –> Click Install.
- Launch the Ares Wizard once you see Ares Wizard installed message.
- Click on the Tweaks button in the top menu and go to ‘Advanced Settings’ Wizard button and then click ‘Next.’
- Click on the ‘Generate Settings’ button and further click to ‘Apply these settings’ button.
- Exit Ares Wizard.
- Restart Kodi.
Stop Kodi Buffering With RealDebrid Unrestricted Downloader
- At first, go to the RealDebrid’s official website and register for free so that you can enjoy a complimentary trial instead of paying for a premium account.
- You will need to install URL resolver for later purpose.
- On the Home Screen of Kodi App, you will find a gear icon that will take you to the settings page, click on that to go to the System settings.
- Scroll down to bottom and change ‘Standard Settings’ to ‘Expert.’
- On the same screen, click on Add-ons menu item and then click ‘Manage Dependencies link’ that you will find on the right side of the screen.
- Click URL Resolver and then on ‘Configure.’
- Highlight Universal Resolvers and browse to Real-Debrid.
- Change Priority from 100 to 90 and then click ‘OK’ button to save changes.
- Click on ‘Configure’ again. Highlight Universal Resolvers and browse to Real-Debrid settings again.
- Click (Re) Authorize My Account and input code provided into Internet browser on a computer, tablet, or phone at http://real-debird.com/device. Dialog within Kodi will disappear once you have completed the pairing.
Use Your Own Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Many Internet Service Providers strangle the download speed for those customers who use Kodi or other applications to watch online videos. By creating your VPN, you will enjoy faster streaming as your Internet connection from your Kodi device will be routed through a different server within your virtual network.
By doing this, you are establishing an encrypted connection to the Internet, making it impossible for your ISP to know what you are streaming. Using a VPN will prevent your ISP from ever seeing what streams you are watching.