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Is Tivimate Buffering? Easy Fix!

Are you currently having issues with Tivimate buffering? Tried other solutions but with no luck? Don’t worry, Myfirestreams has you covered! You may be quite surprised to learn that many common issues are not issues with your service but rather user errors. Properly setting up your apps and devices plays a huge role when it comes to online streaming. In this guide, we will walk you through an easy fix for buffering issues within Tivimate.

So you have Tivimate installed and set up with your favorite TV service. You may have already gone through your Tivimate settings to set up your channel guides and categories. However, did you set up Tivimate to work optimally with your streaming devices? Chances are you haven’t. This leads to many issues including buffering! Although everyone has different devices we can’t say for sure which settings are best for you and your devices, however, the same principles apply. You just may need to spend an extra few minutes seeing which settings are best for you.

How to fix Tivimate Buffering

For Tivimate to run optimally you need to set it up so that it matches not only your device’s settings but your TV as well. This includes frame rates and even resolution! With just a few clicks you should quickly notice a huge difference when watching content on Tivimate. We can report that by using these settings Tivimate buffering is near none. Any buffering we do notice only comes from the provider.

To fix Tivimate Buffering do the following:

  • Open up Tivimate on your device
  • Click on settings
  • From the settings menu click on Playback
  • In this section there are several key changes you need to make. We will be editing the following settings:
    • Buffer Size
    • Audio Decoder
    • Video Decoder
    • Auto Frame Rate

Before you start changing these settings you need to keep in mind what type of streaming device you have and what your TV capabilities are. For smaller streaming devices like an Amazon Firestick, you may need to set a higher buffer size. This also depends on your internet speeds. We suggest that you play around with buffer size to see which works best for you. Selecting a small buffer rate is a great start, however, if you are using a higher-end device with 1GB internet you may be able to make do with “none”. This is a trial and error option. Play around with it!

Next, for both audio and video decoders, we highly recommend setting these to Hardware. You can play around between hardware and software settings but we have found that by using your device’s hardware decoder you get a better stream.

Auto frame rate make one of the biggest differences when it comes to Tivimate buffering! Not all TVs are compatible with this option so please keep that in mind. Inside the AFR settings, you have several options to choose from as shown below

First and foremost, if your TV is compatible with AFR turn this feature on! This matches your stream’s frame rate with your TV which gives you a better streaming solution without buffering! As you can see we have turned on AFR only which we have found to be our device’s optimal settings. You can go a step further by enabling the switch screen resolution. This option will change your TV’s resolution to match the stream’s resolution.

Keep in mind, by turning AFR features on you may notice a slight delay when switching TV channels while your device and TV sync up. This “black screen” only lasts for a second and it can be somewhat annoying especially if you are constantly switching channels. That’s the downside, however, what you get in return is no Tivmate buffering!

Give these settings a try. Play around with buffer size, software/hardware decoders, and find your best AFR settings. Again, not everyone can run the same settings so you will need to test out which ones work for you and your devices. Have any questions? Reach out to us on our Forums or comment below!

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