Mobdro Keeps Buffering – How To Fix
If Mobdro keeps buffering or erroring, what can you do? Is there any tweak or trick to stop the continuous buffering when using the app? Let’s find out.
Mobdro is a curious app. Some of it is very good and it manages to find streams in places no other app can find. Some of it isn’t so good and is mainly a waste of time. Either way, if you have a spare hour there is nothing wrong with wasting it using this app.
Buffering is a common issue with many streaming apps. It means the connection between your device and the stream source is not fast enough to carry the stream seamlessly. It may not be the entire connection and it may not be permanently slow, but somewhere between you and the streamer is a bottleneck slowing things down.
The Mobdro app has to pause playback for a moment as the next few frames of your movie or show arrive and then it can continue. That’s why you see either the gray screen or the circle going round and round. The app has paused while it waits for the stream to catch up.
Buffering isn’t unique to Mobdro, it happens to all streaming apps at one point or another. Less so with legitimate apps like Netflix or Crunchyroll but it can still happen.
Mobdro keeps buffering
Mobdro provides an extra challenge as it does not control the streamer. Where Netflix controls its own servers and can take measures to avoid buffering, Mobdro cannot. It finds the streams from across the internet and they could literally be from anywhere.
This could mean that no matter what steps you take to stop Mobdro buffering, it might still happen. However, you won’t know until you try a couple of things your end. There are a couple of practical things you can do to avoid it though.
Try a different streaming app
If an app is misbehaving, the logical thing to do would be to try a different app. Try YouTube or Netflix and see if they are buffering too. If they are, it could be your device or network. If they work fine, the cause of buffering with Modbro could be the source and there may be nothing you can do about that.
If that’s the case, you can try these other steps as they might make a difference.
Use WiFi instead of 4G
Depending on where you are at the time, switching from 4G over to a WiFi connection will ensure your side of the connection is running at its full potential. Most carriers provide decent 4G speeds but in some locations and at certain times of day, the network gets busy. This can slow things down enough to cause Mobdro to keep buffering.
As long as nobody else on your network is doing anything too intensive, your end of the connection should be enough to stream.
Sometimes, apps just get themselves tied up in knots. They use up all their memory allocation, fill the cache and generally stop working properly. Shutting the app down completely and using Force Close can cure a lot of issues like this.
- Open your phone and select Settings.
- Select Apps and then Modbro.
- Select Force Close and let the app shut down.
- Open and retry the stream again.
This can be enough to restart the stream and prevent buffering. It’s worth a shot if shifting to WiFi isn’t enough.
Restart your VPN
You are using Modbro behind a VPN right? If you’re using Modbro, you know that not all the content you access is going to be legal. Accessing it in the clear, without the protection of a VPN is not the best way forward. If you are using a VPN and you certainly should be, restart it.
The VPN itself may be experiencing latency. Restarting the app or choosing another endpoint server may stop Modbro buffering.
Reboot your phone
Newer versions of Android are now incredibly stable but the freedom to install any application we like does add some instabilities. While buffering isn’t a symptom of memory corruption or a full cache that isn’t flushing, it does happen. If restarting Mobdro doesn’t stop your buffering, reboot your phone.
Your options are limited if Mobdro keeps buffering as neither you, nor Modbro controls the source of the stream. If that’s the case, it may just be better to try a different stream, or different app and try again later.
Know any tips for optimizing Modbro to reduce buffering? Tell us about it below if you do!