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NFT: Amazon Firestick Kodi Question about fixing Buffering issues

NYG27 : 10/16/2019 9:07 am
First off, I have the Amazon Firestick 4k and using Kodi 19 with the Xenon skin. Also have and using IPVanish.

I've had this setup for a week and it's been solid. My one issue is buffering. I can watch 1-2 movies with no issues and that after that, it's almost unwatchable with all the buffering issues.

Only fix I have it to physically unplug the power from the firestick. Wait 30 seconds and reconnect. This will allow me to watch 1-2 movies just fine and the buffering issues start all over.

Sounds like a cache\memory issue with the device. Anyone know of a fix to either the settings of Kodi or the firestick on how to increase the cache or clear it after I've watched something. Or if anyone has any other fixes, please let me know?
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Amazinz : 10/16/2019 9:40 am : link
I don't know of any clever fixes.

But I experience the same issue and am able to clear the cache through the software rather than power cycling.
I'd reset the firestick to factory settings  
Bockman : 10/16/2019 9:42 am : link
and reinstall everything.
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NYG27 : 10/16/2019 9:52 am : link
In comment 14630615 Amazinz said:
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I don't know of any clever fixes.

But I experience the same issue and am able to clear the cache through the software rather than power cycling.


How do you clear the cache through the software? Is it in Kodi Settings or Amazon Firestick Settings?
RE: I'd reset the firestick to factory settings  
NYG27 : 10/16/2019 9:55 am : link
In comment 14630619 Bockman said:
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and reinstall everything.


I've done that and same issue. I know the Firestick 4k comes with only 1.5 GB of memory and this might be a clearing a cache issue.

Bockman, if you're not having the buffering issue, what version of the Kodi build are you using? Or do you use APK files?
Maybe this  
Scott in Montreal : 10/16/2019 10:02 am : link
Can help you out with your buffering issue
Kodi Buffering Issues - ( New Window )
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Amazinz : 10/16/2019 11:51 am : link
In comment 14630626 NYG27 said:
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How do you clear the cache through the software? Is it in Kodi Settings or Amazon Firestick Settings?


It's in the Firestick settings, and you can clear the Kodi cache (or any app) specifically.
Have done a lot of research  
smorgan741 : 10/16/2019 1:54 pm : link
this works the best:

https://youtu.be/VKOA2hn_3vw

You tube video link

Thanks for the suggestions  
NYG27 : 10/19/2019 11:47 am : link
Performing a bit better.
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