I’m sorry that this most likely is the wrong place for this but, I don’t know where else to go at this point or who to contact, and from what I see here you guys are the real pros so I come here with my hat off with a full bow / salute in hopes even though the wrong place, your insight might be all I need to figure out what’s going on. You guys are truly my last hope!
I was going to wait for the PS4 slim coming out probably at the end of the year or next year sometime which is said to have hardware upgrades but I don’t think I can wait anymore. SSDs are one of the upgrades. Now IMO if they’re going to start shipping with SSDs then chances are they’re finally going to go from a SATA II board to a III to where the PS4 would fully benefit from having a SSD. Anyway, I ordered my PS4 and I started thinking about live streaming from it, and start broadcasting a little bit of gaming here and there.
I also play WoW so I read up on OBS, and downloaded it, and I have everything set up perfectly for my system following Twitch’s guidelines and everything streams flawlessly, no issues encoding, no issues streaming out at all. However, this is where I need the help of the big boys because I can’t really get help elsewhere and there’s really nothing on Google about this. I also emailed Twitch directly as well as submitted a bug report but have not heard back which is why I’m taking a chance posting this on like the only forum I can find that might be worth giving it a shot.
OK, I use my Samsung Galaxy S4 to watch my stream with the Twitch APP, and this is where I have my issue. First off, here’s my internet.
When my phone is connected to the WIFI while using the Twitch APP, the video will play for 3 seconds, and then the spinning circle will appear, and it will Load / Buffer for a good 4-5 seconds, and then it will resume. However, after another 3 to 5 seconds, it does it again. Over, and over again. It NEVER stops doing it. When I TURN OFF my WIFI, and use my 4G, everything works PERFECTLY. Unfortunately, I can’t use my 4G for this all the time as I’ll run through my 5GB plan VERY FAST, and you there’s no quality toggle on the Android APP. If I could turn it down to 360p-480p, perhaps it would solve the issue but then again I don’t see how as it’s not a internet issue on my end. I have a GREAT FIOS package.
Also, 3 years ago, someone submitted the same issue it appears.
But here we are, and it seems the problem is still here. It TRULY is a shame that this was never looked into or fixed because the app really does work EXCELLENT but it would be even more AWESOME if I could watch streams over WIFI without it stopping every 3 seconds. My internet is BETTER than my 4G so why does my net keep buffering on the Twitch APP?