How to Stream Netflix Faster on Your Gaming Console

How to Stream Netflix Faster on Your Gaming Console



As you probably may know, Netflix can be streamed from a variety of gaming consoles, such as the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. You can even stream video in 3D from consoles like the Nintendo 3DS, which provides an enhanced Netflix experience.


However, is your streaming too slow? If so, read on, as this article discusses a few effective fixes that may improve your Netflix streaming significantly.

Disconnect Third-Party Wireless Headsets


Do you know that most third-party wireless headsets and old wireless routers broadcast on the same frequency? Well, that could be the reason why your Netflix streaming is too slow. Therefore, disconnect your headset and see if there is any improvement in your connection. Moreover, if there is a cordless telephone nearby, you should consider disconnecting it too, as it likely that it could be obstructing your connection. After all, you would not want to be interrupted while watching the latest episode of The Walking Dead!


PlayStation – Check for System Clock Issues


If are using a PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 to stream Netflix, you should check for system clock issues, as it is one of the most common causes of slow Netflix streaming. For this, you may have to set the time and date of the system manually:

  1. Go to settings from the XMB menu, and select ‘Date and Time Settings’.
  2. Select the option ‘Set Manually’ in order to set the time and date.
  3. After you specify the date and time, confirm by pressing the button.
  4. Launch the Netflix app.

Xbox – Delete Corrupted Data


Corrupted data can sometimes be the cause of poor streaming quality. Therefore, it is time for you to clean up your ‘Game and Apps’ folder. You can do so by following these steps:

  1. From your controller, press the button ‘Guide’.
  2. Select ‘Settings’ > ‘System Settings’ > ‘Storage’.
  3. Specify your storage device.
  4. Select the ‘Games and Apps’ folder.
  5. Go through each folder to look for corrupted data. If there is such data present in any of the files, a yellow exclamation point will indicate so.
  6. Select the corrupted files and select ‘Delete’ to remove them.

Xbox – Check the Status of ‘Xbox Live Service’


Check the status of the Netflix application on Xbox Live Service, so you can determine if the service is running or not. Moreover, you can see all the services running and figure out if any of them are experiencing issues.

Keep the guidelines mentioned above in mind and you will be able to stream Netflix on your gaming console faster and smoother than ever.