Learn the easiest way on how to fix and stop buffering issue on Kodi for good. If you are constantly having a buffering issue while streaming movies, this should be the easiest and most effective method known to fix and stop buffering issue on Kodi.
While watching movies or any videos on Kodi, if videos taking forever to load and buffer, there are two main things to be checked. The first thing is to make sure your internet speed is per the requirement, check your internet speed here. In my experience, the minimum speed you should have is 4Mbps.
The second thing and the one we will discuss here is to check your Kodi’s default cache settings. Basically, cache is a temporary file that stored in device memory. If it is too low, you will have buffer issue. But if it is too high, your device might not able to handle it and might lead to a sudden crash.
Disclaimer: I do not maintain Ares Wizard program add-on or have any affiliation with the developer. Ares Wizard is a third-party add-on which is also not related to Kodi Team. So, if you have any issue related to this add-on, please do not post your question on Kodi forum.
How to fix and stop buffering issue on Kodi
Step 1: Install Ares Project repository. Read how to install Ares Project repository here.
Step 2: At Home Screen, select “SYSTEMS” and click “Settings”.
Step 3: From menu on the left, select “Add-ons” > “Install from repository”.
Step 4: From the list of repositories, select “Ares Project” > “Programs add-ons” > “Ares Wizard” and click “Install”.
Step 5: Wait for the enable notification at the bottom right of the screen.
Step 6: Go back to Home Screen, select “PROGRAMS”.
Step 7: From the list of available programs, find and select “Ares Wizard”.
Step 8: From menu on top, select “Tweaks” then click “Next”.
Step 9: To auto-generate the cache setting, click “Generate settings”.
- Ares Wizard will automatically generate the setting for your device
- The value will be slightly lower than 1/3 of your available RAM
- You can try to input maximum — half of your available RAM
Step 10: Once done, click “Apply these settings”.
Step 11: Restart Kodi — Close Ares Wizard and go back to Home Screen. Click the “Power” button and select “Exit”.
Done. Make sure you properly close Kodi and re-open it for the Restart Kodi procedure. If not, the new cache setting will not be saved and you need to repeat the steps above. Hopefully, this method will help to fix your buffering issue on Kodi. Or at least, it will reduce the frequency of you getting the error.