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Max loads slow, buffers, or pauses

If videos buffer or are poor quality, a slow or inconsistent internet connection might be the cause.

Choose the device you're using:

If Max is buffering, here are some things to try. You may need to try more than one solution to fix the issue:

Update your software
Update Max
  • Android: Open the Play Store on your Android device and search for Max. If an app update is available choose Update.
  • iOS: Open the App Store on your Apple device and search for Max. If an app update is available choose Update.
  • Amazon Fire tablet: Open the Amazon Appstore on your Fire tablet and search for Max. If an app update is available, choose Update.

Once updated, try using Max again.

Update your device software
  • Android: Open Settings, then choose System > Software Update (steps vary based on your Android version).
  • iOS: Open Settings, then choose General > Software Update.
  • Amazon Fire tablet: Open Settings, then choose Device Options > System Updates.

Once updated, try using Max again.

Test your connection speed

Here's how to test your internet connection speed:

  • Android: Download an Internet speed test app from the Google Play Store and test your connection speed.
  • iOS: Download an Internet speed test app from the Apple App Store and test your connection speed.
  • Amazon Fire tablet: From the Home screen on your Fire tablet, swipe down and then select the wireless icon. Tap the network that you're connected to and check the signal strength and link speed.

To stream HD video, you need a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps.

Cellular connection? If you're using a cellular data connection, try connecting to a wireless network and then try using Max again.

Reset or switch to Wi-Fi

Reset your Wi-Fi connection

If your phone or tablet is connected to a wireless network, try the following:

  1. Turn on Airplane mode on your phone or tablet.
  2. Wait 10 seconds, then turn off Airplane mode.
  3. Open Max and try watching something.

Switch to a Wi-Fi connection

If you're using a cellular data connection, try connecting to a wireless network to see if playback is improved. To do this, on your phone or tablet go to Settings and connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Reduce activity on your network

If other people are using the same Wi-Fi network, ask them to temporarily pause their activity. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming Max.

Restart your devices

Restart your phone or tablet and network devices. Here's how:

  1. Turn off your phone or tablet with Max.
  2. Unplug the power from your network devices (modem, router, etc.).
  3. Wait 30 seconds.
  4. Reconnect the power to your modem and wait for it to connect to the internet (about 1 minute).
  5. Reconnect the power to your router and wait for it to connect to the internet.
  6. Turn on your phone or tablet, open Max, and try watching something.
Try another device

Try streaming Max on another supported device connected to the same network. This will help determine if the problem is related to your network or a specific device.

If buffering only happens on your phone or tablet, delete the Max app from your phone or tablet and install it again from the app store. Then, open Max and try watching something.

If max.com is buffering, here are some things to try. You may need to try more than one solution to fix the issue:

Check your browser

For the best experience, we recommend using a supported browser.

If you're using a supported browser, update your browser to the latest version. To find out how to do this, search the internet for "update" + the name of your browser (e.g., update Chrome).

Try another browser

Try using a different supported browser (Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari). If video plays successfully with a different browser, check your browser configuration:

  • Make sure third-party cookies are enabled.
  • Disable ad-blocking software.
  • Turn off private browsing or incognito mode.
  • Disable browser plug-ins, extensions, and add-ons.

Close and reopen your browser, then try watching something.

Test your connection speed

Test your internet connection to make sure you have a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. To do this, open a browser and search for 'Internet speed test.' If your download speed doesn't meet the minimum, contact your internet provider to troubleshoot your connection speed.

Reduce activity on your network

If other people are using the same network, ask them to temporarily pause their activity. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming Max.

Restart your devices

Restart your computer and network devices. Here's how:

  1. Close all apps and restart your computer.
  2. Unplug the power from your network devices (e.g. modem, router, etc.).
  3. Wait 30 seconds.
  4. Reconnect the power to your modem and wait for it to connect to the internet (about 1 minute).
  5. Reconnect the power to your router and wait for it to connect to the internet.
  6. Turn on your computer, go to max.com, and try watching something.
Try a wired connection

For the best performance, try using a wired connection with your computer (instead of a Wi-Fi network). To do this, connect your computer to your router using an Ethernet cable.

Make sure the cables to your network devices (e.g. modem, router, etc.) are all tightly connected at both connection points. A loose coaxial or Ethernet cable can weaken the signal.

If Max is buffering, choose the device you're using:

AirPlay

For help with AirPlay, choose the device you're streaming from:

  • iPhone or iPad: Choose Phone or tablet above and then try the troubleshoot steps.
  • Mac: Choose Computer above and then try the troubleshoot steps.
Amazon Fire TV

If Max is buffering, here are some things to try. You may need to try more than one solution to fix the issue:

Check for updates

First, make sure the Max app and your Amazon Fire TV are up-to-date.

  • Max app: On your Fire TV, highlight the Max tile and then press the Menu button on your remote (button with three lines). In the lower-right corner, choose More Info > Update.
  • Amazon Fire TV: On your Fire TV, go to Settings > My Fire TV > About > Check for System Update.
Test your connection speed

On your Amazon Fire TV, go to Settings > Network. Then press the Play button on your remote to check your network status.

You can also download an Internet speed test app from the Amazon Appstore and test your connection speed. To stream HD video, you need a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. For the best 4K streaming experience, we recommend a download speed of 50+ Mbps.

Reduce activity on your network

If other people are using the same network, ask them to temporarily pause their activity. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming Max.

Clear app cache and data
  1. On your Fire TV, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications.
  2. Choose Max from your list of installed apps.
  3. Select Clear Cache and then Clear Data.
  4. Reopen Max, sign in, and try watching something.
Restart your devices

Restart your Fire TV and network devices. Here's how:

  1. Unplug the power from your network devices (modem, router, etc.).
  2. Wait 30 seconds.
  3. Reconnect the power to your modem and wait for it to connect to the internet (about 1 minute).
  4. Reconnect the power to your router and wait for it to connect to the internet.
  5. On your Amazon Fire TV, go to Settings > My Fire TV > Restart.
Try a wired connection

If your Amazon Fire TV has an Ethernet port, try connecting your Fire TV to your router with an Ethernet cable (instead of using Wi-Fi).

Make sure the cables to your network devices (modem, router, etc.) are all tightly connected at both connection points. A loose coaxial or Ethernet cable can weaken the signal.

Try another device

Try streaming Max on another supported device connected to the same network. This will help determine if the problem is related to your network or a specific device.

If buffering only happens on your Fire TV, delete the Max app from your Fire TV and install it again from the Amazon Appstore. Then, open Max and try watching something.

Android TV

If Max is buffering, here are some things to try. You may need to try more than one solution to fix the issue:

Check for updates

First, make sure the Max app and your Android TV are up-to-date.

  • Max app: On your Android TV, highlight the Max app, then press and hold the Select button, and choose View Details > Update.
  • Android TV: On your Android TV, go to Settings > System > About > System Update > Check for update.
Test your connection speed

Download an Internet speed test app from the Google Play Store and test your connection speed (or test your download speed on a computer connected to the same network as your Android TV. To do this, open a browser and search for 'Internet speed test').

To stream HD video, you need a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. For the best 4K streaming experience, we recommend a download speed of 50+ Mbps.

Reduce activity on your network

If other people are using the same network, ask them to temporarily pause their activity. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming Max.

Clear app cache and data
  1. On your Android TV, go to Settings > Apps > System Apps.
  2. Choose Max from your list of installed apps.
  3. Select Clear Cache, and then Clear Data.
  4. Reopen Max, sign in, and try watching something.

Note These steps vary depending on your Android OS version.

Restart your devices

Restart your Android TV and network devices. Here's how:

  1. Unplug the power from your network devices (modem, router, etc.).
  2. Wait 30 seconds.
  3. Reconnect the power to your modem and wait for it to connect to the internet (about 1 minute).
  4. Reconnect the power to your router and wait for it to connect to the internet.
  5. On your Android TV, go to Settings > About > Restart > Restart.
  6. Open Max and try watching something.

Note These steps vary depending on your Android OS version.

Try a wired connection

If your Android TV has an Ethernet port, try connecting your device to your router with an Ethernet cable (instead of using Wi-Fi).

Make sure the cables to your network devices (modem, router, etc.) are all tightly connected at both connection points. A loose coaxial or Ethernet cable can weaken the signal.

Try another device

Try streaming Max on another supported device connected to the same network. This will help determine if the problem is related to your network or a specific device.

If buffering only happens on your Android TV, delete the Max app from your Android TV and install it again from the Google Play Store. Then, open Max and try watching something.

Apple TV

If Max is buffering, here are some things to try. You may need to try more than one solution to fix the issue:

Check for updates

First, make sure the Max app and your Apple TV are up-to-date.

  • Max app: Go to the App Store and search for Max. If there’s an update available, choose Update.
  • Apple TV: On your Apple TV, navigate to Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software.

Then, open Max and try watching something.

Test your connection speed

Download an Internet speed test app from the Apple App Store and test your connection speed (or test your download speed on a computer connected to the same network as your Apple TV. To do this, open a browser and search for 'Internet speed test').

To stream HD video, you need a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. For the best 4K streaming experience, we recommend a download speed of 50+ Mbps.

Reduce activity on your network

If other people are using the same network, ask them to temporarily pause their activity. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming Max.

Quit open apps

Open apps may be using network bandwidth or available memory. Try quitting all open apps on your Apple TV to free up resources for Max. Here’s how:

  1. On your Apple TV remote, press the TV button twice quickly.
  2. Swipe up to quit the selected app (swipe left or right to navigate your open apps).
  3. Once you quit all apps, reopen Max and try watching something.
Restart your devices

Restart your Apple TV and network devices. Here’s how:

  1. Unplug the power from your network devices (modem, router, etc.).
  2. Wait 30 seconds.
  3. Reconnect the power to your modem and wait for it to connect to the internet (about 1 minute).
  4. Reconnect the power to your router and wait for it to connect to the internet.
  5. On your Apple TV, go to Settings > About > System > Restart.
  6. Open Max and try watching something.
Try a wired connection

If your Apple TV has an Ethernet port, try connecting your device to your router with an Ethernet cable (instead of using Wi-Fi).

Make sure the cables to your network devices (modem, router, etc.) are all tightly connected at both connection points. A loose coaxial or Ethernet cable can weaken the signal.

Try another device

Try streaming Max on another supported device connected to the same network. This will help determine if the problem is related to your network or a specific device.

If buffering only happens on your Apple TV, delete the Max app from your Apple TV and reinstall it from the Apple App Store. Then, open Max and try watching something.

Chromecast

For help with Chromecast, choose the device you're streaming from:

  • iPhone or iPad: Choose Phone or tablet above and then try the troubleshoot steps.
  • Computer: Choose Computer above and then try the troubleshoot steps.
Cox device

If Max is buffering, here are some things to try. You may need to try more than one solution to fix the issue:

Test your connection speed

Test your download speed from a computer on the same network as your Cox device. To do this, open a browser and search for 'Internet speed test.'

To stream HD video, you need a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. For the best 4K streaming experience, we recommend a download speed of 50+ Mbps.

Reduce activity on your network

If other people are using the same network, ask them to temporarily pause their activity. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming Max.

Restart your devices

Restart your Cox device and network devices. Here’s how:

  1. Unplug or turn off your Cox device.
  2. Unplug the power from your network devices (modem, router, etc.).
  3. Wait 30 seconds.
  4. Reconnect the power to your modem and wait for it to connect to the internet (about 1 minute).
  5. Reconnect the power to your router and wait for it to connect to the internet.
  6. Plug your Cox device back in, open Max and try watching something.
Try a wired connection

If your Cox device has an Ethernet port, try connecting your device to your router with an Ethernet cable (instead of using Wi-Fi).

Make sure the cables to your network devices (modem, router, etc.) are all tightly connected at both connection points. A loose coaxial or Ethernet cable can weaken the signal.

Try another device

Try streaming Max on another supported device connected to the same network. This will help determine if the problem is related to your network or a specific device.

LG TV

If Max is buffering, here are some things to try. You may need to try more than one solution to fix the issue:

Check for updates

First, make sure your Max app and LG TV are up-to-date.

  • Max app: Press the Home button on your LG TV remote, then choose All Settings > General > About this TV > Check for updates.
  • LG TV: Press the Settings button on your LG TV remote, then choose All Settings > General > About this TV > Check for updates.

Then, open Max and try watching something.

Check your connection speed

Test your download speed from a computer on the same network as your LG TV. To do this, open a browser and search for 'Internet speed test.'

To stream HD video, you need a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. For the best 4K streaming experience, we recommend a download speed of 50+ Mbps.

Reduce activity on your network

If other people are using the same network, ask them to temporarily pause their activity. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming Max.

Close and reopen Max

Note These steps vary depending on your LG TV model.

  1. Press and hold the Home button on your LG TV remote, then go to your recent apps.
  2. Highlight the Max app and press the Up button on your remote.
  3. Choose the X to close Max.
  4. Reopen Max and try watching something.
Restart your devices

Restart your LG TV and network devices. Here's how:

  1. Unplug your LG TV.
  2. Unplug the power from your network devices (modem, router, etc.).
  3. Wait 30 seconds.
  4. Reconnect the power to your modem and wait for it to connect to the internet (about 1 minute).
  5. Reconnect the power to your router and wait for it to connect to the internet.
  6. Plug your TV back in, open Max, and try watching something.
Try a wired connection

If your LG TV has an Ethernet port, try connecting your device to your router with an Ethernet cable (instead of using Wi-Fi).

Make sure the cables to your network devices (modem, router, etc.) are all tightly connected at both connection points. A loose coaxial or Ethernet cable can weaken the signal.

Try another device

Try streaming Max on another supported device connected to the same network. This will help determine if the problem is related to your network or a specific device.

If buffering only happens on your LG TV, delete the Max app from your LG TV and install it again from the LG Content Store. Then, open Max and try watching something.

PlayStation

If Max is buffering, here are some things to try. You may need to try more than one solution to fix the issue:

Check for updates

First, make sure your Max app and PlayStation console are up-to-date.

  • Max app: On your PlayStation, highlight Max and press the Options button on your controller, then Check for Update.
  • PlayStation console: On your PlayStation, go to the Settings menu and choose System Software Update.

Then, open Max and try watching something.

Test your connection speed
  1. On your PlayStation, go to Settings > Network.
  2. Then do one of the following:
    • PlayStation 4: Choose Internet Connection Test.
    • PlayStation 5: On your PlayStation, go to the Settings menu and choose System Software Update.

To stream HD video, you need a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. For the best 4K streaming experience, we recommend a download speed of 50+ Mbps.

Reduce activity on your network

If other people are using the same network, ask them to temporarily pause their activity. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming Max.

Close and reopen Max
  1. On your PlayStation, highlight the Max app then press the Options button on your PlayStation controller.
  2. Choose Close app.
  3. Reopen Max and try watching something.
Restart your devices

Restart your PlayStation and network devices. Here’s how:

  1. Turn off your PlayStation console.
  2. Unplug the power from your network devices (modem, router, etc.).
  3. Wait 30 seconds.
  4. Reconnect the power to your modem and wait for it to connect to the internet (about 1 minute).
  5. Reconnect the power to your router and wait for it to connect to the internet.
  6. Turn your PlayStation back on, open Max, and try watching something.
Try a wired connection

Try connecting your PlayStation console to your router with an Ethernet cable (instead of using Wi-Fi).

Make sure the cables to your network devices (modem, router, etc.) are all tightly connected at both connection points. A loose coaxial or Ethernet cable can weaken the signal.

Try another device

Try streaming Max on another supported device connected to the same network. This will help determine if the problem is related to your network or a specific device.

If buffering only happens on your PlayStation, delete the Max app from your PlayStation and install it again from the PlayStation Store. Then, open Max and try watching something.

Roku

If Max is buffering, here are some things to try. You may need to try more than one solution to fix the issue:

Check for updates

First, make sure your Max app and Roku are up-to-date.

  • Max app: On your Roku, use the direction pad to highlight the Max channel. Press the Star button (*) to check for an update.
  • Roku: On your Roku, go to Settings > System > Software update > Check now. This will install software updates for your Roku streaming device and your channels.

Then, open Max and try watching something.

Test your connection speed

Press the Home button on your Roku remote, then go to Settings > Network > Check connection. For more help, go to Roku’s Improve your wireless connection article.

To stream HD video, you need a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. For the best 4K streaming experience, we recommend a download speed of 50+ Mbps.

Reduce activity on your network

If other people are using the same network, ask them to temporarily pause their activity. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming Max.

Restart your devices
  1. Unplug the power from your network devices (modem, router, etc.).
  2. Wait 30 seconds.
  3. Reconnect the power to your modem and wait for it to connect to the internet (about 1 minute).
  4. Reconnect the power to your router and wait for it to connect to the internet.
  5. On your Roku, go to Settings > System > Power > System restart > Restart.
  6. Open Max and try watching something.
Try a wired connection

Try connecting your Roku to your router with an Ethernet cable (instead of using Wi-Fi).

Make sure the cables to your network devices (modem, router, etc.) are all tightly connected at both connection points. A loose coaxial or Ethernet cable can weaken the signal.

Try another device

Try streaming Max on another supported device connected to the same network. This will help determine if the problem is related to your network or a specific device.

Samsung TV

If Max is buffering, here are some things to try. You may need to try more than one solution to fix the issue:

Check for updates

First, make sure your Max app and Samsung TV are up-to-date.

  • Max app: Press the Home button on your remote, then choose Apps > the Settings icon cog > Updates.
  • Samsung TV: Press the Home button on your remote, then navigate to the Settings icon cog. Choose Support > Software Updates > Update Now.

Then, open Max and try watching something.

Test your connection speed

Test your download speed from a computer on the same network as your Samsung TV. To do this, open a browser and search for 'Internet speed test.'

To stream HD video, you need a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. For the best 4K streaming experience, we recommend a download speed of 50+ Mbps.

Reduce activity on your network

If other people are using the same network, ask them to temporarily pause their activity. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming Max.

Restart your devices

Restart your Samsung TV and network devices. Here’s how:

  1. Unplug the power from your network devices (modem, router, etc.).
  2. Wait 30 seconds.
  3. Reconnect the power to your modem and wait for it to connect to the internet (about 1 minute).
  4. Reconnect the power to your router and wait for it to connect to the internet.
  5. Hold down the power button on your Samsung TV remote until your TV turns off and back on again.
  6. Open Max and try watching something.
Clear app cache and data

Some Samsung TVs have an option to clear app cache and data. Try the following steps:

  1. Press the Home button on your Samsung TV remote, then navigate to the Settings icon.
  2. Choose Support (if needed) and then Device Care.
  3. Choose Manage Storage.
  4. Find Max and choose View Details.
  5. Choose Clear cache.
  6. Choose Clear data.
  7. Open Max, sign in, and try watching something.

Note Clear app cache and data are not available on all Samsung TVs and the steps vary depending on your TV model. For more info, go to samsung.com/support.

Try a wired connection

If your Samsung TV has an Ethernet port, try connecting your device to your router with an Ethernet cable (instead of using Wi-Fi).

Make sure the cables to your network devices (modem, router, etc.) are all tightly connected at both connection points. A loose coaxial or Ethernet cable can weaken the signal.

Try another device

Try streaming Max on another supported device connected to the same network. This will help determine if the problem is related to your network or a specific device.

If buffering only happens on your Samsung TV, delete the Max app from your Samsung TV and install it again from the Samsung app store. Then, open Max and try watching something.

Sony TV

If you have a Sony TV with Android TV built-in, try the Android TV steps above.

VIZIO Smart TV
Check for updates

First, make sure your Max app and VIZIO TV are up-to-date.

  • Max app: The Max app on VIZIO TVs automatically updates when available. To manually check for an update, press the Menu button (Gear icon) on your remote, then choose System > Check for Updates.
  • VIZIO TV: On your VIZIO TV remote, press the Menu button (Gear icon), then choose System > Check for Updates.

Then, open Max and try watching something.

Test your connection speed

On your remote, press the Menu button (gear icon), then go to Network > Network Test or Test Connection.

To stream HD video, you need a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. For the best 4K streaming experience, we recommend a download speed of 50+ Mbps.

Reduce activity on your network

If other people are using the same network, ask them to temporarily pause their activity. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming Max.

Restart your devices

Restart your TV and network devices. Here’s how:

  1. Unplug your VIZIO TV.
  2. Hold the power button on the side of the TV down for 3-5 seconds.
  3. Reconnect the power cord and turn on the TV.
  4. Open Max, sign in, and try using the app again.

Some VIZIO TVs can also be power cycled from the menu. To do this, press the Menu button (Gear icon) on your remote, then choose System > Reset & Admin > Soft Power Cycle.

Try another device

Try streaming Max on another supported device connected to the same network. This will help determine if the problem is related to your network or a specific device.

Xbox console

If Max is buffering, here are some things to try. You may need to try more than one solution to fix the issue:

Check the Xbox service status

Check the status of the Xbox service on the Xbox Status page.

Check for updates

Make sure your Max app and Xbox console are up-to-date.

  • Max app: On your Xbox, go to My games & apps, highlight Max and press the menu button on your controller, then choose Manage app to install an update.
  • Xbox console: On your Xbox, go to Profile & System > Settings > System > Updates.

Then, open Max and try watching something.

Test your connection speed

To test your connection speed, go to Xbox troubleshoot connection speed and choose Run the console speed test.

To stream HD video, you need a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. For the best 4K streaming experience, we recommend a download speed of 50+ Mbps.

Reduce activity on your network

If other people are using the same network, ask them to temporarily pause their activity. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming Max.

Quit and reopen Max
  1. Press the Xbox button on your controller.
  2. Highlight Max, press the Menu button and then choose Quit.
  3. Reopen Max and try watching something.
Restart your devices

Restart your Xbox and network devices. Here’s how:

  1. Unplug the power from your network devices (modem, router, etc.).
  2. Wait 30 seconds.
  3. Reconnect the power to your modem and wait for it to connect to the internet (about 1 minute).
  4. Reconnect the power to your router and wait for it to connect to the internet.
  5. Press the Xbox button on your controller and choose Restart console > Restart.
  6. Open Max and try watching something.
Try a wired connection

Try connecting your Xbox console to your router with an Ethernet cable (instead of using Wi-Fi).

Make sure the cables to your network devices (modem, router, etc.) are all tightly connected at both connection points. A loose coaxial or Ethernet cable can weaken the signal.

Try another device

Try streaming Max on another supported device connected to the same network. This will help determine if the problem is related to your network or a specific device.

If buffering only happens on your Xbox, delete the Max app from your Xbox and install it again from the Xbox store. Then, open Max and try watching something.

XClass TV / Xumo TV

If Max is buffering, here are some things to try. You may need to try more than one solution to fix the issue:

Test your connection speed

Test your download speed from a computer on the same network as your XClass TV or Xumo TV. To do this, open a browser and search for 'Internet speed test.'

To stream HD video, you need a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. For the best 4K streaming experience, we recommend a download speed of 50+ Mbps.

Reduce activity on your network

If other people are using the same network, ask them to temporarily pause their activity. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming Max.

Restart your devices

Restart your TV and network devices. Here's how:

  1. Unplug your TV.
  2. Unplug the power from your network devices (modem, router, etc.).
  3. Wait 30 seconds.
  4. Reconnect the power to your network devices and wait for them to connect to the internet (about 1 minute).
  5. Plug your TV back in, open Max, and try watching something.
Try a wired connection

If your XClass or Xumo TV has an Ethernet port, try connecting your device to your router with an Ethernet cable (instead of using Wi-Fi).

Make sure the cables to your network devices (modem, router, etc.) are all tightly connected at both connection points. A loose coaxial or Ethernet cable can weaken the signal.

Try another device

Try streaming Max on another supported device connected to the same network. This will help determine if the problem is related to your network or a specific device.

Xfinity device

If Max is buffering, here are some things to try. You may need to try more than one solution to fix the issue:

Test your connection speed

Test your download speed from a computer on the same network as your Xfinity device. To do this, open a browser and search for 'Internet speed test.'

To stream HD video, you need a minimum download speed of 5 Mbps. For the best 4K streaming experience, we recommend a download speed of 50+ Mbps.

Reduce activity on your network

If other people are using the same network, ask them to temporarily pause their activity. This will allocate as much bandwidth as possible for streaming Max.

Restart your devices

Restart your Xfinity device and network devices. Here’s how:

  1. Unplug or turn off your Xfinity X1 or Flex device.
  2. Unplug the power from your network devices (modem, router, etc.).
  3. Wait 30 seconds.
  4. Reconnect the power to your modem and wait for it to connect to the internet (about 1 minute).
  5. Reconnect the power to your router and wait for it to connect to the internet.
  6. Turn your Xfinity device back on, open Max, and try watching something.
Try a wired connection

If your Xfinity device has an Ethernet port, try connecting your device to your router with an Ethernet cable (instead of using Wi-Fi).

Make sure the cables to your network devices (modem, router, etc.) are all tightly connected at both connection points. A loose coaxial or Ethernet cable can weaken the signal.

Try another device

Try streaming Max on another supported device connected to the same network. This will help determine if the problem is related to your network or a specific device.