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iOS app appears to be buffering on local content

sawyemsawyem Members, Plex Pass Posts: 17 Plex Pass

Anyone else having this problem? While playing music synced to my iPhone 6 the app occasionally pauses and displays the spinning icon, seeming as if its buffering. I'm using the current version 4.4


  • arobe79arobe79 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 221 Plex Pass

    I am getting the same issue with music.
    Do you have "prefer locally stored files" checked?
    I do and it still seems to stream my content.

  • sawyemsawyem Members, Plex Pass Posts: 17 Plex Pass

    I have that checked but it's definitely not streaming my content as I have this problem away from my network when my server is not reachable.

  • sawyemsawyem Members, Plex Pass Posts: 17 Plex Pass

    Any developers care to comment? This is still happening and now I'm finding pauses due to network connections cause playing audio to not only pause but then to start skipping and repeating sections as if playback is loosing sync.

  • chaosmakerchaosmaker Members, Plex Pass Posts: 315 Plex Pass

    I've had the same problem. I believe it happens due to Plex calling home telling the server where it currently is, especially when moving in between low signal areas or switching between Wifi and network it has to re-login or something and hence it buffers - super annoying.... Easiest workaround I found is either turning off wifi (if I know that moving between network and wifi is going to cause an issue) or just putting my phone in airplane mode to turn of any interference... then it works great.
    Maybe @sa2000 could comment - been active quite a lot in this forum lately?

  • MeikosMeikos Members, Plex Pass Posts: 8 Plex Pass

    Same here, listening synced music without deactivating wifi is just impossible, it keeps buffering even having the "Prefer Synced Content" option enabled.
    Plex Build: 9741

  • MeikosMeikos Members, Plex Pass Posts: 8 Plex Pass

    Come on guys, this issue was first reported on October 2016 and it's still ongoing, is this the kind of premium support you get as part of the plex pass? Looks like @drzoidberg33 looked into this but was not able to reproduce the issue. I'm facing this every single day when commuting from/to work using the underground, as every station has wifi, plex starts buffering and synced musing stutters when arriving/leaving each station. It is really annoying.

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