When I try to watch videos on the internet with my MacBook, they stop loading about half way through. It’s only when I’m watching on the internet, like on youtube. I can’t watch whole tutorials or movie trailers on Apple, either, since it stops buffering. What should I do?
Learn what to do if you can’t watch a movie or TV show over a Wi-Fi or cellular connection.
- Restart your device
Restart your device, then try to stream or download your content again.
- Check your Internet connection
If you’re currently using a cellular connection, try to connect to Wi-Fi.
- Check the activity on your home network
If family members or friends are using the same Internet network, ask them to temporarily pause their Internet activities.
When multiple devices use the same Internet network for intensive activities such as gaming, video streaming, or backing up, it might slow down the speed of your local network.
- Try watching on another device
See if you can stream your movie or TV show on another device using the same Wi-Fi or cellular connection. If you can’t, the issue might be with your network and not your device.
- Check for service interruptions
Check to see if the iTunes Store has a service interruption, or check a third-party provider’s website to see if they list any interruptions.
If there are service interruptions, try to stream or watch the video later.
- Try downloading the video instead
If you’re having trouble streaming your video content, you can also download the video1. Purchases from the iTunes Store and some third-party apps can be downloaded in the background instead and watched later. However, your ability to download the video depends on the file size and the amount of storage available on your device.
Note: Downloading a video might take longer before you can start watching than if you stream it, but will allow you to watch the video all the way through without interruptions.
- Report a problem
If your purchased movie, TV show, or rental content still won’t play after trying the steps in this article, you can report a problem.
- For third-party apps, try contacting the streaming video content provider.