How to Effectively Fix Buffering issues on OTT Navigator

Many are experiencing buffering issues when trying to watch live TV through OTT Navigator. In today’s guide, I will show you how you can fix buffering on OTT Navigator.

These solutions apply to all Fire TV and Android devices.

OTT Navigator is one of the top-rated IPTV players for watching Live TV, movies, shows, and more. It’s not uncommon to experience some buffering issues occasionally but if you are facing buffering regularly, you must intervene and do something about it.

More often than not, buffering is caused by a slow internet connection. But there could be other reasons behind it. We will take a look at the buffering symptoms and what causes it. And finally, I will provide you with some easy and quick solutions to stop buffering on OTT Navigator.

Which Buffering Symptoms Are You Experiencing?

If you are facing the below symptoms, it’s likely on your end:

  • The majority of the channels in every playlist are buffering.
  • Everything works fine sometimes, but other times, there is a lot of buffering.
  • One device works perfectly, while another one buffers.

If you are facing the below symptoms, the problem likely lies with the provider/playlist:

  • Not all of your playlists buffer.
  • Only some channels buffer, while others play normally.

Why is OTT Navigator Buffering?

Since Buffering on OTT navigator can happen for a variety of reasons, pinpointing the issue may be impossible. Let’s go over some potential causes of buffering problems on OTT Navigator:

  • Your device not functioning properly.
  • Bandwidth is overloaded and is hogged by other devices or apps.
  • Wi-Fi/internet disturbance.
  • Traffic overload on the particular Provider.
  • Multiple background apps or services are slowing down your device’s performance.
  • Excessive app cache build-up
  • Your device is full, has insufficient storage, or has insufficient RAM.
  • The government or your Internet Service Provider restricted the specific content in your region.
  • The playlist that you have added is not working.

How to Fix Buffering issues on OTT Navigator

Now that we know the symptoms and the causes, let’s quickly get to the solutions that can fix OTT Navigator buffering issues:

1. Reboot Your Router and/or Modem

If you’re facing a slow internet connection, the very first thing you should do is, restart your Wi-fi device. Restarting your router/modem can resolve common Internet connection issues and improve slow connections.

Rebooting clears out a large amount of accumulated stored data and helps you maintain good connections with all of your devices.

Here are the steps to restart a modem and/or router:


 Unplug the power from the router and/or modem. If your device has backup batteries, you need to remove them as well.

number-02 Give it a couple of minutes to completely shut down.

number-03Power the modem and/or router back.

number-04 Wait until the lights on the device stop blinking and you see solid light.

2. Optimize your Wi-Fi for Smooth Playback

There are a few things you can do to make sure you are optimizing your Wi-Fi for a buffer-free streaming experience on OTT Navigator:

1. Check to see how many devices are using your Wi-Fi, and turn off anything that isn’t necessary. You may have a streaming device on a TV that is still streaming. Make sure the device is turned off or at least on the Home Screen, and that nothing is running in the background.

2. If your Wi-Fi equipment is very old, you may face buffering. You must replace your Wi-Fi device at least every 5 years. If your Internet provider has given you the router/modem, ask them for a replacement. If you have your own router/modem, buy a good one that will last 4-5 years.

3. Use a VPN while Streaming in OTT Navigator

The OTT Navigator buffering issue could simply be due to the fact that the content you are attempting to stream is restricted in your geographical location by the government or your Internet Service Providers.

Furthermore, if your ISP detects that you are using a third-party app, such as OTT Navigator for streaming, they will throttle your internet speed.

Thankfully, you can use a VPN to circumvent this issue. I recommend and use ExpressVPN myself.

ExpressVPN is currently one of the fastest and most secure VPNs available. It is compatible with almost every operating system, including FireStick, Windows, Android, iOS, and others.

Currently, they are offering 49% off on their yearly plan and 3 Months absolutely free. You also get a 30-day money-back guarantee, which will allow you to use the VPN for 30 days, and should you choose not to use it, you can ask for a refund at any time within 30 days.

Here’s how you can set up ExpressVPN on Firestick:

1. First of all, sign Up for ExpressVPN HERE

2. Navigate to the Find Icon on your FireStick home screen.

Navigate to the Find Icon
3. Now, go to the Search option

go to the Search option
4. Enter the word ExpressVPN using the onscreen keypad and select it from the Search results.

Enter the ExpressVPN
5. Now, click the ExpressVPN icon under Apps & Games section

Click the Icon
6. Click on Get /Download and wait for it to install on your FireStick

Click on Get
7. Click Open to launch the ExpressVPN app

Click Open
8. Enter your login credentials that you used when you registered for ExpressVPN. And click Sign In

Enter your login credentials
9. Choose a server location of your choice and click the Power Icon to connect to the server.

click the power icon to connect
Once connected, your IP address will change automatically. Meaning, your Internet activities are now anonymous and anything you stream on this FireStick device is safe from the prying eyes. It will also unblock geo-restricted content.

For detailed review & installation process, read our guide: ExpressVPN Review: Installation & How-to Use

4. Clear Cache of OTT Navigator

OTT navigator app can get overloaded with temporary and cached data. This, in turn, slows it down.

As a result, cleaning up your app cache is a simple and quick fix for video buffering issues. A streamlined app runs faster, which can eliminate buffering problems.

Full Guide: How to Clear Cache on FireStick

Here’s how to clear your app cache:

1. Navigate to the Gear Icon on your FireStick’s home screen.

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2. Select Applications now.

click applications

3. Scroll down and select Manage Installed Applications.

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4. From the list of installed applications, select the OTT Navigator app.

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5. Click Force Stop.

Click Force Stop

6. Finally, click Clear Cache to get rid of any app cache.

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I recommend clearing the cache of other apps on your device as well to make sure your device isn’t overloaded.

If the cache was the issue, you will, immediately, be able to stream seamlessly.

5. Make Sure Enough Space Is Available in FireStick

For your apps to work properly on Fire TV devices, you must have more than 500MB of available storage space. If you have unnecessary apps that you do not use or rarely use, uninstall them for smoother video playback.

Here are the steps to Uninstall an app on FireStick:

1. Navigate to the Gear Icon on your FireStick’s home screen.

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2. Select Applications now.

click applications

3. Scroll down and select Manage Installed Applications.

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4. From the list of installed applications, select the app you’d like to uninstall.

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5. Click Uninstall.

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6. Click Uninstall again.

Click Uninstall again

6. Restart FireStick/Streaming Device

Restarting your FireStick device will kill the ongoing processes that may be causing the buffering problems in the OTT navigator IPTV player.

Detailed guide: How to Restart/Reboot FireStick

Let’s learn how to restart your FireStick:

1. Select Gear Icon from the FireStick home screen.

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2. Select My Fire TV.

Select My Fire TV

3. Now, click Restart.

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4. Reconfirm it by clicking Restart.

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Now try streaming with OTT Navigator again.

7. Use Ethernet Cable

Connecting your devices to the internet via an Ethernet cable is more reliable than connecting via Wi-Fi. There will be less network stuttering and no interference from other devices, walls, or other sources.

Ethernet connections are also faster and more efficient than Wi-Fi connections.

You can buy any Ethernet Adapter you like.

8. Try other playlists

Try another playlist. The problem could be with the playlist that you’re using, and another one might work just fine.

You can also try changing the MAC addresses (or the username and password) to see if that helps.

9. Make Sure you are Using the Latest Version of the OTT Navigator App

Using the latest version of the app is imperative if you wish to experience buffer-free streaming. The older versions often glitch while playing content.

If you’re not using the latest version, simply uninstall the current version and re-install the app using our guide: How to Install & Setup OTT Navigator.

10. Try a Different IPTV Player & Check if the Same Playlist Works on it

To check if the playlist you’re using is working, install a different IPTV player and add the same playlist to it. You can get other similar apps such as TiviMate, Ludio Player, etc.

Sometimes a playlist will buffer or not play at all on one player but play flawlessly on another.

11. Reset the OTT Navigator App

Resetting an app is a quick way to repair a misbehaving app. It can help fix buffering issues too.

When you reset an app, it returns it to its original state and settings, acting exactly as it did when it was first installed on your FireStick. It’s similar to uninstalling and reinstalling the app, but it is much faster.

Please keep in mind that all your saved playlists, settings, and preferences will be gone when you reset OTT Navigator. So, take a backup of the app or add them again.

Here’s how to reset OTT Navigator:

1. Navigate to the Gear Icon on your FireStick’s home screen.

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2. Select Applications now.

click applications

3. Scroll down and select Manage Installed Applications.

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4. From the list of installed applications, select the OTT Navigator app.

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5. Click Clear Data.

Click Clear Data

6. Select Clear Data once more.

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Wrapping up

Let’s face it—Buffering or video lag is extremely annoying. The aforementioned solutions should fix OTT Navigator buffering issues.

If you are still facing any buffering issues, please comment down below and we’d be sure to help you out.

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