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General Google PlayStore DL speeds are SLOW

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  1. sonyboyj

    sonyboyj Well-Known Member
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    So ever since ive had wifi at my house about a year ive used my old Gnex my new Nexus 5 and Galaxy tab 8.0 they all download apps very slow like 50kb/s or slower . i can download things in Chrome at normal speeds. but the Playstore is always slow even youtube buffers for a bit. any ideas on what to do . none of my devices are rooted so no root apps please
     

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    Download an app from Amazon. (Any free app, just to download an app.) is that also slow? If Amazon is faster, your ISP has a terrible path to the Play server. Talk to their tech support people. (The same problem could be causing problems with Youtube.)
     
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    No like I said everything else is fine I sometimes Dl amazons free app of the day and it's fast just the Play store is slow. Guess I'll call me isp but what would they be able to do
     
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    I often find that Play Store downloads can be rather slow as well, maybe 30k-80k on WiFi. Likely due to the country I'm in.

    OP, you're in Canada? Is your ISP or carrier Rogers by any chance? It's just that I've heard stories that they might be throttling certain things, like Skype and Youtube. I know in the past some people using Skype had a hard time with Rogers. This was on the TWiT podcasts. I believe that Rogers can be a monopoly in some parts of Canada, like if you want internet service you have to go to Rogers.
     
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    They can be slow at times, but Wife's Moto G seems faster than the N5!

    Eh? How does that work?
     
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    I'm using Shaw for internet in BC.

    My Google Playstore downloads are superfast on my Nexus 5 and 7.
     
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