It's just me, or Youtube app over 3G sucks?


Jun 25, 2010
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hi all,

I don't know if it's just an impression, but after the Froyo upgrade, watching Youtube videos over 3G on my Desire is a no go.

Videos get chopped, they don't buffer. Ok, 3G is not as good as wifi, but if the videos buffered, I could just wait a little for the buffering and then play them, without jumps or lags.

Is there a solution for that? I do like watching some videos in Youtube sometimes, and I don't want to need wifi connection to watch them properly.
Hi There,

I have been facing the same problem as you. I have HTC Desire HD, in which when i am connected to Wifi it works gr8, but if i want to use it over 3G it just dont buffer.
Even though in Tokyo 3G services are one of the best am enable to watch it over 3g in android youtube app , previously i was using iPhone and it was working gr8 on 3G too.

I think youtube app on iPhone is much better than Android.

Can't say I have experienced any problems on UK T-Mobile 3G. some days it works better than my DSL!
I will say havent had this myself and I use two networks with my Desire and both '3' and 'vodafone' both work fine with youtube over 3G even in high quality...

actually just been sitting there watching a lil scrubs on youtube on vodafone over 3G in HQ with no drops, lag or anything..
Hmmm that's weird, I was having the exact same problem as well today. Tried to watch some youtube vids, and they just wouldn't load; kept buffering. I wonder what it is?
No problems loading vids here in Australia on NextG, decent connection speed, actually better than wifi!

Although I have found the default YouTube app to be laggy occasionally ... have found that "TubeMate" (free download from market) works quite a bit better.

Hope this helps.
Hi, I've had similar problems recently, but I got Froyo weeks ago and it was fine, as I say up until the last week. Nothing else has been changed, still running the exact same set up as normal.

I find youtube clips play for a few mins and then simply stop. Shame as I used to play kids tv shows to my daughter when she was going to bed, now I have to read stories damnit :mad: