Sony Netflix streaming, choppy by proxy?
If your Sony Netflix streaming device constantly pauses and stops, it may be something other than your internet connection quaility or Netflix. A third party proxy could be shutting down your movie.
Do you watch Netflix on a Sony Blu-ray player, TV, or PlayStation? You may have seen the "loading" screen and wondered why that is. Visits to the Sony forums occasionally have a moderator respond with some usual helpful things to check. "It's your internet connection."
People who have experienced the issue donated time to do their own research, and shared the results of their tests. "It works fine on my computer, and the Wii". So, if Netflix has been proven to work on other devices, why is it occasionally stopping on some Sony brand electronics? One remaining factor, proxying, has been suggested.
Our investigative reporter placed a fact-finding call to Netflix. The representative confirmed that internet traffic for the devices in question were first routed to Sony before reaching the Netflix main servers.
Speculation has explored several reasons why including market research, quality assurance, and information brokering. By proxying your traffic they can see exactly what you are watching and use that data for various reasons.
However in theory, a TV could establish an encrypted connection to Sony's main base and potentially allow users to watch Netflix in a country where streaming video is banned or throttled by ISPs.
An official company help page mentions a variety of possible things to help a user's connection.
Another resolution might be an option to connect directly to Netflix from your device. Together, the user-base can enact change in a positive way. Call or email your Sony representative and very politely request the feature of "direct Netflix connection" be enabled on Sony streaming devices. A checkbox would allow the option to be enabled by users who find it beneficial, and turned off for others.
As an alternative, try a Roku player or similar device, be sure to do your research first.
|Date||November 28, 2013|