why is my streaming experience so terrible?
Driving the HBOMax web site is quite frustrating. I'm running Windows on a one-year-old Intel NUC i7. It is powerful. Chrome browser, but Firefox gives the same results. Basically the problems are:
- The movie thumbnails load very slowly, sometimes not at all.
- When watching a movie, there is a 50-50 chance that at some point the playback will lock up. I'll have to reload the page and find my movie place again.
- If I pause a movie and attempt to back up a minute or so, there is a very good chance it will lock up and require a reload.
None of these streaming services give me even the least bit of trouble:
Side note: 've previously tried installing the HBOMax app on a three-year-old Samsung 4K TV and it just locked up. But I gave up on that a while ago.
Does any of this sound familiar? Any suggestions? I really like the available content but the experience dries me crazy.