When you notice that UFC Fight Pass starts buffering it can be annoying and ruin your viewing experience.
We have made a guide that can assist you, and we provide some simple tips that will improve your playback quality and the performance of the app itself.
Why does UFC Fight Pass keep buffering?
The cause of UFC Fight Pass buffering is likely caused by inefficient internet bandwidth optimization or a software issue.
When your internet bandwidth is not optimized, buffering will often occur when playing content.
There are several ways that you can increase your ability to reduce buffering when viewing the UFC Fight Pass app.
Here are some tips on how to make stop UFC Fight Pass from buffering:
- Check the UFC Fight Pass Server Status
- Restart the UFC Fight Pass app
- Sign out of the UFC Fight Pass app
- Soft Reset your Source Device
- Reset your Router
- Update UFC Fight Pass and your source device
- Disconnect other devices in your home from the internet
- Decrease Video Playback Quality
- Close any other apps that are running
- Use an Ethernet cable rather than a Wi-Fi
- Upgrade your Internet Connection
- Disable VPNs or Ad blockers
- Upgrade your Router
- Contact the UFC Fight Pass app Support
Scroll down to follow a more detailed guide on how to work through these steps and stop the UFC Fight Pass app from buffering.
How to stop the UFC Fight Pass app from buffering
Method 1: Check to make sure Funimation servers are operational
When UFC Fight Pass is buffering most of the issues will usually be with your network or streaming device.
Before you go into the other fixes listed below, it is worthwhile to check that there are no issues or outages with the UFC Fight Pass platform.
Method 2: Restart the UFC Fight Pass app
It is a good idea to restart the UFC Fight Pass app if you are experiencing buffer issues.
By restarting the UFC Fight Pass app, you give the opportunity for any updates to be correctly installed and establish a new connection with the UFC Fight Pass servers.
Method 3: Sign out of the UFC Fight Pass app
Another potential quick fix to the UFC Fight Pass buffering problem is to sign out of your account.
By signing out of your UFC Fight Pass account before you return and log in, you may resolve any account-related issues with are causing the buffering problems to occur.
Method 4: Restart your Playback Source Device
To access the UFC Fight Pass app, you will be using a playback device to access the app.
The most common playback devices for the UFC Fight Pass app are:
- Smart TVs
- Content Devices such as UFC Fight Pass, Firestick, or Roku
- Games Consoles such as PlayStation and XBOX
- A PC or MacBook Laptop
The universal recommendation for these devices and the first step in trying to eliminate the UFC Fight Pass app buffering issues is to perform a power cycle of these systems.
To perform a power cycle of the devices, simply unplug them for 60 seconds before plugging them back in.
This restart allows any updates that have been downloaded in the background to successfully install and start, and it also clears the system cache.
Clearing the system cache and any lingering apps running in RAM can help in reducing the buffering of the UFC Fight Pass app.
By reducing the number of apps running in the background, you give the UFC Fight Pass app the best performance.
Method 5: Reset your Router
This is one of the oldest tricks in the book, but it is definitely effective in reducing the buffering on the UFC Fight Pass app.
How do I reset my router?
The easiest way to reset your router is to simply unplug it from the wall socket for 30 seconds before plugging it back in.
This action will “power-cycle” your router and provide more bandwidth to increase your ability to play content faster on the UFC Fight Pass app.
Why does resetting your router reduce the UFC Fight Pass app buffering?
Think of all the devices that are and have been connected to the router. I’m sure that in today’s digital world that quite a few devices are connected to the router.
Your router is like a mini-PC and will slow down as more tasks are added.
Having all of those devices connected will reduce the bandwidth available to the UFC Fight Pass app and subsequently throttle your download speed, which in turn creates buffering.
Method 5: Update your UFC Fight Pass app
If you are playing UFC Fight Pass using a device such as a Firestick, Roku or smart TV then I would recommend that you update the app if possible.
Method 6: Disconnect other devices in your home from the internet
If you cannot reset your router for any reason, I would try and disconnect none essential devices from the internet.
Is someone in your home watching Netflix? What about your phone? Is someone downloading games or apps on XBOX?
Every device that you can disconnect from your internet connection will help in stopping the UFC Fight Pass app buffering issues.
Method 7: Close any apps that are running
If you have followed our first step of restarting your playback device, then this step would have been completed for you, otherwise please continue to close any running apps.
How does having open apps cause the UFC Fight Pass app to buffer?
Imagine your internet connection to your UFC Fight Pass application like an artery in your body. The more games and apps that are running are like blockages in your arteries, sorry for the weird analogy!
Those blockages impede your ability to play content faster, and then that results in buffering occurring when watching the UFC Fight Pass app.
Method 8: Decrease Video Quality
Check in the UFC Fight Pass app options when watching content if there is a toggle for video quality.
The higher quality content that you play, the more likely it is that buffering will occur.
Try and decrease the video quality, especially if you have the quality set to 4K.
Method 9: Update your device software/firmware before downloading
Whether you are using a TV, Content Device, or Games console, updating your firmware or software to the latest version can help in preventing issues from arising over time.
Sometimes updates can be missed, or an installation can be interrupted and cause issues with your playback device.
Old firmware or a partial firmware installation could cause the UFC Fight Pass app to buffer.
Ensuring that you have the latest software on your devices also gives you access to new apps and an improved viewing experience.
Method 10: Use an Ethernet cable rather than Wi-Fi
It is almost always true that when you use an Ethernet (Wired Connection) rather than Wi-Fi, you will get a better download speed.
Wired connections transmit data quicker and with less interference. There are also fewer variables that can hinder the quality of connection.
Wi-Fi connections are slower and generally have a slower response time.
The distance from your playback device along with the walls, floor, and ceilings can all deteriorate the quality of your internet connection, causing the UFC Fight Pass app buffering issues.
I always use a wired connection when it is available, and you should too!
Method 12: Disable any Ad blockers or VPNs
VPNs and Ad blockers can negatively affect the playback performance of the UFC Fight Pass app.
Your connection to a VPN will always limit the speed at which you can play content.
We understand that using a VPN can be a sensible choice, especially due to privacy concerns.
Unfortunately, by using a VPN, you are creating another dependency that can cause UFC Fight Pass to buffer if there are any problems or limited speed.
Method 12: Upgrade your Internet Connection
Not everyone has access to high download speed through their ISP (Internet Service Provider), but for those that do, consider upgrading your internet connection.
It is pretty straightforward that a 100mbps connection will have a slower download rate than a 1gbps connection.
Method 13: Upgrade your Router
This option will not apply to everyone, but for some gamers, the router could be the bottleneck in their home network, causing the UFC Fight Pass app buffering problems.
If you have consistently upgraded your internet speed through your ISP but are still using an older router, you may wish to check what the maximum download speed of your router is.
It’s all good having a 1gbps connection, but if your router can only download at 100mbps, then you’ve got yourself a massive bottleneck and a solid explanation as to why the UFC Fight Pass app is buffering.
Method 14: Contact UFC Fight Pass Support
If you have tried all the tips above and nothing has worked, then you can contact UFC Fight Pass app support for further assistance.
If you have followed the guide, then you would have been successful in reducing the buffering of the UFC Fight Pass app on your content device.
We hope that you enjoy buffer-free playback.