Shudder Keeps Buffering

Shudder Keeps Buffering – 7 Fixes To Enjoy Seamless Streaming

Have you ever settled in for a night of spooky scares on Shudder, only to have your spine-tingling experience ruined by constant buffering?

In this article, we’ll explore why the streaming app lags and provide solutions to help you resume uninterrupted streaming of your favorite horror content. 

What causes constant Shudder buffering when streaming?

  • Unstable internet connection.
  • Outdated Shudder app or device.
  • Corrupt app or browser cache data.
  • Multiple apps are running in the background.
  • Active adblocker extensions on your browser.
  • Temporary glitches on the device.
  • Bugs in the app’s installation files.

How do I stop Shudder from buffering?

1. Close All Apps Running in the Background

If you have multiple apps running in the background while streaming Shudder on your Android or iOS device, this lags video. 

To fix this issue, swipe up on the Home screen of your Android or iOS device and swipe up on the apps’ card to force close them. Afterward, relaunch and log into the Shudder app, try streaming a show, and see if this fixes the streaming.

INFO: You can also try restarting your device to close all the apps and background processes that might interfere with the Shudder app.

2. Check Network Problems

A slow internet connection or poor Wi-Fi signals is the primary reason why Shudder stops playing seamlessly. To troubleshoot network issues, use your device closer to your router for better Wi-Fi signals. 

If the issue persists, check your internet speed. Then, reboot your router to refresh the corrupt setting, causing the internet speed to decline. You may also need to contact your service provider to upgrade the package or fix backend issues, resulting in slow bandwidth. 

3. Clear the Shudder App Cache

Clearing the Shudder app cache is one of the quickest ways to restore streaming issues. To do this:

  • Open Android “Settings.”
  • Tap “Apps.”
  • Select “Shudder.”
  • Head to “Storage.”
  • Tap “Clear Cache.”
  • Tap “Clear Data.”

INFO: You can offload the Shudder app to clear its cache on an iOS device.

4. Update the App

If you are experiencing buffering while watching a horror show, update the app quickly on your device with these steps:

  • Launch Play Store/App Store.
  • Search for “Shudder.”
  • Tap “Update,” wait to let the Shudder app update itself, and then stream a movie to verify the fix. 

5. Update the Device

Like an outdated Shudder app, your device might be running on older firmware, throwing playback errors and causing videos to buffer. Therefore, try updating the device software on your device in the following way.

Android Users:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “System.”
  • Tap “System Update” and wait for the device to update the firmware.

iOS Users:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “General.”
  • Tap “Software Update” and wait for the device to update the firmware.

Now open the Shudder app on your Android or iOS device, play a show, and check whether this fixes the streaming problem.

6. Reinstall the App

Shudder app installation files on your device can corrupt due to online bugs. To fix this, you may need to uninstall the Shudder app and install a new version. Here’s how:

Android users:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Head to “Settings” > “Apps” > “Shudder,” and tap “Uninstall.”
  • Open “Play Store.”
  • Search “Shudder.”
  • Tap “Install.”

iOS Users:

  • Tap and hold the Shudder app on the Home screen and select “Uninstall” from the pop-up menu.
  • Open “App Store.”
  • Search “Shudder.”
  • Tap “Get.”

Once the fresh Shudder app version is installed on your Android or iOS device, open it and sign into your account; this will fix the issue. 

7. Clear the Browser’s Cache

While accessing Shudder TV on a computer browser, the corrupt or bulky cache can lead to streaming issues, such as constant lagging or pausing. To fix this, clear the browser cache or cast Shudder to TV. 


In this article, we’ve tried to explain the reasons for Shudder buffering while playing videos on your device and explored a few solutions for seamless streaming.

We hope you can now enjoy watching your favorite horror shows and movies without having to see the screen freezing during the heart-racing scenes.