For a few weeks there was buffering issues on 7.7 for many people including myself for example on the app ellastv. A roll back software temporarily fixed the issue and then it finally got fixed. Well the issue is back on 8.0. Any ideas?
I think someone mentioned it being an issue with "instant tv"
I've never heard of instant TV, might be one of the new services? Feel free to enlighten me, but I do a lot of casting to my Roku devices from my iPad and android phone and sometimes I use casting apps that have built-in web browsers because there are services/websites that I use that do not have official Roku channels (Facebook video being one of the primary ones.) Occasionally, I will have buffering problems when casting from a website.
This morning I signed up for New Japan Pro Wrestling's streaming network New Japan World that does not have an official Roku channel so I tested it out by casting from my iPad and for the most part, I didn't have too many problems, but there was some buffering in spots perhaps due to heavy internet traffic. On channels that do have official Roku apps like MLB, NHL, WWE Network, YouTube, Fite TV, etc. that all offer live streaming the only real time I have any problems is when there is either an internet outage or there is a weather-related problem in my area.
I recently upgraded my internet connection to 100mbps and got new equipment with the upgrade, so my connection has been quite solid since the upgrade and I have my Roku devices hooked up wirelessly. The only real issue I have had is related to video playback error messages on YouTube when trying to play a playlist, but that has more to do with a software related problem with YouTube more than it has to do with a problem with my connection. Hopefully, YouTube will get it's act together with regard to that. As far as Roku's firmware, I did have some issues with version 7.7 in that some apps would not play anything back (HBO Go and Hulu primarily) so I would have to reboot my devices if I got those playback errors, but since the upgrade to version 8.0, I haven't had an issue. I don't have many suggestions from a technical standpoint, but maybe what you should do is reach out to instant TV directly and see what they might be able to do. I have been in regular communication with both Fite TV and the UFC with regard to problems each has had with their new Roku apps so establishing a dialogue with the service you are using that is having problems might be helpful.
Best of luck to you.