By John Gruber
Sky Guide brings the beauty of the stars down to Earth.
Last night we tried to rent an iTunes movie on our newish Apple TV. Instead of starting right away, the Apple TV said it would be 2+ hours before we could start watching. I’ve got a healthy 15-20Mb/s connection and a clean wire to the Apple TV, so this shouldn’t be happening.
A little bit of research turned up a surprising fix: Don’t use Google DNS.
I had the same thing happen last week. Horrendously slow downloads on my Apple TV, despite a fine network connection. Switching from Google DNS to my default DNS servers (Comcast) fixed it.
★ Wednesday, 29 December 2010