Android Youtube App - Buffering issues


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I'm sure it's just me but asking on the offchance other people are experiencing. It happened around the time I updated to 4.4 (Kitkat) and there was an update for the youtube app waiting so I'm not sure which is the cause.

What is happening whenever I play any video the video will play for a few minutes and then start to buffer continuously without ever playing the video again. Currently what I'm having to do is when it's buffering is come out of the app and switch wi-fi off then switch it back on and then go back into the youtube app and it will play when it then shows the play icon.

On many occasions it'll buffer continuously and just crash or buffer for 5 minutes, play for a minute and buffer for 5-10 minutes.

I'm just wondering if this is a known issue with the App?