Fix Google Meet Network Error, Video Issues and Dropped Calls
One of the most popular platforms that lets you connect with your coworkers, business partners and family with high quality audio and video is undoubtedly Google Meet. And now, with the Coronavirus outbreak, as people using it even more while working from home.
Unfortunately, not everything is perfect all the time and yes, many people encounter Google Meet issues. After all, that’s what drove you to this post. Sometimes it’s stuck on loading, the screen share is not working or the video turns into a strange, pixelated mess. Even worse, the whole Google Meet call can drop. How can you avoid this? Read below to find out.
Known Issues with Hangouts Meet
Meet is unresponsive or unavailable, you’re having video or audio quality issues, etc. Sounds familiar? It’s most likely due to the quality of your Internet connection. Here’s what might be happening:
- Other apps are hogging the internet bandwidth. At some point there might not be enough left to send and receive the audio and video packets that Google Meet needs;
- Slow Internet speed. Some Internet connections just aren’t fast enough to send and receive the Google Meet streaming packets;
- High packet loss. Internet connections are dropping network packets, so Google Meet misses parts of the audio or video. This usually happens at the edge of the range on wireless connections like Wi-Fi and cellular.
And if you’re moving while using the Internet – riding on trains and buses for example – you can experience all of these things in one call. That’s because the coverage varies as you travel through hills and tunnels and bridges.
You need better Internet that should be either faster or more reliable or, in most cases, a combination between the two. And we have just the perfect tool to get this.
Everything You Need to Know about How Speedify’s Streaming Mode Helps You Avoid Google Meet Connectivity Issues
Speedify is a fast bonding VPN that uses channel bonding technology to combine 2 or more Internet connections together simultaneously. In Streaming Mode, Speedify automatically detects audio and video streams. It does that by looking at packet headers, and the patterns in the packets being sent and received. By watching the flow of packets, Speedify can determine:
- how much bandwidth Meet is trying to use, and
- whether or not it is getting the capacity it requires.
Once Speedify has identified the streams, it does several things for them:
- Maintains Quality of Service (QoS) to make sure they get the connectivity they need versus other services. Speedify prioritizes Google Meet streaming traffic over other types of web traffic. Things like web browsing, backups and software updates won’t mess up your calls and live streams.
- Bonds connections for faster Internet speed. Speedify can split single Google Meet streams across multiple available Internet connections. It can send some packets on Wi-Fi, some on cellular and some on a wired Ethernet connection, if available. Speedify also reassembles these packets so the app just sees a faster Internet connection. By moving network packets through all available connections on a computer, smartphone, tablet or other supported device, Speedify can get up to 95% of the speed of the combined connections.
- Minimizes packet loss using redundancy. If your Internet connections are dropping network packets, then Speedify can detect this. It will start sending the packets redundantly, on all available internet connections at the same time! Speedify only delivers whichever packet gets through first.
By sending the same data on several connections, and then only delivering whichever copy gets through first, Speedify provides the best reliability of all connections and the lowest latency of any of your connections.
So, Speedify helps you survive network drop outs, avoid bad latency, and make sure that everything gets through, even in the worst conditions.
Here’s what happens under the hood of Streaming Mode. Speedify adds timing information to every network packet, so it can gather statistics in real-time. As connections change, and other apps start or stop sending data, Speedify adjusts its strategies on the fly. So, you might be bonding connections on the bridge, but Speedify will automatically switch to Redundant Mode as soon as you enter the tunnel. You don’t need to worry about it. Just make your Google Meet call: if there’s any way to get it through, Speedify will make it happen.
Hassle-Free Google Meet Calls Recipe: Enable Streaming Mode
To activate Speedify’s Streaming Mode:
- click the gear icon in the main user interface to go to the main Settings menu.
- click on “Bonding Mode” under the Session Settings section.
- it currently defaults to Speed, but you can click it to change it to Streaming Mode. This will take effect immediately.
To learn more about Streaming Mode check out the Speedify Knowledge Base article.
Tired of network errors, screen share issues or calls dropped on Google Meet? Update to the latest Speedify version and switch to Streaming Mode!