Some users might experience connectivity issues to Premiumize.me. After lots of tests it does seem like a general problem between (mostly) American ISPs to our servers in Europe.
Unfortunately there is no catch-all solution to this as ISPs decide on how they route you to our servers. The only thing we can try on our end is to give you several options on how the file reaches the network of your ISP.
This will force a different, hopefully less congested and less budget, routing.
You can do exactly that by adjusting your Download Server Location setting in your Premiumize.me Account panel. Here is how to do it:
First: Get the speedtest files
Go to this link and will get a new folder called “Speedtest Files” in your cloud.
Second: Find out which location works best for you
Go to your cloud and download the test files one after another. Take note of the filename and its speed.
You do not need to download them completely – just long enough to get a good idea on the average download speed.
Third: Pick the location
You want to pick the location, with the highest and most consistent speed in the previous step. Head to your Premiumize.me Account panel and adjust the dropdown. Once adjusted all newly requested links will be routed differently.
Some additional Information
Use a browser to do the tests. Download managers usually open several connections while browsers and the likes of Kodi only use one download connection. Hence it is of little use to test the download speed with a download manager.
Some users reported speed issues on their Kodi device while there are no problems on their browser or laptop. There could be several bottlenecks that are unrelated to Premiumize: Maybe your device is too weak to decode the encrypted file transfer or the WiFi signal on your box is substantially slower than on your laptop.
Lastly, this will not help if your overall internet connection is too slow for the video filsize to stream properly. A quick test is: If the download takes longer than the video length streaming will not work.