Streaming Problem with iOS 9.2.1

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This article is for: player developers and listeners.
Using: players in mobile apps using iOS 9.2.1.
Problem: Streaming under HLS stops after a few seconds and doesn't resume.


There is an issue with iOS version 9.2.1 that causes players in mobile applications using HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) to stop after a few seconds of play. There is no easy way to fix this problem from a player or SDK perspective. Fortunately the workaround is simple: listeners should update their mobile devices to the latest version of iOS.

This problem only occurs under iOS 9.2.1!

iOS 9.2.1 was replaced by 9.3 on March 21, 2016, so the number of listeners experiencing this issue should decline steadily over time..