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NBC blames you for poor-quality Olympic streams

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An NBC spokesperson has blamed poor bandwidth and user devices for issues with the company's Olympic streaming platform.

London Olympics apps
London Olympics apps

NBC's much-hyped online Olympic coverage has been proving a headache for some, with users — and Verge writers — complaining of streams stuttering, freezing, or not starting at all. Don't worry, though, it's not NBC's fault: in a statement given to The New York Times, the network suggested that the issues were down to problems with users' devices or connections. Rick Cordella, vice president and general manager of NBC Sports Digital Media, said that the company would continue to tweak the streams, estimating that the problems would be resolved by Monday. We've yet to see any meaningful improvement in stream quality yet — let us know if you're having more luck than us in comments.