I'm sorry but it is. Always has been. I'm usually able to avoid it, but there's just so many videos that are through NS and not Vimeo or YouTube.
Last night it took my like 2 hours to watch a 35 minute video. And it's been like that ever since I've started watching videos on NS.. which was long before I even created an account.
No matter what device, browser, wifi, whatever.. it's just not great. Super slow