The worst thing that could happen to you while you are at the nail-biting stage in a movie is the loss of connection. The loss of connection to the channel is annoying and also is a situation that most of us have experienced. Many factors can cause intermittent connection while streaming a channel. One of the main factors that contribute to the intermittent connection among many others is the channel playback issues. These issues could be due to a variety of reasons but whatever may be the reasons, they are still annoying. In this blog, we will explore more about the channel playback issues and how to tackle them.
What is a Channel Playback Issue?
Anything that interrupts the flow of channel while streaming can be coined as channel playback issue. In majority, Technical glitch would be the main reason for the channel playback issues. These small glitches get resolved automatically, but there are times when this doesn’t happen. These situations could be tricky and require analysis of the scenario to better understand the problem and get the right solution for the issue.
As complicated as it sounds, they are not so in reality. Once you isolate the problem, you can directly point out the cause underneath and choose an available solution.
How to Identify the Channel Playback Issues?
It is easy for us to easily mix a minor glitch with channel playback issues. With the channel playback issues, there will be a pattern. In addition to that, there will be a gap in the service, noticeably. The issue would mostly be because of the network connectivity or due to some errors in the channel.
You are facing a channel playback issue,
If you are unable to stream a particular video.
You cannot load any content from a particular channel
There is continuous buffering.
The resolution of the video drops down.
You are not able to stream any video on any channel.
These 5 aspects cover most of the dimensions of a channel playback issue.
Troubleshooting the Channel Playback Issues
If you identify the correct issue then most of the problem is resolved. Only when you are stuck to identify the correct issue, you will be forced to a corner that will ultimately mislead you. Of course, professionals will be there to help you out, but isolating the problem can resolve your problem quickly and you can go back to the streaming immediately. In addition to all these, the process is pretty simple that can save you much time.
You are Unable to Stream a Particular Video
If you are unable to stream a particular video but can play other videos in the arsenal, then this would be your symptom, most likely. The particular video that you are trying to stream may be removed, so consider that possibility. Also, if there are no issues with playing other videos from the same channel, then outage is also one of the potential causes of the problem.
Outage: when the service is unavailable as the instruments are down. The most probable reason could be due to maintenance.
What should I do?
Contact the customer support team of the particular channel and explain the situation.
You Cannot Load any Content from a Particular Channel
This is much similar to the previous case. There are many reasons why any content from a particular channel will not load up. Consider the possibility of the channel being removed from the platform. If that’s not the case, then outage is your possible bet. There is not much you can do at this point, so elevating this issue to the next level is the best solution.
What should I do?
When you can stream contents from the other channels but not from one particular channel, contact the customer support team of that particular channel and inform them about the situation.
There is Continuous Buffering/the Resolution of the Video Drops Down
There could be two reasons why the video buffers/the resolution drops down-problem with the internet connection or problem with the channel. High traffic on the channel server could lead to this problem. But if the problem is due to the internet connection then there are many solutions available to this problem. If your internet speed is slow or many devices are connected to the network simultaneously, these problems could happen. Slow internet speed could again be due to various reasons. If the problem is due to the internet plan you’ve opted for, consider changing the plan.
What should I do?
Contact the customer support of the channel if there are any problems with the channel. If the problem is not with the channel,
Try disconnecting other devices connected to the wireless network.
Change the internet plan if your speed is not optimum.
Contact the internet service provider for further troubleshooting or the above steps didn’t work.
You are not able to Stream any Video on Any Channel
If you are not able to stream anything from any channels, then consider the possibility of an error in the streaming device or the platform itself. The Roku platform depends upon various aspects to work properly, so there is a chance that a glitch occurs at some point. Check the connection to your Roku device. Check for any possible damages on the hardware as this could be the case. If there is no damage to the hardware, look for the connectivity of the Roku device. Go to the settings page and see if the device is connected to the wireless network.