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I am streaming with a Roku stick. When watching various channels in Sling I get booted every now and then. No error messages. It seems to be happening more often now. The app will just reset itself and take me back the the home screen.
Thanks for letting us know about the issue that you are experiencing.
Is Sling TV the only channel that you observe this issue with? It's possible there may be an issue within the channel itself that the service provider will need to investigate.
Try removing the Sling TV channel from the Roku home screen by navigating to the channel tile, pressing the * key on your remote and choosing 'Remove channel'. Then restart your device from Settings>System>System restart. Once your player starts up again, add the Sling TV channel back once more. Does this clear up the issue you are seeing?
I started having this same problem on all three of my Roku sticks about the middle of 2019. Also problems with buffering. I have no problem at all with Netflix, Hulu Live, Prime Video. I quick SlingTV because they couldn't fix it. I wish they would get it fixed because I really like their service.
ROKU NEEDS TO TAKE THE LEAD IN FIXING THIS PROBLEM WITH THE SLING TV APP
On a related note, We TV on sling has been doing reduced commercial marathons that leave the show starting prior to the top of the hour. When the top of the hour is reached, sling freezes. You have to go back to the program grid and reselect the channel to get it to continue to play. Seems very odd to me. It's not an on demand show, so why does the service care if it's the top of the hour or not? And I am still getting kicked out of sling on the regular.
I am also having this problem of spontaneous kick back to Sling home screen while watching programming. This is happening on two of my Roku devices and no other apps are affected. I have tried reinstalling the Sling app, restarting the device, switching cables, etc and it still CRASHES DAILY. My message to Roku support is to please stop ignoring this problem.