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No History Channel Roku Only

For several weeks now when I try to open the History app I get the little circle and it kicks me back to Home. I have reset my Roku, reset my network and installed/uninstalled the History app multiple times. This happens on two Stick+ Roku's and an Ultra. History works fine on an AppleTV Box and a Firestick I borrowed. I even went to Wally World and purchased a new Roku to try and return, it wouldn't work either. How can every streaming device I can find run the History App but not any Roku. I have done all the troubleshooting/resetting on all the Roku's and have run out of options. I send feedback on the app but I doubt that goes anywhere. 

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Re: No History Channel Roku Only

@Tel864 

Thanks for the inquiry.

Please make sure that after you remove the channel that you restart your device before adding the channel back once more.

If the issue remains unresolved, I'd recommend reaching out to History Channel directly to report the issue and request additional support. Many channels on the Roku platform are developed and maintained by the channel provider directly, and they'll be able to best assist. If other channels are working correctly, and you only experience this issue on the History channel (app), that is likely an indication that the issue lies within that particular channel. In these cases, the channel provider will need to investigate the issue in order to help resolve it.  

You can reach them here: https://history.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
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Level 8

Re: No History Channel Roku Only

I'll give it a other shot then. I contacted them about 2 weeks ago and never got a response. For now I'll go back to the AppleTV where the app does work. 

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Level 8

Re: No History Channel Roku Only

I finally got a reply today and after a back and forth via email, they're stumped for now also. It's being bumped to their engineers. 

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Level 7

Re: No History Channel Roku Only

I am also trying to watch history channel and it just looks like its loading then it disapears and I am all of a sudden back to home.

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Level 8

Re: No History Channel Roku Only

I've discovered that the A&E app does the same thing. Here's what I got from A&E support. I answered those questions and they replied that the problem was being referred to their engineers. 

A+E Networks Support (A+E Networks Support)

Jan 10, 11:52 PM EST

Hello,

I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble with the app!

In order to further assist you, I will need to double-check the basics with you as well as obtain some more information.

Please answer the following questions:
1. What model of Roku and app version are you using?
2. Was this the first time you downloaded the app and saw this issue? Was there a version of the app that worked for you?
3. Did you recently update to the latest version of the app and then experience the issue?
4. Where are you experiencing this issue? If during a show, what show or episode did you watch the most and notice the issues? Did you try any other shows?
5. Can you tell us if any commercials appeared before the issue, if so what commercials?
6. Are you logged in to the app? If you are, who is your cable or satellite TV provider?
7. Does your cable package include/support the channel?
8. Please try to delete the app, reboot your device, re-install the app and let us know if that fixes the issue.

Thanks in advance for any further information you can provide!

Sincerely,
Watch Apps Support
 
 
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Level 8

Re: No History Channel Roku Only

I have found a better although expensive fix, dump my Roku's. I've also been fighting an audio drop problem on my Ultra like others in another Audio thread have posted. I didn't have the app problems or audio issues in a AppleTV or Firestick I recently tried out so I'll most likely just dump the Roku's and transition over to other brands that work. 

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Re: No History Channel Roku Only

Did you solve your Issue with History Ch, as I have the same issues and cannot find any support from ROKU

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