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Channel: Watch TCM, version 1.0, build 81 TV provider: DirecTV
Problem: Since update to channel app, when loading previously-authenticated-with-tv-provider-app, revised graphics flash on screen for a few seconds then exits back to Roku home screen.
If channel app is deleted/reinstalled thus removing the authentication info, User Interface loads normally and one can read movie descriptions, etc, but when one tries to actually view movie such that one must authenticate with tv provider, exits back to Roku home screen.
If, after a reinstall so that it doesn't immediately return to Roku home screen, one goes straight to settings and attempts to authenticate/sign-in, the "sign-in" button briefly flashes to "sign-out" as though a successful sign-in had occurred, but then exits back to Roku home screen.
This appears to me to be a problem with the tv provider authentication protocol. Since this started with the update of Watch TCM app to build 81, and users of other apps are not complaining about a similar problem, this appears to me to be a problem at TCM's end.
Note that my tv provider involved is Directv, which uses the Single Sign On protocol to automatically sign. one in.
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Same problem. I’ve watched the TCM App forever. I’ve had a Roku TV for a few years. And used a Roku stick before that. Now, nothing will stream on Roku. I just had a Spectrum cable tech here and he couldn’t get TCM App to work either. I have TCM on cable box and no problem with that. But app isn’t working properly. When I deleted App and then tried to reinstall it, when I tried to verify that I was a subscriber with Spectrum, a message came up that said it couldn’t verify that I had TCM as part of my cable account, which is wrong, verified by other Spectrum reps. This problem is confusing. Who should I contact, Roku or TCM? Spectrum said it’s not their problem. If anyone has successfully resolved this problem, please share solution. Spectrum reps said they’re trying to get Roku and/or TCM to fix this issue. I appreciate that they are trying to help!
I was never able to get this fixed--but here is the workaround I have to use in order to watch the "new (cough)" TCM app on a Roku TV.
Had to install a Roku Ultra in order to utilize TCM app through Spectrum. It is a PIA to be sure, but at least I can watch movies through the TCM app on a ROKU TV.
TCM has righteously borked this app so many times, still has issues with playback and fast forwarding not to mention the most often broken Watchlist that I have begun to wean myself off this channel in total.
Hope this workaround is doable for you. Best Wishes.