As you expect, I'm one of those that isn't experiencing the issue. I'm watching Sling right now, in fact. So, whatever is going on certainly isn't impacting everyone. In fact, and you might not like this, it's impacting a small percentage of Sling/Roku users. If it seems like a lot to you, you're not wrong, but keeping in mind how many Roku users there are, and how many Sling TV users there are, there are millions of Sling/Roku users out there, and most don't have the issue. However, many do, including you, and a solution or resolution does need to be found.
So, whatever is going on, there is some thing that is different. As I said, I don't have the issue. But there are so many things that can be different apart from us both being Sling/Roku users. For example, you're paying for Sling TV service. I'm not. I primarily use Sling TV to watch over the air content through Air TV. But, Sling also has a lineup of channels that are included with Sling Free. That's what I'm watching right now.
You see, using Sling to watch Air TV means the app isn't doing anything from the Internet. My Air TV device is on my network, and Sling app is on Roku, on my network. So that would never be a valid comparison.
But, I'm watching Sling Free right now (FlixFling Now is showing "20 Million Mile to Earth") so it is a live streaming of sorts, not on-demand content. I'm wondering if your issue only arises from content from your paid plan (Sling Orange, Sling Blue, etc).
If you watch Sling Free (stuff without a colored dot; Sling Orange content has an orange dot, Sling Blue content has three blue dots), does the issue happen? If you have Air TV, does the issue happen on locals? And what about on-demand content (way down at the bottom, History, Epix, Curiosity Stream, etc.)? Does any of it run?
I'm just throwing things out there to see what might be different. Is the issue truly on everything, or just live content? And is it paid live content, vs other linear content? If you can check those, maybe we can find something that is the key to all of this.
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