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Model 382R2 - Streaming Stick 4K
Serial # #X025008HNEU
Device ID SOJ7329HNEUJ
Audio Sync occurs primarily on MSNBC, NBC News,
I also have the audio sync problem while using the Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ and Xinfity Stream App. All the channels I watch are affect including MTV, Oxygen, etc.
Model: 3821X - Roku Streaming Stick 4K+
Serial - X01700U9D4JK
Software Version- 12.0.0 build 4184-CU
GC version 9.2.113
Tracking ID JK-212-780
I have continued to have audio out of sync on xfinity for a couple of months and it has seemed to be getting worse. I have 3 different TV's using 3 different Roku model devices that all experience the same problem with the xfinity app. I have actually had it happen that if I leave the unsynced sound on for a while, occassionaly it will go through the same sound dropout and restoration and actually re-sync itself (not often but it has happened). I typically use about a dozen apps on Roku and have not had the problem anywhere except with xfinity. I have done almost all of the suggetions posted, checking sound settings, deleting and reinstalling app, etc. etc. etc.... all with no solution to the problem
Here is the test I just performed today (May 29, 2023)... I had 3 TV's with 3 different Roku models all on the xifinty app on the CNN channel (easy to watch talking heads and sound sync). In addition, also set up on my laptop, the xfinity app with CNN on... and in addition had the direct CNNgo app operating on my desktop computer. I should also note that one of the TV's also had a sound bar attached. I tried to cover as may combinations as possible.
Well, it only took a short while for the audio to go out of sync. And here is what happened. All 3 TV's on Roku with xfinity app lost sync exactly at the same time! That seems to indicate that they all received the same (bad) signal at the same time (from xfinity). The laptop with the xfinity app on CNN and the CNNgo app on the desktop did NOT experience any issues.
This kind of rules out the TV and any of its sound settings, sound bars, etc. since all 3 systems experienced the issue at the same time. It also rules out the model of Roku being used. It also rules out any signal that CNN is transmitting since two devices experienced no problem. The only common area is the Roku/xifinity connection. And since Roku does not seem to exhibit this issue with any other apps... It leads to only one option left.... the xfinity app itself and the potential signals coming from xfinity.
I don't know if xfinity has any burning motivation to help this problem... they don't get the revenue from renting their cable tv boxes which don't have the problem... And it's easy to say it's Roku's problem, not theirs.
If anyone fells that there is something incorrect in my reasoning, please post and we can discuss further. I wish I knew how to get to the xfinifty app developers to see how to get this resolved. It is very frustrating. Gets old backing out of the app and back into it to get the sound re-synced, just to have it happen again.
Good data on your test with CNN running on multiple devices. Hopefully that will help Roku to isolate the problem.
I think your forgetting that this only started with the upgrade to Roku OS 12.0. I have 4 Roku setups using 3 different Roku H/W setups. It took about a month from when the first rolled from OS 11.5 to 12.0 to when the last rolled to OS 12.0. In every case, the Xfinity/Roku setup worked fine until the day that the Roku OS when to 12.0. The problem started immediately after the 12.0 update on each setup.
That would normally indicate that this is a Roku issue, not Xfinity. I suppose it's possible that there is something on the Xfinity side that is flaky and Roku OS 11.5 (and all previous Roku OS versions) was just forgiving enough to cover it up. But if the previous OS versions could handle it, Roku should be able to make OS 12.0 work as well.
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Thanks for the additional information... the only way to really solve a problem is to completely understand it... and its good to become aware of the version changes at Roku... was unaware of that part of the issue.
@RokuJohnB , here are 4 tracker ID's over the past few days. I captured all of these within seconds of the video pausing and the audio continuing to play. Again, this all occurs ONLY when a commercial break occurs. Been occurring over ROKU OS 11.5 and 12. Also still occurs with Xfinity Stream 6.11 and 6.12.
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