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deedles33
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Roku not playing on mobile

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Suddenly my mobile device won't stream anything - it doesn't even show "watch on mobile" as an option - what happened? I was watching day before yesterday 😖

 
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Re: Some Shows no longer load on "watch mobile" but others do

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I came here to read posts after facing the same issue. The “watch on mobile” option just was not available for most shows. After troubleshooting in every way noted, I observed that I was able to “watch on mobile” everything in my “continue watching on tv” section of app by touching ellipses under thumbnail, but this was not an option for anything in my “save list” nor anything else I searched.  To test this theory, I loaded content on my Roku device, started a show there, watched for 2 minutes or so, then returned to mobile app and viola I now see option to watch on mobile. Hope this helps others who may have issue!  Also maybe help Roku resolve issue!

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Rachpatch
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Some Shows no longer load on "watch mobile" but others do

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There are 2 shows I've been watching primarily on the roku channel via "watch on mobile". Both shows will no longer load on mobile but i can continue watching them on my tv. Both shows still have the mobile option listed on watch options so I don't understand why all of a sudden they do not load. 

Uninstalled the roku app on my iPhone. Restated my phone and reinstalled the app, but that made no difference. Others shows play just fine. So is this a show specific problem? Is there any way to fix it? I want to be able to watch on TV and on my phone!

RokuJohnB
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Re: Some Shows no longer load on "watch mobile" but others do

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Hi @Rachpatch,

Greetings from the Roku Community!

We understand you're having a problem with the Roku mobile app since the other shows or movies are not loading. We're happy to assist you further. This may be due to a slow network caused by a poor wireless signal, issues with your router, or the quality of your internet service. Check that your internet package provides speeds fast enough for streaming video.

You may also check out this support article here on how to resolve a channel playback issue.

We hope this helps, and please keep us posted if you need anything else.

Best regards,
John

John
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TallyB
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Re: Some Shows no longer load on "watch mobile" but others do

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Hi, I'm having a similar problem described here. For me, the one show I want to watch on the mobile app (Great British Baking Show, no judgment) will play fine on a TV but not my android.

Here's what I've tried so far:

-switching from wifi to data

-clearing the cache in my app settings

-clearing the data in my app settings 

-force stop

-force stop app then restart phone 

-Uninstall app, restart phone, reinstall 

Nothing has worked so far. Other shows are streaming fine on the app. The message I get is "error something went wrong during playback. Please try again later"

Any help would be appreciated!

RokuCarly
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Re: Some Shows no longer load on "watch mobile" but others do

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Welcome and thank you for posting here in the Roku Community, @TallyB!

It is highly appreciated that you've provided us with a precise elaboration of your concern. We also appreciate you for bringing this to our attention and for all the troubleshooting steps you've tried. No worries! We're here to further assist you with this.

Just to confirm, which particular Season and Episode you've observed this? Does this happen to all of them? If so, we may need the following details below so we can coordinate this with the appropriate Roku team for further review and correction:

  • Roku mobile app build version:
  • Your mobile phone's model and OS version:

We'll be looking forward to your update!

Best regards,
Carly

Carly Y.
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TallyB
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Re: Some Shows no longer load on "watch mobile" but others do

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I appreciate your reply! When I went to get the answers to your questions, the app was working! So whether or not you did anything, I appreciate your time, since this was getting pretty frustrating.

Thanks!

RokuCarly
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Re: Some Shows no longer load on "watch mobile" but others do

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We appreciate you for keeping us updated, @TallyB!

We're glad to know you're back on streaming now! 

Please let us know if you happen to encounter this issue again so we can further review and correct it. In the meantime, we appreciate you for reporting this and cooperating with us.

Happy Streaming!

Best regards,
Carly

Carly Y.
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Vshari
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Re: Some Shows no longer load on "watch mobile" but others do

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The option to watch shows are completely gone from the app? Why is that? My wifi is out and I want to watch shows on my phone. 

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RokuERey
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Re: Some Shows no longer load on "watch mobile" but others do

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Hi @Vshari,

Welcome to the Roku Community!

We appreciate you for reaching out about this issue with the "Watch on Mobile" feature on the Roku Mobile app and we'd like to be of support here.

I did try this on our end, but we still have the option for this. Please be aware that this feature is only available to content that is ad-free on The Roku Channel platform. Any show that doesn't have the option or requires a subscription does not have this feature. Also, streaming content directly from The Roku Channel in the mobile app is only available in the United States.

You can try to check for an update of the app and then try again to see if that helps.

Let us know how it goes or if there's anything else we can do to further assist you.

Regards,
Rey

 

ERey.
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Cindyudel
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Re: Some Shows no longer load on "watch mobile" but others do

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I am currently experiencing this.  I have tried all of the suggestions in this stream.  I can watch some shows but not others.  I have tried multiple mobile devices and they all will not play certain channels. 

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