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Buffering/Playing only for Newsmax

Roko for some reason for the last three weeks or Shows had a hard time streaming Newsmax and that is the only channel that I keep getting connectivity or slow buffering warnings.   

I go to every other channel in the Stream perfectly forever, but Newsmax is this another form of censorship or is there a problem with the feed?

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Re: Buffering/Playing only for Newsmax

Hi @Mom2chichi

Thanks for reaching out to the Roku Community. 

We're sorry to hear that you've been experiencing slow buffering and connectivity warnings specifically on this channel. In some cases, removing the channel helps to resolve the issue. If you haven't tried it yet, you can remove the affected channel and re-install it. 

To ensure the process is successful, restart your device before adding the channel back in. We would recommend doing this from the Settings menu by navigating to Settings > System > Power (If you do not see a Power submenu, skip to the next step.) > System restart.

For detailed instructions, refer to this Support link: How do I resolve channel playback issues?

Hope this helps. Keep us posted on how it goes. 


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Re: Buffering/Playing only for Newsmax


I am pretty sure it is an issue with the Newsmax streams.  I am seeing differing behaviors recently depending on which channel/app I am watching it on.  It seems to freeze at times from within the Roku Channel, and I am seeing some buffering issues while streaming it through Rumble at times. 

I am seeing better results (no issues) when watching Newsmax on either Pluto or KlowdTV.  I really don't use Plex that often, but Newsmax is also available there.

I gave up on the standalone Newsmax channel/app awhile ago due to previous buggy behavior and just watch it through other channels/apps that carry it on on LiveTV.


I prefer watching Newsmax on the Roku Channel or Rumble and I am sure it will eventually resolve itself, but I just switch to the other channels/apps when I begin to have issues.   

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