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Paramount Plus content unavailable

I have two Roku devices.  I have tried to watch shows on the Paramount Plus Channel on both devices, but it keeps telling me "The content you are trying to play is currently unavailable.  Please try again later." We have reset the Roku device, reset the network, tried different networks, checked for updates to both the device and channel.  It says everything is updated.  I have even tried different shows on Paramount Plus, and still keep getting the same message.  I can watch the Paramount Plus Channel on my phone without trouble.   I am using the Roku Premiere's.  What needed to be done so this will work through the devices?

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Re: Paramount + content unavailable


When problems are confined to a particular channel, it may be that the channel didn't install properly, that it didn't update correctly, or that the installation has otherwise gotten corrupted. A reinstall may fix the problem, so give it a try.

Remove/reinstall procedure:

  1. Highlight channel on home screen.
  2. Press * key and choose Remove channel option. [Note: If you have subscribed to this channel through Roku, "Remove channel" will be replaced by "Manage subscriptions". Click this and follow the prompts to unsubscribe from this channel. (Don't worry. You'll still have use of it for the balance of your pre-paid subscription period. You can resubscribe then if you like.) Now the ”Remove channel" menu item will be back and you can remove the channel. ]
    Restart the Roku to clear its memory via Settings > System > System restart. (On a Roku TV, this is Settings > System > Power > System restart.)
  4. Reinstall the channel. Note it will be added to the END of the channel grid.
  5. If channel requires a login, you may need to log in anew.

If the problem persists at this point, it typically means the current version of the channel app has a problem that must be addressed by the channel itself as they are the ones that create the Roku-compatible version of their app and provide it to Roku.

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Level 7

Re: Paramount + content unavailable

I'm getting the exact same issues.


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Level 7

Re: Paramount + content unavailable

Followed your instructions, didn’t resolve the issue at all. Can’t even move onto another episode. 

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