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JustKim
Level 7

Free Speech TV no longer loading

Since November 19,2021 Free Speech TV will not load from the HeDex app and is no longer available as a stand alone. If you attempt to launch FreeSpeech tv it no longer loads or if it loads crashes shortly after…. This is same result on all of my Roku devices and devices have been restarted. I have also reached out to FreeSpeech directly.

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AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Free Speech TV no longer loading

@JustKim 

The Channel did seem to have some issues loading up the LiveTV.  Initially it crashed back to Home Screen of the Roku after attempting to "Communicate with Servers" (spinning circle).  After reloading, it did not play Live, but did play the content under the "Series" category.  After exiting "Series", it then was able to play "LiveTV / Watch Live)" immediately.

Subsequent attempts at playing "LiveTV" took a little bit of loading time (black screen) but did start to play. (currently Stephanie Miller).  

I would conclude that either the LiveTV stream was/is encountering some issues or that the issue has now been resolved.  Has not crashed the last few times I tested it.

If you ever have problems with the Channel/app itself, you can also watch the LiveTV streams at https://freespeech.org/watch-live/ and then cast or mirror to your Roku, or HDMI cable directly to your TV.

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JustKim
Level 7

Re: Free Speech TV no longer loading

Thanks…. I’ve move back to the website. Free Speech TV has been completely removed from Roku…..

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AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Free Speech TV no longer loading

@JustKim 

Just for information, Frankspeech has made improvements to their Roku Frankspeech Channel/app and their overall programming.  Still available in the Channel Store and works pretty solid now.  Just a growing channel so experienced some growing pains along the way.

As always, though, good to know you have a backup plan using the website stream if the Channel/app ever experiences an issue.   

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Strega
Level 17

Re: Free Speech TV no longer loading

Looking at the channel store, there is "Free Speech TV" and "Frank Speech TV" but since Frank Speech is the My Pillow guy, I assume those channels are nothing alike.

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AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Free Speech TV no longer loading

@Strega 

Doh.... Misread that posting.  Thanks for the catch.  

@JustKim 

It does appear that Free Speech is once again experiencing some issues contacting their servers again within their Roku Free Speech TV Channel/app.  They seemed to have had it resolved when I previously posted.

Best again to contact Free Speech and let them know their Channel/app is again crashing upon launch.  Even launching a recorded show is no longer working, in addition to their Live TV. 

https://freespeech.org/contact-us/ 

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