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Message 11 of 205

Re: Samsung tv app freezing

I don't think this is really acceptable. BT Sport must have done something in the last 2 weeks to cause this issue but are reverting to Samsung.... Reinstall and reset has got me nowhere. Clearly an issue here with Samsung devices.

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Message 12 of 205

Re: Samsung tv app freezing

We are in the process of enabling content protection on all our streams, as required by our contracts with the football leagues.

This is something that all devices should be able to cope with, and many thousands of devices are coping with just fine.

There are a few exceptions, however we have no way to diagnose issues with the player on Samsung TVs. It is for this reason that Samsung have specifically recommended to us that we provide the above instructions to users who have any problems.

Message 13 of 205

Re: Samsung tv app freezing

thanks DarrenDev

i can't see how reseting the tv to factory settings will help when its only freezing on the live channels, the highlights work fine and i think the extra channels are ok although i can't check that at the moment as there's no feeds

if anyone has had success by resetting to factory default id be surprised, its a considerable inconvenience to have to reinstall all the apps and passwords but worth it if it works.

incidentally it is working fine on my other samsung tv (for now)


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Message 14 of 205

Re: Samsung tv app freezing

I'm going to have to revert to Samsung help desk when I get a moment. Till then can only view on tablet and phone.

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Message 15 of 205

Re: Samsung tv app freezing

Content protection is currently only enabled on the live channels, which is why you're only seeing an issue there.
A key part of content encryption delivery is individualisation - this happens when the TV is first booted, causing it to generate a key that is globally unique to that device. Just a guess, but if that fails or the key becomes corrupt in any way, it may require a reset to generate it again? Pure guesswork though, as we can't see the internal logs to see the reason for failure.
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Message 16 of 205

Re: Samsung tv app freezing

Has anyone had any success with a factory reset? and could anyone share the Samsung support number? i hope they are better than BT support

i used to really enjoy the 4K sport 😞

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Message 17 of 205

Re: Samsung tv app freezing

not surprisingly  BT tech support haven't got a clue and have never heard of this issue before

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Message 18 of 205

Re: Samsung tv app freezing

You guys did start to worry me a bit thinking we had a wider issue here, so I've been digging into some statistics.  We don't see the broken video experience in our logs, so we can't tell it's happening (the player doesn't report any errors to us). Instead, we're reliant on session length - assuming people stop playing if the video stops working.

Based on that assumption, I've compared viewing figures over the last couple of weeks to see any difference between when content protection is turned on, vs when it's turned off. I'm not seeing any anomalies.

Taking the specific TV models that have been mentioned in this thread, I can see the following average viewing times on Saturday:

UE55MU6400     94.9 minutes

UE49LS03N          96.7 minutes

UE50MU6120     101 minutes

UE65MU8000     112 minutes

The only statistic that looks a little suspicious to me is the app version - specifically just for Samsung 2017 TV models (with M in the model code) version 1.0.3 of the app has an average viewing time of 97 minutes, whereas 1.0.2 is only 39 minutes. This suggests possibly a problem with the older app version, but you guys say you've already tried reinstalling the app (which would always take the latest app version).

So I'm afraid this issue really does look like it's just affecting some specific devices, and Samsung really are the best people to talk to about it.

On your TV settings menu, there should be a "Support" menu, which then has a "Request Support" option. There, you can enter your phone number and request that Samsung call you back - it'll also send a device report to Samsung so they know everything they need to before they speak to you.

There's really no benefit to calling the BT helpdesk about this. The best you could hope for is that they'll raise a ticket that may eventually get through to our customer experience team, who'll then speak to me or one of my colleagues.  They're not trained for or briefed on complex faults that only affect small numbers of people.

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Message 19 of 205

Re: Samsung tv app freezing

well here's  the latest, after  a lengthy conversation with Samsung support it was decided that even though the tv is set to autoupdate and it says its on the latest version a manual download of the latest file to usb and then select it to update manually this didn't work either, unbelievably the next suggestion was to speak to who i bought the TV from !! really !!

so in short the BTsport app that worked fine until yesterday on my Samsung TV now doesn't work BT say talk to Samsung, samsung say speak to who you bought the TV from , good luck with that , hope someone else has more success than me

Message 20 of 205

Re: Samsung tv app freezing

By telling you to speak to who you bought the TV from, they're suggesting that you get a warranty repair/replacement. i.e. your TV is broken and needs to be repaired/replaced.
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