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