I have started to have a problem with my BT UltraHD TV Box. If I try to run The BTPlayer from either the Blue button on the remote or from the MyTV on screen menu it doesn’t run. The rotating symbol appears on the screen appears for a long time & eventually times out and the screen returns to normal. Also if I search for a on demand/catch up programme, when it is selected to play from the results displays it then won’t play, just returns to the results list. In this second scenario this happens only with BT channels that need the functionality of the BTPlayer to play. Programmes that I search for that are found that play with freeview on demand players like BBC iPlayer are OK. Has anyone experienced this or have any suggestions what’s going on? Thanks.
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do your subscribed BT TV Channels play normally when watched live ?
have you checked for any software AND player and apps updates ie On the Youview box >Settings >Information & Reset>SoftwareInformation
have you tried restarting your HomeHub followed by restarting your Youview box?
If that doesn’t clear problem I would be inclined to do a maintenance mode 4 reset which would refresh the software on your box.
Sorry for the delay. Thanks for your help & suggestions.
Yes I can watch all my subscribed channels live.
I have already checked I have the latest software and versions of apps via the appropriate menu in settings.
I had no tried restarting the hub & box using the method suggested. I have now tried this but with no success as I couldn’t even get into maintenance mode. I used the method from the BT Help page
After the Red light shows when I pressed the 'down arrow ' button on the bow the blue light shows and the box just proceeds through the normal re-boot procedure and the maintenance mode Y/N message is not displayed on the screen.
Any further help would be appreciated.
Hi @barneys ,
thanks for reporting back.
The process for entering maintenance mode can be a bit fiddly , with the buttons so close together so possibly a further attempt might have succeeded.
HOWEVER it does appear that Youview have announced a further update this morning which suggests a fix to a BT Player issue. I will ask the mods to clarify whether the symptoms you are experiencing are consistent with the problem being addressed in the fix.
Thanks for ur reply. I did try a few times to get into maintenance mode, I agree buttons are a bit fiddly! I will give it another go. Has this new version of software been released yet? I'll await the reply to your enquiries as to whether it is relevant to the problems I have. Cheers.
@barneys I'm sorry about the problems you've had with the BT Player recently, if you send over your details we'll get a fault raised with our BT TV experts.
I'll send you a Private Message in a few moments with details on how you can get in contact with the mod team.
Hi @barneys Thanks for speaking with me today, as discussed the TV team have asked for a factory reset to be tried. I appreciate the reset method using the buttons on the box is not working so they recommended doing it via remote. This method will unfortunaltey not give you the option to keep your recordings.
THIS RESET WILL DELETE YOUR RECORDINGS AND ANY SCHEDULED RECORDINGS. YOU'LL ALSO LOSE ANY PERSONAL SETTINGS YOU'VE MADE TO FAVOURITES AND PLAYLISTS.