Unable to load a replay video of the race you missed last night? Well, the ‘F1 TV app not loading video’ issue is unfortunately common among users. The issue also doesn’t have any official fixes, as the reason behind it is not singular. It could be a bad internet connection or even a legal rights issue depending on the region. Whatever be the reason, missing out on race replays isn’t justified, especially when users pay for F1 TV’s content.
How to fix the F1 TV app not loading video?
The ‘F1 TV app not loading video’ issue has been reported to appear randomly for users. And in most cases, the bug seems to affect only one platform. So, a user can switch to a different platform or a browser to watch F1 TV content. However, it may not be a favorable situation. For some users, the issue fixes itself and then reappears after a few days. If the F1 TV app is not loading any video in your case, try the following fixes and workarounds:
1) Restart your device:
Try restarting your device as a first step. If you are facing this issue on a TV, unplug the power cables. If you are using a streaming stick like Roku, unplug it as well. Wait for a minute before plugging them back in. This will hard reset your TV and get rid of system glitches that could be causing an error. In the case of mobiles or PC, a simple reboot would do the trick.
2) Check your network connection:
An unstable network connection is a common reason why streaming apps like F1 TV fail to play videos. Note that an unstable network can still run online messaging apps, but may cause loading issues in apps that require a more stable bandwidth. When it comes to watching live streams, we recommend an internet plan with a high speed and unlimited bandwidth. If you are sure that your internet plan is good enough, try restarting your router and modem. Or, use a wired connection as it offers more stability than WiFi.
3) Switch to a different device:
If you are unable to stream F1 TV videos on the mobile app, try using the browser on your PC. Switch to a different platform – this has reportedly helped a lot of users. But this isn’t a solution that users want to stick to. F1 TV promises support across all devices, and the officials should live by the promise. However, you can certainly use this as a workaround.
4) Update the F1 TV app:
If you haven’t updated the app in a long time, make sure you check for pending updates. The F1 TV app will not function properly if you don’t complete updates.
5) Reinstall F1 TV:
If the issue recurs for you every now and then, it would be a good idea to reinstall the app to make sure something in the app files isn’t causing an issue.
If none of the above works, it could an internal bug that requires the developers’ attention. Or, it could be an issue related to legal rights. The content you are trying to play could be blocked in your region. You can contact F1 TV support to report this problem. If it really is the case of legal rights, F1 TV support can confirm the same.