MotorTrend streaming issue on Amazon Fire TV still being looked into; fix for video time skips/glitches also in works, says support
MotorTrend is a popular name among automotive enthusiasts. Started as an automobile magazine, MotorTrend has come a long way and today, it has its own television network making our favorite automobile shows.
All of shows and other content are available on the MotorTrend App for users with the subscription to stream. Unfortunately, folks outside the U.S. and Canada are out of luck.
Lately, MotorTrend’s Android app experience hasn’t been great with users reporting multiple bugs and issues with the app.
A user reported that while watching live racing on the app on Amazon Fire TV Stick the screen shows a huge “up next” image which never goes away and can’t be toggled off. This ruins the streaming experience for users.
Through the Google Play Store, MotorTrend’s Android app team replied to a concerned user that they are aware of the bug and are working towards resolving it.
Another user reported how he can’t watch his favorite shows on the app as all have time skips every few seconds on its own making them unwatchable.
MotorTrend App team acknowledged the issue saying that they are aware of it and working towards a fix.
Even some Xbox users have been reporting facing a similar bug with the video skipping on its own. Users are also facing lag while using the app on their Xbox ruining the whole experience.
No issues with the Andriod app, but the app on Xbox has been completed glitched out for months now. All new episodes of any show are unwatchable. The picture skips ahead by a second or so every few seconds. Old episodes seem to work ok, but anything new is unwatchable. Please fix. (Source)
Its great…. when it works. I have changed to 3 different internet providers and the issues still exist. I use my Xbox One with the motortrend app. Episodes skip, or cut out 5 minutes in and will not resume. Playback issues all the time. Ive had internet speeds from 1G to 50mb/sec and it’s the same… (Source)
It has been quite some time since users started facing these bugs and issues and though MotorTrend acknowledges them, there’s still no ETA for when the fixes will arrive.
Still, we are hopeful that MotorTrend will soon fix all the issues and bugs from their Android, Fire TV and Xbox apps that have been plaguing their subscribers.
We will continue to follow all the developments related to the MotorTrend app and will update you when we have any information available.
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