Some Apple TV users reporting issues with continue watching & playing next after tvOS 15 update

In the world of streaming, Apple TV is a popular digital media player that takes on the likes of Google Chromecast and Amazon Firestick.

The palm-sized box directly connects to the TV via HDMI cable and allows users to stream their favorite content on the big screen via WiFi. The box has been praised by many because of easy to navigate interface.


The box lets you watch most of the popular channels and supports almost all streaming services such as HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Disney, and ESPN amongst many more.

Having said that, Apple TV users experience a glitch or bug every once in a while. And unsurprisingly, a new bug seems to be affecting those on tvOS 15.

According to users, Apple TV is having issues with the ‘continue watching’ function. Many say that Apple TV forgets the progress it made while watching a show or a movie.


Any chance @AppleTV plans to ever fix the ability to resume a show in progress? This seems like streaming 101. Apple is all like “oh we can produce these insanely high quality shows with A-list actors but don’t you dare pause an episode you heathen.”

Mine no longer remembers what episodes I’ve watched. Even marking as watched gets ignored. This is on Apple TV, it seems fine on macOS. Oh, and I have to search for Foundation since all TV shows have disappeared from the tv page on the app. It’s infuriating!

I have been having problems with both next up and resume watching ever since the TVOS 15 update. Very frustrating but there should be a fix in the next update … I hope.

Others reported that Apple TV even forgot what episode they were watching. While for some the issue surfaced after the tvOS 15 update, some reports indicate that the issue surfaced back in May.

Hi, I’ve been watching mythic quest on my Samsung tv but it got stuck on episode 2. Yesterday I watched most of 3, but now it still shows 2 as ‘up next’. Not a tv thing because all other apps work fine. Any thoughts? thanks

It seems like the continue watching function not working is a longstanding issue for some. People say they tried using the Up Next row in the Watch Now tab, but it doesn’t seem to be working either.

With Apple neither acknowledging neither denying the issue, it still remains unknown if the company will ever come up with a fix.

If and when they do fix the issue, we will update this article with more information so make sure to keep an eye out on this space.

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Anurag Chawake

My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.