New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on July 8, 2022) follows:

YouTube TV is one of the many solutions available for those looking to drop their cable connection. With the base plan starting at $65 per month, users can access more than 85 broadcast and cable channels.

One of the best features of YouTube TV is the ability to watch local affiliate channels like NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox News in almost all parts of the United States.


But lately, many YouTube TV users are complaining that Fox News is either freezing, buffering, or skipping ahead (1,2,3,4,5). What is interesting to note here is that other channels are working just fine.

Subscribers have tried switching from wireless to wired connection, restarting their device, and fiddling with video quality settings but the problem persists.


Fox News constant buffering. This is the only channel I’m experiencing this problem. Every other channel plays perfectly. I have two Apple TV 4Ks – one hard wired one wireless. Sent in app feedback. Anyone else experiencing this?

Single channel Buffering on LG NANO85. I am experiencing buffering on one channel in YTTV, FoxNews consistently buffers while other channels like NBC, CNN, CBS, etc, do not. I also experienced buffering while trying to watch NFL during the playoffs which was scream inducing… πŸ™‚ Download speed is 157MBps on the TV so it’s not the connection. Tried restarting TV and app and all apps are up to date…. any ideas? Thanks!

Thankfully, YouTube TV developers have acknowledged the Fox News buffering and freezing issue and said they are currently working on a fix. But they did not say if and when the problem will be resolved.

sorry you’re still having trouble watching Fox News w/o the buffering πŸ˜₯ we’re already working on fixing the problem! appreciate your patience πŸ’•

sorry about this πŸ˜” we’re aware of the freezing issue on Fox News and are now working on a fix πŸ› 

Let us hope they can soon pinpoint the reason why Fox News is having problems and fix it in the coming days so users can watch without interruptions.

As always, we will let you know as and when we come across more information, so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb for further updates.

In the meantime, you can check out our YouTube bugs and issues tracker to see similar problems affecting others.

Update 1 (May 18, 2023)

08:48 am (IST): YouTube TV users are once again facing the issue where Fox News is buffering or freezing constantly (1, 2, 3).

Update 2 (May 19, 2023)

05:00 pm (IST): In the last few days, YouTube TV has been presenting issues on some channels, which has been especially affecting the recent NBA games.

According to a user, these are the same buffering and freezing issues present on Fox News from time to time.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated YouTube section so be sure to follow them as well.

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Anurag Chawake
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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.

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