How annoying can it be when your Sling TV won’t fast-forward or skip ads while streaming. Aside from having to watch a boring scene, you can’t even dare rewind. Rewinding will make the video start all over again. These are the issues people go through when their Sling TV won’t fast-forward.
You can’t view a previous scene you missed or enjoyed. You may have experienced these restrictions if you’re streaming a recorded video via the FOX network.
However, if you are watching a program that doesn’t have these restrictions but you are unable to forward, rewind, or pause, it could be due to a couple of reasons
You might be streaming a program that its’ licensing permits you to fast-forward, but you still find it difficult to. That is, you can’t Rewind, Pause, skip commercials or even fast-forward.
The Sling TV won’t fast forward issue may be due to some other factors.
Before you begin to employ any of our solutions below, you must first check that the progress bar on your Sling TV is full.
If full, it implies that you’d be able to fast-forward, skip, pause or rewind.
This is because for some Fast-forwarding restricted channels the bar will be empty. And as such, you may get the notification ‘This act is not available on the said channel’.
Once you’ve confirmed that the issue is not due to a restricted channel, you can proceed to apply any of these solutions below:
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Solutions to Sling TV “fast-forward not working” – Sling TV won’t fast-forward issue
Ensure your remote control is not faulty
As simple as this may sound, your frustration may just be because of a faulty remote or a bad battery. That it might just be a control issue, in that your TV is t receiving signals from the remote control.
When did you last change the batteries of your remote control?
Before changing the batteries or getting a new remote, confirm that the remote control is the cause of the issue.
Try using the same remote control to fast forward or command other functions on another video on Sling TV. This will help you know if you were trying to fast-forward or skip on a restricted channel.
Also, try performing other functions using your remote to see if it responds. Now replace the batteries with new ones and try again.
If the control isn’t active still, then you’d have to get a new remote control.
Note that this would be the solution if the cause of the issue is a spent battery or a faulty remote control. Otherwise, you have to keep reading to get more solutions.
Sling TV app update
A deficiency in the current version of the Sling TV app may be the cause of the fast-forwarding issue. Updating the app to the latest version can be the solution to this issue in your case.
If Sling TV has launched an update in its apps, it is possible that those deficiencies have been resolved.
Updating the Sling TV app will also help fix the issue with the progress bar, to enable fast- And other functions.
Reboot the Sling TV app
You may be experiencing the Sling TV won’t fast-forward issue due if your app is overworked. To solve this, you’d have to restart/reboot that app. That is, to log out and log in again.
If you’re using your mobile device, ensure you wipe out the activities on your screen after you’ve logged out, to ensure that the app is not operating in the background.
Reinstall the Sling TV app
In a case where the fast-forwarding seems to work while using a browser but is malfunctioning on the Sling TV app, uninstall.
Installing the app will fix what mere app updates couldn’t fix.
Uninstalling will clear all previous settings on the app. It will also clear all data, cache, and cookies associated with the app and free up some space.
Done uninstalling? Locate the app and reinstall it. The new app is void of cached data and comes with a default setting. Which is what you need to fix the error.
Can you DVR local channels on Sling TV?
Yes. With DVR on Sling, you can record videos you’ve got to see and watch them on Sling-supported devices anytime, anywhere. Record up to 50 hours for free, or upgrade to 200 hours for just $5/month.
You can also watch live shows wherever you are, at home or on the go! With Sling TV, you get to choose the television option that’s right for you, including Channel Add-ons, Premiums Add-ons, DVR Plus, and more.
Does Sling TV offer on-demand?
The On-Demand feature available on many Sling compatible devices helps you browse what’s available and quickly find something to watch whenever you want. Find it at the top of the Sling interface next to the Sports tab.
Sling TV offers a variety of shows and movies that you can watch on-demand. Although these channels are included in the paid package, some are often available free of charge.
In most cases, these free On-demand channels come with commercials and you can’t skip them
How do I access VOD on Sling TV:
Here’s how to access Video-on-demand on Sling TV:
- Go to the mini guide, and select the channel you want to watch.
- After selecting the channel, press the up arrow. This brings you to channel details. The ribbon(s) under the schedule shows you the on-demand content for this channel.
- Select your show and enjoy!