Because of licensing issues, Sling TV will not allow you to skip commercials or fast-forward certain programs. These limitations may be apparent if you’re watching a FOX program recorded.
If you cannot pause, forward, rewind, or rewind a program without these restrictions, there could be a few reasons.
First, make sure that the Sling TV progress bar is full before you consider this an issue and start applying any of the fixes we have provided below.
You will be able to fast-forward, pause or rewind if there is a full progress bar. You may also see a message saying, “This action is not available on the channel. When you fast-forward restricted channels.
Here are some solutions.
Sling TV Solutions: “Fast-forward not working”
Method 1: Make sure the remote buttons work correctly
You might have a problem with your remote control or batteries. This can be fixed by either replacing the batteries or using a new remote control.
To ensure that you don’t try to speed forward shows with restrictions, make sure to watch other shows. B
You should also test different commands to confirm that your remote control is working properly before you send it in for repair or purchase a new one.
If your remote was damaged, this should resolve the problem. If the problem persists, you can try the following options.
Also read: Closed captions on Sling TV: How to enable or disable them
Method 2: Log out, log back in
Logging out and back in may solve your problem if your Sling TV app is down.
Make sure the app is not running in the background if you’re using it on a mobile phone.
Method 3: Upgrading to the most recent version
This problem could have been caused by a bug in the current Sling TV app. This problem can be fixed by updating the app to the most recent version.
Sling TV has likely updated its apps. This could mean that bugs have been fixed and the update might fix play bar issues.
Method 4: Uninstall the Sling TV App and reinstall it
You should uninstall and reinstall Sling TV if you use fast forward on the web browser version but not the app.
The app can be uninstalled to clear any cache and reset any settings that could have caused it to stop working.
Do you have the ability to DVR local channels on Sling TV
You can also DVR local channels, movies, and TV shows with Sling for $5 per month.
Due to licensing restrictions, however, DVRing may not be possible for all shows.
Sling TV offers on-demand services
Sling TV has a wide range of movies and shows that you can view on-demand. These channels are usually included in the paid package. However, others are often available for free.
These channels are free to watch, but you will have to endure the commercials.
That’s all. You should now be able to fast-forward through the channels and shows on Sling TV. For more information, see our Sling TV troubleshooting tips.