Hi F1 support team, 1. 1st issue is that there is not an App for Apple TV to stream. I have to rely on using a laptop or other mobile device and use Airplay to stream the race to my TV. Please please please please make an Apple TV app that I can login to and watch the freakin race! 2. There is a lot of buffering. Whether I'm on mobile, at a friends house, at work, remote...etc. Whats with the buffering? Cut outs? Also, if buffering is a known issue as I see it is in forums, let me have the ability to pause, let it buffer and then play for a seamless playback.
Apple must punish this app for charging users for “pro” and then showing “go to the App Store to upgrade your subscription plan to premium”
50% of the time it works every time.
Given the price of the Pro subscription, this is one of the worst apps I've ever used. The live stream keeps freezing. The in-car cameras never stream at all. The tracker never works. If you closer and re-open the app, the frozen live stream never returns and you're left looking at a blank screen. With my subscription, I can watch on my browser without any of these issues, so I don't understand why they can't get the IPad app to work.
Apple TV support was promised when this service was first launched. There no indication it will ever come. Airplaying from the iOS app’s finicky interface or the F1 TV website is a poor solution for fans.
You can have the best wifi or cell service and it will just buffer for 20 min and you never get the video. How dare you f1? With all the tech in the sport you can’t hire a decent dev? Pay the AWS bill to get the bandwidth you need. Streaming video is something everyone does well except F1. I’m not saying it does not work at high load times like race start. It just does not work at all anymore. I couldn’t get decent video in Montreal, Mexico City, and now at home in NYC.
I downloaded it just to be able to watch races (in the TV, not in the iOS device). Since it doesn't seem to support AirPlay, this is a completely useless app for this use case. Went back to browser (Safari).
I can not recommend this app. I have had constant subscription issues, and to the iPad app doesn’t even recognize landscape mode. It’s like running an iPhone app zoomed up. The playback is really spotty. For the recent Japanese GP, the full screen feed had constant hits that made the stream unwatchable. So many other racing series do it right (WEC, Indycar) that there is no excuse for this amateurish attempt.
I reviewed this with one star a few months ago with the same complaints, and it looks like the developers don’t care that their app is terrible. The app won’t load anything, it just sits on a blank screen. F1 TV should offer a discount on the subscription if they can’t offer a reliable iOS app.
I purchased it, went back to the app, and it still says I didn’t subscribe. Tried reinstalling the app, still isnt working. If they dont refund, this app is a scam.