So this has started in the past few weeks...on Apple TV, play a show. Then pause it. Then hit the home button...go into some other app.
Then go back to channels. Now hit the play/pause button. It either won’t work, or will stutter - play and then pause immediately. If you click the touch surface on the remote, it will resume playing properly. It seems like Channels isn’t detecting / reacting to the play button being pressed properly after a resume from another app.