I'm not really sure if this is a Channels issue or not, but you all are pretty smart
I use the Logitech Harmony hub and Amazon Echo to control our TV, sound bar and Apple TV 4. I have an activity in Harmony set up called 'Watch TV' that does the follow on start:
- turn on sound bar
- turn of TV
- turn on Apple TV (technically I believe it wakes the ATV)
and on end it does:
- Turn off sound bar
- turn off TV
- turn off Apple TV (technically I believe it puts the ATV to sleep)
In the Alexa app I have a routine called TV that calls the 'Watch TV' activity on Harmony, so it runs the start sequence when we say "Alexa, turn on TV" and the end sequence with "Alexa, Turn Off TV".
This has been working flawlessly for a long time, and the last 18 months or so with the Channels app. We typically have the Channels App running when we turn thing off so it is running when we turn them back on.
But, in the last month I have noticed that whenever we turn things on, live TV on the Channels app is paused. If I tell Alexa to 'play TV" or if I hit the play button on one of the remotes live TV plays and all is normal again.
Any thoughts on what may have changed? The only live TV app that we use is Channels, so it is hard to say if something similar happens with other apps since they aren't live full time.