I’ve submitted diagnostic info on this a few minutes ago. On both the beta and stable release of both Channels apps on Android TV I get pausing, pixelated live TV.
The video pauses and tears, the blocky picture or just a pause where the progress bar pops up happens after about 5 minutes or so, then continues to happen several times a minute until I bail.
My Channels server is a 2015 Shield TV with a 1TB external drive with about 80% free. My other devices are either 2015 or 2017 Shield TV’s and 1 OG Mi Box.
Everything is hard wired in my setup to a gigabit network, and my tests to the server are always >900Mbps <2ms latency and <5ms jitter.
Watching signal strength on my HDHomeRun tuner (HDHomeRun Signal Meter app on Android), the signal was totally stable @ 100% signal strength and 98% SNR.
Edit; I should say that switching to Plex live TV using the same tuners works as expected. The only difference is that the Plex server is on a different Shield TV. I can get the same result with Channels and Plex switching to any TV in the house.