F1 TV live streaming has technical issues

F1 TV: FOM begins urgent investigation into launch faults - RaceFans

Fans who tried to watch the Spanish Grand Prix using the new live streaming service experienced buffering problems (pictured) and other faults which rendered the stream unwatchable for some. F1 says it has already offered refunds to customers who were affected.

F1 TV presents a significant technical challenge. It involves broadcasting two dozen live streams in 1080p HD quality from a range of different international locations, while also ensuring the footage can only be accessed in certain regions.

I considered subscribing to F1 TV so I could watch races during times when I can't be home at the TV. I was excited when it was announced earlier this year. Then I realized that the system only works on a PC. The F1 website indicates that iOS and Apple TV versions are in the works but provides no release schedule. Given the technical problems that F1 TV are having with the live streams, I think I'll wait until next year to subscribe.

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