Have you ever received an error 500 when trying to watch live sports on Acestream or Kodi and couldn’t start playback? If so, you’re not alone. Many users have been reporting this problem for a few days now, and it’s because the operators have blocked the Acestream network from accessing the broadcasts.
But don’t worry, in this article we will show you how to fix “acestream stream cannot start playback” error so that you can continue enjoying live football from Kodi or Ace Stream. Let’s go there!
What is Acestream Error 500?
Acestream error 500 is a message that appears when you try to play a channel with this program and cannot start playback. This can be for many reasons, but the most common is that the Acestream network is full or experiencing technical issues.
The Acestream network operates on a P2P protocol, which means that users share the channel data they are watching with each other. In this way, the load on the servers is reduced and the image and sound quality is improved. However, this means that if there are few users sharing or if there is a network failure, playback may be affected or interrupted.
Error 500 on Acestream “Cannot start streaming playback”: why and solution
The most common problem with Acestream and Kodi these days is the error 500 “No connection to Acestream server” 15 minutes after the live stream starts. No matter what you do, whether you change links or reinstall the application, the error continues to appear on all streams that rely on Acestream links.
But don’t worry, there is a temporary solution you can try to continue enjoying your favorite sports stream. Depending on the device you use to watch the broadcast, we’ll leave it at that:
A solution for Windows
Install and activate the WRAP application. This tool allows you to change your IP address and remove operator filters. WRAP is a free app from Cloudflare that provides a secure and private DNS service. When enabled, your connection is routed through Cloudflare’s servers, which are faster and more secure than your carrier and uncensored. In addition, WRAP does not slow down your internet speed, which is great for watching high-quality videos.
A solution for Android
Unfortunately, WRAP does not work on all devices. As far as we can confirm, it is not compatible with Android TV, Google TV or Fire OS. In these cases, you should opt for a VPN, a paid service that allows you to connect to servers in other countries. Of course, a VPN will limit your internet speed and make streaming worse.
Another option you can try is to restart your device every time you get error 500. This may work for 10 or 20 minutes, but it is not the right or most convenient solution.
The best solution is to install Acestream version 80 on Android. If you are using Acestream on your Android device, you can try installing version 80 of this app, which seems to work better than the newer ones. Also, go to Acestream settings and select Aceplayer as the player, which comes by default. If you select another player, you may receive a payment notification after 5 minutes.
An alternative solution for all devices
Another way to fix the “acestream cannot start playback” error is to search for another channel or source. If none of the above solutions help you, you can try to find another channel or source that broadcasts the event you want to watch on Acestream. There may be 500 that do not have errors and work properly. To do this, you can use websites or apps that collect available Acestream links.
We hope these solutions help you continue to watch your sports live on Acestream without any problems. Please note that this is a temporary issue and the Acestream developers are working to resolve it as soon as possible.
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