Cannot control streamed/on-demand content with remote - Time Warner TV

This question is about "Cannot control streamed/on-demand content with remote", with Time Warner Cable TV and apps. I have an odd problem on two separate but identical cable boxes. When I start streaming a movie, loke from HBO or other, I can control the movie to do things like pause, rewid, ff, etc. However, after a few minutes into the movie, I cannot do any of these thigs. Pressing the buttons does nothig. The only option is to 'exit' the movie and at that point I regain full funcrionality of the remote. This happens on two boxes at home with two different remotes so I doubt it is 'bad' h ardward. I cannot imagine this being a setting eithher but suspecting some type of bug. Any ideas?

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