Having same problem here for the past week or so, having to manually start Peppa Pig every 5 minutes is driving me crazy. Will cancel subscription and find better solution unless they sort it soon.
I'm having the same problem with auto start, it's a pain as I have to keep stopping whatever I'm doing to put the next episode on. Would really like to know when or how this will be fixed.
Spoke to online chat just now, their best suggestion was to do a factory reset and try again.
Did so and still the same issue but observed some interesting behavour -
1) It always plays two episodes (i.e. will auto play the next episode once), then drops back to the episode selection screen.
2) At the end of the first episode, you get a small window pop up bottom-right which shows the next episode and says "Next episode starts in..." with a countdown. It will then automatically play that episode when the countdown ends.
3) At the end of that second episode, if you watch closely you will see that same next episode window appear, but only for a split second as if it's cancelled itself. Then you are dropped back to the episode selection screen.
I've recreated the above on a number of shows and different kids channels.
Spoke to online chat again and they have acknowledged the fault and told me that their "higher end team" is working on it. Hmm..
At last they have acknowledged it is an issue, I did try to report it on the online chat but lost the will to live when for the third time they asked me what device I was using!!