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How to Fix YouTube Not Working on Apple TV

YouTube on Apple TV not working properly? Here is the guide to fix the issue.

YouTube is a video streaming platform where you can watch, upload, and share videos from all over the world. It is a free service supported on multiple streaming devices, including Apple TV. With this, you can stream content across different topics like entertainment, gaming, news, and more. YouTube not working on Apple TV is one of the common issues encountered by many users. Some of the common reasons for YouTube not working on Apple TV are network problems, corrupted Apple TV, problems with internal software, and more. There are several ways to fix YouTube not working on Apple TV. In this following guide, we have listed the six best troubleshooting methods that will help fix the problems associated with the YouTube app on Apple TV.

How to Fix YouTube Not Working on Apple TV

  1. Restart Apple TV
  2. Force Close YouTube App and Reopen
  3. Check the Internet Connection
  4. Update your Apple TV and YouTube app
  5. Uninstall & reinstall YouTube app
  6. Reset your Apple TV

Restart Apple TV

If the YouTube app fails to work on Apple TV, the first thing you have to do is restart the Apple TV. It will help you to fix all the small problems in the device.

[1] Click and hold the home button on your Apple TV remote.

[2] Go to the Settings app on your Apple TV.

[3] Click the System tab.

[4] Select Restart.

Restart Apple TV

[5] The restart process will be completed in a couple of minutes. Once done, check whether the issue with YouTube is fixed or not.

To force restart, unplug the power cable and plug it back in after a few seconds.

Force Close the YouTube App and Reopen

[1] On your Apple TV remote, double press the TV/home button twice to open the application switcher.

[2] Swipe right or left to find the YouTube app from the list of application that runs on your Apple TV.

Force Close the YouTube App and Reopen

[3] Swipe up to quit/stop the app from running.

[4] Return back to the Apple TV main menu and try opening the YouTube again.

Check your Internet Connection

If your YouTube videos are loading slow or buffering, you should try checking your internet connection. Check and increase your internet connection or disconnect all the other devices connected to your WiFi.

[1] Open Apple TV home screen.

[2] Go to Settings and click on Network.

Check your Internet Connection

[3] Check whether the internet is connected or not. If not, restart your WiFi router or internet modem.

Update your Apple TV and YouTube app

The outdated version of the software will cause several problems. So updating your Apple TV and YouTube to the latest software updates will remove bugs and errors.

Update Apple TV

[1] Open the Settings app on your Apple TV.

[2] Click System and select Software Updates.

[3] Select Update Software/Update Automatically.

Update Apple TV

[4] If there are any updates available, follow the onscreen instruction to download and install.

Once the update is complete, try opening YouTube again.

Update YouTube

[1] Go to Home Screen on your Apple TV.

[2] Click Apps and select YouTube app.

[3] Select Update.

Uninstall & Reinstall YouTube App

If the YouTube app on Apple TV does not work properly, there might be a problem with your YouTube app. You can solve the problem by reinstalling the YouTube app from the store.

[1] Go to your Apple TV home screen and highlight YouTube.

[2] Press and hold the center of your touchpad until the YouTube icon starts to shake or jiggle.

[3] Press the Play/Pause button and select Delete.

[4] Once done, go back to Apple TV App Store.

[5] Download and Install the YouTube app again.

Uninstall & reinstall YouTube app

Reset your Apple TV

You can fix small errors and bugs by resetting the Apple TV to factory settings.

[1] Open Settings on your Apple TV.

[2] Click the System menu.

[3] Select Reset.

[4] Finally, select Reset again and follow the instruction to confirm it.

Reset your Apple TV

Still, the YouTube app is not working on your Apple TV? Contact YouTube customer support or contact Apple to resolve your problem. If you have any queries or feedback related to this tutorial, use the comments section below. We will help you to fix it. Follow our Facebook and Twitter handles to read our tutorials instantly.

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