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How Do i Fix YouTube tv Playback Error

When you open youtube on your chrome browser or edge browser or safari browser or on your windows computer or macbook or smart tv’s like samsung tv, sony tv, vizio tv, lg smart tv or any other smart tv or iphone or android device if you are getting youtube playback error when playing video then this error can be fixed easily and get rid of playback error on youtube.

Youtube playback error can be fixed easily by clearing cache or all data of youtube app, reset youtube, check location, updating software and check internet connectivity issues will fix youtube tv playback error.

Why Does YouTube TV Playback Error Occurs?

You can get youtube playback errors when playing video due to poor wifi internet connection or no wifi connection, outdated software, corrupted cache of YouTube app, YouTube technical or software glitch or location or permission issues.

Fix Youtube tv Playback Error

Follow below methods to fix YouTube tv playback error and get YouTube working easily.

On Computer:

If you are getting a youtube playback error on your windows computer or macbook then follow these below methods.

Restart Browser

If you are getting a youtube tv playback error then you need to restart your browser or close browser and reopen it and then play youtube tv and check.

Reload the Page

When you get playback error on youtube tv app then first reload the page and check.

Check WIFI Internet Connection

If you are having internet wifi connection on your windows computer then you need to make sure that you are connected to wifi internet and check and connect to wifi and check youtube tv app.

Update Browser

If your chrome or edge browser or safari browser is having the latest version of browser update pending then update the browser to the latest version and check. Due to compatibility issues, you can expect to see youtube playback errors on youtube tv.

Give Access for Location for Youtbue

On your browser, if you have not given permission for location for youtube tv app then this issue can occur and you need to give permission for your location and let youtube tv app access your location.

Clear browser Cookies and Cache

You need to clear browser cookies and clear history and clear data of your chrome or edge browser and then open YouTube tv app.

On Mobile Device – iPhone and Android

On your mobile drive if YouTube tv playback error occurs then follow below methods.

Close YouTube tv App and Reopen

You need to close youtube tv app which is open in background and then close it completely on your mobile and then open youtube tv app and check

Restart Mobile

If you are get youtube tv playback error then force restart your mobile and then open youtube tv app. When you restart mobile if there are any minor technical issue they will be fixed.

Check internet Connection on Mobile

If you are using wifi or mobile data on your mobile device then make sure that you are content with wifi and if you don’t have access to internet on mobile then also you will see youtube playback errors.

Disconnect to wifi or mobile data and enable and disable airplane mode and then connect to wifi or mobile data and open youtube tv app on mobile.

Update YouTube App

If a new version of youtube app is available on your mobile, then update youtube tv app with latest version from google play store for android devices and update youtube from apple apps store for iphone users and check.

Uninstall and reinstall YouTube tv App on Mobile

You need to uninstall the youtube tv app from your mobile and then reinstall it and login to your account and then check, uninstall and reinstalling will fix any issue with youtube tv app and fix youtube playback error .

Clear Cache and Clear All Data of YouTube tv App on Mobile

Clear cache and clear data of youtube app on your mobile device and then check -> Go to youtube tv app info settings -> Select App and select storage and clear cache and clear all data and then open youtube tv app and you will not get playback error on youtube. 

On Smart tvs, Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio, Hisense, etc

If you revere playback error on youtube when playing video on smart tv;s then follow below methods

Power Reset

Unplug your smart tv power cable from wall socket and wait for 60 second and then plug back and then turn on smart tv and open youtube tv app and check.

Reset or Restart Router or Modem

Due to wifi internet  connectivity or slow wifi on smart tv can also cause this youtube tv playback error.

Unplug router power cables completely connected to smart tv and router and wait for 60 seconds and plug them back and turn on router and connect smart tv to wifi internet and check.

Clear Cache of YouTube Tv App

Go to the apps section on your smart tv and then clear youtube tv app cache and clear all data and then reopen youtube tv app and check.

You can also clear cache of Youtube App by going to youtube settings -> Select Clear cache and clear all data and clear cache of youtube app and check.

Update youTube to Latest Version

Go to the apps store on your smart tv and search for youtube app and check if new version of youtube tv app is available and update youtube tv app to latest version and then open youtube tv app and play video.

Uninstall and Reinstall YouTube tv App

Press home button on your smart tv remote and select youtube app here and press and hold middle ok button and new window will pop up and select Uninstall and confirm in pop up window and wait for youtube tv app to uninstall.

After uninstalling, restart your smart tv and go to app store on smart tv and install youtube on smart tv.

Reset YouTube tv App on Smart tv

Step 1: Open youtube app on smart tv and go to settings on youtube on left side menu

Step 2: Scroll down using down arrow on your remote and select Reset app

Step 3: Select Reset app on right side menu -> Confirm reset and wait for youtube app to reset.

Once you reset YouTube app on smart tv, then go ahead and login to your YouTube account and check YouTube tv app.

Swapna Reddy
Swapna Reddy
Swapna Reddy is a Tech Content Writer and has a Degree of MTech Completed in 2011 and has an experience of more than 8 years as tech content writer and she writes about methods and solutions to fixing daily experiencing issues and helps users to resolve issues with All Smart tv'z, Computers, iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac and Optimizing methods and other tech related articles with real time experiences and fixes.

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