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Known YouTube TV Issue Affects Ability To Sign In, Watch Videos

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Some YouTube TV subscribers may be encountering issues when trying to access their account or watch videos. The service is aware of the problem and it is expected to be fixed in due course. It is also not an issue specific to YouTube TV, but one which seems to be affecting multiple YouTube services.

YouTube TV is one of the more popular live TV streaming services in the US, so when a problem does occur, it has the potential to affect a significant number of users at the same time. During the year, subscribers may run into occasional performance-related issues. However, there are also times when a service like YouTube TV encounters a more immediate and sudden problem. Which is exactly what is now happening.

Some YouTube TV subscribers are noting issues when trying to access the service. This is a known issue with YouTube having confirmed there is a problem and one that affects multiple YouTube services, including YouTube TV. As of right now, it remains unclear how widespread the problem is, whether it is only affecting certain platforms and devices, and when exactly it will be fixed.

The notice from YouTube goes on to explain that subscribers may encounter any of the following issues:

  • Unable to sign-in or switch accounts
  • Unable to cast to your TV or use the app on a gaming console
  • Left-hand Navigation Menus and Setting menus are not appearing / not loading
  • ‘No internet connection’ error message when watching videos

For any users that are experiencing any of the problems mentioned above, then there is not a lot they can do to fix the problem. While it is sometimes possible to fix something like a ‘no connection’ error message, this one is slightly different and will require a fix from YouTube. On that note, the company does say that it is aware of the problem and currently working on a fix.

John Finn
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John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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