YouTube TV Volume Issue On Fire TV Should Now Be Fixed

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For any YouTube TV subscribers that have been encountering an issue with the volume button while using the YouTube TV app on a Fire TV device, the problem is now understood to be fixed.

For the past month now, a number of Fire TV users have reported the issue. Basically, when they attempt to adjust the volume while watching a program in the YouTube TV app, the progress bar shows up instead.

The first accounts of the issue seemed to have appeared after an update to the Fire TV app that rolled out in early August. According to one of the reports on Reddit, while reinstalling the app didn’t seem to help, rebooting the Fire TV device would sometimes resolve the issue, albeit only for a short period.

From the reports we’ve seen, the issue seems to have been more frequently encountered on Amazon’s stick-based devices, including Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K Max.

Regardless of which Fire TV devices were affected, it appears as though the problem has now been resolved. A YouTube TV Community Manager has been replying to a number of posts describing the issue, confirming that the problem was fixed today.

At present, it is unclear whether the issue has been resolved via an app update, but anyone still experiencing the problem may want to check for any available updates and apply them.

For those new to YouTube TV and considering giving this live TV service a try, YouTube today dropped the price down to $54.99 a month for the first three months, resulting in a saving of around $18 a month.

John Finn
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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