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Level 7

Can no longer go back to the previous video on Roku Youtube

In the most recently updated version of Youtube the on-screen back button is now in the lower right corner of the screen but there is no way to access it.  When you arrow down, you only get a new thread of videos.  The back arrow does not appear where it used to appear. (Previously, it would appear if you would arrow down on the plus pad on the Roku remote and then you could arrow over to the back button to go back to the previously watched video - not the top menu of Roku Youtube.)  Now, it seems the only way to go back is to press the back arrow on the top of the Roku remote.  But, that takes you all the way back to the top menu in Youtube - not just to the previously watched video.

How can we only go back to the previous video in the newest Roku youtube version?  (This new Roku Youtube version is:  web_20200909_00_RC00.)  Thanks.

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Level 7

Re: Can no longer go back to the previous video on Roku Youtube

Yup! Very annoying!!

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Level 7

Re: Can no longer go back to the previous video on Roku Youtube

I was able to remove the channel and reinstall it a few times and get it back. Not any more! 

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Level 8

Re: Can no longer go back to the previous video on Roku Youtube

The only way I know of currently to go back to a previous video is to go to Library and then History. Not sure why they removed the Back feature.

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Level 7

Re: Can no longer go back to the previous video on Roku Youtube

Yeah, I used that button a lot but no more.

Pretty annoying. It's like they're making it purposefully harder to use just to see if you'll go away or not.

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Re: Can no longer go back to the previous video on Roku Youtube

Yes, "Library" then "History" is the only work-around to get to the previous video. VERY ANNOYING. We NEED a proper back button, or "previous video" button. And, even the "next video" button if watching a playlist or enjoying auto-generated suggestions. Taking away BASIC functionality millions of people have gotten used to is awful. APP UPDATE FAIL.

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Level 7

Re: Can no longer go back to the previous video on Roku Youtube

Having same issue I cant find a way to go to previous video... super annoying on YouTubes end. 

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Roku Employee

Re: Can no longer go back to the previous video on Roku Youtube

@Revision_3 

Thanks for the post.

For more information about that channel's features and functionality, you'll want to contact YouTube  support directly to inquire further. Many channels on Roku are developed and maintained by the channel provider themselves. 

You can reach YouTube support here: https://support.google.com/youtube/?hl=en#topic=9257498

Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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