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Level 7

Clear YouTube search history

Finally took the plunge with Roku.  Purchased the Streaming Stick +.  

I noticed that I can not clear YouTube history.  I have tried:

1. Going via YouTube app's Settings > Clear search history

2. Checked search on YouTube app, all search history is still there.

3. Restart the stick and history still shows up.

4. Uninstalled the app, restarted the stick, install the history is still there.

How can I clear YouTube search history? Shouldn't I be able to do this?


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Level 8

Re: Clear YouTube search history

Go into the YouTube app, left arrow to the column of choices, down arrow to "Settings", Then down Arrow to "Clear search history".  This worked for me, at least when signed into my account. It should also work for "Guest".


Now the hard part: how do you SAVE a search.  If I search as "Guest", it puts that into the list of saved searches, so I can re-find my favorite channels and topics.  But if I search while logged in to my account, my searches are NOT saved.  All I see are YouTubes force-fed searches (with the little odd flame icon), and they are never replaced with my searches. Does anyone else see this, and do you know how to put your own searches there?

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Level 8

Re: Clear YouTube search history

  Hi everybody :

                     I also tried that.   And it doesn't work.  And the YouTube app  is uptodate..  I even tried going into my YouTube account online.   That, as well, didn't work.

              Gary S.


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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Clear YouTube search history

Hi @garystan1952,

Thanks for letting us know about the issue that you are experiencing.

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 them here:

Let me know if you have any other questions, and have a good day!

Kind regards,

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