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Jillski
Level 9

Does the roku not work as well as it ages?

For the past several months every third video on the Youtube channel suddenly stops about 20 seconds in and stays at loading. I have left it at loading for over an hour. Sometimes I go in and out and it plays fine. Sometimes I have to go in and out multiple times for it to play without stopping. Youtube is fine on my phone, laptop and desktop. It is only the roku. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, rebooted, unplugged it all. It always happens. I was just wondering if it would work normally if I upgraded. I have an older roku which has always worked great, I think it is the second version of it. It is happening more often, now every video or second video. This does not happen on any of the other channels I have. Thanks for any help.

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boogernose
Level 18

Re: Does the roku not work as well as it ages?

some of the later Channels are resource intensive and need a faster Roku.

I've upgraded a few times even when there were no real appreciable problems.

I now have an Ultra 2020 and experience no real problems.

contrary to popular thought chips do wear down.

---A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved---.
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Jillski
Level 9

Re: Does the roku not work as well as it ages?

Thanks, kind of what I was thinking.