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Standard YouTube App (not YouTube TV) will not launch Oct 2020
I have a TCL Roku TV that I use everyday. The system is up to date, but the YouTube app/channel will not open. It loads on a black screen like it’s about to open, then sends you back to the home screen. I have removed the channel, restarted the tv/system, the added the channel back and it still refuses to open. The app itself is also up to date. I unplugged the TV and restarted it that way with the same method as above, still to no avail. I know people have had this problem in the past, but after trying all of their solutions, it still does not launch. This may be a new bug that needs fixed.
Re: Standard YouTube App (not YouTube TV) will not launch Oct 2020
I have the same problem except that it applies to both Youtube AND youtube tv. But it only applies to the TCL-Roku tv. Two other tv's and the computer work fine. Youtube Help claims it has no other reports of this problem, and will research it.
Seems to me that it's either a TCL or a Roku problem.
Try removing the channel from the Roku home screen by navigating to the channel tile, pressing the * key on your remote and choosing 'Remove channel'. Then restart your device from Settings>System>System restart. Once your player starts up again, add the channel back once more.
Does this clear up the issue you are seeing? Please keep us posted.