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JCK
Level 8

Using YouTube after Dec 9th

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I read if an agreement is not reached between Roku and Google by Dec 9th, YouTube will not be able to be added to new accounts. I have a Roku that already has YouTube on it. It states on the following page.

https://support.roku.com/article/360021586854

"If you use your existing Roku account, streaming channels you have added to the Roku devices already linked to your account will be downloaded and installed on the new device automatically."

If YouTube is removed and I buy a Roku after that and use the existing account on first device where it is already installed, will YouTube still be able to be downloaded and installed on the second device automatically since I downloaded it to a device before Dec 9th or does it not matter if you have it already installed on another device?

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RokuDanny-R
Roku Employee
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Re: Using YouTube after Dec 9th

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the posts.

We would recommend taking a look at our recent Youtube update post here: Update to our customers: We've agreed to a multi-year extension w/ Google for YouTube + YouTube TV

We will be closing this thread out.


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
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Kieran449
Level 9

Re: Using YouTube after Dec 9th

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I'd say 8% of my ROKU usage is Youtube.

If I have to start using my VIZO TV to watch Youtube, I'll probably end up using the TV APPS more than the ROKU.

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JCK
Level 8

Re: Using YouTube after Dec 9th

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Anyone know the answer?

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ellen-l
Level 9

Re: Using YouTube after Dec 9th

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I believe you are in the clear.  I read somewhere about this in the past.  I apologize for the vagueness but as I recall, the person said that their new Roku device downloaded the "unavailable" app from another Roku device on the network.  I am not familiar with Roku devices doing this so I can't be certain.

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JCK
Level 8

Re: Using YouTube after Dec 9th

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Interesting, would be great if it works that way, I guess time will tell, thanks.

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ellen-l
Level 9

Re: Using YouTube after Dec 9th

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Yeah me too.  Contrary to popular belief, theories are not fact.  I have never been in this situation and have never seen it myself so for me it stays in the Theory Camp.

I have a feeling that even if they don't come to terms by Dec 9th that they will in the near future. I am going to use that time to discover all the other content within the Roku-verse.  If it goes on for more than three months then I might start looking into how to get around this.

Good luck to you!

RokuDanny-R
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Using YouTube after Dec 9th

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the posts.

We would recommend taking a look at our recent Youtube update post here: Update to our customers: We've agreed to a multi-year extension w/ Google for YouTube + YouTube TV

We will be closing this thread out.


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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