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I'm seeing this issue as well. I'm using Roku Express 3930EU and YouTube version web_20201028_00_RC00.
It's an intermittent issue which I see when selecting a long YouTube video that has been partly viewed at a time when an advert is due to play. Video starts playing, then I get the advert, after which I see a black screen with the loading icon.
Danny, I realise that intermittent issues can be difficult to fix but this issue is obviously affecting a lot of people and suggesting we remove then add the app back every time is *not* a solution. It also didn't work for me so it can't even be called a crude workaround.
The 'fix' of removing and reloading 'YouTube' did not work.
The workaround of going back to Library/History only works if there has been a previous break. I just now, after the normal error post adverts break, exited YouTube and returned to Roku Home page. I restarted YouTube, and was still unable to restart the video. Any other youtube video starts ok.
I, too, am having issues with Roku playback of YouTubeTV. The entire system of my TCL Roku TV locks up and eventually crashes. I use a Firestick 4K on another TV and it works flawlessly. And the solution to remove and add the app is more trouble than it's worth because I have to reauthenticate my YouTubeTV login each time. Not acceptable. Roku get with Alphabet/Google/YouTube and get the **bleep** problem fixed or I will never buy another product with the Roku OS.
I have the same freezing problem that started again yesterday 1/19/21. I have tried updating the system, restart, reinstalled youtube, restart. This has no effect on the problem. Still freezing for around 15-20 seconds on all ads and then videos after opening.