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Rm1
Level 7

Youtube won't stay on channel?

Youtube app was working fine last night . This morning it loads the red splash screen then goes on to my youtube signed in home page for about 2 seconds then exits back to the Roku home page . Tried re starting the box removing and adding the youtube app several times but it is no different . Anyone else having this problem ?
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Basil
Level 10

Re: Youtube won't stay on channel?

"Rm1" wrote:
Youtube app was working fine last night . This morning it loads the red splash screen then goes on to my youtube signed in home page for about 2 seconds then exits back to the Roku home page . Tried re starting the box removing and adding the youtube app several times but it is no different . Anyone else having this problem ?

When you removed/re-added the app, did you reboot the Roku device after you removed it and before you re-added it? Because that's the only way to be certain it's a clean removal/re-adding of an app.

Not saying it'll fix it, but that troubleshooting step isn't complete if you didn't do it that way.
Basil
https://www.basilsblog.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Apple TV (5th gen), TiVo

Previous:
Roku boxes from every generation.
Apple TV (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen)
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Rm1
Level 7

Re: Youtube won't stay on channel?

I did yes . I actually read your advice on that before posting my message .
All other channels work ok .
I can , if I'm quick on the buttons (before it exits) get Youtube to load after the reinstall of the app while still signed out  out of my YT account and access the search menu to find content but when I select a channel it displays for a second then back to the ROKU Home page .
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mdmbrad
Level 7

Re: Youtube won't stay on channel?

Same issue here in Northeast Ohio started yesterday evening Oct 11. I have 3 Roku 2's and all kick back to the Roku home screen from YouTube. Many folks reporting the same problem on 'rokuplayer.org' forums.
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Rm1
Level 7

Re: Youtube won't stay on channel?

I have a ROKU 1 and another family member has the same box with the same problem . My Dad has an older box which is a lower spec one but his youtube is OK for now . An update perhaps ? maybe his hasn't updated yet ? We're in the UK but this is probably not a location specific problem by the sound of it .
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ghb51
Level 9

Re: Youtube won't stay on channel?

"Rm1" wrote:
Youtube app was working fine last night . This morning it loads the red splash screen then goes on to my youtube signed in home page for about 2 seconds then exits back to the Roku home page . Tried re starting the box removing and adding the youtube app several times but it is no different . Anyone else having this problem ?

Same thing happening on my Roku 1, working fine on my Roku 3.
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MMJax
Level 7

Re: Youtube won't stay on channel?

I have 2  Roku 1 and yesterday the YouTube app worked just fine. This morning it loads to the first screen but then goes back to the Roku home screen. If I try to move the selection to something, it just goes back to home quicker. I deleted the channel and re-added it but no change. I also checked my internet settings and they are fine. All of the other apps I use are working as usual. 

Model 2710X
SN: 1XJ56S141131
and 
Model 2710X
SN: 1XJ567012628
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RokuShawnS
Level 10

Re: Youtube won't stay on channel?

Please post your serial numbers/model numbers.  Thanks.
C. Shawn Smith
Community Liaison

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demonix
Level 7

Re: Youtube won't stay on channel?

I'm also having the same issue (and actually had it previously, but it fixed itself after I ran the app through the store but it didn't work this time) with it loading and then being kicked back to the home screen.

Roku 1
Model 2710EU
Serial number 1SE43E014979
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Nichole_L
Level 7

Re: Youtube won't stay on channel?

Same issue here. Tried a system reset, but that didn't work.

Roku 2
2720X
1RC39S198829
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