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"A Network Error Has Occurred" + "Youtube is Unavailable"
So for the last month, in the YouTube app, while watching a video or something just browsing video titles to watch, I will receive an error screen that reads "A Network Error Has Occurred" in the title and "Youtube is Unavailable" with two buttons -- "cancel" or "Exit YouTube".
I had the same reoccurring issue on my Roku 4 so I picked up a Roku Ultra and Youtube is still crashing. Youtube crashes "EVERY TIME" I spend about one minute looking at my YouTube settings or toggling around my subscriptions. YouTube has crashed when I'm watching videos but it's rare.
Re: "A Network Error Has Occurred" + "Youtube is Unavailable"
Same here with my Roku 4. Sent in a support request yesterday, hopefully they will answer me with a solution -- if they do I'll be sure to come back and let everyone know what they say.
EDIT: Have been working with support since the 22nd of December, it is now the 8th of January, and while polite, support has been 100% useless and only telling me to do things I already did. Finally, however, it appears they realized THEY are the ones with the issue, not YouTube, as they have told other people here in the forums. They applied an update, at least for my Roku, and now both YouTube and YouTube TV are working correctly again. I would try a system update, if available, and see if that resolves the issue.