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YouTube tv not working on Roku

My YouTube tv isn’t working. It’s saying play error. 

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Re: YouTube tv not working on Roku

I have a Roku Express + and about every 3 days I need to resign into Youtube TV...why?

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Re: YouTube tv not working on Roku


That's not normal behavior. There could be some stray data in the app. Try these different things to see if they make a difference.

A) Reboot the Roku device. Sometimes the old "turning it off and on again" thing actually resolves issues.

B) Manually check for updates on the Roku OS. Let us know what the OS version/build is, along with the exact model number. There are three different model numbers, and that may make a difference.

C) Manually check for updates on the YouTube TV app. Let us know what app version/build you are using.

D) Remove and reinstall the app. There's a correct way and several incorrect ways. I suggest the correct way:

  1. Remove the app
  2. Reboot the Roku
  3. Reinstall the app

Note the order of those steps is important.


Roku Community Streaming Expert
Note: I am not a Roku employee.

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