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Sony TV YouTube Not Working

If you are able to use other applications on your Sony TV, it would be warranted to expect the same from the YouTube app. However, when technology begins to glitch, what can you do to resolve an issue such as YouTube suddenly not working?

If YouTube is not working on your Sony TV, it could be due to an outdated app version. Ensure the YouTube app is updated to the latest version. Go to the TV’s app store, find YouTube, and if an update is available, download and install it. Keeping apps up-to-date is crucial for functionality and security.

A common issue can also be related to internet connectivity. If your Sony TV is not connected to the internet or has a weak connection, YouTube won’t work properly. Check your TV’s network settings to ensure it’s connected to Wi-Fi. If already connected, try restarting your router or improving the Wi-Fi signal strength for a more stable connection.

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Another potential cause is a temporary glitch in the TV’s software or the YouTube app itself. A simple solution can be to restart the TV. Unplug it from the power source, wait a minute, and plug it back in. This can reset the system and potentially fix any minor glitches. Additionally, try clearing the cache of the YouTube app if your TV allows this through the app settings.

Sony TV YouTube Not Working

By being able to use YouTube on a Sony TV, owners and subscribers are able to see content on a screen that not even one of their handheld devices can compare to, especially when it comes to size. Being able to access content on this platform through a TV not only elevates the app, but gives Sony TV owners one more reason to love their product. If YouTube is suddenly not working on your TV though, take a look below to find the fix.

If YouTube on your Sony TV is not working, one of the first things you can do is reset your TV. To perform a power reset, turn your TV off and simply unplug it from the power source for two minutes before plugging it back in. Once it is plugged back in, check to see if the app is operating again.

If resetting your TV does not work and you are still having problems with the function of YouTube, be sure to close out of any apps that may be running, but are not being used. If too many apps are operating at once, it can cause your TV to glitch due to the high volume of use. Therefore, simply find each application that is running, close out of it, and check to see if it improves the function of YouTube.

Sony TV Won’t Play YouTube

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If you are able to find the YouTube application, have no trouble launching the app, and are able to search for content within it, it would be appropriate to think that there would be no problem once you try to play the selected video. In a perfect world, this would always be the cause, but some users have found that, although they are able to log in and use the app without issue, they cannot play any videos. How do you resolve this problem?

If your Sony TV won’t play YouTube, it could be that your internet is not connected. To check and see if your network connection is strong. To do this, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote control > ‘Settings’ > ‘Network/Network & Internet’ > ‘Network Status/Advanced Settings.’

This will show the status of your network and indicate if you have a weak signal, which can be the cause of videos not playing on YouTube. If this is what you discover, reset your internet by unplugging your router or modem from the power source and allow it to sit for 60 seconds. Once this time has passed, plug the item back in and allow it to reboot before checking back. Once it has completed rebooting, see if the videos on YouTube will play.

Sony TV YouTube Not Loading or Opening

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Speaking of network issues, this can be the cause of many problems, including that of the Youtube app on your Sony TV not loading or opening. This application must be connected to a strong network in order to stream content from its platform, therefore, when the app will not load or open, it is likely caused by an internet issue rather than by the app or TV. If you are having trouble with YouTube not loading or opening on your Sony TV, continue reading below.

If YouTube on your Sony TV is not loading or opening, you first want to ensure that your TV is connected to the internet. To do this, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote control > ‘Settings’ > ‘Network/Network & Internet’ > ‘Network Status/Advanced Settings’ then view connection results.

If you notice that the ‘Internet Access’ is displaying as ‘Not Connected,’ you will need to connect your TV to the internet. For those with WiFi, to do this, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote > ‘Settings’ > ‘Network’ > ‘Network Setup’ > ‘Set Up Network Connection/Wireless Setup’ > ‘Expert/Custom/Scan’ > then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process so your TV will be connected to the internet.

YouTube Keeps Freezing/Crashing On Sony TV

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If you are able to easily access YouTube and can get into the application with any hiccups, you may be thinking that the worst of your worries are far behind you. This may be the cause for some, but other Sony TV owners and YouTube subscribers have found that once they enter the application, it either freezes or constantly crashes. If you are someone who is having this specific type of problem with the YouTube app, take a look below to find the solution.

If YouTube Keeps freezing or crashing on your Sony TV, it is likely that the application needs to be updated. To do this, press ‘Home’ on your remote > ‘Apps’ > ‘Google Play Store’ > ‘YouTube’ > then select the app to see if an update is available. If there is, follow the instructions to complete.

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If the app continues to freeze or crash once you have updated it, it may be that your TV is in need of a firmware update. To update the firmware of your Sony TV, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote > ‘Customer Support/Setup/Product Support’ > ‘Software Update’ > ‘Network’ > then select ‘Yes’ or ‘OK’ to install the update. Once it has fully completed, go back to YouTube and see if you are able to use the app without it freezing or crashing.

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