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TCL TV YouTube Not Working

With a TCL TV, you are able to add hundreds of different apps to personalize the content you love and have it available with only a few clicks of the remote. With one of these apps being YouTube, what can TVC owners do when the app suddenly stops working?

If your TCL TV YouTube app is not working, one common reason could be an outdated software version. Out-of-date firmware can lead to compatibility issues and may prevent apps like YouTube from functioning properly. To fix this, go to your TCL TV’s settings menu, navigate to “System Update,” and download the latest software version available. Once updated, restart your TV and launch the YouTube app to check if the issue is resolved.

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YouTube is a streaming application that requires no subscription, but allows users millions of different options when it comes to video and music content. Because of this, YouTube has become an incredibly popular app for those looking to expand their content base without having to reach into their wallets. If you own a TCL TV and are wanting to get YouTube working but notice that it is having issues, take a look below to find how you can remedy the situation.

TCL TV YouTube Not Working

Another reason for the “TCL TV YouTube not working” issue could be a corrupted app cache. Temporary files that facilitate quick loading of the app can sometimes become corrupt and cause the app to malfunction. To resolve this, go to the TV’s settings, navigate to the “Apps” section, select “YouTube,” and then choose “Clear Cache” and “Clear Data.” Restart the TV and open YouTube again to see if the issue has been fixed.

Network issues can also cause YouTube to not work on your TCL TV. If your TV is not connected to the Internet properly or if the network is slow, YouTube may not load or function as expected. To fix this, go to the “Network” settings on your TV and run a connection test. If the test fails or shows a slow connection, try restarting your modem and router, or consider connecting your TV to the Internet via an Ethernet cable for a more stable connection.

TCL TV YouTube Not Loading/Opening

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Once you have found the YouTube app on your TCL TV, you will then have to download and install the app. When this has completed, the app will load momentarily before opening and giving you access to the content within. However, if you have downloaded and installed the app without issue, but are still met with the app refusing to load or open as it should, continue reading to find out how to resolve this problem quickly and efficiently.

If YouTube on your TCL TV is not loading or opening, it could be an issue with your network connection. To check that you have a functioning network connection on your TCL TV, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote > ‘Settings’ > ‘Network’ > ‘About’ > view your network status.

YouTube Not Connecting On TCL TV

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YouTube is an application that can only be run through a strong connection to a network, which means that when YouTube will not connect to your TCL TV, it is likely that there is some type of network issue present. When you go to open YouTube on your TV and notice that a connection is not being made, you may be wondering what would cause such a problem. Read on to find out what is the most likely cause of YouTube connection issues and how to solve them.

If YouTube is not connecting on your TCL TV, it could be that your network needs to be reset. To do this, unplug your router or modem for 60 seconds before plugging it back in, then allow it to reboot. If this does not work, it could be an issue with the strength of signal from your router.

TCL TV Won’t Play YouTube

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If you are able to download the YouTube app to your TCL TV, have no problems with installation, and are able to browse through content from within the app, it may feel as if you have avoided any and all trouble. However, some TCL owners have noted that once they select a video to play from within the app, they experience problems. If you are using YouTube on your TCL TV but the video won’t play, keep reading to find the solution.

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If YouTube will not play on your TCL TV, it could be that your internet speed is not fast enough to load the content and play it without interruption. With a TCL TV, you must have an internet speed of at least 3 Mbps or greater for the video to play at optimal speeds.

YouTube Keeps Crashing On TCL TV

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When you open the YouTube app on your TCL TV, you should be able to access content without any issue once you start playing. However, some TCL TV owners have noticed that once they open the app, the app crashes rather than loading completely or continuing to play what they have selected. If YouTube keeps crashing on your TCL TV, continue reading below to find out what might be the cause of this and how you can fix it.

If YouTube keeps crashing on your TCL TV, it could be caused by the app being outdated. To get the YouTube app up to date on your TV, click the ‘Home’ button on your remote and click on ‘YouTube’ and allow it to highlight. You will then click on the ‘*’ button, check for updates, then install.

TCL YouTube Sound Not Working

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When watching YouTube on your TCL TV, you not only want to be able to see the picture that is coming from the screen, but be able to hear what is going on from within the video as well. Just as when watching any other type of TV, when in the middle of a YouTube video, you want the full experience. Therefore, when you go to play a video from within this app and are met with no sound, you are left wondering how to fix such an essential component.

If the sound on YouTube is not working on your TCL TV, try a workaround to get the sound to restore without having to leave the video you are currently playing. To do this, pause the video, press the ‘*’ button on your remote control once, then a second time, then play the video once more.

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TCL TV YouTube Black Screen/No Picture/Green

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If you are in the middle of watching a video on YouTube or listening to your favorite music, the only thing you should be worried about is whether or not the volume is at an appropriate level, not if the picture on your TV is functioning properly. For some TCL TV owners, they have found that when they open the app or begin playing a video from within the app, they are met with a black screen, no picture, or a green screen, interrupting their viewing experience.

If your TCL TV is showing YouTube with a black screen, no picture, or a green screen, a simple fix of resetting your TV could be the solution. To reset your TCL TV, unplug your TV directly from its power source and wait for a full 60 seconds before plugging it back in and trying YouTube once more.

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