YouTube app search results on Apple TV disappearing for some when using Siri
For years, YouTube has dominated the online video platforms niche with more than 75% market share. With more than 2 billion monthly active users, it is the world’s 2nd most visited website right after Google.
A few weeks ago, YouTube disabled the API that allowed users to see the number of dislikes on a video after removing the dislike count from the website itself.
It is available on almost all platforms including smart TVs such as Android TV and Apple TV. That being said, Apple TV users who use the YouTube app are reporting that search results disappear when using voice search on Siri.
Users say that even though Siri gets the words perfectly right, it stops for a few seconds and deletes the search query altogether.
Others say that at times only one or two characters are heard while others say that the search term gets deleted with the page refreshing several times.
It is interesting to note that Siri voice search works completely fine in other applications, indicating that the issue lies somewhere with the YouTube app itself.
Does anyone know why the text disappears after me trying to search with Siri voice-to-text? Specifically on YouTube
￼￼This is the most frustrating thing ever. It gets the words perfectly right, thinks for a few seconds, then deletes it.
￼You could do it 10 times in a row and the text might stay ONCE. I have a houseguest who was commenting on this and frankly pulling my phone out to type should be a complimentary feature, not a supplementary one.
I’ve been meaning to ask this question for some time, as the issue has been around for some time. When I use Siri dictation on the Apple TV remote, what I speak into the dictation field gets deleted when I let go of the side button on the remote. I try a second time and the same thing happens. Then on the third try it works. Yes, I could type in the information manually, but Siri dictation on the Apple TV remote is a feature Apple promotes, and having it not work is frustrating to the point where I have to ask the Apple Community for help. Thanks. Robert
Since Google is yet to acknowledge the issue, it is still unclear if and when those affected will be able to use Siri to perform YouTube searches.
Thankfully, some users have found a workaround that seems to help with the issue. While this is technically not a fix, many say that they can search on YouTube using the ‘Search YouTube’ command via Siri.
Another user suggests holding the Siri botton on the remote after you search for a couple of seconds.
Nonetheless, we will be keeping an eye out on the YouTube App search results issue with Apple TV, and update this space as and when required, so stay tuned.
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