[Update: Aug. 18] YouTube bugs/issues & pending improvements tracker
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on November 15, 2020) follows:
YouTube is easily the most popular video-sharing platform in almost every country in the world.
The site claims that it has over 2 billion monthly logged-in users and over a billion hours of video is consumed every day.
Despite having had its fair share of controversies, YouTube still remains the first place most individuals seeking to share or watch videos find themselves going too. And this might not change anytime soon.
But not everything works as it should and thus at times viewers, or even creators for that matter, run into issues or have to deal with pesky bugs that pop up every so often on YouTube.
Just yesterday, YouTube went down for many users across the world for a few hours. Viewers were greeted with an error message when trying to play videos on the site as per multiple reports.
Fortunately, major issues such as this do not happen often, however, less impactful bugs do annoy users more often than not.
Usually, YouTube does a good job of acknowledging most bugs and issues encountered by users and fixes them within a matter of hours or a few days depending on the number of affected users.
It also releases updates regularly for the application on Android and iOS to make sure that any bugs that may be present are ironed out.
That being said, it isn’t always easy to keep track of which bugs have been acknowledged or fixed and which ones are still pending acknowledgment.
Therefore, in this post, we will be tracking the status of all existing bugs, issues, and pending improvements to the best of our abilities in order to help you save time.
The tracker below will be regularly updated as and when a new bug pops up or when there is any development on existing bugs, issues, or pending improvements on YouTube so it would be wise to keep an eye on this post regularly.
New updates will be added in the section below and the tracker follows after that:
Click/tap to view older updates
Update 1 (November 17)
IST 11:00 am: Several users are reporting that they aren’t able to play certain songs which were previously available on YouTube Music. A “Song is unavailable” message pops up when trying to play these songs at random. Head here for more info.
Update 2 (November 18)
IST 01:45 pm: It seems that assigned editors and managers of YouTube channels are not able to upload videos on the channel. In a fresh response to a query on Twitter, TeamYouTube claimed that their team is still working on fixing the problem.
Update 3 (November 19)
IST 10:15 am: Some Google Pixel 3a/3a XL and even a few Pixel 4a users are reporting that the audio playback gets choppy or completely stops after the screen is locked. It goes back to normal once the screen is unlocked. Head here to know more.
IST 04:30 pm: YouTube Music users have realized that they don’t have the option to toggle off the autoplay feature when adding a single track to the queue. This has, of course, left many users frustrated. Head here for more details and a few workarounds.
Update 4 (November 21)
IST 09:50 am: TeamYouTube has reached out to another individual who has been affected by the bug which prevents managers and editors from uploading videos to the channel.
In its tweet, TeamYouTube has claimed that creating a new channel using the email associated with the affected YouTube account should solve the problem temporarily. Unfortunately, the tweet does not entail any details regarding when the issue will be fixed.
We’ve been seeing similar reports from designated channel editors/managers. Creating a new channel using the email associated with the affected YouTube account should enable you to upload in the meantime as a workaround
Update 5 (November 24)
IST 07:45 pm: Some YouTubers are reporting that they aren’t able to stream because a “Live streaming isn’t available right now” error keeps popping up. Head here to know more about the issue.
Update 6 (November 25)
IST 01:40 pm: YouTube is yet to fix the issue where the volume on ads is way too loud compared to the volume of the actual video. This issue has been around for several years. Head here to know more about the problem and why it is the case.
IST 02:55 pm: YouTube Premium users who are using the service on their Smart TVs are reporting that they are still being served ads even though YouTube Premium is supposed to offer an ad-free experience. More details here.
Update 7 (November 27)
IST 07:20 pm: Many YouTube web users are reporting that the theme option keeps defaulting to Light Mode even after selecting Dark Mode via the settings. YouTube has acknowledged the issue and a fix should be released soon. Full coverage here.
Update 8 (November 28)
IST 11:50 am: YouTube claims that it has fixed the issue wherein editors and managers of YouTube channels were not able to upload videos. We’ve shared a screenshot of the comment made by TeamYoutube on Twitter:
Update 9 (December 01)
IST 05:35 pm: It appears that many users are facing an issue wherein the autoplay feature continues to work even after it has been disabled on browsers. Fortunately, it appears that YouTube is aware of the problem and a fix is in the works.
Update 10 (December 03)
IST 09:35 am: Some YouTube creators are claiming that they aren’t receiving any likes on their recent videos even though people have actually liked these videos. Head here to know more about the problem and why it may be happening.
IST 04:17 am: Some of the YouTube users (majorly in Europe) are now being blocked from watching certain videos with a prompt asking for information like credit card details and age verification-related documents. For more details on the matter, head here.
Update 11 (December 04)
IST 06:00 pm: Many YouTube creators were unable to view the real-time view count in YouTube Analytics and are still not able to see stats for a certain time period. YouTube is currently working to fix the problem for everyone. Head here for the full story.
Update 12 (December 05)
IST 01:15 pm: Those who signed up for the free trial of YouTube Premium are struggling to find a way to cancel their subscriptions. Head here to know more about the problem and a possible way out.
IST 06:10 pm: YouTube TV users are reporting that their screen keeps freezing when the Metro by T-Mobile ad starts playing. The problem has been officially acknowledged and a fix for it is in the works. Read the full story here.
Update 13 (December 07)
IST 01:15 pm: After troubling users for months, team Youtube has now confirmed that the AS-10 error in channel monetization has now been taken care of. Head here for more details.
IST 06:55 pm: Many users are claiming that the YouTube link preview feature is no longer working on apps such as WhatsApp. However, some say the problem was fixed via a recent update to WhatsApp. Read our full story here.
Update 14 (December 11)
IST 04:30 pm: Some YouTube users are claiming that the autoplay function keeps defaulting back to ‘on’ even after manually disabling it multiple times. Head here to know more about the problem.
Update 15 (December 14)
Update 16 (December 17)
IST 01:00 pm: The WhatsApp link preview issue is still persisting according to many users who aren’t able to preview YouTube links in the app. Head here to know more details including a new workaround.
Update 17 (December 18)
IST 05:12 pm: Multiple users have reported that they are unable to play 4K videos in YouTube on their Samsung Smart TVs. The videos keep on buffering and default to 360p resolution. Check out the full story, which also includes possible workarounds, here.
Update 18 (December 21)
IST 05:52 pm: After reports of comments not working/showing in the live chat sessions surface, YouTube support states they are working on fixing the issue. Head over here to check out the full story.
IST 06:18 pm: The freezing issue when pausing a YouTube video on the 3rd gen Apple TV appears to have been fixed with the Apple TV Software Update 7.6.2. More details here.
Update 19 (December 22)
IST 12:00 pm: It seems that the YouTube link preview issue has been addressed in the recent WhatsApp beta builds for Android. However, this isn’t the case with the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS. More details here.
IST 05:30 pm: YouTube has fixed the real-time view count issue on YouTube Analytics entirely. The company has begun information affected users of the same. Check out all the details here.
Update 20 (December 26)
IST 03:17 pm: Some YouTube channel owners are claiming that they cannot use the community tab even after crossing 1,000 subs and maintaining them for more than a week.
Fortunately, YouTube support has acknowledged the issue and claims that it is looking into it at the moment. This means that affected users can expect to get the community tab feature soon.
Update 21 (December 31)
IST 06:21 pm: Some users are facing a bad case of scrolling issues on the YouTube app on Android as well as the desktop site on macOS. As a result, there has been a slew of complaints across several forums and subreddits.
Read all about it through this link.
Update 22 (January 5, 2021)
IST 04:38 pm: YouTube had started fixing the missing offline/downloaded videos issue in 2018, but recent reports suggest that it’s still present years on. Read more about it through this link.
Update 22 (January 23)
IST 11:29 am: A bunch of PlayStation 4 users reported that they are encountering a black screen upon trying to watch YouTube on the console. Fortunately, YouTube is already working on fixing the issue as per this tweet.
IST 11:46 am: Several Twitter users reported that they were unable to load YouTube previews after copy-pasting a twitter link. The good news is that the issue got fixed quickly enough.
IST 11:55 am: Several YouTubers reported that they were unable to change endscreen elements on old, already published videos. An error message “endscreen element is too small” always popped up on trying to do so.
Again, as it stands, YouTube today fixed the issue.
Update 23 (January 27)
IST 12:26 pm: A number of issues have surfaced in the recent past, some of which have already been addressed while others await fixes from YouTube.
If there is anyone experiencing occasional freezing of the ESPN app on YouTube TV, well, the issue has reportedly been fixed. The story is the same for the issue with switching accounts on Android.
Update: The issue on ESPN freezing on YouTube TV has been fixed. Let us know if you’re seeing otherwise.
If your app version is already 16.03, the issue on switching accounts should be fixed. Also, logging out and back in usually helps. Let us know how it goes.
On the other hand, YouTube users whose videos have mysteriously disappeared from their playlist and those with a borked Watch Later list can expect fixes to these issues in the near future.
Appreciate the info – we’ve received similar reports and we’re looking into the issue. We’ll inform you once we have an update.
Sorry to hear about the trouble – we’ve seen similar reports about this issue & currently looking into it. We’ll send an update once we have more info to share. Thanks for your patience in the meantime.
Update 24 (January 28)
IST 12:58 pm: The YouTube missing playlist videos issue has been finally fixed as per recent tweets from the YouTube team.
Update – the issue about missing videos in playlists has been fixed. Let us know if you’re seeing otherwise.
IST 01:14 pm: Several users had been reporting since the past few days about YouTube search option within channel pages being broken. Clicking on it would return nothing. Good news is that it has finally been fixed.
IST 01:19 pm: There have been several complaints doing rounds about YouTube live not working on Roku and Fire TV Stick. But for some reason, the live chat continues to show.
The good news is that YouTube is aware of the issue and is working on fixing it as we speak.
IST 01:22 pm: A few users also reported that they are having trouble connecting via the live chat. This could be related to the above issue. Thankfully, this too is being looked into.
Update 25 (January 30)
IST 03:54 pm: The live stream chat issue given right above has finally been fixed as per YouTube’s Twitter handle.
IST 04:01 pm: There have been many reports doing rounds about sudden appearance of inappropriate/obscene/adult ads on YouTube across many platforms. Good news is that the issue has already been acknowledged.
IST 04:07 pm: YouTube is currently working on fixing the ‘unable to switch accounts’ issue that has been bothering many users on Android.
Update 26 (February 01)
IST 01:04 pm: There have been a bunch of recent reports about comments not loading and disappearing immediately after commenting. YouTube is apparently aware of the issue and is working on a fix already.
Update 27 (February 09)
IST 05:17 pm: Many YouTube channel owners report that they’re unable to set a custom URL even after meeting eligibility requirements and here’s the likely reason.
Update 28 (February 13)
IST 05:17 pm: YouTube’s website appears to support picture-in-picture (PiP) again on all browsers with the latest iOS 14.5 beta. Thus, if you are on iOS 14.4, you should see the fix rollout within a month or so. For more details, head here.
Update 29 (February 15)
IST 02:20 pm: Team YouTube has confirmed that devs are looking into into reports about eligible channels not having their community tab enabled. Details here.
Update 30 (February 16)
IST 12:06 pm: Some YouTube users on Android are having trouble accessing and updating their Watch Later playlist on the app and the good thing is that the issue is already being looked into.
Appreciate the details – our team is already working to fix the issue with watch later and playlists not updating. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Update 31 (February 17)
IST 02:35 pm: Responding to affected users on Twitter, Team YouTube says developers are looking into missing playlist subcategories and the inaccurate revenue report in YouTube Analytics for February 8.
Appreciate the follow up – the revenue reported in YouTube Analytics for February 8th is not accurate. This will be adjusted in the next few days. Team is working on a fix. Thanks for your continued patience.
Update 32 (February 18)
IST 03:12 pm: Team YouTube says the issue where creators say new uploads fail to appear in subscription feeds has been fixed. As for the broken search functon, a fix is still in the works.
Update 33 (February 20)
IST 07:24 pm: YouTube website picture-in-picture (PiP) mode, only recently re-enabled with the iOS 14.5 beta update, has stopped working again. For details and workarounds, head here.
Update 34 (February 23)
IST 06:25 pm: Team YouTube says the issue where the miniplayer fails to update when new videos are added/deleted from a playlist has been fixed.
Update 35 (February 26)
IST 06:25 pm: A YouTube glitch has led to many videos having a negative number of likes or dislikes and many are perplexed. Fortunately, we have an explanation for it all. More details here.
Update 36 (February 27)
IST 03:00 pm: Many users report that their child’s YouTube gets redirected automatically to YT Kids and we have an explanation along with a couple of workarounds that may help, here.
Update 37 (March 02)
IST 01:40 pm: Some YouTube users are now reporting a strange issue where they can hit both the like and dislike buttons at the same time. Details here.
Update 38 (March 05)
IST 05:20 pm: YouTube is aware of the YouTube Premium showing ads, Featured sections not working, and the YouTube app crashing on PS4 issues. The company is currently looking into the issues and has already fixed the ads issue partially. Check out more details here.
Update 39 (March 09)
IST 02:30 pm: YouTube users have been facing the annoying “Oops! Something went wrong” monkey error for a while now and even though nothing official, you may want to try these workarounds.
Update 40 (March 10)
IST 12:16 pm: YouTube app is not playing or loading videos and instead showing a black screen on numerous platforms including PS4, PS5, Xbox, Android TV, Roku TV, Amazon Firestick, and even Blu-ray players. Check out the full coverage here.
IST 03:06 pm: For those still experiencing YouTube PiP issues in iOS 14.5 beta when accessed via a web browser can check out a new workaround here.
Update 41 (March 12)
IST 04:00 pm: Several users are reporting that their YouTube Android app isn’t loading at all and instead displays a blank screen with an infinitely spinning circle.
Thankfully, the issue should be gone now as a Community Manager on the YouTube forum says that it has been fixed.
Update 42 (March 13)
IST 05:07 pm: There have been several reports from at least YouTube desktop users saying that thumbnails aren’t loading for them. Thankfully, YouTube is already aware of the issue and is working on a fix.
Update 43 (March 15)
IST 04:01 pm: Some Android users are reporting that the YouTube app no longer respects the screen timeout settings after a video stops playing.
A fix for the issue might be in the works, however, there are a few workarounds available too. Head here for the full story.
IST 04:22 pm: Team YouTube says the issue where users could hit both the like and dislike button has now been fixed. Details here.
Update 44 (March 17)
IST 06:03 pm: Some users are unable to upload their videos to YouTube because it gets stuck while processing the HD version of the video. Thankfully, YouTube has confirmed that they’re aware of the issue about slow uploads and are working on fixing it.
Update 45 (March 18)
IST 11:03 am: YouTube has been quite busy responding to queries on Twitter regarding several issues at hand. We have rounded them up and shared the details below.
1. The issue where some YouTube creators are unable to create custom URLs even after meeting the requirements is being looked into. Details here.
2. Another annoying issue that YouTube is also looking into is one that causes YouTube Premium to show ads when it shouldn’t. Details here.
IST 07:35 am: It seems that folks on all platforms (1, 2, 3) are having an issue with YouTube as the video quality automatically drops to 360p even after selecting higher quality video playback options. YouTube is yet to acknowledge the problem officially.
However, it seems that the issue might be due to the heavy load on YouTube servers as pointed out by an individual.
Update 46 (March 20)
IST 01:37 pm: The YouTube app has suddenly stopped working for many Apple TV users. It throws a “Something went wrong” error upon trying to watch any video.
Thankfully, Team YouTube has responded on Twitter saying that they’re already aware of the issue and a fix for the same will be rolled out soon.
IST 01:42 pm: Several users are having trouble adding their tax information on YouTube. The error code reads OR_AMF_04. Thankfully, this issue too has been escalated to Google.
IST 01:46 pm: There are a few reports doing rounds about YouTube videos flashing green and black randomly. Fortunately, YouTube is already aware of the problem and is working on a fix.
Update 47 (March 22)
IST 01:40 pm: Team YouTube can confirm that devs are aware of the HBO Max TV Everywhere login issue and is working to resolve it.
Confirming we’re aware of the HBO Max TV Everywhere login issue, and currently working to fix it.
Update 48 (March 24)
IST 02:08 pm: There have been some reports doing rounds about videos getting stuck in “checking” for monetization and the Studio home page not updating itself to the latest stats.
Update 49 (March 26)
IST 12:57 pm: YouTube Kids recently got a new update that took away the cast button, but support says the matter has been escalated to devs for further investigation. Details here.
IST 17:51 pm: YouTube notes that the issue where YouTube Studio users were unable to switch accounts due to the menu not loading has now been resolved.
Update: The issue on the switch account menu not loading properly has been resolved. Let us know if you’re experiencing otherwise.
Update 50 (March 30)
IST 12:02 pm: Some YouTube users are now reporting that the progress bar now appears in yellow rather than the usual red. Details here.
Update 51 (March 31)
IST 04:08 pm: YouTube has acknowledged the yellow progress bar issue and says a fix is in the works. Details here.
IST 04:20 pm: Team YouTube can also confirm that they are aware of the playback issues on the YouTube app on Firestick and that a fix is in the works. For those experiencing black/green flashes on videos, the issue has been fixed.
Thanks for the details – confirming we’re aware that there are some playback issues on the YouTube app on Firestick. Our team is currently working on a fix. Appreciate your patience in the meantime.
Thanks for your patience – we’ve already resolved the reported issue about videos showing black/green flashes. Reach back out to us if you see otherwise.
Update 52 (April 01)
IST 02:08 pm: YouTube support on Twitter has now confirmed the yellow progress bar glitch has been addressed and the problem has been fixed.
Update 53 (April 02)
IST 03:56 pm: Some users are getting the ‘Oops, something went wrong’ error message when trying to access the YouTube Studio but the issue should be resolved now.
Update 53 (April 05)
IST 12:30 pm: Team YouTube has officially confirmed the screen time-out bug and is looking into the matter. More details here.
IST 02:24 pm: YouTube Analytics has seemingly messed up something up leading to missing statistics for March 14 for several users. Thankfully, the issue has been acknowledged.
Update 54 (April 06)
IST 12:20 pm: Several YouTube users are reporting that comments are no longer showing or loading on desktop/PC but there is a workaround which you can look up here.
Update 54 (April 07)
IST 01:50 pm: 1. Team YouTube is now looking into the comments section not showing up issue on YouTube desktop. More details here.
2. The YouTube PS4 (PlayStation 4) app updated yesterday and it has been crashing ever since for some users. Thankfully, YouTube is already working on a fix for the bug.
3. Some users have recently been reporting that their YouTube Premium is not getting activated even after being charged for it. The issue is being worked upon.
Update 55 (April 09)
IST 05:36 pm: As per several user reports from the Google Support community, Google Home devices are not allowing kids to play songs on YouTube Music. Check out the complete coverage here.
IST 07:01 pm: Likes on own YouTube videos keep disappearing but thankfully, YouTube is already working on a fix for the issue. Details here.
Update 56 (April 12)
IST 02:28 pm: YouTube creators have stumbled upon a bug where earned likes on their videos have vanished all of a sudden. The issue is already known and a fix is in the works, says support.
Update 57 (April 13)
Update 58 (April 14)
IST 12:49 pm: Several users report YouTube TV says ‘Outside your home area’ or asks to verify area but Google has shared how to fix the issue. Details here.
Update 59 (April 15)
IST 05:06 pm: Several users have reported that embedded playlist are not working on YouTube. The workaround is to remove “videoseries” from the standard embed code. Also, YouTube is already looking into the issue.
IST 05:12 pm: YouTube premiere function has been crashing for some but YouTube is already working on a fix.
Update 60 (April 16)
IST 03:15 pm: 1. PlayStation 5 and Xbox One users report that most of the tabs that run along the sidebar on the YouTube app are missing. Subscriptions aren’t showing up either and the only tabs that are showing up are the generic ones like gaming, music, and news.
Thankfully, YouTube is already aware of the issue and working on a fix.
2. There is a discrepancy between likes and dislikes on the watch page and YouTube Analytics that’s affecting many channels and the YouTube dev team is aware of the issue and already working on a fix.
Update 61 (April 19)
IST 12:05 pm: 1. Some users report that video uploads are getting stuck on the “Running checks” stage. YouTube is already aware of the issue and is investigating it.
2. Some users report that video chapters are failing to work on YouTube but the dev team is already looking into the matter.
3. The YouTube app for Xbox keeps crashing for some users and the only way to work around the problem is by re-installing the app, which can be quite frustrating. For this, YouTube has said the following:
If you’re playing a video and launch a game using the ‘app switcher’ the console may shut down due to a Microsoft firmware bug (they’re working to fix it). To get around this, start the game directly from the Home screen or exit the video before using the app switcher.
Update 62 (April 20)
IST 12:41 pm: 1. Some users report that their subscribers data is being underreported by Analytics for some days to which YouTube responded that they’re already aware of the issue and are working on a fix.
2. The YouTube app issue that prevented screen timeout/sleep after a video ended has been fixed. More details here.
IST 04:13 pm: Several YouTube users report that all the thumbnails on the Android app are blurry except for the first two from the top. Thankfully, YouTube has already acknowledged the issue.
Update 63 (April 21)
IST 01:09 pm: YouTube TV Roku app seems to be having issues lately wherein live channels aren’t working. Thankfully, the issue has already come to YouTube’s attention.
Update 64 (April 22)
Update 65 (April 23)
IST 07:25 pm: YouTube’s video quality settings recently got updated with new options for the media player menu and a new section in the app settings but some users are not liking this change. Check out the complete coverage here.
Update 66 (April 24)
IST 01:25 pm: Some users report that their subscriber change is stuck at 0 for around a month to which YouTube responded that they’re aware and working on a fix.
IST 01:31 pm: Some users report that manual drag and drop within a YouTube playlist has stopped working recently to which YouTube replied that they’re aware and working on a fix.
Update 67 (April 26)
IST 05:54 pm: YouTube just suffered a short outage seemingly across the world – opening it threw a blank screen with nothing but the error 429 on it. Thankfully, things returned to normal in minutes. More details can be found here.
Update 68 (April 27)
IST 06:16 pm: Some users report that they keep getting “returned error” messages that cause comments to be deleted on YouTube. Thankfully, the issue has been resolved.
Update 69 (April 28)
IST 03:02 pm: 1. Several creators have reported a severe drop in revenue from short uploaded YouTube videos to which YouTube has replied the following:
Wanted to clarify: an issue starting mid-April caused pre-roll ads not to serve on videos < 2 mins long – this didn’t impact video recommendations on Up Next or Home, but exclusively affected pre-roll ad serving. It was fixed yesterday & revenue should normalize within a few days Source
2. Several users have also reported an issue with downloaded videos due to which they’re unable to play offline. The bug is being looked into.
Update 70 (April 29)
IST 01:02 pm: 1. The YouTube issue wherein longer playlists did not shuffle properly is now fixed. Details here.
3. The reported issue with likes/dislikes discrepancy has been resolved for YouTube creators.
Update 71 (May 04)
IST 02:02 pm: 1. The YouTube issue where restricted videos did not work on PlayStation and Xbox has been fixed as per Team YouTube on Twitter.
2. YouTube live stream is reportedly not working. Trying to do so results in a “Live streaming isn’t available right now” error message. Thankfully, YouTube is already investigating the matter.
3. A fix is finally in the works for the captions turning on automatically issue on YouTube. More details here.
4. The missing tabs issue on the YouTube app on smart TVs has finally been fixed. More details here.
Update 72 (May 08)
IST 04:35 pm: 1. The reported issue with the voice over feature on DVR recordings has been resolved as per YouTube.
2. Also, the reported issue with the error “YouTube TV is playing on 3 devices” has been resolved.
Update 73 (May 12)
IST 01:33 pm: Some users report that the recent uploads are not appearing on YouTube search. Fortunately, YouTube has stated that they’re already working on a fix for the “No results found” issue.
Recent uploads aren’t the only thing that the search function isn’t displaying as a few users have also reported that latest videos (including live streams) are not appearing on search results. YouTube is working on fixing this as well.
Update 74 (May 13)
IST 02:15 pm: Some users are having trouble posting into the YuTube Community Tab as posts keep disappearing. Thankfully, YouTube is already aware of the issue.
Update 75 (May 15)
IST 12:35 pm: Some YouTubers have reported that their uploaded videos are taking hours to check for restrictions to which YouTube has responded that it is due to the ‘complexity of the system’ but they’re already on top of it.
Update 76 (May 17)
IST 12:43 pm: YouTube now says that the disappearing likes issue has been fixed. For more details, head here.
IST 12:48 pm: Some users report that they’re getting a black screen and video not loading issue upon opening up any video. YouTube is already aware of the issue.
IST 12:50 pm: In case you’re still facing it, you will be pleased to know that YouTube is working to fix the playback issue of the YouTube app on an Amazon Firestick.
Update 77 (May 18)
IST 06:08 pm: YouTube has now reported that the “Checks” running longer than usual issue has finally been fixed.
Update 78 (May 19)
IST 08:45 am:YouTube users are getting “An error occurred, please try again later” notification. What’s good is the team is looking into the matter.
IST 01:41 pm: YouTube has acknowledged reports of YouTube not working properly and crashing for the past few hours saying that the problem has now been fixed and you should be able to access the service without any issues.
Update 79 (May 20)
IST 11:49 am: YouTube has been showing earned revenue as zero recently. Thankfuly, YouTube has confirmed that they’re aware of the missing revenue data and are working on a fix.
IST 11:55 am: Some YouTubers report that subscribers are not getting notifications for new videos to which YouTube responded that they’re investigating the matter.
Update 80 (May 24)
IST 04:10 pm: YouTube has still not fixed the Premium subscription activation issue even after around 9 weeks since it started looking into the problem. Head here for all the details.
IST 04:27 pm: Some users have reported that they’re unable to watch their own uploaded videos on YouTube when signed in to which YouTube has responded that they’re aware of the issue.
IST 04:32 pm: Some users report that they’re notification settings for various YouTubers got reset on its own. YouTube is currently investigating the issue.
IST 04:35 pm: A few users report that YouTube premiere is currently broken/not working for them. YouTube is yet to acknowledge the problem:
IST 04:41 pm: YouTube chapters and ads are not working for some but YouTube is already investigating the matter.
Update 81 (May 25)
IST 01:48 pm: The YouTube watch history isn’t getting updated for some users. YouTube is already investigating the issue.
IST 01:40 pm: YouTube has confirmed that they’re aware of incorrect upload date/time for newly published vids and are working on a fix.
Update 82 (May 26)
IST 03:48 pm: YouTube was about to enter another controversy with the dislike button being removed and dislike counts not displaying to users, but it appears there’s a different story behind it. Head here to find out more.
IST 04:50 pm: Several users have reported blurry, bad quality streaming on YouTube TV and MSNBC. thankfully, YouTube is already investigating the matter.
Update 83 (May 27)
IST 02:20 pm: Some users report that the YouTube Analytics is unresponsive and has the view count stuck at 0 to which support responded saying that they’re aware of the issue and are currently investigating it.
IST 03:57 pm: Some Roku users say YouTube TV is gone or not working for them, but thankfully, the issue is a known one and a fix is in the works already. Details here.
Update 84 (May 29)
IST 12:01 pm: YouTube says they’re rolling out a fix for the YouTube TV issue on Roku devices. We’re yet to come across reports from users confirming that the issue has been fixed. More details here.
IST 12:15 pm: Responding to a user’s complaint about the restricted mode bug, TeamYouTube says that they’re looking into the issue. However, there’s still no ETA for a fix.
Update 85 (June 01)
Update 86 (June 04)
IST 02:05 pm: The YouTube Watch Time stats missing data issue has finally been fixed by YouTube.
IST 02:07 pm: Some users say that they’re being restricted from YouTube videos on PS4. YouTube is already investigating the matter.
Update 87 (June 07)
IST 12:23 pm: 1. YouTube TV users are now reporting black screen issue on smart TVs. The issue is being worked upon.
2. Some YouTube TV users are also reporting high audio static when watching stuff on ESPN. YouTube says that they’re working on a fix.
Update 88 (June 10)
IST 12:23 pm: Several users have complained lately about a few music videos that fail to show up on YouTube search. Thankfully, the issue has now been fixed.
Update 89 (June 12)
IST 12:45 pm: The video chapters not working issue on YouTube finally has an official workaround:
Our team is still working on a fix for Chapters issue. For now we recommend re-editing the video, making sure that it has least three timestamps listed in ascending order. Length of each chapter is at least 10 seconds. Let us know how that goes.
Update 90 (June 14)
IST 01:05 pm: Some users say that the playback error for ‘more than 3 devices’ is still happening despite a fix rolling out a while back for the same.
IST 01:13 pm: Some YouTube TV users say that the playback controls for some shows are messed up. The title of the show is wrong and the entire timeline for the episode is scrunched into a tiny portion in the right-hand portion of the bar.
Update 91 (June 16)
IST 01:57 pm: Some users have been unable to upload their videos to YouTube saying that uploads get stuck. YouTube says that they’re working on a fix and that facers of the issue should try a different browser or use incognito mode.
Update 92 (June 17)
IST 07:00 pm: Some YouTubers are still having trouble with their Analytics and are seeing a dramatic drop in their views since the past few days. SUbs also report that can’t access their videos. YouTube is working on a fix.
Update 93 (June 19)
IST 10:30 am: TiVo 4K is constantly freezing on YouTube for several users but YouTube says that TiVo is already working on a fix.
IST 04:18 pm: YouTube Music becomes virtually unusable on offline mode due to broken functions like search and sort and users are quite unhappy. Read on to know more.
Update 94 (June 23)
IST 07:00 pm: It seems users are getting the ‘This video is unavailable on this device’ message in YouTube but it is being looked into by the relevant team.
Appreciate the details – we’ve seen similar reports about users getting the error “This video is unavailable on this device”, and our team is looking into it. Thanks for your patience in the meantime.
Update 95 (June 24)
IST 01:41 pm: Several YouTube users report that they’re getting an “Something went wrong” error on desktop. YouTube is aware and currently looking into this issue.
Update 96 (June 25)
IST 12:12 pm: Some YouTube users say that they’re getting ads in random languages including Spanish even though they do not speak any of them. The issue has been acknowledged.
Update 97 (June 26)
IST 05:12 pm: Several YouTube TV users have reported that they’re unable to watch from the beginning on live airing shows or when recording. A simple force stop/clear cache should fix the issue though. You can also try turning off autoplay from settings.
Update 99 (June 30)
IST 02:09 pm: Several YouTube users have been complaining about issues with signing in to a YouTube account on an Xbox device. YouTube says that their team is currently working on a fix.
Update 100 (July 01)
IST 03:30 pm: Several Roku users are reporting playback errors on YouTube since the past few hours. Thankfully, YouTube is aware of the issue and is working on a fix. They also gave the following workaround.
Updating the firmware of your TV (if available) & reinstalling the YouTube TV app usually fixes the issue.
IST 05:45 pm: YouTube has seen reports about YouTube videos not playing and is currently working on a fix for it as per this report.
IST 06:55 pm: As per multiple reports, the autoplay functionality in YouTube and YouTube TV is not working on multiple platforms. Check out the complete coverage by heading here.
Update 101 (July 02)
TeamYouTube has confirmed that they’ve fixed the playback error issue and are recommending users to install the latest system update.
Appreciate the info – is this happening on your Roku? If so, this issue has been fixed. We recommend doing a system update: Roku > Settings > System > System Update, then reboot your device and router. (Source)
Update 102 (July 07)
Some YouTube users have been complaining that the Super Chat feature isn’t working to which YouTube has responded by saying that they’re looking into it.
Update 103 (July 08)
IST 12:02 pm: Many users have once again flooded Twitter with reports of the comments not loading on the YouTube website. Check out all the details here.
Update 104 (July 09)
1. YouTube has confirmed that they’re aware of the issue where Spanish audio overlaps the English (Announcers) audio and said that they’re already working on a fix.
2. Some YouTubers say that they’re unable to create new channels as it keeps failing due to an error. YouTube says that they’re working on a fix.
3. The YouTube “Oops! Something went wrong” monkey error has now re-surfaced and has been acknowledged once again. Details here.
IST 04:22 pm: YouTube has acknowledged the error code ‘OR-BAIH-01’ or ‘OR-IEH-01’ when setting up a bank account for AdSense. Head here to know more.
Update 105 (July 12)
Some YouTubers have reported that their channels are not searchable anymore. This only begun recently. YouTube says that they’re working on a fix.
Update 106 (July 15)
Some YouTubers report that their videos have completely disappeared from search and that they don’t show up on their channel. YouTube says that they’re working on a fix.
Update 107 (July 16)
Several YouTube desktop users have complained that the video streaming site keeps resetting volume levels to 100% with every new tab. For details on the bug, head here.
Update 108 (July 17)
According to recent reports from Twitter, YouTube support has acknowledged multiple issues including delay in processing HD videos, app stuck on loading screen, audio and video out of sync, and difficult to find out videos in YouTube Music.
Update 109 (July 20)
A YouTube update has broken the skip ads button. YouTube on Twitter acknowledged the issue saying that they’re working on a fix.
Update 110 (July 21)
TeamYouTube has confirmed that they are aware of content getting stuck in processing even in the case of SD (standard) resolution videos. But there’s still no ETA for a fix.
Update 111 (July 23)
1. As per recent reports, it seems the issue where videos were not playing/loading and the YouTube app was showing a black screen is still troubling users on consoles and other devices despite being fixed long ago. More on that here.
2. According to recent reports, it looks like the “Oops, something went wrong” when trying to access YouTube Analytics using an Official Artist Channel account issue is back. The issue has been acknowledged with no ETA in sight.
3. Also, the no revenue being displayed on YouTube Analytics bug has also been acknowledged. The company says they are working on a fix and has assured that the revenue will not be affected.
4. The YouTube “Oops, something went wrong” error is now fixed if the word of a Google Community Product Expert is anything to by. Head here for more details on the topic.
5. A recent report indicates that the YouTube app is not working on the LG NanoCell smart TV but the report has been pass on to the relevant team for further investigation. Also, YouTube is working to fix the issue where video edits are not saving.
Apart from that, the issue where comments are disappearing from multiple YouTube videos/channels is at large but it seems it is being monitored constantly by YouTube.
6. It seems YouTube is aware of the issue where the purchased HD content is not available to stream on a web browser except for Safari. On the other hand, the issue where the YouTube videos’ volume was resetting to max has now been fixed.
Update 112 (July 26)
Users of multiple platforms including Apple TV, Nvidia Shield, and Android TV have complained about YouTube TV Olympics 4K streaming issues. More on that here.
Update 113 (July 27)
The volume normalization issues (ads volume too loud) have been found to affect YouTube TV users as well now. For more details, head here.
Update 114 (July 28)
It looks like the Autoplay feature on the YouTube Music app is not working as intended. The company said it is aware of the issue and is currently under investigation.
Moreover, the option to download music albums seems to be missing too.
Users have also reported cases where their ads have been pending for a long time. The company has acknowledged the issue no ETA.
Update 115 (July 30)
IST 11:43 am: YouTube now says the team is actively investigating a bug that causes users to be unable to access HBO Max or get billed even after terminating their subscription. More on that here.
IST 12:56 pm: YouTube, through a Community Manager has acknowledged a bug that causes the YouTube app to keep crashing. Affected users are advised to clear the app cache as that tends to help. Also, the issue has been forwarded to the relevant teams. Mor on that here.
Update 116 (July 31)
IST 02:56 pm: Google will be disabling YouTube and other services like Gmail Account sign-ins on Android devices with OS version 2.3.7 or lower starting September 27 as per a fresh report.
This is apparently a step taken to improve the security of your Google account. Those who try signing in on old Android devices may get the ‘username or password error’ message.
Update 117 (August 02)
IST 12:24 pm: Some users continue having issues with uploading videos where the chapters keep disappearing. YouTube is still investigating the issue.
Update 118 (August 03)
IST 10:52 am: A section of YouTube users with gaming consoles report that they’re unable to watch age-restricted content on their setups. YouTube is aware of this issue and says they’re looking into it.
Thanks for the tag – we’ve seen similar reports where many are unable to watch age-restricted videos via the YouTube app on gaming consoles. Our team is already looking into it. In the meantime, we recommend making sure that your birthday is verified & you’re logged in properly.
Update 119 (August 04)
IST 03:56 pm: A YouTube community manager confirmed that the issue with subscriptions not getting activated even after the amount gets deducted from the bank account is mostly affecting users in India. Head here for further info.
Update 120 (August 05)
IST 12:14 pm: A section of YouTubers have reported an issue where their videos audio and video are out of sync after editing while the video is already uploaded. YouTube now says it is aware of this issue.
Hello – our team is aware of the issue about uploads having their video and audio out of sync after they’re trimmed/edited, and we’re working on a fix. Let us know if you have any other questions.
Update 121 (August 06)
IST 11:24 pm: It is now coming to light that a section of YouTube users are facing an issue where previous comments on YouTube videos have disappeared. This is a known issue and the company is working on it.
Appreciate the follow up – we’ve seen similar reports of past comments not appearing. We’re working on a fix. Thanks for your patience.
Update 122 (August 09)
IST 06:00 pm: YouTube has acknowledged an issue where Content Creators are unable to share content with YouTube members with Premium Subscription.
Our team is still looking into this, and we’ll let you know once we have updates to share.
The YouTube team said they are working on fixing the same but there is no ETA in sight.
Update 123 (August 10)
IST 02:45 pm: YouTube has confirmed that it has fixed the bug which was causing monetization to be disabled after claiming the Shorts Fund payment.
Update 124 (August 11)
IST 10:21 am: YouTube now says that it has fixed the issue where Videos and playlists were not appearing in channel pages. More on that here.
Update 125 (August 11)
IST 10:21 am: YouTube has acknowledged two issues afflicting users, one that causes ads to be so much louder than normal programs and another that causes users to see ads from companies outside their regions.
Update 126 (August 13)
IST 04:12 pm: TeamYouTube has confirmed that they have received similar reports from users claiming that they’re facing issues while using YouTube TV to stream fox via the Chromecast.
I’m having an issue with the audio for Fox when streaming @YouTubeTV on my Chromecast. The commentary and game sounds are split between the primary and secondary audio options. (Source)
Sorry to hear about the trouble – we’ve received similar reports on this audio issue, and we’ll pass yours along too. You’ll be given an update when we have one. Appreciate your patience in the meantime. (Source)
Apart from that, TeamYouTube has also confirmed that they looking into the issue with louder volume on ads/commercials.
Update 127 (August 14)
IST 06:47 pm: The shuffle issue where the same songs kept repeating on longer playlists was said to be months ago, but the latest reports from YouTube Music users suggest otherwise. Head here for details and a workaround.
Update 128 (August 17)
IST 07:25 pm: The YouTube TV location services issues on iOS 15 beta are fianlly fixed according to recent reports from Reddit. The YouTube TV app version 5.32 with the fix for the location issues is now available for iOS 15 beta users.
Update 129 (August 19)
IST 11:25 am: YouTube now says it is aware of the issue where users’ watch history is not updating and confirms that the team is currently working on it. More on that here.
Update 130 (August 20)
IST 05:29 pm: YouTube has confirmed that they’ve received multiple reports from users claiming that they’re unable to see the latest video’s performance in YouTube Studio.
Update 131 (August 21)
IST 07:55 pm: YouTube users have reported an ‘Authorization error’ when trying to sign in to YouTube supervised experience such as a smart TV. The company says the feature only supports mobile apps and the desktop website. You can read more on that here.
Update 132 (August 23)
IST 11:55 am: A bunch of YouTube TV users are reporting NBC12 being stuck/frozen on commercials. Now YouTube says they’re working on a fix.
IST 12:10 am: Also, a section of YouTube TV users are reporting that their streams freeze on the Amazon Fire TV. YouTube says they’re also working on a fix.
Update 132 (August 24)
IST 10:10 am: New reports from YouTube TV subscribers now indicate that NBC Channel 12 is down and not working for many. In response to user reports, Support confirms that a fix is in the works. More on that in our coverage of the same here.
Update 133 (August 25)
IST 04:16 pm: YouTube has confirmed it’s working on fixing the loud volume with ads and the change will come via the server-side rather than an app update. Unfortunately, there’s still no ETA for a fix.
Sorry for the trouble – our team is currently working on fixing this, no app update is required. We expect the issue to be fixed as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience. (Source)
Update 134 (August 26)
IST 1:54 pm: YouTube has acknowledged an issue where users are seeing different subscriber counts on their Channel Dashboards and the Live count. YouTube now says that the team is looking into it.
IST 02:21 pm: YouTube has acknowledged an issue where iOS users are facing empty pages upon search attempts. This issue has reportedly been fixed, at least according to YouTube’s support handle. Affected users are adviced to restart the app.
IST 04:46 pm: There have been reports from YouTube desktop users saying that the ‘Loop Playlist’ button is not working, but the issue has now been acknowledged. Head here to know more.
Update 135 (August 30)
IST 11:32 am: YouTube says it is aware of an issue that causes the “Apply” button to not show when YouTubers fulfill the requirements for monetizing their channels.
Update 136 (August 30)
IST 06:20 pm: YouTube has finally added the much-awaited Countdown Themes to YouTube Premieres. These themes will really help give a fresh look at the boring countdown timers YouTube has had for years now. The update is available to all creators. You can read more about it here.
Update 137 (September 02)
IST 11:50 am: YouTube has acknowledged an issue where users are reportedly facing late notifications when using the platform. Also, the company has shared a workaround for creators facing the frozen Apply button when trying to monetize their channels.
IST 06:07 pm: There have been multiple complaints from YouTube creators about video thumbnails not being updated even after updating them. YouTube says that they’re working on it.
Update 138 (September 03)
IST 11:02 am: YouTube says it is aware of an issue where copyright checks for videos are taking longer. YouTube says this is due to the complexity of the system. This is being looked into. More on that in our coverage here.
Thanks for sending this our way – we’re aware of cases where checks are taking longer due to the complexity of the system, but we’re working to fix it as soon as possible. As a reminder, you can always publish your video while checks are still running. Reach back out if needed.
IST 04:10 pm: According to recent reports, YouTube TV subscrebers are facing audio delay (out of sync) or lip-sync issues with 4K channels like Fox Sports but the problems have been acknowledged. More details here.
Update 139 (September 04)
IST 06:30 pm: As per recent reports from Twitter, YouTube support has acknowledged the issue where Live Chat is not working properly with unique character languages. While the issue is being looked into, there is no ETA for a fix.
Thanks for the tag – we’ve seen similar reports where the Live Chat is not working properly w/ unique character languages. Our team is currently looking into it. Appreciate your patience in the meantime.
Update 140 (September 13)
IST 08:46 am: Fresh reports indicate that users are facing issues with the NBC Sports channel on YouTube TV. Head here for more info.
Update 141 (September 14)
IST 11:21 am: YouTube has acknowledged an issue that causes the YouTube app not to work on Roku and another that causes users trying to log into YouTube Studio on desktop to have to verify their identity very frequently.
Update 142 (September 15)
IST 11:10 am: Some YouTube users are reporting that they are unable to leave comment on videos. Instead, they are getting a ‘This action isn’t allowed’ error.
However, there is a workaround that seems to be working for some.
IST 06:45 pm: Some recent reports from Reddit indicate that users are now noticing some improvements with the broken shuffle feature which was supposedly fixed months ago.
Update 143 (September 16)
IST 1:10 pm: Some users of YouTube TV on Roku report that they keep getting logged out. YouTube has since confirmed that this is an issue that the engineering team has been trying to look into.
Although not frequent, I’m seeing similar past reports for logout on Roku. It seems the engineering team has been trying to look into this, but need more info.
IST 06:00 pm: It looks like many YouTube TV users are having trouble accessing their YouTube TV libraries. Reports indicate that the issue persists across multiple platforms.
YouTube has acknowledged the issue and said it is currently under investigation.
Update 144 (September 17)
11:03 am (IST): YouTube says it has fixed the issue where users were unable to post comments on the platform.
Update 145 (September 20)
IST 10:32 am: YouTube TV users are now reporting that they’re unable to add the Sports Plus package to their subscription as it keep going through an endless verification cycle. YouTube now says they’re working on it.
IST 10:46 am: New reports now indicate that WPTV (NBC in West Palm Beach FL) hasn’t been working on YouTube TV for the past several hours. The platform now says it is looking into it.
IST 4:05 pm: A section of YouTube TV users are experiencing an issue with unskippable aads on DVR recordings. Also, the intermittent black screen issue is reportedly being looked into. More on that in our coverage here.
Update 146 (September 21)
IST 10:56 am: YouTube and YouTube TV users with Roku devices are once again facing issues as the app keeps crashing or the screen goes black. YouTube is aware of the issue. More details here.
IST 1:52 pm: YouTube has acknowledged a few issues afflicting users of the popular video streaming platform. These include an issue about loud ads, another that causes the background play not to work as intended and the issue with verifying accounts in Studio.
These, the company says, are being looked into.
Update 147 (September 22)
IST 04:55 pm: According to multiple recent reports, the Custom (Live) Guide in YouTube TV is not working as expected and is resetting to default order but the issue has been escalated. More details here.
Update 148 (September 23)
IST 09:55 am: YouTube has acknowledged an issue that causes users of YouTube Studio to have issues accessing the Content Tab.
Confirming we’re aware of the issue on the Content tab not loading on YouTube Studio, and we’re working on a fix. Appreciate your patience in the meantime.
IST 05:35 pm: Many YouTubers are still facing an issue where the revenue on some of their biggest earning videos drops to zero. YouTube has not acknowledged the problem. Head here for more details.
Update 149 (September 24)
IST 02:14 pm: YouTube has announced that it is finally letting Premium members download videos for offline playback on the web. At present, this feature is limited to users on Chrome, Edge, and Opera.
IST 05:10 pm: Many YouTube users say that the upload button is greyed out whenever they try to upload a video or thumbnail.
Update 150 (September 27)
IST 10:14 am: YouTube has acknowledged an issue that results in users being unable to sign in after transferring to a brand account, saying the team is currently looking into it.
Also acknowledged is an issue that results in issues with NFL’s video quality. This too is being looked into.
IST 11:10 am: New reports now suggest that, should NBCU and YouTube not have reached an agreement by Thursday, YouTube TV users will see the NBCU lineup of channels no longer be available on the platform. More on that here.
Update 151 (September 28)
IST 10:14 am: YouTube TV users are still facing issues when trying to add sports plus to their subscription as they’re being asked to try again later.
The issue on YouTube where the volume of the ads is way too loud compared to regular programming has been reportedly fixed.
Update 152 (September 29)
IST 12:32 pm: New reports now indicate that part of the ongoing contract fued between NBCU and Google arises from NBC trying to force YouTube TV to bundle Peacock into customers’ monthly payment.
Update 153 (September 30)
IST 10:02 am: YouTube now notes that the issue where YouTube notifications weren’t working or getting delayed has now been fixed.
Update 154 (October 01)
IST 12:35 pm: YouTube TV and NBCUniversal have agreed to not cut ties yet. However, the agreement does not come with a fixed deadline. More on that here.
IST 02:51 pm: Google is now reportedly testing its Assistant in YouTube for Android that will show you information related to the video you’re watching. This does not work for all videos at the moment.
Update 155 (October 04)
IST 10:05 am: As per a recent report, the ‘Continue watching’ support has been added to YouTube.com which helps to easily resume unfinished videos form the iOS, Android, and Android TV YouTube apps.
IST 10:25 am: YouTube and NBCUniversal have finally reached an agreement and as a result, the users will continue to have access to over 85 channels including NBCU channels, the regional sports networks, and local NBC station. More on that here.
Update 156 (October 05)
IST 09:50 am: Google officially announced that the YouTube Music users will be able to enjoy audio listening in the background.
Users will be able to listen to the music after minimizing the app or turning off the screen even without being a premium member. This feature will be initially available in Canada from November 03.
IST 2:13 pm: YouTube has acknowledged an issue with the audio on Addams Family 2. Sadly though, there is no ETA for a fix. more on that here.
Update 157 (October 07)
IST 09:50 am: New reports from YouTube users on Roku indicate that the search function is broken or doesn’t function as expected.
Luckily, there might be a workaround and you can learn more about that in our coverage of the same.
Update 158 (October 08)
IST 12:31 pm: A section of YouTube users now report that their playlists and saved/liked videos have disappeared. This seems to affect multiple platforms and you can read more on this in our dedicated coverage of the same.
IST 03:51 pm: YouTube has now acknowledged the bug where the playlists are missing for some users. Head here for the full story.
Update 159 (October 09)
IST 02:31 pm: YouTube Support acknowledges the issue where some users are getting awfully loud audio in FanDuel commercial on YouTube TV.
Update 160 (October 11)
IST 09:54 am: A section of YouTube users on iOS 15.0.1 now report that they’re having issues with their videos not playing when clicked on from search.
The actual issue is like whenever I'm searching for any video in youtube and If I click on the search result it's not getting opened despite the fact that how many times I've clicked on that video. But as soon as I refresh the screen or scroll a bit I can play that video. PFA pic.twitter.com/EKx8OoPXHZ— Gaurav Arora (@gauravarora95) October 9, 2021
YouTube says it is aware of this bug and is working on it. You can read more on this issue and possible workarounds in our dedicated coverage here.
IST 11:06 am: It is now coming to light that in the coming months, YouTube is planning to expand live auto-captions to all 13 supported automatic captioning languages.
Update 161 (October 12)
IST 09:54 am: Well now, YouTube Music has started showing community-generated playlists on the homepage, at least according to reports.
IST 02:12 pm: The audio bug with The Addams Family 2 has been fixed according to YouTube support. More on that here.
Update 162 (October 13)
IST 4:54 pm: A section of YouTube TV users are reportedly facing an issue with content saved in DVR.
According to these users, this content has poor image quality (pixelation) in dark scenes. More on that in our dedicated coverage.
Update 163 (October 14)
IST 10:32 am: YouTube has now come out to address the issue afflicting users of its Android app that disables controls on the player, prioritizing the scrub feature.
Update 164 (October 15)
IST 1:34 pm: A section of youtube users on the Xbox now report that they’re facing an issue that causes them to keep getting logged out. Youtube now says that it is aware of this issue.
Update 165 (October 16)
IST 06:50 pm: YouTube aware of the issue where UPI purchases aren’t receiving access to YouTube Premium. The support team recommended users to update their Gpay to resolve this error.
IST 07:00 pm: YouTube has acknowledged an issue where some creators are getting an error message when updating their AdSense. Moreover, the team is currently investigating this issue.
Until this issue gets resolved, affected creators can try disabling adblockers as a temporary workaround and see if it works.
Update 166 (October 21)
IST 12:25 am: Now, users of the YouTube Music Free tier have access to audio only. This, as video watching, becomes a Premium perk.
Those that don’t pay can watch videos found in the Home and Explore feeds, as well as search. They cannot, however, use the seamless “Song/Video” switcher at the top of the Now Playing screen.
Update 167 (October 22)
IST 07:10 pm: YouTubeTV library is not working for some users. As per reports, when users try to select a show in Your Library list, it keeps loading or throws the About screen.
Update 168 (October 27)
IST 10:25 am: YouTube has added a ‘New to you’ feature on the home page that will help you discover new creators and content other than the recommended content.
This feature is available on mobile, desktop, and TV devices. You can find it on your home page in the topic bar. Just locate the ‘New to You’ and tap on it. To know more, head here.
IST 04:50 pm: For some users, the YouTube TV fast-forward button is restarting or skipping the on-screen show, instead of just forwarding 15 seconds.
YouTube team suggests affected users to send their feedback.
IST 07:00 pm: YouTube support acknowledged an issue where creators are unable to upload custom thumbnails in videos. This issue is currently under investigation.
IST 07:30 pm: Some YouTube users have complained that their live chats are getting automatically disconnected on chats.
Meanwhile, YouTube Team acknowledged this issue and recommended those affected to try logging out and back in. Also, make sure to update the app to the latest version.
IST 08:00 pm: YouTube support team has acknowledged the issue where the channel description is not updating for some users. The issue has been escalated for further investigation.
Update 169 (October 29)
IST 06:20 pm: It appears that the ‘Oops! Something went wrong’ error has resurfaced again after being fixed back in July. More details here.
Update 170 (October 30)
IST 03:19 pm: YouTube acknowledged the issue where some users aren’t receiving notifications from their favorite channels. Moreover, support team is currently investigating it.
IST 03:30 pm: A user reported an issue where that YouTube TV is playing audio ahead of the video when watching World Series 2021. YouTube team has acknowledged the issue and suggested some workarounds.
IST 03:35 pm: YouTube team is investigating an issue where the YouTube app keeps crashing on some iOS devices after the recent update.
Update 171 (November 01)
IST 11:21 am: YouTube has acknowledged a few issues plaguing content creates and users of the platform. These include an issue where creators have noted a sizable drop in their CPM and another bug where the comments section isn’t loading.
Update 172 (November 03)
IST 11:32 am: YouTube has acknowledged an issue where the content seems to stay buffering/freezing on all contents, noting that they’re currently working to fix it.
IST 1:54 pm: A section of YouTube content creators is reporting difficulties in saving YouTube videos when updating the monetization status. This has been acknowledged and YouTube is working on it.
Update 173 (November 04)
IST 12:01 pm: Auto livestream captions feature was disabled by YouTube due to an issue. The team is already working on a fix.
We’re experiencing an issue with live automated captioning and as a result we have temporarily disabled the feature for all new livestreams. We’re currently working on a fix and will update this thread as soon as we have more news. Thanks for your patience.
IST 1:14 pm: YouTube has acknowledged an issue afflicting users where they’re able to successfully send the live chat but can’t be seen by others or just disappear.
Update 174 (November 06)
IST 10:00 am: YouTube Music gets background listening feature in Canada. That means users can now listen to music after minimizing the app or turning off the screen being a non-premium member.
IST 06:21 pm: YouTube has reportedly removed the dislike button in the latest update. More on that here.
IST 06:23 pm Recently YouTube Music got background listening feature in Canada. However, some users are now reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) that they are not able to play music on the app after minimizing it.
Here are some reports for reference:
Recently Google enabled Background Music player for free tier customers from November 3 in Canada. It’s November 5 today and my background play is still asking for a premium membership. (Source)
Play in background feature is not working on my phone – Pixel 6. I am from Canada and it was supposed to start from 3rd November on the free account. Tried updating the app and restarting my phone but nothing. Any solution? (Source)
Users say that they aren’t able to listen to music in the background even when they have updated the app to the latest version.
Hopefully, the YouTube support team has acknowledged this issue and said that it is currently under investigation. However, no ETA for the fix has been provided.
Update 175 (November 08)
Update 176 (November 09)
IST 11:44 am: YouTube has acknowledged an issue where Yellowstone is missing Season 4 episodes. For now, users can try searching the unavailable content under “Extras” in the Episodes drop-down tab.
IST 12:20 pm: A section of YouTube Music users are reportedly facing an issue that throws up ‘Problem with the server ‘. A Product expert notes that this is often due to device date issues or internet problems.
Update 177 (November 10)
IST 09:32 am: YouTube has acknowledged an issue where creators are not able to upload Shorts video. This issue, YouTube says, is being looked into.
IST 11:31 am: A number of YouTube users on the Android app are still facing crashes when trying to share a track on Instagram Stories.
YouTube acknowledges this bug noting that they’re working on it.
IST 12:30 pm: Users are facing a video search results loop bug that is causing them to see the same bunch of videos over and over. Head here for a potential workaround.
Update 178 (November 11)
IST 12:00 pm: YouTube has acknowledged an issue where users were seeing the same videos when visiting the videos tab of a channel.
Thanks for letting us know – we’ve seen similar reports where uploads under the Videos tab of a channel repeat when scrolling down to see older content, and our team is now looking into it. Appreciate your patience in the meantime.
IST 06:00 pm: YouTube Music users in Canada are reporting that they are unable to use the free background playback feature. YouTube has acknowledged the issue and said they are looking into it. More on that here.
Update 179 (November 12)
IST 12:08 pm: YouTube has been rolling out a new feature to its YouTube Music users. This YouTube Music’s new Energize activity looks to be widely rolled out on Android and iOS this week.
IST 06:12 pm: In case you were wondering why YouTube Music’s free background play feature isn’t working for you in Canada, don’t fret. YouTube confirmed that it will be available to all slowly over the coming days.
Update 180 (November 16)
IST 1:12 pm: The YouTube Music issue that caused users in Canada to not be able to access free background play now has a workaround.
We’ve seen similar reports and our team is looking into it. Mind going to the YouTube app’s Account menu > Settings > General > Picture-in-picture and make sure it’s turned off? If that doesn’t fix it, let us know your device’s model and OS version. Thanks!
IST 6:35 pm: YouTube TV voice commands through Google Assistant compatible devices (like Nest speakers) are behaving erratically for some.
When the channel name is said, the Assistant offers a random search instead of putting the channel on YouTube TV. Goole is already aware of the issue, but there is no ETA for the fix.
Update 181 (November 17)
IST 12:43 pm: YouTube has acknowledged an issue where users are unable to skip pass ads on their recordings. The company adds that the team is already working on a fix.
Update 182 (November 18)
IST 12:07 pm: YouTube now says they’re aware that some playlists only play a few videos when they’re shuffled. They further add that this is being looked into.
Update 183 (November 20)
IST 10:50 pm: Some users are reporting that they are not able to play YouTube videos on gaming consoles or room devices. TeamYouTube said that they are aware of the issue and are currently working on a fix.
Update 184 (November 22)
IST 11:32 am: YouTube has acknowledged an issue that causes users of the service in Vizio to face app freezes even with an internet connection.
IST 11:52 am: The YouTube issue that led to the disappearing of saved videos and playlists has since been addressed and is now fixed.
IST 04:56 pm: YouTube support claims that they are aware of the bug where YT TV freezes on Roku devices and are working on a fix. More details here.
Update 185 (November 23)
IST 10:55 am: Roku has come out to note that it is aware of streaming app issues following the Roku OS 10.5 update.
Update 186 (November 25)
IST 04:57 pm: Some users are reporting an issue where YouTube videos on Amazon Fire TV Stick get stuck on thumbnail while audio keeps playing. Check more on that here.
Update 187 (November 27)
IST 05:10 pm: YouTube support says that it’s aware of an issue where the app is crashing on Android devices.
Thanks for the screenshot – we’ve seen similar reports of the YouTube app crashing on Android phones and our team is already looking into it. (Source)
Update 188 (November 29)
IST 10:35 am: A section of YouTube content creators now report that there’s a bug in YouTube Studio that causes them not to be able to dismiss a notification. This, YouTube says, is being looked into.
IST 12:56 pm: A section of iOS and iPadOS users now report that Picture -in-picture us now working. This, despite the official help page noting otherwise.
IST 05:00 pm: YouTube Kids is not working properly for some users. The service detects that they are in Quebec, Canada, even if they are not.
YouTube Kids is not available in Quebec, so affected users cannot use it. The issue has been reported since 2020, but complaints continue to surface.
Update 189 (November 30)
IST 12:05 pm: YouTube users on the Xbox now report an issue that causes them not to be able to sign in. This, YouTube says, is being looked into.
IST 12:12 pm: The issue on YouTube where channel pages weren’t showing any videos seems to have resurfaced. More on that in our coverage of the same here.
Update 190 (December 01)
IST 12:37 pm: YouTube has acknowledged an issue that causes users making bulk video process to get stuck at updating. This, they say, is being looked into.
Update 191 (December 02)
IST 11:47 am: Reports now have it that YouTube Premium is adding another perk for subscribers in form of ‘Listening Controls’. This feature is slowly rolling out and as such, is not accessible to all users worldwide.
Update 192 (December 03)
IST 11:46 am: YouTube has come out to acknowledge an issue where users of YouTube TV have been reporting disappearing recorded episodes.
Update 193 (December 04)
IST 1:30 pm: YouTube has acknowledged a YouTube Music issue that causes the app on Android and iOS to crash randomly, saying they’re working on it.
Update 194 (December 06)
IST 11:12 am: A few reports coming up on community forums now indicate that some Android Auto users (1,2,3) are unable to get YouTube audio to work on their units. This, despite audio working fine for other apps.
This issue has since been escalated for further investigation.
IST 12:15 pm: A section of YouTube content creators are reportedly having issues trying to edit their livestreams and as such, are unable to mute or trim claimed content on their videos. This has been acknowledged.
1:43 pm: Reports now have it that the Roku issue where the YouTube app kept on freezing has been resolved from YouTube’s end.
6:20 pm: Some YouTube Roku app users report that their watch history is not being updated with the new content they see. There is no official announcement from YouTube or Roku yet.
However, there is a potential workaround.
Update 195 (December 07)
IST 11:21 am: YouTube Music is reportedly set to get a new feature that will allow users to save queues as playlists.
Update 196 (December 08)
IST 11:53 am: Reports now have it that YouTube is looking to bring the chapters to feature to users on Smart TVs and Game consoles.
Update 197 (December 07)
IST 11:11 am: While a section of YouTube users still can’t comment on videos as they run into a ‘This action isn’t allowed’ error, there might be a workaround.
According to a user, disabling VPN seems to solve the issue. More on that in our coverage of the same here.
Update 198 (December 10)
IST 12:00 pm: Many content creators on YouTube get stuck while trying to update multiple videos in bulk. The company is already working on a fix, but there is no ETA for it.
Update 199 (December 13)
IST 11:55 am: YouTube acknowledged the issue where some creators are getting an error message that says ‘There’s an unusual activity with your Google account’. The issue is currently under investigation.
Update 200 (December 14)
IST 10:36 am: YouTube Team has acknowledged the issue where some creators are unable to save edits on their content and getting processing error. The team is currently working on a fix.
IST 12:30 am: YouTube TV will reportedly loose several ABC, Disney, and ESPN channels. Both Disney and ESPN are working to renew their deals but if the deal is not reached by Friday, several Disney channels will not work.
IST 05:03 pm: The issue with delayed revenue data on YouTube is now fixed, confirms a community manager on the YouTube forum.
IST 06:36 pm: YouTube videos are automatically opening in new tab instead of in the same tab for many users. Google is already aware, and the matter is being investigated.
Update 201 (December 15)
IST 10:30 am: YouTube users are reporting that 3rd party extensions that helped see the number of dislikes on a video are no longer working. More on that here.
Update 202 (December 17)
IST 05:13 pm: YouTube is now testing new channel homepage UI. The new UI tweaks include a centrally aligned header moved from the left.
Moreover, there is a new block below the Subscribe button which shows total videos counts and a short description of the channel. More on that here.
IST 01:21 pm: Some YouTube users are complaining that some of their videos are being tagged as ineligible for monetization. Moreover, TeamYouTube has acknowledged the issue and they are currently investigating.
Update 201 (December 17)
IST 10:31 am: YouTube has acknowledged the issue where some creators are getting zoomed-in thumbnails on their ‘Your videos’ playlist. The team is working on a fix, however, no ETA has been provided.
Update 202 (December 18)
IST 01:31 pm: YouTube TV and Disney couldn’t reach a fair deal and as a result, all the Disney channels are removed from the platform.
However, to compensate, they have reduced the monthly plan rate by $15. Here’s the complete list of all the channels that are not available on YouTube TV.
Update 203 (December 20)
IST 09:47 am: YouTube TV now says that they have finally reached a deal with Disney and have already started to restore access to channels like ESPN and FX, and Disney recordings that were previously in your Library.
They also add that your local ABC station will also be turning on throughout the day.
Update 204 (December 21)
IST 11:24 am: YouTube TV users report that, more than a day after the new agreement was reached with Disney, ABC, ESPN and other Disney channels are still missing for them. However, there is a workaround.
Update 205 (December 23)
IST 10:43 am: YouTube has acknowledged an issue that causes the YouTube app to slow down on the PlayStation. This, they say, is being looked into.
Update 206 (December 24)
IST 11:31 am: YouTube has acknowledged an issue with the heart icon missing on liked comments. This, they say, is being looked into.
Update 207 (December 25)
IST 04:55 pm: The HBO Max subscription bug on YouTube TV is currently an issue that’s being worked on according to YouTube’s support team. More details here.
Update 208 (December 25)
IST 10:10 am: Team YouTube acknowleged the issue where YouTubers are getting ‘Ready in 24 hours’ when going live. The team is investigating the issue, however, no ETA has been provided but here are some workarounds to try.
Sorry to hear that it’s still not working – we’ve seen similar reports about getting a “Ready in 24 hours” error when going live & our team is looking into this. If you haven’t yet, also try restarting your device + internet connection & using the Incognito mode of your browser. (Source)
IST 10:33 am: Some users are now complaining that the YouTube Kids app is not working for them on Apple TV or Android TV. It shows an error message that says ‘Sorry, YouTube kids isn’t available in your country yet’.
However, the same app is working fine on iPhones and iPads. Hopefully, the community manager on Google Forum has acknowledged the issue and said that they are currently investigating it. Moreover, he also provided a workaround for the meantime.
Thanks for flagging, we’ve seen similar reports and are looking into this. In the meantime, you can cast YouTube Kids to your TV as a workaround. (Source)
IST 03:07 pm: YouTube has acknowledged the issue where some videos are having glitch screens. They are looking into this issue, however, no ETA for a fix has been provided.
Update 209 (December 27)
IST 05:02 pm: YouTube support has confirmed that they are looking into a bug that causes videos to glitch and turns the screen green.
The bug appears to be the same bug that was fixed earlier this year that caused the screens to flash green/black. Unfortunately, it’s back and there’s no ETA for a fix.
Mind confirming if this is happening across devices using different accounts? Note that we’ve received similar reports of this issue, and our team is already looking into it. (Source)
Update 210 (December 28)
IST 10:26 am: YouTube has come out to acknowledge the issue where users of the platform haven’t been seeing the heart icon next to liked comments.
Thanks for reaching out – we’re aware that some partners don’t see the “Heart” icon, and we’re currently looking into it. In the meantime, try updating the app to its latest version and see if that helps: https://yt.be/help/8SrS. Reach back out if needed.
Update 211 (December 29)
YouTube has now come out to recommend that affected users upload their personal music collection to their YouTube Music library.
Update 212 (January 01)
01:39 pm (IST): YouTube TV is now losing some sports channels that users won’t be able to acces anymore. This includes CNBC World and NBC Sports network. More on tht here.
Update 213 (January 04)
04:30 pm (IST): YouTube users on Apple TV are reporting that their search results disappear whenever they perform voice search using Siri. More on that here.
05:28 pm (IST): Some YouTube TV users on Amazon Fire TV Stick are facing perpetual buffering or black screen issues when opening the app.
Fortunately, the YouTube team confirmed that they are already aware of the bug, and that a fix is already in development. However, there is no ETA for it yet.
Update 214 (January 07)
06:09 pm (IST): Google is working on adding a new Tile to YouTube Music on WearOS that will let users quickly access their favorite music. More on that here.
06:36 pm (IST): YouTube app on Chromecast users older than the latest Chromecast with Google TV dongle are unhappy with the latest update that changes the interface.
The new interface is designed to be navigated with a remote control. For this, the smartphone becomes a remote control.
However, users report that this change makes the use of the app more annoying and uncomfortable, since it unnecessarily complicates a process that was previously simple and practical (content casting).
Update 215 (January 08)
11:22 am (IST): Some YouTube users (desktop) report that the ‘Show more’ or ‘Open description’ button under the videos is not working properly.
When users affected by the issue select the button, the video information is never displayed. In addition, the button ‘Show less’ info appears.
Not all accounts suffer from the bug. So, a workaround is to change the account to one where the description of the videos is shown. Logging out and relogging also reportedly helps.
12:54 pm (IST): Several users are now reporting that the Community tab on YouTube is broken. Users say that the Community tab is not showing accurate post likes and poll votes.
Your System is not showing accurate Count on Community Tab Post Like including Vote on Poll . It is also decreasing Real and Genuine like and Votes 😭 Please Accurate Your System (Source)
@TeamYouTube Community Tab on YouTube is broken again, since yesterday. It doesn’t show the real amount of likes, it caps at around 50 for all channels that I’ve checked. And yes, I tried on different devices and it’s all the same. Please fix it ASAP! (Source)
Community tab votes and likes not working. I have people from my community telling me that they voted on the poll and I do not see anything. I also had a friend try his community tab and his did the same thing. (Source)
Fortunately, TeamYouTube has acknowledged this issue and said that they are currently working on a fix. However, no ETA for the fix has been provided.
06:35 pm (IST): Some Youtubers are complaining that they are getting decreasing number of viewers in YouTube live. Luckily, TeamYouTube has acknowledged the issue and said that they are working to resolve it.
Update 216 (January 10)
02:20 pm (IST): TeamYouTube has acknowledged the issue where the playlist is playing only a few songs out of all the songs listed. The team is currently working on a fix, however, no ETA for a fix has been provided.
Update 217 (January 11)
03:48 pm (IST): Some users are complaining of broken subscription page on desktop. Users say that it’s showing a blank page and won’t load.
Fortunately, TeamYouTube has acknowledged the issue and said that they are currently working on a fix, however, no ETA for a fix has been provided.
Update 218 (January 14)
12:32 pm (IST): YouTube is testing a new smart download feature that automatically downloads the videos when you are connected to the Wi-Fi.
It downloads 20 videos every week and those videos will be shown under the downloads section. More on that here.
06:47 pm (IST): YouTube relocated the ‘Watch Later’ hovering thumbnail button but some users are not liking it due to slow animation. So, here’s a workaround you can try.
Update 219 (January 17)
9:00 AM (IST): YouTube has acknowledged an issue that is preventing some users from watching embedded live stream videos. It looks like the bug is currently being investigated but has no ETA in sight.
03:31 pm (IST): YouTube acknowledged the issue where the YouTube TV app is not working for some users on Nvidia Shield TVs.
Users say that most of the time the app doesn’t open. But fortunately, the support team is working on a fix, however, they did not share any ETA.
Update 220 (January 18)
10:17 am (IST): YouTube has acknowledged the issue where some creators aren’t able to upload or add a thumbnail to a video in YouTube Studio. The support team is currently working on a fix.
11:30 am (IST): Many Amazon Fire Tablet owners reported that they were seeing an unlock timer feature on the bottom right of their screen. A Google Community Manager has clarified that it is a scam.
Update 221 (January 20)
05:20 pm (IST): YouTube is reportedly working on a feature that will allow users to loop video chapters. For those unaware, chapters divide a video into chunks to make it easier for viewers to get to a specific section.
Update 222 (January 24)
09:40 am (IST): Some YouTube users are complaining about an issue where the subscription page doesn’t show any content.
TeamYouTube has acknowledged this issue and said that they are currently looking into it. However, no ETA for a fix has been provided.
Update 223 (January 27)
04:07 pm (IST): YouTube is reportedly working on a dedicated voice-over feature for YouTube Shorts. It will allow users to users to record a voiceover without needing any third-party video editor.
06:02 pm (IST): Some YouTube creators are unable to request monetization for their channels. It is all due to the error that occurs during step 2 of the process.
All affected users are getting is the message ‘AdSense account is missing required payment details’. However, the issue has already been escalated to the Google team.
Update 224 (January 29)
YouTube is preparing for a new ‘Add to playlist’ UI for YouTube Music on Android. The new UI will cover the entire screen and includes a carousel for ‘recent’, playlist covers as well as songs.
This is quite a change compared to the previous one where the UI is equally split between the recent and all playlists. However, this feature is still under testing and is yet to roll out on a wider scale.
Update 225 (January 31)
11:15 am (IST): YouTube Music is reportedly working on a new feature called ‘Recommended radios’. Just like the other recommended section, this will show 10 recommended radios on the waveform cover.
Update 226 (February 02)
12:05 pm (IST): YouTube Premium subscribers now have access to picture-in-picture (PiP) mode for two more weeks as YouTube has extended the testing period until February 14. It is available as an experimental feature for devices running iOS 14 or later.
12:36 pm (IST): YouTube’s 2MB thumbnail file-size limit may soon be lifted. This has been a request from content creators for years. And now, a response from the YouTube support team suggests that this may happen.
02:43 pm (IST): Some YouTube TV users are facing a freezing issue on various platforms. This occurs during ads or commercials, but fortunately, the issue has now been escalated to devs for further investigation.
Update 227 (February 03)
10:12 am (IST): YouTube for Android has redesigned its video player. The left bottom of the player now features shortcuts for like, dislike, comments, save to playlist, and share, while the right side has more video shortcuts.
Due to the placement of these shortcuts at the bottom, the timeline/scrubber has now been pushed up a little bit. Here’s how the video player looks now.
Update 228 (February 04)
11:34 am (IST): YouTube is working on adding a dedicated ‘Listen with YouTube Music’ button on Android. This will allow users to conveniently switch to YouTube Music when they just want to listen to the track.
Update 229 (February 08)
12:14 pm (IST): Samsung has confirmed that the YouTube Music app will soon get the ability to stream songs over Wi-Fi or LTE on the Galaxy Watch 4.
04:06 pm (IST): Some users are reporting (1, 2) that Bravo channel is not working for them on YouTube TV. And fortunately, TeamYouTube has acknowledged the issue and said that Bravo is already working on a fix.
Update 230 (February 9)
01:19 pm (IST): YouTube Music on Android added a new ‘Downloads’ shortcut using which users can easily access their downloaded songs by long pressing on the app icon.
Update 231 (February 10)
03:13 pm (IST): Some YouTube creators are reporting issues when uploading videos. Users report that they are getting an error message that says ‘Processing abandoned. We have encountered unexpected problems.’
Fortunately, TeamYouTube has acknowledged the issue and said that they are working to resolve it. However, they did not provide any ETA for the fix.
Update 232 (February 11)
03:15 pm (IST): TeamYouTube acknowledged the issue where Autoplay toggle is not working for some users when viewing videos in a browser. Support says that they are working on a fix.
Update 233 (February 12)
10:45 am (IST): YouTube TV users on iOS and iPadOS will reportedly get PiP mode soon. However, there is no ETA available as to when exactly the feature will start rolling out.
Update 234 (February 15)
07:41 pm (IST): Opening YouTube links from some popular office and productivity services such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and even from e-mail redirects to a page with the ‘Your browser is up to date’ error message.
Update 235 (February 16)
05:46 pm (IST): Some YouTube Android app users are facing a redirects to a page with the ‘Your browser is up to date’crashing issue when trying to cast a video to a compatible Google Chromecast device. There is no official acknowledgment yet, but there is a potential workaround.
Update 236 (February 18)
05:46 pm (IST): Some YouTube Studio app users are facing a persistent notifications issue where they are unable to manually clear them. Also notifications don’t go away even after viewing them. YouTube team is aware.
03:52 pm (IST): In order to prevent the misinformation from being viral, YouTube could break sharing of borderline content. However, it is unclear if the company will actually take such a measure. More on that here.
Update 237 (March 3)
04:30 pm (IST): YouTube users say the playback speed button is missing on Smart TVs, Chromecast and consoles. More on that here.
Update 238 (March 4)
09:58 am (IST): A section of users is facing an issue with dark mode on YouTube where it automatically keeps switching to light mode. Luckily, YouTube support has acknowledged this issue and they are currently investigating it.
Update 239 (March 7)
09:42 am (IST): TeamYouTube has now confirmed that the issue where Autoplay automatically keeps toggling on has been resolved.
Update 240 (March 8)
05:00 pm (IST): YouTube users are saying they are unable to watch their own videos on web browsers. More on that here.
Update 241 (March 9)
06:00 pm (IST): YouTube Music users are reporting that songs are not loading or buffering for them on the Android version of the app. More on that here.
Update 242 (March 12)
09:50 am (IST): Many users are now reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) an issue where they are unable to make payment for YouTube Premium. Luckily, the support team has acknowledged this problem and said that they are working on a fix.
12:00 pm (IST): YouTube is reportedly adding video transcriptions to its Android app. Previously, it was only possible to see a full transcription of the video through the desktop site.
With this feature users will now be able to see video transcription on their Android app by tapping on ‘Show Transcript’ button below the expanded description.
Update 243 (March 14)
04:30 pm (IST): YouTube Studio users are reporting that their monetization status is showing as unknown. Head here for a potential workaround.
05:46 pm (IST): TeamYouTube has acknowledged the issue where some creators are unable to login into the account after deleting a channel. Moreover, support said that they are investigating it.
Update 244 (March 15)
11:30 am (IST): Many Google Nest/Home users are saying they are unable to play YouTube Music using voice commands and are getting ‘This song isn’t available or can’t be played right now’ error message. More on that here.
07:11 pm (IST): Many users are unhappy about the desktop YouTube Shorts watch layout, but here you can find some workarounds to change it to normal.
Update 245 (March 16)
11:34 am (IST): YouTube is currently testing ‘Search with chips’ feature on desktop that help users to refine search results on the web version. This experimental feature is available until April 14. More on that here.
Update 246 (March 17)
07:26 pm (IST): YouTube is now testing a new channel guide design for YouTube TV. The new design brings more functionalities to the existing grid look, however, it is currently available for limited users. More on that here.
Update 247 (March 19)
07:54 pm (IST): Some YouTube content creators are unable to sign in to their YouTube accounts after deleting one of their video channels. The YouTube team is already investigating the issue.
Update 248 (March 22)
11:30 am (IST): YouTube TV users are facing multiple issues such as video flickering, playback error and poor video quality when watching CBS March Madness. Support says a fix is already underway.
Update 249 (March 24)
01:57 pm (IST): Many YouTube content creators are facing an issue where their videos get unlisted or are set to private automatically, potentially impacting their views and performance, as well as their monetization.
Update 250 (March 25)
06:24 pm (IST): TeamYouTube has acknowledged the issue where premiers are automatically set to private. Moreover, support said that they are working on a fix for the same.
Update 251 (March 28)
06:27 pm (IST): Google has finally returned the ability to repeat or shuffle the playlist while casting on YouTube Music. More on that here.
Update 252 (March 29)
03:33 pm (IST): YouTube is now testing a new feature that will allow users to react with an emoji at specific moments in a video. More on that here.
Update 253 (March 30)
10:47 am (IST): YouTube TV is now testing 5.1 Dolby audio support for Google TV, Android TV, and Roku. This feature is already available on select smart TVs and now the company is expanding it to more devices. More on that here.
Update 254 (March 31)
04:11 pm (IST): YouTube TV on Twitter has announced that picture-in-picture is now available for iPhones and iPads. It is supported on devices running iPadOS 15 and iOS 15 or later.
Update 255 (April 01)
10:56 am (IST): Some YouTube creators are now reporting an issue where they can’t live stream on mobile. Luckily, TeamYouTube has acknowledged this bug and said that they are currently investigating it.
04:13 pm (IST): YouTube Music on Android is reportedly getting a new feature that allows users to save their queue as a playlist. More on that here.
Update 256 (April 02)
6:10 pm (IST): Some YouTube users are saying that they are automatically getting logged out on desktop. YouTube has acknowledged the issue but there is no fix in sight.
Update 257 (April 06)
6:10 pm (IST): Many YouTube users are missing the sorting option for viewing oldest channel video. Apparently, it’s a new change that YouTube is testing, and many don’t agree with it.
Update 258 (April 09)
10:30 am (IST): YouTube is testing a content moderation tool that allows creators to review inappropriate comments. More on that here.
Also, YouTube support on Twitter has acknowledged the issue where the Sort by option is missing. Moreover, they are currently investigating it.
Update 259 (April 11)
12:04 am (IST): YouTube app is randomly displaying Chinese characters across the dedicated app interface on some Smart TV units. YouTube team has acknowledged the issue, and there are some potential workarounds.
Update 260 (April 12)
09:53 am (IST): YouTube Premium members on iOS can no longer test Picture-in-picture mode. This feature has now disappeared from YouTube’s list of available experiments. More on that here.
While the Picture-in-picture testing was only available for premium users, YouTube is now rolling out PiP mode for all YouTube users in the US, confirms a recent Tweet by the company (now deleted).
Update 261 (April 13)
11:16 am (IST): An issue was affecting YouTube services across multiple platforms where some functions were not working. However, these problems have already been fixed. More on that here.
05:01 pm (IST): YouTube support has now confirmed that they are working to fix the issue where Chinese characters are being displayed on Smart TV units. However, no ETA for the fix has been provided.
Update 262 (April 21)
03:05 pm (IST): The new ‘Research tab’ intended for video creators is behaving erratically. Creators are receiving blank data, while others don’t even have the new feature.
Some creators received the Research tab, but it disappeared from their accounts shortly after. The YouTube team is aware of the issues and is working to resolve them.
Update 263 (April 22)
12:40 pm (IST): YouTube Music is now getting a small UI change. The new version replaces the lightning icon with a new sparkle icon in smart downloads menu.
Update 264 (April 26)
09:53 am (IST): YouTube brings a colorful animation to its like button. This new change can be seen in the latest version of the app on Android and iOS. More on that here.
Update 265 (April 27)
12:00 pm (IST): YouTube has acknowledged an issue where the upload date is missing for some. Head here for some potential workarounds.
Update 266 (April 28)
11:10 am (IST): YouTube TV is now getting a new account picker screen which is ideal for those who share their subscription with multiple users.
It’ll now ask you ‘Who’s watching?’ and provide you with a list of accounts to choose from. More on that here.
Update 267 (April 29)
02:13 pm (IST): iOS users are facing an issue where YouTube app is limiting 60 FPS HDR videos at 480p resolution max. The YouTube team is already aware and working on a fix.
Update 268 (May 02)
Fortunately, TeamYouTube has acknowledged this issue and said that they are investigating it.
Update 269 (May 04)
11:30 am (IST): YouTube has acknowledged an issue where playlists are not showing up in search results. More on that here.
03:32 pm (IST): Google has announced that it will discontinue YouTube Go by August this year. For those unaware, it’s a light version of the YouTube app that was built for low-powered devices. More on that here.
Update 270 (May 09)
10:20 am (IST): YouTube Music is now testing a playlist UI redesign for Android users. This revamp brings all the controls in one line to make them more convenient to access. More on that here.
01:30 pm (IST): Users are still reporting issues with the sorting option on YouTube and it’s not just limited to the ‘Sort by oldest’.
Some users say that the ‘Sort by views’ option is also not working, while for some, the ‘Sort by’ option itself has disappeared. YouTube support said that they are investigating the issue. More on that here.
Update 271 (May 11)
1:30 pm (IST): Many YouTube creators say their account is hijacked and they are seeing videos from CasualChannel User on their homepage. More on that here.
07:08 pm (IST): Some users are again reporting the issue where autoplay keeps turning on. However, there’s a potential workaround for this issue. More on that here.
Also, users are reporting issues with dark mode on YouTube. Luckily, TeamYouTube has acknowledged this issue and said that they are investigating it. More on that here.
Update 272 (May 13)
6:30 pm (IST): Xbox and PlayStation users say controller buttons are not working in the YouTube app. More on that here.
Update 273 (May 18)
01:30 pm (IST): YouTube Music Wear OS app is now getting support support for streaming music over LTE or Wi-Fi. This will allow users to listen to music even when their phone isn’t nearby.
4:30 pm (IST): Android users say the Watch Later button is missing from the notifications shade. More on that here.
Update 274 (May 19)
09:39 am (IST): YouTube has added an ability to its web player and mobile app that will now highlight the most replayed parts of the videos. This will let you skip the boring part in a video.
Update 275 (May 20)
11:38 am (IST): TeamYouTube has informed on Twitter that the issue with the sorting option on YouTube has now been resolved. More on that here.
07:50 pm (IST): Many YouTube content creators are facing an issue where their live streams privacy is automatically changed to ‘Private’, as they are flagged as spam or scam. They are also unable to appeal the decision.
YouTube team is aware of the issue and is investigating.
Update 276 (May 27)
12:14 pm (IST): Google is now testing flavor pills for YouTube Music. It will add new chips to the ‘Up next’ queue when playing from a radio-generated list of songs, providing users with more control over radio mixes.
3:00 pm (IST): YouTube has rolled out a new feature that shows a graph of the most replayed/viewed part of a video in the progress bar. While some have welcomed the idea, others say it’s distracting. If you want to disable it, head here.
5:53 pm (IST): Many YouTube users are reporting that their estimated revenue is delayed by a few days in YouTube analytics. The issue has been acknowledged. More details here.
Update 277 (May 30)
11:30 am (IST): YouTube has acknowledged an issue where random videos are getting added to watch history and liked videos. More on that here.
05:53 pm (IST): A ‘This video is unavailable on this device’ error message is preventing users from enjoying some videos or live streams, and video creators from editing them before uploading to the platform.
Update 278 (June 2)
11:15 am (IST): YouTube Music is now rolling out multi-select feature for the web app. It allows users to select multiple tracks in list views by clicking on checkboxes. More on that here.
Update 279 (June 6)
06:06 pm (IST): YouTube creators and users are facing an issue where they are unable to add ‘Roblox’ name/category to videos or find Roblox-related channels and content through the search engine.
Update 280 (June 7)
04:30 pm (IST): PlayStation users say the voice search function has been removed from the YouTube app. Head here for a potential workaround.
Update 281 (June 13)
09:40 am (IST): Many users are now reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) that they are unable to switch accounts on YouTube. However, YouTube support on Twitter has confirmed that this issue has already been fixed.
Update 282 (June 14)
07:25 pm (IST): YouTube team is rolling out a new watch page redesign which is bothering many users. However, there are a couple of woprkaorunds that will help you restore the previous UI design.
Update 283 (June 16)
11:35 am (IST): Similar to the annual recap that comes once a year, YouTube Music has introduced seasonal recaps that will be arriving four times in a year for all four seasons including fall, winter, summer, and spring. More on that here.
Update 284 (June 22)
6:15 pm (IST): YouTube TV subscribers are experiencing audio sync issues after the recent 5.1 surround sound update. More on that here.
Update 285 (June 24)
6:46 pm (IST): Some YouTube Music users are facing a couple of issues with the shuffle feature where they get a ‘Song unavailable’ error when enabling it on downloaded songs playlists, or songs are constantly repeating.
However, there are some workarounds for both bugs.
Update 286 (June 27)
11:51 am (IST): YouTube Music for Android is now receiving a redesigned album UI. This change has initially arrived for Android tablets. More on that here.
Update 287 (July 1)
01:34 pm (IST): YouTube is now taking some measures to fight comment spam. The company will no longer allow YouTubers to hide their subscribers count with effect from July 29.
Moreover, they will also put restrictions on using special characters in channel names. More on that here.
Update 288 (July 5)
06:43 pm (IST): Some YouTube TV users are facing a ‘black screen’ issue when trying to access channels or content recorded via DVR. Also, other YouTube users are getting a ‘Use another account’ error message when trying to use the service.
Update 289 (July 8)
06:43 pm (IST): YouTube platform is experiencing a bug where the ‘Animal Crossing’ tag is missing, and all related videos are being tagged or renamed as ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’.
The issue has been acknowledged, and a fix is already in the works.
07:22 pm (IST): Many YouTube TV users are unhappy with the multiple UI and UX changes the service has been experiencing in recent weeks. The YouTube team is looking into the issue.
Update 290 (July 11)
Update 291 (July 12)
01:41 (IST): Some users are now getting ‘Music content cannot be played in PiP’ error when using Picture-in-picture mode on iOS. More on that here.
Update 292 (July 13)
11:30 am (IST): YouTube support has acknowledged the issue where users are getting ‘Music content cannot be played in PiP’ error and they are currently investigating it. More on that here.
Update 293 (July 14)
01:18 pm (IST): Many users are now reporting that YouTube search is broken for them or showing irrelevant results. More on that here.
06:50 pm (IST): YouTube users (website) are currently unable to manually reorder videos in their playlists using ‘drag and drop’. The issue has been acknowledged, and there is a workaround.
Update 294 (July 15)
11:30 am (IST): YouTube TV subscribers are facing an issue where the video restarts or plays from later after pausing. Head here for a potential workaround.
Update 294 (July 15)
10:30 am (IST): YouTube TV subscribers are complaining about Fox News buffering , freezing or skipping ahead. The developers have acknowledged the problem and said a fix is underway.
Update 295 (July 18)
04:57 pm (IST): Many YouTube video creators are facing an issue where their unpaid earnings from weeks ago are not being transferred to their Adsense accounts. The issue has been acknowledged and a fix is in the works, but there is no ETA yet.
Update 296 (July 19)
06:28 pm (IST): YouTube app users on iOS who have received the ‘PiP’ option in the settings are still unable to use the feature, even after activating the ‘switch’. YouTube team acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix.
Update 297 (July 21)
11:22 am (IST): YouTube Music is reportedly working on a sleep timer for Android app using which you’ll be able to set a specific time after which the app will automatically pause the playback.
6:00 pm (IST): YouTube has acknowledged an issue where the UI is not loading correctly on the website. More on that here.
Update 298 (July 22)
05:26 pm (IST): YouTube TV issue where users are getting black screen when trying to access channels or content recorded via DVR has now been resolved. More on that here.
06:51 pm (IST): Some YouTube creators are now reporting that they are unable to upload or update custom thumbnails on videos. Unfortunately, YouTube support hasn’t yet acknowledged the issue.
Update 299 (July 25)
06:25 pm (IST): Some YouTube creators are now reporting an issue where timestamps are not working or disappearing on uploaded videos. More on that here.
Update 300 (July 26)
06:33 pm (IST): In the last few weeks, some YouTube Premium users have been dealing with an issue where they are unable to download videos or music for offline playback.
07:19 pm (IST): Many months after the first reports related to the issue, the downloaded videos of some YouTube users are disappearing from their devices.
Update 301 (July 27)
10:52 am (IST): YouTube Music redesigned UI is now rolling out to Android users. There are various changes made to playlist and album view. More on that here.
Update 302 (July 29)
04:04 pm (IST): YouTube has announced that YouTubers will now be able to convert 60 seconds of any long form YouTube video into Shorts. Check more about it here.
Update 303 (August 01)
06:54 pm (IST): Many YouTube creators are now reporting that they are unable to unhide subscribers count or set it to public. Luckily, YouTube support has acknowledged the issue and they are working on a fix.
Update 304 (August 02)
06:35 pm (IST): YouTube is suddenly deleting private playlists of some users saying that its voilates their ‘Hate speech’ policy. However, the company is yet to provide an explanation for the same. More on that here.
Update 305 (August 03)
11:56 am (IST): YouTube’s picture-in-picture (PIP) mode is also available in Safari for Mac. It was first introduced back in 2016, however, it is hidden behind a few clicks and most users are unaware of it.
You can check step-by-step guide to activate PIP mode in Safari on Mac here.
06:02 pm (IST): One of those affected has shared a workaround that might help you resolve YouTube TV audio sync issue. You can check it out here.
Update 306 (August 04)
04:47 pm (IST): Some Firefox users are now reporting an issue where YouTube videos are not loading or playing in browser. If you are also having this issue, then there are some workarounds you can try, check them out here.
Update 307 (August 08)
11:32 am (IST): Many YouTube users are now reporting that they are getting lower audio levels or quality on music videos. For more info and workaround, head here.
Update 308 (August 10)
01:53 pm (IST): YouTube for Android is now getting Android 13’s redesigned media controls with version 17.32.32. It is currently in beta and should be available to all users over the coming weeks.
Update 309 (August 11)
09:51 am (IST): Many YouTube app users on Xbox consoles are facing an issue where their accounts are constantly being logged out, forcing them to log in again every few minutes. The issue has been acknowledged.
Update 310 (August 18)
11:56 am (IST): YouTube is reportedly working on a new change for Explore tab on Android app. The company is planning to replace the Explore page with a navigational panel on app’s home screen. More on that here.
03:13 pm (IST): Many YouTube users are reporting that the video resolution keeps defaulting to 480p. For more info and workaround, head here .
|YouTube Down (November 12)||All platforms||Fixed|
|Unable to turn on comments on YouTube channel||All platforms||Workaround|
|Error AS-10||Google Chrome||Resolved|
|Too many foreign language videos||All platforms||Workaround|
|Captions turn on automatically||All platforms||Fix in works|
|Watch history issue||Multiple platforms||Possible fixes|
|YouTube app on Apple TV freezing||Apple TV||Possibly fixed|
|Error saving video data||Multiple platforms||Workaround|
|Restricted mode does not turn off||All platforms||Acknowledged|
|YouTube Analytics incorrect real-time views||Multiple platforms||Fixed|
|Creators unable to mute or trim claimed content on their videos||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Unable to create new YouTube stream keys||Multiple platforms||Workaround|
|PlayStation 4 (PS4) YouTube sign-in error||PS4||Official workaround|
|Old watched videos keep getting recommended||All platforms||Possible solution|
|YouTube Library tab broken and sidebar missing||Android App||Acknowledged|
|Merch shelf issues||Multiple platforms||Acknowledged|
|Unable to watch restricted videos on YouTube||PS4/XBOX||Fixed|
|Editors and Managers unable to upload videos||All platforms||Fix in the works|
|“Live streaming isn’t available right now” error||All platforms||Workaround|
|YouTube Premium users seeing ads||Multiple platforms||Fix in the works|
|YouTube Dark Mode broken||Web version||Acknowledged|
|Autoplay function cannot be disabled||Web version||Acknowledged|
|Likes on videos are not registering||All platforms||Possible explanation|
|Missing playlist subcategories issue||Multiple platforms||Acknowledged|
|Unable to cancel YouTube Premium subscription||All platforms||Possible solution|
|YouTube TV freezing during Metro by T-Mobile ad||YouTube TV/All platforms||Fix in the works|
|Link preview not working||iOS, Android, Windows||Fixed with WhatsApp beta for Android|
|Autoplay function keeps turning on automatically||Android, Web version||Fixed|
|Videos not working at 4K resolution||Samsung Smart TVs||Unacknowledged|
|Live chat comments are not working/showing||Android||Fix in the works|
|Community tab not getting enabled||All platforms||Acknowledged|
|YouTube app/site scrolling issues||Android/macOS||Unacknowledged|
|Missing offline/downloaded videos||Android/iOS||Issue persists|
|PS4 black screen||Several consoles||Fix in works|
|YouTube link preview on Twitter not working||Android/iOS||Fixed|
|Can’t change endscreen elements||Windows||Fixed|
|ESPN freezing on YouTube TV||All platforms||Fixed|
|Watch Later List has been borked||Android/iOS||Acknowledged|
|Videos deleted from playlist||All platforms||Fixed|
|Switching accounts issue||Android||Fixed|
|Channel search function broken||Desktop||Fixed|
|YouTube live not loading||Roku and Fire TV Stick||Acknowledged|
|YouTube live chat not working||All platforms||Fixed|
|Random inappropriate/obscene/adult ads||All platforms||Acknowledged|
|Unable to switch accounts||Android||Fix in works|
|Comments section not loading||All platforms||Fix in works|
|Unable to comment (keeps disappearing)||All platforms||Fixed|
|Custom URL missing even after meeting eligibility||All platforms||Fix in works|
|Picture-in-picture not working in YouTube website||iOS 14||Fixed, Workaround|
|Inaccurate revenue report in YouTube Analytics for Feb. 8||Multiple platforms||Acknowledged|
|New uploads do not appear in subscription feeds||Multiple platforms||Fixed|
|Broken search function for channels||Multiple platforms||Fix in the works|
|Playlist isn’t updating when videos are added/deleted||Multiple platforms||Fixed|
|Some videos have negative number of likes/dislikes||Multiple platforms||Unacknowledged|
|YouTube gets redirected automatically to YouTube Kids||Multiple platforms||Workarounds|
|Both like and dislike buttons get highlighted at the same time||Desktop||Fixed|
|YouTube Premium users are being shown ads||Multiple platforms||Acknowledged|
|YouTube app crashes on PS4||Multiple platforms||Acknowledged|
|YouTube Featured sections not working||Multiple platforms||Acknowledged|
|YouTube “Oops! Something went wrong” monkey error||Desktop||Resurfaced|
|YouTube intermittednt black screen issue||Multiple platforms||Investigation|
|YouTube app blank screen issue||Android||Acknowledged|
|Thumbnails not visible on YouTube||Desktop site||Acknowledged|
|YouTube app screen timeout issue||Android app||Fixed|
|Stuck on processing HD version during upload||Desktop||Acknowledged|
|YouTube video defaults to 360p automatically||Multiple platforms||Acknowledged|
|YouTube app not working on Apple TV||Apple TV||Acknowledged|
|Error when adding tax information||Desktop site||Acknowledged|
|YouTube videos flashing black and green||Multiple platforms||Investigating|
|HBO Max TV Everywhere login issue||YouTube TV||Fix in works|
|“Checks” running longer than usual||YouTube Studio||Fixed|
|Missing cast button||YouTube Kids||Escalated (workaround)|
|Switch account menu not loading||YouTube Studio||Fixed|
|Yellow progress bar for playing videos||Desktop||Fixed|
|Playback issues on the YouTube app on Firestick||Fire TV Stick||Fix in works|
|Missing stats on Analytics||YouTube Analytics||Fixed|
|Playlists and saved/liked videos disappeared||Multiple platforms||Fixed|
|YouTube comments not showing||YouTube desktop/PC||Unacknowledged|
|YouTube Premium not getting activated even after payment||All platforms||Fix in the works|
|YouTube app update leads to crashes on PS4||PlayStation 4||Acknowledged|
|YouTube likes not registering on video||All platforms||Acknowledged|
|YouTube likes disappearing from video||All platforms||Fixed|
|YouTube TV says ‘Outside your home area’||YouTube TV||Workaround|
|YouTube embedded playlists not working||YouTube desktop||Workaround|
|YouTube premiere function crashing||YouTube desktop||Acknowledged|
|YouTube sidebar tabs missing||YouTube app on PS5/Xbox/Smart TV||Fixed|
|Likes and subs discrepancy in Watch Page vs. YouTube Analytics||YouTube Analytics||Fin in works|
|Uploads stuck in “Checks running”||YouTube desktop||Acknowledged|
|Xbox YouTube app crash||Xbox||Fix in works|
|Video chapters not working||YouTube desktop||Workaround|
|Subscribers being underreported||YouTube Analytics||Fix in works|
|YouTube app thumbnails blurry||YouTube app||Fixed|
|Live channels not working||YouTube TV Roku||YouTube support aware|
|YouTube subscriber change stuck at 0||YouTube Analytics||Acknowledged|
|Drag and drop videos within a playlist not working||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Opening app throws error 429||Android/iOS||Fixed|
|Comments deleted automatically when adding links||Desktop||Fixed|
|Less revenue from 2-minute long clips||N/A||Addressed|
|Downloaded videos unable to play offline||Mobile||Acknowledged|
|History tab not being synced and age-restricted error||Living room devices||Fixed|
|Issue with voice over feature on DVR recordings||YouTube||Fixed|
|“YouTube TV is playing on 3 devices” error||YouTube TV||Persists|
|Live streams and recent uploads not appearing on search||YouTube mobile||Fix in works|
|Can’t post in Community Tab||YouTube mobile||Acknowledged|
|Playback issues||Amazon FireStick||Acknowledged|
|Black screen and video not loading||YouTube mobile||Acknowledged|
|YouTube crashing/not working properly||Android||Acknowledged|
|Missing or zero transactional revenue figures||YT Analytics||Fix in works|
|Subs not getting notifications for new videos||YT Analytics||Acknowledged|
|YouTube Premiere not working properly||YouTube Premiere||Unacknowledged|
|Can’t watch own uploaded videos||All platforms||Acknowledged|
|Notification settings reset||YouTube mobile||Acknowledged|
|Chapters not working||YouTube desktop||Acknowledged|
|YouTube watch history not updating||YouTube mobile and Apple TV||Acknowledged|
|Incorrect upload date/time for newly published vids||YouTube mobile||Acknowledged|
|Dislike button removed/Count not showing||YouTube mobile||Removed after latest update|
|Blurry, bad quality streaming||YouTube TV||Acknowledged|
|Analytics unresponsive with views stuck at 0||YouTube Analytics||Acknowledged|
|YouTube TV gone from YouTube app||Roku||Fix rolling out|
|Like count inaccurate||All platforms||Acknowledged|
|YouTube subscribers missing||Analytics||Acknowledged|
|Getting restricted from videos on PS4||PS4||Acknowledged|
|YouTube TV black screen||Smart TV||Acknowledged|
|Audio static on ESPN||YouTube TV||Acknowledged|
|Music videos missing from search||YouTube mobile||Acknowledged|
|Jeopardy playback controls messed up||YouTube TV||Unacknowledged|
|Uploads getting stuck||YouTube||Workaround|
|TiVo freezing on YouTube TV||TiVo 4K|
|Checking for restrictions taking too long||YouTube desktop||Explained||‘This video is unavailable on this device’ message||All platforms||Acknowledged||Something went wrong error||Desktop||Acknowledged|
|Ads are in foreign languages||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Can’t play live videos or recordings from beginning||YouTube TV||Workarounds|
|Infinite buffering problem when watching videos||YouTube desktop and mobile||Fix in the works|
|Issue/error of signing in to a YouTube account||Xbox||Fix in the works|
|YouTube and YouTube TV autoplay not working||Multiple platforms||Unacknowledged|
|Eligible channels not having their community tab enabled||All platforms||Acknowledged|
|Watch Later playlist not updating||Android||Acknowledged|
|Super Chat not working||YouTube website||Acknowledged|
|YouTube AdSense error OR-BAIH-01 or OR-IEH-01||YouTube AdSense||Acknowledged|
|YouTube channel not searchable||Multiple platforms||Acknowledged|
|Videos not showing up on search or channel||YouTube desktop||Fix in the works|
|Volume keeps resetting to max or 100%||YouTube desktop||Acknowledged|
|Delay in processing HD videos||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|App stuck on loading screen||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Audio and video out of sync||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Skip ads button broken||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Missing Revenue||YouTube Analytics||Acknowledged|
|‘Oops, something went wrong’ error in YouTube Studio||YouTube Analytics for Artists||Acknowledged|
|Video edits not saving||YouTube Analytics for Artists||Acknowledged|
|YouTube app not working on LG NanoCell smart TV||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Comments disappearing from channels/videos||YouTube||Under investigation|
|4K streaming issues||YouTube TV||Unacknowledged|
|Checks are taking a long time||YouTube||Acknowledged (refer to Update 114)|
|Can’t watch age-restricted content on console app||YouTube on Gaming Consoles||Acknowledged|
|Audio and video out of sync after trimming video||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Old comments missing||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Unable to share content with Premium members||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Monetization disabled after claiming Shorts Fund payment||YouTube||Fixed|
|YouTube supervised experience not working||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|YouTube freezing on the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Vizio TV||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Some commercials being stuck/frozen on NBC12||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Unable to access HBO Max app with YouTube TV credentials||HBO Max||Acknowledged|
|NBC Channel 12/Sports down and not working for many||YouTube TV||Agreement reached|
|Different subscriber counts on Channel Dashboards and Live count||YouTube||Under investigation|
|‘Loop Playlist’ button not working||YouTube desktop site||Acknowledged|
|“Apply” button not showing up on the Monetization page||YouTube desktop site||Workaround|
|Notifications not working/ getting delayed||YouTube desktop site||Acknowledged|
|Video thumbnails not updating||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Copyright checks taking longer than usual||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Audio delay or lip-sync issues with 4K channels||YouTube TV||Acknowledged|
|Live Chat is not working properly with unique charater languages||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|YouTube app not working on Roku||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Numerous authentication requests when login into YT Studio on web||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Unable to comment on videos (This action isn’t allowed)||YouTube||Workaround|
|YouTube TV logging out||Roku||Acknowledged|
|YouTube library not loading||YouTube TV||Acknowledged|
|Error when adding Sports Plus package||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|WPTV (NBC in West Palm Beach FL) not working properly for hours||YouTube TV||Acknowledged||Unskippable ads in DVR recordings||YouTube TV||Acknowledged|
|Issue verifying accounts in Studio||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Background play not working as intended||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Custom Guide not working as expected||YouTube TV||Escalated|
|Content tab not loading||YouTube Studio||Escalated|
|Revenue biggest earning videos drops to zero||YouTube||Unacknowledged|
|Upload button greyed out||YouTube||Unacknowledged|
|Unable to sign in after transferring to a brand account||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|NFL video quality issues||YouTube TV||Acknowledged|
|Addams Family 2 audio glitch||YouTube||Fixed|
|YouTube search not working on Roku||Roku||Workaround|
|FanDuel audio issue||YouTube TV||Acknowledged|
|Videos in search results aren’t playing||iOS app||Workaround|
|Hold to scrub disables YouTube player functions||Android app||Acknowledged|
|Users keep being signed out of YouTube account on Xbox||Xbox||Acknowledged|
|Issue with UPI purchases on YouTube Premium||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Error message in AdSense||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|15-seconds fast-forward button restarting or skipping show||YouTube TV||Acknowledged|
|Live chat keeps disconnecting on streams||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Channel description not updating||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Unable to add custom thumbnails||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Audio playing ahead of video in World Series 2021||YouTube TV||Workaround|
|Sudden drop in CPM to almost 0||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Comment sections not loading||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Buffering/Freezing on all content||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Google Assistant voice commands behaving erratically||YouTube TV||Acknowledged|
|Difficulties in saving YouTube videos when updating the monetization status||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|YouTube temporally disables auto livestream captions feature||YouTube||Fix in works|
|Users able to successfully send live chat but can’t be seen by others or just disappear||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|App crashes on iOS||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|YouTube TV live feed delayed by several seconds||All platforms||Comes to light|
|Can’t livestream even after attaining 1000 subscribers||All platforms||Workaround|
|Yellowstone missing Season 4 episodes||All platforms||Acknowledged|
|Android app crashes when trying to share a track on Instagram Stories||Android||Acknowledged|
|Creators are not able to upload Shorts video||All platforms||Acknowledged|
|Search results show same bunch of videos||All platforms||Workaround|
|Some playlists only play a few videos when they’re shuffled||All platforms||Acknowledged|
|Unable to watch videos on room devices/gaming consoles||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|YouTube TV freezing on Roku devices||Roku||Fixed|
|Videos on Amazon Fire TV Stick stuck on thumbnail||YouTube||Unacknowledged|
|Copyright Claim Notification Not Getting Dismissed||YouTube Studio||Acknowledged|
|Bulk video process is stuck in updating||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Missing recordings in the Library||YouTube TV||Acknowledged|
|YouTube Audio not working||Android Auto||Escalated|
|Watch history not updating||Roku YouTube app||Workaround|
|Creators get stuck while trying to update videos in bulk||Roku YouTube app||Unacknowledged|
|Creators getting unusual activity error||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Creators getting processing error when editing videos||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|YouTube videos automatically opening in new tab||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|YouTube 3rd-party dislike button extensions not working||YouTube||Explained|
|Videos tagged as ineligible for monetization||YouTube||Investigating|
|Zoomed-in thumbnails in your videos page||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|ESPN, ABC and other Disney channels still missing||YouTube TV||Workaround|
|YouTube app slowing down on PlayStation||PlayStation||Workaround|
|Heart icon missing on comments||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|‘Ready in 24 hours’ error when going live||YouTube||Acknowleged|
|App not working on Apple TV and Android TV||YouTube Kids||Workaround|
|Some videos having glitch screens||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Some YouTube Music users are unable to cast to Xbox issue||Xbox||Acknowledged|
|YouTube search results disappear when using Siri on Apple TV||Apple TV||Unacknowledged|
|Perpetual buffering or black screen issues||Amazon Fire TV Stick||Fix incoming|
|Community Tab not showing accurate likes and poll votes||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Decreasing number of viewers in YouTube live||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Playlist only playing a few songs||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Subscription page is not loading||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Relocated ‘Watch Later’ hovering thumbnail button annoying some||YouTube||Workaround|
|Unable to view embedded Live Stream videos||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|YouTube TV app not working on Nvidia Shield TV||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Unable to add/upload thumbnail||YouTube Studio||Acknowledged|
|Subscription page is not showing any content||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|‘Show more’ or ‘Open description’ button not working||YouTube (desktop)||Workaround|
|YouTube app phone remote update UI for Chromecast troubling users||YouTube on Chromecast||Unacknowledged|
|Channel monetization step 2 error (‘AdSense account is missing required payment details’)||YouTube||Escalated|
|YouTube TV freezing during ads or commercials||YouTube TV||Escalated|
|Bravo channel not working||YouTube TV||Fix in works|
|Creators getting processing error when uploading videos||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Autoplay toggle on the watch page/playlist is not working||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Links from email, PowerPoint, Word and Excel redirect to ‘Your browser is up to date’ error page||YouTube||Escalated|
|Crashing issue when casting to Google Chromecast compatible devices||YouTube Android app||Workaround|
|Persistent notifications issue||YouTube Studio app||Acknowledged|
|Playback speed button missing||YouTube app on Chromecast, Smart TVs and consoles||Acknowledged|
|Dark mode keeps changing to light mode||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Cannot watch own videos||YouTube website||Acknowledged|
|Unable to make payment for YouTube Premium||YouTube||Acknowledged (refer update 242)|
|Monetization status unknown||YouTube Studio||Workaround|
|Creators unable to login after deleting a channel||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Annoying YouTube Shorts watch layout on desktop||YouTube||Workarounds|
|Search with chips feature on desktop||YouTube||Available as experimental feature|
|CBS March Madness flickering, playback error and poor video quality||YouTube TV||Fix underway|
|Videos get unlisted or set to private automatically||YouTube||investigating|
|Premieres are automatically set to private||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Creators can’t live stream on mobile||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Youtube logging out automatically on desktop||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Sorting option for viewing oldest channel video missing||YouTube||Fixed|
|YouTube app displaying Chinese characters on Smart TV||YouTube for Smart TVs||Fix in works|
|‘Research tab’ missing or returning blank data for many||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Upload date missing from video information||YouTube||Workaround|
|60 FPS HDR videos capped at 480p on iOS app||iOS||Acknowledged|
|Progress bar missing for watched content||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Playlists not showing up in search results||All platforms||Acknowledged|
|Seeing videos from CasualChannel User on channel page||All platforms||Acknowledged|
|Controller buttons not working on consoles||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Watch Later button missing from notifications||Android||Unacknowledged|
|Video live streams stuck on private (flagged as spam or scam)||All||Acknowledged|
|YouTube revenue data delayed||Analytics||Acknowledged|
|Random videos added to watch history and liked videos||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|‘This video is unavailable on this device’ error||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Creators unable to add Roblox name/category to videos or live streams||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|YouTube app missing voice search||PlayStation||Workaround|
|Unable to Switch accounts||YouTube||Fixed|
|Unintuitive YouTube watch page redesign||YouTube||Workarounds|
|Audio sync issues after 5.1 surround sound update||YouTube TV||Workaround|
|Black screen on channels and DVR recordings||YouTube TV||Fixed|
|‘Use another account’ error message||YouTube||Unacknowledged|
|‘Music content cannot be played in PiP’ error message on iOS||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Search broken or showing irrelevant results||YouTube||Unacknowledged|
|Video restarts or picks up from later on after pausing||YouTube TV||Investigating|
|Fox News buffering, freezing or skipping ahead||YouTube TV||Investigating|
|UI not loading correctly||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Timestamps not working or disappearing||YouTube||Unacknowledged|
|‘Animal Crossing’ tag missing, related videos being renamed as ‘Mario Kart 8: Deluxe’||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|YouTube TV ‘Live Guide’ UI and UX changes bothering many||YouTube TV||Acknowledged|
|YouTube profile picture and banner grayed out||YouTube||Acknowledged|
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|Cannot reorder video playlists using drag and drop||YouTube (website)||Acknowledged (workaround)|
|YouTube creators unpaid earnings missing from Adsense||YouTube (Creators)||Fix in the works|
|‘PiP’ feature not working even after receiving and activating the option||YouTube iOS app||Acknowledged|
|Creators unable to upload or update thumbnails on videos||YouTube iOS app||Unacknowledged|
|YouTube Premium users unable to download videos and songs||YouTube and YouTube Music||Unacknowledged|
|Go to channel option from 3-dots menu removed||Multiple platforms||Workaround|
|Default video quality setting||Android||Testing|
|Ads volume way too loud||All platforms||Fixed|
|Account security improvements||Old Android phones||Service to be disabled|
|YouTube Studio not showing latest video’s preformace||Old Android phones||Reports confirmed|
|Chapters or timestamps missing for some YouTube viewers too||YouTube||Unacknowledged|
|Downloaded videos disappearing from storage||YouTube||Unacknowledged|
|YouTubers unable to unhide subscriber count or set it to public||YouTube||Fix in works|
|Private playlists removed or missing||YouTube||Unacknowledged|
|Videos not loading/playing in Firefox||YouTube||Workarounds|
|Lower audio levels or quality on music videos||YouTube||Workaround|
|YouTube Xbox app logging out user accounts||YouTube Xbox app||Acknowledged|
|Video resolution keeps defaulting to 480p||YouTube||Workaround|
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|Countdown Themes||All platforms||Available|
|Premium members can download videos on the web||Web||Available on Chrome, Edge, and Opera|
|Google Assistant in YouTube||Android||Testing|
|‘Continue watching’ support for YouTube.com to resume unfinished videos from the app||Android||Released|
|YouTube to add new live auto captions to all 13 supported automatic captioning languages||YouTube||In coming months|
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|YouTube added ‘New to you’ feature||All platforms||Available|
|Picture-in-picture support||iOS and iPadOS||Rolling out (US)|
|YouTube Kids detects that the user is in Quebec, so it won’t work.||YouTube Kids||Acknowledged|
|YouTube Channel page isn’t showing any videos||YouTube||Unacknowledged|
|Listening Controls||YouTube Premium||Rolling out|
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|Chapters feature||Smart TVs and game consoles||Rolling out|
|Smart Download feature||YouTube||Coming soon|
|Loop YouTube video chapters||YouTube||Testing|
|YouTube Shorts voiceover feature||YouTube||Reportedly coming soon|
|2MB thumbnail file-size limit may soon be lifted||YouTube||In consideration|
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|Redesigned video player for Android||YouTube||Rolling out|
|Dedicated ‘Listen with YouTube Music’ button for Android||YouTube||Reportedly coming soon|
|PiP mode on iOS and iPadOS||YouTube TV||Coming soon|
|Prevention against sharing of misinformation||YouTube||May arrive soon|
|Video transcriptions on Android app||YouTube||Coming soon|
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|New channel guide design under testing||YouTube TV||Coming soon|
|React with emoji at specific moments in a video||YouTube||Coming soon|
|5.1 Dolby audio support in Google TV, Android TV, and Roku||YouTube TV||Coming soon|
|Picture-in-picture support on iPad and iPhones||YouTube TV||Rolling out|
|Colorful animation in like button||Android & iOS||Available|
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|New account picker screen||YouTube TV||Rolling out|
|Most replayed parts of the videos will be highlighted||YouTube||Rolling out|
|Convert any 60 seconds of long form YouTube video into Shorts||YouTube||Rolling out|
|PIP mode in Safari on Mac||YouTube||Available|
|Android 13’s redesigned media controls||YouTube||Coming soon|
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|Explore page to replace with a navigational panel on Android||YouTube||Under testing|
|Song is unavailable issue||All platforms||Workaround|
|Media playback issues when screen is locked||Android||Workaround|
|Google Home devices not allowing kids to play songs on YouTube Music||Google Smart Home||Escalated|
|YouTube Music cannot download albums||All platforms||Acknowledged (refer to update 114)|
|Broken shuffle with long playlists||All platforms||Unacknowledged|
|Broken functions on offline mode||Android and iOS app||Unacknowledged|
|Difficult to find videos||Android and iOS app||Acknowledged|
|Seamless “Song/Video” switcher missing or not available||Android and iOS app||Intended Behavior|
|Background play not working in Canada||Android and iOS app||Acknowledged|
|Problem with the server ||Android||Acknowledged|
|YouTube Music constantly crashing||Android/iOS||Acknowledged|
|YouTube Music offline songs not showing on Android Auto||Android/iOS||Workaround|
|YouTube Music songs not loading or buffering||Android||Unacknowledged|
|This song isn’t available or can’t be played right now||Google Home/Nest||Unacknowledged|
|‘Song unavailable’ error when activating Shuffle in playlists||All||Workarounds|
|Shuffle repeating songs constantly||All||Workarounds|
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|Using your YouTube history to improve new user onboarding||YT Music||Launched to all new YouTube Music listeners|
|Audio Player UI on Non-Android TV devices||YT Music||Already available on Android TV, now available on all devices.
|Improvements to topic shelves||YT Music||Launched on all Smart TVs & gaming consoles.
|Tabbed UI in Android Auto||YT Music||Launched on Android Auto.
|User generated content in Song Radio||YT Music||Launched to all YouTube Music listeners.
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|Improvements to Audio player colors||YT Music||Launched on all Smart TVs & gaming consoles.
|Better search recommendations||YT Music||Launched on all Smart TVs & gaming consoles.|
|Song Radio on Sonos||YT Music||Launched to Premium users in the Sonos app.
|Tabbed UI in Android Auto||YT Music||Launched on Android Auto.
|User generated content in Song Radio||YT Music||Launched to all YouTube Music listeners.
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|Replay Mix||YT Music||Launched to all YouTube Music listeners|
|Improvements that bring Android in parity with iOS||YT Music||Already available on iOS, now launched on Android.
|Improvements to Search Cards on Android||YT Music||Already available on iOS, now launched on Android.
|Improvements to Search Cards on Android||YT Music||Already available on iOS, now launched on Android.
|Personalized Text Search Suggestions||YT Music||Launched on Android, iOS and Web.
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|Mood Mixes take a more detailed look at your musical history||YT Music||Launched to all YouTube Music listeners|
|Search Suggest Improvements||YT Music||Launched on Android, iOS and Web.
|New Library Search filter||YT Music||Launched to all YouTube Music listeners.
|Improvements to Search Cards on Android||YT Music||Already available on iOS, now launched on Android.
|Background playback not working for free users in Canada||YT Music||Workaround|
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|Community-generated playlists||YT Music||Rolling out|
|New ‘Energize’ mood filter on Android, iOS||YT Music||Rolling out|
|Ability to save queue as a playlist||YT Music||Coming soon|
|New Tile for WearOS to quick access favorite music||YT Music||Coming soon|
|New Add to playlist UI on Android||YT Music||Coming soon|
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|‘Recommended radios’ section||YT Music||Coming soon|
|Music streaming ability over Wi-Fi/LTE on Galaxy Watch 4||YT Music||Coming soon|
|Added new ‘Downloads’ shortcut on Android||YT Music||Rolling out|
|Ability to repeat songs and albums while casting||YT Music||Available|
|Save your queue as playlist||YT Music||Reportedly rolling out|
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|New sparkle icon replaced with old lightning icon in smart downloads menu||YT Music||Rolling out|
|Redesigned playlist UI on Android||YT Music||Rolling out|
|Streaming support over LTE/Wi-Fi on Wear OS||YT Music||Rolling out|
|New chips to the ‘Up next’ queue for better user experience||YT Music||Coming soon|
|Multi select feature in web app||YT Music||Rolling out|
|Suggested/Official features & functions||Platform||Status|
|Seasonal Music recaps||YT Music||Released|
|Redesigned album UI||YT Music||Rolling out|
|Sleep timer in Android app||YT Music||Allegedly in works|
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