YouTube bugs, issues & new features tracker for 2023 (cont. updated)

Tracker Guide
(Among the following, click on the section of interest to go to it)
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Affected Platform Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Jan. 4 YouTube TV NBC 4K oversaturation issue Investigating
Jan. 31 YouTube Start up sound too loud on Smart TVs & boxes Fixed
Jan. 4 YouTube YPP Start Appeal button not working Investigating
Feb. 2 iOS ‘Something went wrong’ error Fixed Available
Jan. 12 All Views dropping or disappearing on videos Fixed
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Affected Platform Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Jan. 16 All ‘The Waffle House has found its new host’ spam comment Unacknowledged Available
Jan. 19 iOS Live Chat mode not working Acknowledged
Jan. 27 All New videos have an upload date from the past Acknowledged
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jan. 10 Shorts creators to get ad revenue Confirmed All
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Affected Platform Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Jan. 20 Apple TV ‘Live guide’ scroll not working & switched to old ‘Grid style’ layout Fixed Available
Jan. 20 All Refreshed ‘Library UI’ faces backlash Unacknowledged
Jan. 24 All 4K Plus add-on promo at $4.99 for 24 months a scam or pointless Unacknowledged
Jan. 30 All Audio not syncing after 5.1 surround sound update Fix in works
Feb. 01 YouTube TV MLB network exit from YouTube TV Intended Alternatives
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jan. 17 Free, ad-supported TV channels hub Under testing All
Jan. 26 New channels added (Scripps News, Ion, and Bounce) Available All
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Affected Platform Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Jan. 6 YouTube Music ‘Something went wrong’ error Investigating
Jan. 12 YouTube Music Library redesign heavily criticized Unacknowledged
Jan. 13 YouTube Music Automatic shuffle glitch (downloads not playing in order) Unacknowledged
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jan. 6 Media tap to transfer feature Coming soon All
Jan. 11 Library UI redesign Rolling out Android & iOS
Jan. 20 Listening Room (closed beta signups) Available All
Feb. 1 Google Meet Live Sharing Rumored All
Following are some instructions that’ll help you go through this tracker easily:

  • This tracker has separate sections for keeping a tab on the Bugs, issues, and problems reported in YouTube on different platforms (app and web), as well as the new features coming to the platform along with their availability status.
  • Separate tabulated sections have been designed for Bugs/Issues/Problems and New Feature releases. You can use the Tracker Guide to head directly to the section of your interest.
  • The Bugs/Issues/Problems table not only highlights the status of the problem but also lists the potential workarounds that can be helpful in resolving the issue. Do care to try.
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