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Original story (published on March 27, 2023) follows:

YouTube app has been reportedly crashing for some Apple TV 4K users after a recent update. Users have reported that the app is crashing repeatedly, making it difficult to watch videos on their Apple TV.

The issue seems to have started after an update that was rolled out on March 22.

YouTube app crashing on Apple TV 4K

Most of the reports (1,2,3,4,5) are from Apple TV 4K Gen 4 users, who are experiencing the crashing issue despite trying common troubleshooting steps such as rebooting and reinstalling the app.

Is anybody else experiencing the youtube app crashing while watching videos? Using 4K gen4 looks like a recent update went through on 22nd March, since then it crashes approximately every.

It would be super cool if the @YouTube AppleTV app could get through a complete video without crashing.

Several threads on Reddit discussing the issue have garnered significant attention from other users who are experiencing the same problem.

According to some reports, the crashing issue has been ongoing for several days, with no apparent solution or workaround.

Some users have suggested that the issue may be related to the latest tvOS software update from Apple, while others believe it is a problem with the YouTube app itself.

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It also seems that others are struggling with audio and sync issues as well as the app constantly freezing.

I’ve done everything that everyone recommends but mine still a piece of crap. I don’t have crashes on mine, I have audio issues, sync issues and freezes.

YouTube has not yet issued an official statement regarding the issue. However, the company has been known to quickly address similar problems in the past, so we hope the same happens for this issue.

Apple has also not commented on the YouTube app crashing on their Apple TV 4K, but that’s unlikely happening given the company’s history with such matters.


In the meantime, we hope that users who are experiencing the crashing issue on their Apple TV 4K get an official fix from YouTube or Apple soon.

Update 1 (April 17, 2023)

04:39 pm (IST): TeamYouTube has acknowledged the crashing issue and confirmed that they are looking into it.

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