Unsupported YouTube apps & devices

The current YouTube app won't work on certain device models, and older versions of the YouTube app won't work.

We'll continue to focus our efforts on improving our official YouTube app for TV, which is available on:

  • Most 2013 and newer Smart TVs
  • Blu-ray players, game consoles, and streaming devices
  • Set-top boxes like Virgin Media, BSkyB Now TV Box, TiVo

Get a list of our device partners.

Smart TVs & game consoles

Affected Smart TVs & game consoles

Select devices manufactured in 2012 and earlier, including:

  • Sony TVs & Blu-ray Discs
  • Panasonic TVs & Blu-ray Discs
  • Sony Playstation Vita
  • Older AppleTV (1st and 2nd gen)
  • Older set-top boxes such as DirectTV

How can I continue using YouTube on affected devices?

Apple TV

If you’re using Apple TV 3rd generation, you can get the latest version of the YouTube app by updating your software:

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Select General And then Software updates.
  3. Select Update Software.
  4. If there's an update available, click Download and Install.

If you’re using an Apple TV 2nd generation or older, there’s currently no way to watch YouTube on these devices.

Other smart TV or game console

If your Smart TV or game console has a web browser that supports HTML5, you may be able to continue using YouTube by visiting www.youtube.com in your browser.

Roku

If you’re using Roku 3 or Roku Streaming Stick, you can get the latest version of the YouTube app by restarting your device. To turn off your Roku, simply unplug the power cable from the back of the player. Turn your Roku back on by plugging in the power cable, and you can use the YouTube app.

RSS reader

You can still subscribe to RSS feeds for YouTube channels and subscriptions.

Many RSS readers, including Feedly, Inoreader, and NewsBlur, have already migrated existing YouTube feeds to their new versions. If you use one of these RSS readers, you don't have to take further action.

Mobile devices

Update Android App Versions

If you get the following message, this means the version you’re using is no longer supported. You'll need to update to access the YouTube app. To update to the latest version of the YouTube Android app, visit the Google Play Store.

If you’d like to continue using YouTube without updating the app, visit m.youtube.com in your mobile browser.

Problems updating

If you can't update your app, your version of Android OS no longer supports the newer version of the YouTube app. To get the latest Android YouTube app, update to the latest Android OS.

You can continue using the YouTube app without updating your OS, but eventually, older versions of the YouTube app won’t be supported. You can always visit m.youtube.com in your mobile browser to watch YouTube.

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