Certain older YouTube apps are not supported

The current YouTube app will not work on certain device models, as well as older versions of the YouTube app.

We will 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, streaming devices and set-top boxes (e.g. Virgin Media, BSkyB Now TV Box, TiVo). You can find a list of our device partners here.

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 Apple TV (1st and 2nd gen)
  • Older set-top boxes (e.g. 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 > General > Update Software
  2. If there is an upgrade available, click Download and Install

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

Other smart TV or games console

If you have a web browser on your Smart TV or game console 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 turning your device off and on. 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'll be able to access 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, you don't have to take any further action.

Mobile devices

Update Android App Versions

If you see the following on your screen, this means that the version you're using is no longer supported, and you 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 to access YouTube.

Problems updating

If you cannot update your app, it's most likely that your version of Android OS no longer supports the newer version of the YouTube app. To make sure that you have access to the latest Android YouTube app, update to the latest Android OS.

If you'd like to continue using the YouTube app without updating your OS, please note that eventually, older versions of the YouTube app won't be supported. You can always visit m.youtube.com in your mobile browser to access YouTube.

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