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Certain older YouTube apps are not supported

The current YouTube app will not work on certain device models from 2012 and older.

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 and 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.

How can I continue using YouTube on affected devices?

iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad

You can download the latest version of the YouTube iOS app with iOS 8+ from the App Store. If not, visit m.youtube.com in your mobile browser to access YouTube.

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, unfortunately there’s no current way to watch YouTube on these devices.

Google TV

If you're using a device running Google TV version 3 or 4, you can ensure your YouTube app works past April 20, 2015 by upgrading it. To determine what Google TV version you have, select Settings > Customer Support > Android Version.

Here’s how to upgrade your YouTube app:

  1. Open the Play Store  on your Google TV device
  2. Sign in with your Google Account
  3. Follow onscreen instructions to update the app
Other smart TV or game console

If you have a web browser on your Smart TV or game console that supports flash and/or 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 further action.

Devices affected

Select devices manufactured in 2012 and earlier, including:

  • Sony TVs & Blu-ray Discs
  • Panasonic TVs & Blu-ray Discs
  • Sony Playstation Vita
  • Older iOS (iOS 5 and earlier) devices
  • Older AppleTV (1st and 2nd gen)
  • Older set-top boxes (ex, DirectTV)

Devices not affected

  • Android (Download the YouTube app from the Google Play Store)
  • Apple iPhone/iPad running iOS 7 or later (Download the YouTube app from the App Store)
  • Apple TV (3rd gen model w/ 1080p, or newer)
  • Google TV (v3 and v4)
  • Android TV
  • Most 2013 and newer Smart TVs and Blu-ray players
  • Streaming devices including Roku, Western Digital, Chromecast
  • Set-top boxes including Virgin Media, BSkyB Now TV Box, TiVo, J:Com
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Wii U, 3DS
  • Desktop, laptop, or other device (Mac, PC, etc) with a web browser supported by www.youtube.com
  • Phone, tablet, or other device (Kindle, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Nokia, Android, iOS, etc) with a web browser supported by m.youtube.com
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