Cobalt is a platform used to deliver a rich experience across apps including YouTube and YouTube TV on your smart TV or other streaming device.
Knowing if your device is running on Cobalt and which version your device is running can help you to troubleshoot common issues.
To check the Cobalt version for your TV:
- Open the YouTube or YouTube TV app using your smart TV or streaming device.
- Select your profile picture About App Version.
- Check the version number in parenthesis after “Cobalt.”
Learn more about Cobalt & common issues
Older devices with older versions of Cobalt or without Cobalt at all may experience issues with these features.
5.1 surround sound
In order to watch programs with 5.1 audio, you need to use a compatible TV device that is running on Cobalt version 20 or higher.
Key plays & Multiview
Older devices without Cobalt may experience streaming issues when they try to watch key plays or multiviews.