You expect YouTube TV to work flawlessly when you install it on your Fire Stick device. This is not always the case.
YouTube may not work on Fire TV sometimes. For example, the app is not loading, crashes, or freezes from time to time.
You may also notice that your streaming device is selecting the content you want to view or taking you to the next video.
If the app is not up-to-date, YouTube TV won’t work on Fire Stick. Another reason could be that your internet connection is not stable enough to stream HD or 4K content. You may also encounter a problem if the app contains a lot of cached data and you need to clear it.
You can resolve many YouTube issues on Fire TV so you can continue watching your favorite videos.
Is YouTube TV compatible?
YouTube TV works with Amazon Fire TV. Amazon introduced all YouTube services to its platform in the middle of 2019. This means that you can now watch YouTube videos, YouTube Kids, or YouTube TV on your Fire TV, Amazon Fire Cube, or 4K Fire TV.
To enjoy cable-free TV, you can download the YouTubeTV app and stream over 85 of the top broadcast and cable channels. YouTube TV supports the following Fire TV devices:
It can also be used with the all-new Fire TV Cube devices.
How to fix the “YouTube TV is not working” issue on Fire Stick
These are the methods you can use to fix YouTube on Fire TV:
1. Clear cache and data
YouTube TV can stop working if it has a corrupted cache of applications. Here’s how to clear the app cache from your Fire TV device.
- Go toSettingsFire TV.
- manage installed applications scroll down to find the YouTube TV App.
- Choose the app.
- Click on clear cache and then Clear Data.
Clear the cache and data of YouTube TV. To continue viewing content, you may need to log in.
2. Restart your Fire TV device
You can refresh YouTube by restarting your Fire TV. This can resolve many problems with your streaming device, network, or YouTube application. Follow these steps:
- Three seconds. Unplug the adapter or power cord.
- Connect the cable again.
- Try again by opening YouTube TV.
You can also start your device again from the menu
- Go to settings.
- choose Fire TV.
Open YouTube TV after your device has restarted.
3. Uninstall and reinstall the app
YouTube TV will be removed from your Fire Stick. This will erase all cached and app data. You can also uninstall the app if it’s out-of-date. Here’s how it works:
- Go toSettingsFire TV device.
- Navigate to manage installed applications.
- ChooseYouTube TV.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the uninstallation.
You will need to install the app again after uninstalling it. This will allow you to download a new version with all the latest updates and bug fixes.
- You can search YouTube TV using the Fire TV menu.
- Select it by clicking on register.
- You will see the app start downloading.
Wait for the installation process to complete. Log in to YouTube TV and open a video.
4. Update your Fire Stick
A Firestick firmware that is out of date may not work with the latest version of YouTube TV. This could lead to app crashes and other problems. To update Fire TV:
- Go to settings.
- choose Fire TV.
- Go about.
- ChooseKeep checking for updates.
Follow the prompts on the screen to receive the most recent updates. Make sure you also update YouTube TV and then try streaming.
You can try these fixes if YouTube TV doesn’t work with Firestick. To refresh your device and the app, restart it.
Clearing app data and cache is another option to get rid of corrupted files. Alternatively, you might update the YouTube TV app or Fire Stick TV firmware.