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Re: youtube doesnt work anymore

I've had the same problem for a couple months.  The first time it "froze" I got a workaround from comcast which worked for awhile albeit clumsy and much manual input, but then that workaround stoppped.  I've been told it is a YouTube software problem but why has this taken so long to resolve.  I've also questioned whether there are some non broadcasted internal limits to usage and been told there are none.  I used this feature heavily as who wouldn't want to watch YouTube on a big screen rather than laptop or smart phone.

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Re: youtube doesnt work anymore

 
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Re: watching youtube videos on tv

Hi Anon24262 -- You are doing everything correctly. We currently have a known issue going with accessing YouTube. We are working to resolve this issue. 




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Re: YouTube Frozen or Only displays YouTube logo

My YouTube started working again last night on the TV connected to the DVR. Yahoo. Let's see how long it lasts, but thanks for now.

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Re: youtube not working for nearly a month

Hi Savage9 -- We are aware of this issue and have been working on a resolution. We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this. 




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Re: youtube not working for nearly a month

So I checked my Youtube like every other morning and didn't expect anything new and so said "Youtube" in my voice on my remote and the gray screen appeared and to my amazement it actually worked, was so in shocked I still don't believe it and hope this miracle lasts and you guys and gals should check your youtube and maybe it's fixed for all of us?....that was the first time in over 2+ months the voice command worked for Youtube for me....ty Comcast for the nice present on the start of my 3 days off:-)...just went and got CoD: WWII for Xbox One this morning also...what a great start to my weekend!.

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Re: Youtube fr

So I went over to the neighbor's house....he has xfinity as well.
I said....let's see if you get youtube?
You know what?     WE GOT IT.
Watched it for about 30 minutes or so!
So I went down the street, back  to my house to try again....NO LUCK....?
Next step....let's try voice commands....The voice command works.....I can ask for a video....
I say "you tube cat videos"   and they all pop up.
BUT....I just can't load them to play them!

It sure would be nice if Comcast would publicly address this problem instead of sending me e-mails about how great it is.

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Re: Youtube fr


Don_Beno wrote:

So I went over to the neighbor's house....he has xfinity as well.
I said....let's see if you get youtube?
You know what?     WE GOT IT.
Watched it for about 30 minutes or so!
So I went down the street, back  to my house to try again....NO LUCK....?
Next step....let's try voice commands....The voice command works.....I can ask for a video....
I say "you tube cat videos"   and they all pop up.
BUT....I just can't load them to play them!

It sure would be nice if Comcast would publicly address this problem instead of sending me e-mails about how great it is.


They said in this thread that they are working on the issue.




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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command

Ok, YouTube is still stuck at the big red Play/YOUTUBE Window when I try to watch anything through either one of the DVR boxes.  With all the posts has anyone figured something out.  Most of my neighbors are working....Help

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Ok, YouTube is still stuck at the big red Play/YOUTUBE Window when I try to watch anything through either one of the DVR boxes.  With all the posts has anyone figured something out.  Most of my neighbors are working....Help


It is a known issue Comcast is working on.




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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command

Swapped out modem/gateway box a week ago and all is still good now.
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Re: Youtube fr

 

Hello Shay9794, if Youtube is frozen on your X1 cable box please reboot the equipment. If you have already done this and Youtube continues to freeze, then there may be a problem with your internet connection so I would recommend you rebooting your modem as well.




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Re: YouTube (Comcast Called Latest)

A couple of weeks later, It still works for me using the method I posted about above:

 

"Go to https://www.xfinity.com/sendtotv#landing on your computer or phone, and paste either https://www.youtube.com/tv or the direct video you want to view, and it loads perfectly!"

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Re: YouTube (Comcast Called Latest)

I'm switching out old Cisco 105+ modem for a new one. I'll let you know if this gets my DVR working with YT.
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Re: YouTube (Comcast Called Latest)

Swapping your modem has nothing to do with getting YouTube working on the dvr. It's an issue still being worked on.



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Re: YouTube (Comcast Called Latest)

Even if it doesn't I still need one. My old modem has a 160 mbit cap on its internal router 5g wifi. I want the full 240 with higher capabilities for the future.
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Re: YouTube (Comcast Called Latest)

Question to the Comcast employee, it is now working (YouTube) on my main TV but not on my second TV in the bedroom with the small cable box. Why is it working on one and not the other? I rebooted the small cable box but still no YouTube. We had it before but not now, only on the main TV that's hooked up to the DVR. Thanks.
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Re: YouTube (Comcast Called Latest)


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Question to the Comcast employee, it is now working (YouTube) on my main TV but not on my second TV in the bedroom with the small cable box. Why is it working on one and not the other? I rebooted the small cable box but still no YouTube. We had it before but not now, only on the main TV that's hooked up to the DVR. Thanks.

does the watchable app play? pandora? (on the bedroom set top box)




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Re: YouTube (Comcast Called Latest)

Yes, both watchable and Pandora both work on the bedroom set. Just not YouTube. Strange that it works on the main TV in the living room and not in the bedroom. And, the bedroom box is supposed to work off the main box.
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Re: YouTube (Comcast Called Latest)


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Yes, both watchable and Pandora both work on the bedroom set. Just not YouTube. Strange that it works on the main TV in the living room and not in the bedroom. And, the bedroom box is supposed to work off the main box.

The smaller boxes only pull live tv channels from the main box. Everything else comes from different sources.




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Re: YouTube (Comcast Called Latest)

Thank you.
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you tube app

You tube frozen on TV.  Worked for a short period of time, now it accesses the video menu, but then a big red Youtube comes up and no videos

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Re: YouTube (Comcast Called Latest)

Hi Andrew, switching to a new modem did fix Youtube for me. Watching it now! :-)
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Re: you tube app

Well known issue. Please check the YouTube master thread running in this forum.
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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command


Vhatucvarnec wrote:
Swapped out modem/gateway box a week ago and all is still good now.

Hi Vhatucvarnec, 

I'm now wondering if some older modems simply have problems with YouTube?  I swapped out my old one yesterday for a new then YouTube immediately worked.  It's still working at this very moment.

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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command

Your old modem may have been slower and borderline for handling streaming video over the Internet.

 

It is also possible the the older modem software was one of the modems hacked in the last few months.

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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command


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Vhatucvarnec wrote:
Swapped out modem/gateway box a week ago and all is still good now.

Hi Vhatucvarnec, 

I'm now wondering if some older modems simply have problems with YouTube?  I swapped out my old one yesterday for a new then YouTube immediately worked.  It's still working at this very moment.


It's possible your box got the software update being released.




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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command


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Your old modem may have been slower and borderline for handling streaming video over the Internet.

 

It is also possible the the older modem software was one of the modems hacked in the last few months.


Modems have no bearing on how the X1 platform works. This thread is referring to the YouTube app on the X1 platform.




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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command

ComcastAndrew:

 

Just to clarify your last reply. Are you saying a Comcast service center get's "You Tube" off the Internet first and the signal is sent to a Comcast customer over the cable using the X1 cable-box.? Therefore; the customer's WiFi/modem, or regular modem, do not come into play?

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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command

Sorry, the first part of your question doesn't make much sense. But a customer's modem does not come into play at all in how the X1 functions.



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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command

Andrew, that my box was just manufacturered and a brand new YouTube fix/update was included seems like about a one in googolplex chance. :-)
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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command

I hate to burst your bubble but there's nothing "Newly manufactured" about your equipment, it's new to you. Glad YouTube continues to work for you



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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command

Andrew, what "bubble" are you referring to?
You mentioned my sealed new modem might have been programmed by a brand new fix. I don't understand how that could be possible.
Now we have two people who have replaced their older modems with newer ones and YouTube immediately worked. Coincidence? It just makes sense the modems must have at least something to do with it.
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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command

adding... the X1 entertainment system set top boxes get their internet from the X1 set top boxes that contain an internal DOCSIS modem. You can literally unplug your home modem and watch you tube, watchable, netflix, etc that all use (your) account's internet service. the XG1 (DVR) and XG2 currently have DOCSIS modems. someome else may point out other models that do if I have left one or more off the list.




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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command

Thank you very much for your explanation, Rusty.

 

Now I can see how the other modems don't really come into play. I can also see a possible reason that some posters thought replacing their modem cured the problem.

 

More than likely when X1 Box is unplugged to allow connecting their replacement modem, the X1 box was reset when plugging back in. The internal modem would also have been reset removing any data errors, or maybe was updated.

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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command


MNtundraRET wrote:

Thank you very much for your explanation, Rusty.

 

Now I can see how the other modems don't really come into play. I can also see a possible reason that some posters thought replacing their modem cured the problem.

 

More than likely when X1 Box is unplugged to allow connecting their replacement modem, the X1 box was reset when plugging back in. The internal modem would also have been reset removing any data errors, or maybe was updated.


You totally misunderstand, there is no internal modem to replace, no unplugging the X1. It's a separate device for personal internet use, either customer owned or rented from Comcast.




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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command

Comcast did something a few weeks ago where my YouTube was back for a day or two and I got an automatic call that said it was fixed. I took that to mean they gave me the new update but it didn't last more than a day or two; it failed. It hadn't worked until I changed the modem yesterday. What else happens when you activate a new modem that would all of a sudden give me YT again? This is really weird.
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Re: You tube not not working on xfinity1 voice command

My Youtube still works after a week and going strong, good luck to everyone else and hope it works for you also soon!

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Re: Youtube access error code 400

jimnew, I am glad that we were able to get a tech out to take care of this for you. Have a good day. 




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Re: YouTube (Comcast Called Latest)

Still not working on my bedroom (2nd tv) box. Working on my main box but not the second one. Why?
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Re: Watching Youtube

jimnew, I have addressed your concern on your original thread. I am glad that we were able to get this issue resolved for you. ( http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/X1/Comcast-to-Launch-YouTube-on-Xfinity-X1/m-p/2987156#M1171 )




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Accessing YouTube on my Smart TV

I want to access YouTube on my Smart TV. When I do a voice search on my xfinity TV remote, the red YouTube screen comes up but that's all. Nothing plays.

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Re: Accessing YouTube on my Smart TV


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I want to access YouTube on my Smart TV. When I do a voice search on my xfinity TV remote, the red YouTube screen comes up but that's all. Nothing plays.


My Smart TV has its own YouTube app that I use instead of Comcast's app.




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