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Mon, Dec 20, 2021 2:21 AM

YouTube TV App Issue

While using the YouTube TV app, I'm receiving a error message ("Sorry this is not working..... APPS-04154) that flashes on the screen leaving me with a blank screen or it takes back to home screen. The only way to resume watching YouTube TV is for me is to restart the Flex device.  I've contacted Xfinity support. They will have me restart the Flex, maybe ask me to clear the cache and tell me diagnostics look good against my device. I'm not having this same issue with any other streaming device just Flex. I need help please as I do not think it is normal for this to happen and I should not restarting the Flex device numerous time daily.

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4 m ago

***UPDATE: 03/03/2022***

All,

This should now be resolved thanks to a recent update. If you are still experiencing this issue we ask that you please powercycle your television box and try again. 

Please let us know if you have any additional questions. 

***UPDATED: 01/27/2022***

All,

Thank you all so much for your patience. We have identified the issue and are providing one of our nightly updates next week (week of 01/30/2022 to 02/05/2022) to resolve this for all impacted customers, we apologize for the additional delay. Since the update is automatic, will be provided to all customer, and already slated for next week you should not need to contact Comcast for further assistance or to have the update added to your equipment. Thank you again for your patience and understanding while we worked to resolve this issue.

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@XfinityJessie

thank you that is the response we were waiting to see. at least acknowledge there is problem and there will be action taken.

thanks again 

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@XfinityJessie 

Thanks for the update. We appreciate all the work to identify the issue and look forward to testing after the updates are applied.

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@XfinityJessie​ 

Having the same issue.  Do all customers get this update or do I need to report it to get the update?

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@XfinityJessie​ 

Glad you finally identified the issue and will be sending out an update this week sometime.

Great news!

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@BC5665 thank you for your message. You will not have to report your concerns, it will have be updated within the dates provided above.

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user_mscro

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5 m ago

After watching YouTube TV for a couple of hours, the app will crash and send me back to the Flex home screen.  I am then unable to enter the YouTube TV app for a number of hours, sometimes even overnight.  I've tried a number of fixes (restart, unplug, reboot modem, etc...) but nothing seems to solve this problem. What do I need to do differently?

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I am having same issue I have restarted and refreshed over send over works for 5 or 10 min and then crash and won't restart 

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Hey there, @user_mscro, thanks for reaching out through Xfinity Forums! We would be happy to help with the Youtube TV app and we definitely want you to be able to stream your favorite shows! Are you getting any error messages at all or is it just crashing? Are you only having issues with the app on the Flex box?

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I'm also having this issue regularly while using the YouTube TV app on Flex. The only way to fix it for me is to restart the Flex device but this is happening numerous times a day. I've contacted Xfinity support. They will restart the Flex and tell me diagnostics look good against my device. I'm not having this same issue with any other streaming device just Flex. I need help please.

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@user_mntneerwv I'm receiving a error message that flashes on the screen before I'm left with a blank screen or taken back to home. It indicates "sorry this is not working..... APPS-04154

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12 Messages

I have same problem with the YouTube app. It never fixes itself, but I can get it going again be unplugging and replugging the flex and going through the entire start up sequence.

XfinityAaron

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5 m ago

Hello and thanks for reaching out @user_mntneerwv. I am sorry to hear that you are having issues with YouTube on the Flex box. It has been a couple of days. Are you still having issues or are they resolved? 

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@user_mntneerwv. I am looking into elevating your issue. It is only Youtube TV on Flex and nothing else on Flex that does this, correct? 

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yes that is correct on YouTube TV on Flex

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I'm following this, as I have the same problem.  Or, it says, "you're entering a 3rd party app", then the screen goes black.  (from Flex screen > YouTube TV app tile...

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I apologize this keeps happening with the YouTube app on your Flexbox @user_mntneerwv. What is the current status of the issue? I know you said you are resetting the box too often. Is the issue currently happening now?

 

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5 m ago

Following. While we are very pleased that the YouTube tv app is now available, we have the exact same issues as above. It does seem to happen more often when streaming local channels that are network affiliates. 

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While watching the Green Bay football game on Christmas, got into the 2nd half fine, but then "sorry not working" message and then there is nothing but a black screen.  Went onto my phone and saw there was no problem with YouTubeTV.  It is an issue with Flex.  The problem hasn't yet occurred while watching regular YouTube videos, just while watching YouTubeTV.  I can reboot the Flex device (unplug/replug) and then it works again for a limited amount of time.

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Hi, @user_c0b7e7, is this when accessing the app via the voice remote, or just accesing the app in general? Is this when first opening the app or randomly when in the app? 

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We have not used the voice feature to access this. It is very random while we are using the app. Some days are worse than others. It probably happened at least six times yesterday. Other days it may only happen once. 

XfinityGabby

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Ugh, that's quite frustrating! Can you please advise if you're getting an error code attached with the message? 

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5 m ago

I’m having the same issue-will work for less than 30 mins and then gets the “sorry not working” error and then only black if I try the app again. All other apps working fine

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Hello @user_d90093.That sounds like there could be an issue with the YouTube TV app itself. Have you reached out to Google? This might be a known issue with a bug on their end. Especially if they're the only app having this issue. 

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craigwf62

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At Antoine's suggestion, I reported the issue to YouTubeTV via my YTTV account's Feedback function.  It might help if all you others would also so they'll see it's not just an isolated issue with a single user.

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5 m ago

I have not been streaming YouTube TV using the Flex device as much over the last 5 days but when I do I am still experiencing the same issue I originally reported. It is very random and the only thing common is needing to restart the Flex device before you can resume streaming YouTube TV. In addition, I thought it was a possibility of the device issue but appears that there are many others experiencing the same issue as me. Hopefully someone at Xfinity can find a resolution or streaming YouTube TV with the Flex device is not a good long-term option. 

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5 m ago

Yes, sometimes YouTube TV just won't come on at all.  Then the next day, I can start YouTube TV and be watching something, then like another user mentioned, within like 30 minutes, I get an error message and it goes away again.  Very random.  I do not have this problem watching YouTubeTV on my iPad or phone while at home, just via the Xfintiy Flex

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5 m ago

Following, having the same exact issues tonight.

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5 m ago

Same problem, runs for an hour then says sorry, and goes black. Every day this week. No problems on other  devices, fire stick or Roku or phone/pad.

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5 m ago

I have been having the same problem with Flex. Definitely an Xfinity issue, hopefully they recognize the problem soon. 

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@user_91ebac At Antoine's suggestion, I reported the issue to YouTubeTV via my YTTV account's Feedback function.  It might help if all you others would also so they'll see it's not just an isolated issue with a single user.  The streaming box works fine with all other apps.  

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Just sent a message to YouTube feedback.

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I did, too.  We'll see if someone does SOMEthing!

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Hi, @user_91de92! Thanks for letting us know and for your patience. I wanted to check back in with you today to see if you are still experiencing the YouTube app issue on the Flex device. If you are still experiencing an issue, can you tell me if you are seeing the same error message or getting an error code at this time?

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We appreciate the information that you have provided us @user_dcf821. This is certainly not the experience that we want anyone to have and we're going to help look into this as well. Are you seeing the same APPS-04154 issue as most in this thread? Does it seem to clear up after restarting the device or repeat itself right after? 

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5 m ago

Any update on this issue??????????

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@wrobinson516 

If you are a YouTubeTV subscriber just remove the flex and use the Google TV streaming device. 

I had the same problems and did the above. No problems now, just $50.00 poorer.

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@wrobinson516 sorry to hear you are experiencing these issues as well. I would gladly look into this with you further. Are you receiving the same error listed above: APPS-04154? Are you only having troubles streaming the YouTube TV app from the Flex box? 

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5 m ago

Same issue here. I really want to use the Flex because I like the remote but it just keeps going black when I’m trying to watch youtube tv. All the other apps work fine, and youtube tv still works fine on my phone and smart tv. It’s simply a youtube tv on flex issue. Any help???

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7 Messages

5 m ago

I am having this same issue with YouTube TV and Flex.  YouTube TV works great on our other Smart TV's, on phones, iPads, etc.  It is only a problem with the Flex.  It works fine for a while, and then the screen goes black.  I will report this to YouTube TV as suggested, but this is definitely an issue with the Flex system.  We have used YouTube TV for several months now without any problems on our other devices.

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5 m ago

We just got a flex box today, current Youtube TV subscribers and are having the same issue. Every app works, including the YouTube app, Netflix, Hulu, ECT; the only app that won't work is the Youtube Tv app on the Flex box. Youtube TV worked for a few minutes before displaying an error code and now it won't load on start up. It displays a small banner saying we've entered a third party app, but then goes black. Youtube TV works on every single other device in our home EXCEPT for the new flex box. We just replaced our internet modem today, as well.

Please figure this out.

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@mattgustafson33 The error code that we had before it refused to load entirely was 8: PQ51 NCWM FZWY

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5 m ago

Could an Xfinity technical person please respond?  What is being done about this problem with YouTube TV on the Flex box?  It happened again last night.  Inititally, YouTube TV loaded and I was able to start watching a movie.  Then after about an hour, the screen went black.  When I tried to re-load YouTube TV, the small banner appeared that informs you that you are going to a 3rd party app.  Then blackness.  The only way to resolve it that I have found is to unplug the flex box, and plug it back in.  Then the same problem eventually repeats.  This is unacceptable.  I am about to return this device to Xfinity and get a Roku or Amazon Fire Stick.

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@user_05b220 

The same with mine.  Every single time.

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Hey there, thanks for reaching out through Xfinity Forums! I apologize you are having issues with your YouTube TV app! We would be happy to help with troubleshooting! Are you able to provide me with the error code you are receiving? Also, is the YouTube TV app the only app you are having issues with? 

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@XfinityJeniece

It wont load therefore there is no error code, or, it stops working during a broadcast. When we did get a code, it was 8: PQ51 NCWM FZWY. There is no consistency and we have done every recommendation several times.

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Hmm, let's take a closer look then.

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