YouTube for Android TV APK

Version 2.12.08 -
Last updated: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:58:18 UTC
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YouTube for Android TV apk

APP Information

Download Version 2.12.08 (21208330)
Apk Size17.65 MB
App DeveloperGoogle Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up

Download YouTube for Android TV 2.12.08 APK

App Description

YouTube for Android TV is google,android,youtube,entertainment, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.15 by 6426 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Google Inc. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 2.12.08 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 36725333+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

YouTube your way on the biggest screen in the house, from a playlist of music videos to your favorite comedy channels. Finding something to watch is simple with voice search.

App ChangeLog

  • • 8K video playback support
  • • AV1 HDR playback support
  • • Improved network performance on some devices
  • • Fixed font issues on some devices
  • • Fixed issue that black screen is shown on initial launch
  • • Various other platform improvements

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

change your audio settings
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Zenmezee Meezee-avatar

    Zenmezee Meezee


    It's been more than a week since YouTube for Android TV stopped working. All I see on the screen now is colorful horizontal stripes moving (as if it failed to decipher the video and displayed as corrupted visual) The audio is okay though. Must be something wrong with the latest version. My TV is Sharp LC-58UE630X , what about the rest of the people here that is having the same problem?

  2. Sydney Alamy-avatar

    Sydney Alamy


    apk Maybe this seems minor, but it's hard to overstate how distracting the animated thumbnails are, and I can't believe there's no option to disable them. Every single time I highlight a video while browsing, it starts animating away from the static thumbnail that caught my attention, and I immediately wonder whether or not I'm even highlighting the video that I intended anymore. Animated thumbnails provide no value at all and only result in a more distracted browsing experience. Let me turn it off.

  3. Rosdan Teh-avatar

    Rosdan Teh


    apk 2020 It is not working for my Sharp LC-UE630X too when I updated the apps to new version today!!. Just audio and Horizontal lines.

  4. family wong-avatar

    family wong


    mod Sharp LC-UE630X Youtube for Android TV 2.11.08 Unwatchable after automated updated. Only coloured horizontal lines as reported by other users.

  5. Jeffrey Yu-avatar

    Jeffrey Yu


    old version can no longer watch videos since the latest update; only corrupted lines are being shown.

  6. Scott Gibson-avatar

    Scott Gibson


    20 apk New September 2020 update broke bluetooth audio. Constant drop outs in audio and out of sync.

  7. Boon Hoong Ooi-avatar

    Boon Hoong Ooi


    not working Latest version shows only corrupted lines in the video when trying to watch anything. Audio is ok, and when I exit the corrupted video, I get an app has stopped failure. Previous version was fine. Please fix.

  8. Volodymyr Melnykov-avatar

    Volodymyr Melnykov


    4.4.4 Sorry, guys! But last improvements it is piece of 'art'. If you decide to remove almost all controls from video screen, please remove ALL controls except '...'! Why you remained 'CC' - how many people need it?! It would be much better to remain 'Like' button which is used enough often. I cannot understand why you decided to change default behavior of arrow buttons? It was very comfortable to use arrows for moving between controls and use '<>' to move video. Now default behavior duplicates each other... Also seems you decrease fonts of video title and video info (views/time). If you do not have good 100% vision it would be not so easy to read it :-( Sorry, dear developers did you test these improvements with real users?! :-(

  9. Keith Mickunas-avatar

    Keith Mickunas


    apk 2019 We're being forced to use this app for music playing. What a joke. There are no features in this app for playing music that work with the way most people play music. Music and Youtube videos are entirely different things. I don't want a liked song to be replaced by a 10 year old music video that has awful audio. I also don't want a video I liked that featured audio to be part of my music collection. Do people who listen to music actually work on this app? Google is really going downhill with these latest changes. And of course, being google, in a year or two they'll go a completely different direction because they can't get their act together. I'm guessing in 2021 they'll introduce Google Hangouts Music and the only way we can listen to music is if our friends like it too.

  10. AKIS-avatar



    not compatible The worst YouTube experience is the Android TV "app". For 3 years avc1 YouTube videos crash Mi Box 3 and Mi Box 4 setting them in boot loop, only when i unplug them can solve the problem. Same with my Nexus Player. Also crashes on menu or during ads on Shield PRO 2019. Problems started when native Android TV YouTube app replaced with this abomination web app. I am user of Android TV app since first version and Nexus Player. Please work with Nvidia and Xiaomi, your two official partners and ambassadors of ADTV. It is problem of Youtube and not their fault. I have contacted them in the past too. I have not ever experience crash on Netflix, Vimeo, HBO or other video app. I am using around 25 video apps none managed to crash whole device and setting them in boot loop! only the Google YouTube ADTV app on Google Android TV. Amazing! Third party Youtube Android TV app zero crash...

  11. Roman Tvset-avatar

    Roman Tvset


    When the video is marked as The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences. on my TV and I press PROCEED, it just loops forever. My google account is ok and Date of Birth is set. When I play same video from PC browser I just press the PROCEED button and it starts playing. Please fix.

  12. Victor Moroz-avatar

    Victor Moroz


    The application itself is Ok. I use the same account on my PC, Pixel phone and Android TV. But only on Android TV I'm getting "Popular news" recommendations only from Russian government propaganda changes Russia 24 and TASS. I never watch or watched them, I marked their videos as "Not interested", I blocked these accounts, but I'm still keep getting their videos as recommended. It's about and frustrating.

  13. Christoph Lechleitner-avatar

    Christoph Lechleitner


    The app is OK as a pure player but not more. I.e. there's no way to remove watched videos from the watch later list. Also, when pausing a video the steering elements take up most of the screen, so it's impossible to get a close look at a detail of the video.

  14. Michael Billings Cole-avatar

    Michael Billings Cole


    serious problem with playlist when adding to a playlist especially if you have several playlist it seems to be now adding two other playlist that are approximately 3-7 list down so if you add put it on playlist 1 also add it to playlist 3 or 7 don't know why this is happening I think it's a glitch in your system please fix I do not want certain videos to be on other playlist

  15. jeffrey whitaker-avatar

    jeffrey whitaker


    Very disappointed with Google / developers of YouTube app for Android TV. The end or ads cards and play control panel are blocking the closed captions. It was so obvious that they did not bother to test everything before releasing to Play store. Please fix!

  16. Jeremy Simkins-avatar

    Jeremy Simkins


    It's bad enough with the redesign of the Shield that I now am limited to 1 row and this is in favor of apps having their own rows on the home screen. YouTube is the worst with this. Not only does EVERY SINGLE UPDATE add new rows, no matter that you already turn them off, but every update adds them back. So every time this app updates I now have to go through the horrible menu system to find the stupid rows that YouTube has added to turn them off. Seriously, this is so annoying I may just uninstall YouTube. How about you change this to let the user enable these rows instead of forcing them on (opt-in)? Or how about you keep the settings the user has and stop re-enabling these rows when I clearly show I do not want them. Other than that, it's YouTube... it's fine. This is the only app that does this so I am giving it 1 star for being evil.

  17. Stanislav Golodov-avatar

    Stanislav Golodov


    Good app, but WHY I have 'video games' icon in the main bar? I don't play video games! I wish 'watch later' and 'watch history' could be somewhere in the main bar, not in the Library section. I wish I could configure the main bar as much as I can, as well as configure interests and topics I am (not) interested in. And please finally fix the bug with unsupported Cyrillic symbols when type them in search field using qwerty-board of my remote control (Philips 6501).

  18. ザンクローZankuro-avatar



    Terrible app. Videos ALWAYS stutter at 60fps no matter the resolution, but even more so at 4K. It’s unacceptable having to watch game footage that stutters all the time. Stop being lazy and fix this!

  19. Hari Kishan-avatar

    Hari Kishan


    YouTube dont give any good options on this TV app. Unable to block specific channels, also gaming. As this is a TV app, youtube will be accessable to my kids. They spend lot of time on it. Once it is a best app for me, turns out to be a very bad app wrt my kids, unable to control them to watch on youtube. There is a very urgent need to timer, channel blocker, gaming block on this TV app.

  20. Justin Brunsdon-avatar

    Justin Brunsdon


    Edit : since the 15 June update. Its been working great. No crashes yet! So thank you very much! But still no 4k options, hence only 4 stars. #original review# its even worse now! Its now impossible to even open for any amount of time. Just an immediate crash. Impossible to watch anything. Constantly crashes after latest update!!! Please fix!I As soon as i turn TV on it tells me YouTube has crashed, it also tells me its crashed when im in another app altogether. Also on a side note... This app has NEVER had an option for 4k. Why? Amazon and Netflix and other apps let me watch 4k perfectly fine! My tv is a Philips 55PUT6400 if that matters.

  21. Jussi Tulonen-avatar

    Jussi Tulonen


    No real problem other than I can't view members only videos through the app from channels I have "joined". Hope you would implement these features in the future at the same time as in the app versions for other devices.

  22. Ravi Shah-avatar

    Ravi Shah


    I am using You Tube android TV app on my Thomson TV Hisilicon 40TH1000 model number 40TH1000. On playing a video I don't get the option to change playback speed under settings.The option is available on Mobile and desktop youtube apps. Kindly update the app and rollout immediately.

  23. mohd shahrul azman mohd appandi-avatar

    mohd shahrul azman mohd appandi


    cannot use latest update.please fix

  24. Sam Wagner-avatar

    Sam Wagner


    Not bad but needs incognito pronto... don't wanna have my kids watch history poping up all over my account... but would like to be able to sign in to skip ads using my premium account.

  25. Renato de Angelis-avatar

    Renato de Angelis


    Does not load any videos. It starts fine but then it does not work. It crashes and asks to send feedback to youtube, which I do. I cannot use YT on my android TV now...

  26. George James-avatar

    George James


    Works alright for Videos, but not a replacement for Google Play Music! Cannot play Youtube music in the background, not as intuitive compared to the GPM interface

  27. TV Nantua-avatar

    TV Nantua


    After the update my Android TV shows the "Unfortunately, YouTube has stopped" every time the app is opened. Then I press OK and the app stops. Can you fix this issue please?

  28. Tomer K-avatar

    Tomer K


    At last it is usable again! Me too got it crashing over and over again, but since June 15th it works fine now.

  29. DJ Kayzie-avatar

    DJ Kayzie


    I don't like the new app. It keeps crushing and keeps constantly signing me out. It's annoying! Kindly but urgently fix it.

  30. Henrik Stougaard Nielsen-avatar

    Henrik Stougaard Nielsen


    Whenever I select a new video from the suggestions on the home screen, Youtube just opens whatever video it played last.




    Good enough. You have add some new feature such as video playback speed .............

  32. Hing Kui Wong-avatar

    Hing Kui Wong


    Once automatically updated to 2.10.13 on my Andrioid TV box, it totally can't play again!!

  33. Paulius Vasiliauskas-avatar

    Paulius Vasiliauskas


    Need to have playback speed option. And a better way to remove video from watch later list

  34. Bill Porter-avatar

    Bill Porter


    Do not spend your money on youtube music if you intend to use it with nvidia shield.

  35. Lela T-avatar

    Lela T


    No issues. YouTube works how it’s always worked for me.

  36. Miles Lacanilao-avatar

    Miles Lacanilao


    I get a huge banner ad on Home screen, even though I subscribe for YouTube premium....

  37. Carlos Negrelli-avatar

    Carlos Negrelli


    crash, crash and crash all the time... very slow

  38. Sajjad Sarkoobi-avatar

    Sajjad Sarkoobi


    I can't even open the app, always my tv saying that youtube app crashed. is this app really made by Google ? !

  39. Alex Y.-avatar

    Alex Y.


    After last update unable to run it now... Awesome enhancements...

  40. Manoj R S-avatar

    Manoj R S


    I am facing the same problems as mentioned by others here, colourful horizontal lines when playing contents in my Sharp LC-50UE630X android tv and the app crashes asking me to report ! But the thumbnails shows ok ! When will this be fixed ?

  41. noor zuhdi-avatar

    noor zuhdi


    New version 2.11.06 and 2.11.08 are worst. Only show corrupt color lines and then become crash. Old version 2.10.17 is better. Please stop the new version.

  42. Kristian Rasmussen-avatar

    Kristian Rasmussen


    After the update my Bang & Olufsen Android TV shows the "Unfortunately YouTube has stopped" Every time the App is opened, then I can press OK or report, if I press OK, then the pop-up disappeared and I can use the App but shortly after the pop-up is back. (it continues like this) Even when using the TV's tuner to watch TV the pop-up continues to occur. I have uninstalled the update 2.10.13 and the issue stopped but now I dont have a YouTube app that works.

  43. David McJunkin-avatar

    David McJunkin


    It feels like Android TV is not supported as well is not as well supported by Google as they support other platforms. Switching back to YouTube on my Roku, you get multiple user profiles on the YouTube app but only one on the Android TV version and we have 4 Google accounts in the household. The Icons for YouTube and YouTube TV are almost identical on Android TV so I have to make sure not to have them near each other or I'll accidentally open the wrong one. The YouTube TV icon on Roku is a nice black scheme as opposed to white on YouTube. I would think Google would give all the best and newest features to their own platform but it really feels like orphan-ware. I really hope Google starts to support Android TV more as I really prefer the interface to other boxes (Roku, Fire TV, etc.)

  44. Lei Cui-avatar

    Lei Cui


    I am using Sony Bravia 2019 TV, which has natively Android TV 9 backed. However, the experience of YouTube is awful on it. When I turn on the TV and click YouTube, it brings me to the homepage, however, nothing is loaded, this is 100% reproduce. Sometimes I was signed-in and signed-out automatically, 30% cases it happens

  45. Yizhou Liu-avatar

    Yizhou Liu


    Playback Speed option needed !

  46. Gary Mil-avatar

    Gary Mil


    After being signed out of the app and not being able to sign in again, because it just wont let you,i reinstalled it on our android tv and we could sign in but there was no side panel ??? Why? Not user friendly anymore at all. Good one Youtube!! I then uninstalled and went back to an older version. Now have side panel back and full control with sign in. We will wait and see what happens for now and see if they come up with a new one that actually works.

  47. Cpt. Rusty-avatar

    Cpt. Rusty


    It's a much worse experience then the mobile version, and it doesn't have to. With youtube premium the option to download and watch offline isn't available anyway. Video closes when you try to browse for another video, instead of minimizing. When you attempt to fast forward or rewind, the ui covers half of the screen whith "sugestions" that need not show up, you coul press down to see sugestions and what is next on the cue and up to show the player controls. Maybe I'm just a premium idiot.

  48. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    UI needs work: - Pressing left should rewind like it does on YouTube TV and every other media app. Currently you have to press "up" first. 🤦‍♂️ - Thumbs up and down should be more accessible - "Add to Watch Later" should be more accessible - "Watch Later" listing should be the top item under "Library" not "History" (I live my life by Watch Later, I rarely want to go to the History)

  49. Chetan Mehta-avatar

    Chetan Mehta


    Hi Google Team, I am very disheartened to advise that why google can't fix their own Android TV app at all ? There are so many negative feedback on this Youtube for Android TV app. I am using this app since 1 year on my TV and it's very unstable, everytime i search a new content the app freezes while playing and doesn't work at all for that content. Android is your own OS, why can't you make compatible app for each Android versions ? I am sure it's not a bigger deal for your team. Please reply as there are so many other users waiting for the same answer. Please do something about it. Thank you.

  50. Wairoj Waini-avatar

    Wairoj Waini


    I use TCL android TV Last year (2017) the app worked well. But this year (2018) after I updated, the app crashes and cannot run anymore. I waited for the next update but it's still not working. I want to use the previous (2017) version but the playstore does not allow it. Please fix this or make another app for TCL version.

  51. Graham Schwartz-avatar

    Graham Schwartz


    The "New" app is trash. Why did my subscriptions get moved all the way to the bottom of the screen? It now takes 7 clicks to get to the content I want instead of the 2 clicks it took before. There's no way to reorganize the left tray, which would fix that. No way to disable all of the trending, hot, etc garbage. Go back to the old layout please. 0/5

  52. Ashikur Rahman-avatar

    Ashikur Rahman


    With the latest update, YouTube Originals don't stream anymore on my Nvidia Shield TV. The Original videos (e.g. Cobra Kai, Sherwood) play for a few seconds with audio and blank screen, and then stops. Non-original regular YouTube videos play fine however. Clearing cache, clearing data, app reset, device reset -- nothing fixes the issue. Only way to fix the problem is to uninstall updates in the YouTube app, which is not what one should have to do ideally. Extremely disappointed! 👎👎👎

  53. paul drozd-avatar

    paul drozd


    Great app that needs an overhaul of the menus and options of every screen, play next thumbnails are too invasive stay up too long in front of content. Also commenting is disabled this app what a stupid choice, the designers could learn a lot from the tablet version that was perfect for TV form factor. PS needs a mini screen to full screen feature, so you can search for what to watch next while watching.

  54. Ken Irwin-avatar

    Ken Irwin


    The Good: Works great on a Sony Bravia 2015 model, everything works as expected. Runs Android 7. The Bad: Plays maybe 30 seconds of any video on other TVs running Android 6 then locks up. Sometimes you can get it to work if you restart, but it's inconsistent. Going into the app and removing all updates back to factory delivered version of the app and it works just fine, well until it gets re-updated. This is true on multiple devices from multiple manufactures using multiple different processors. Very frustrating that Google can't get it together to run their own app on their own platform. It's really pretty inexcusable, especially since Amazon can manage to deliver a more consistent YouTube experience on a FireTV using Silk (or Firefox for that matter) than Google can with their own app on their own platform. Trying to reproduce the same scenario using Chrome on AndroidTV gets you an unnavigatable mess.What ever was done in some update somewhere made this a useless app on many devices. Again let me clarify, we are talking about an app that came preinstalled on these devices and worked perfectly well and then stopped working when it got updated to newer versions.

  55. Aaron Bauer-avatar

    Aaron Bauer


    Are you even doing testing? This has been broken for over a month, now. And to be clear, this is affecting customers who are PAYING for access to YT Premium and cannot use it. YouTube Originals show a black screen, while many 4k videos play for one second and then lock up or a black screen at times during playback. Needed to remove update to get access to YT Premium again.

  56. Javier Hernandez-avatar

    Javier Hernandez


    Worked great before today. Now there is a banner on my TV telling me to rate the app and there is no way to remove banner. I tried restarting the app and it froze my tv. Now I am here sharing how bad the new update is. The only way to restart my TV is to unplug it and let it reboot. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

  57. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I have this app in my Sony KD-55X8500E and I can't sign in with my youtube account to get access to my subscriptions. When I click "sign in" button, nothing happens. I surf the internet and google and tried every possible solutions even created new fresh accounts, reset TV and ... but no chance to get it work.

  58. Spaceshipper2 For-avatar

    Spaceshipper2 For


    PLEASE PLEASE give us a way to add UNWATCHED VIDEOS to "Watch Later" or to other playlists via a long-press when a video is highlighted in the list... For now, the only way to achieve a similar effect is to start the video and then press Back button on the remote, so that the video is saved in the "History" playlist in order for us to remember to watch it sometime later... But that's only a compromise, a long route, an untidy trick... There should be a better official simple neat way to do this... Please!! (will give 5 stars if this gets implemented)

  59. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    After staring a video on a TV, it logs me out and in after a random time. This interrupts the video and returns to the main menu. I need to search again for the video (it is no longer on the recommended list) and resume from there. This is supper annoying - it wasn't like this before

  60. Miguel Puente-avatar

    Miguel Puente


    This app needs the ability to manage episodes better. There has to be a better way to showcase the episodes for tv shows compared to the current implementation. Need a "mark as watched" option. Also, needs a way to turn off history recording, sucks that it clogs up my YouTube history

  61. Christopher McWain-avatar

    Christopher McWain


    What's not to like? How about less total videos on the screen? Harder to get to subscribed channels? A lot of categories shoved in your face that you couldn't care less about? Auto-playing videos when scrolling? All these changes are making me want to find an alternative (legitimate or not) interface.

  62. Umesh Devani-avatar

    Umesh Devani


    Latest update not able to install on my SMART TV. It keep saying update app, but same error display "Can't able to Update". Please fix issue by today or Rollout to previous version. As i am not able to open app and watch video on my TV. Immediately remove screen update app on TV as latest version not supported by SMART TV

  63. Bruce B-avatar

    Bruce B


    re-design on android TV is miserable. 'home' and 'subscriptions' are 99% of my viewing. I now need to pass over Gaming, Music, Latest, Originals and Movies to switch between. If I could re-order list, it would be Ok. PITA with Nexus TV remote.... Went back to youtube website; works much better.

  64. marcingoz87-avatar



    Gets stuck on buffering every few seconds. It makes it almost unusable. The problem started few days ago. It only affects the android TV version of the app. The PC and mobile work smoothly on the same Internet connection.

  65. Gregory Wills-avatar

    Gregory Wills


    Used to work fine, however since I recently updated my Sony Bravia TV the UI has become really sluggish! Scrolling down my subscription list is now painfully slow and it takes literally minutes to reach the bottom of the list. Please fix this!

  66. Nabil Farook-avatar

    Nabil Farook


    Bought a brand new Sony Android TV kd85x8500g. On receiving the TV checked and found the youtube TV app working perfectly. Immediately after the setup the youtube app updated to the latest version. While trying to play any video the video freezes while the audio continues.

  67. Dave Holmen-avatar

    Dave Holmen


    Far more commercials than versions for other systems. Can hardly watch a single video without getting a commercial abruptly in the middle of it. If a video is longer than 10 minutes, expect 3 commercial breaks. FAIL.

  68. Antony Das-avatar

    Antony Das


    When ever I open the Youtube App in my MiTV when the remote is connected, the internet goes down for the whole TV. But when I disconnect the remote, the internet starts working again. If I don't open the youtube app, everything works fine.

  69. Brent Betz-avatar

    Brent Betz


    Wow. Awful. Login goes to gray screen, requiring hard reboot to see anything tied to my account. Adding any new videos to saved playlists won't show up unless I exit the app and go back in. Rewinding anything results in a green screen. Terrible.

  70. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    It's great to have YouTube on the TV but with janky low framerates on videos and it being horrible to navigate finding videos I'd much rather just use the YouTube app on my phone and stream it to the tv as that provides a vastly better experience in every way.

  71. Peter Hardy-vanDoorn-avatar

    Peter Hardy-vanDoorn


    Still can’t make videos as “not interested”, or block channels, or block topics. Shows vides in features that don’t appear in desktop web view or iPhone app so no way of saying that they’re not wanted either. All in all a very poor experience.

  72. R. M.-avatar

    R. M.


    Launch time is horrible, Nvidia Shield TV with the latest version Android takes minutes!!!!!! to launch this already garbage app. Shame on you Google. Can’t even make an app for ur service, why would I ever choose Android over iOS. LOL

  73. Japie vd Westhuizen-avatar

    Japie vd Westhuizen


    The Youtube app is not stable at all. Sometimes it plays OK the whole video, next video the app crashes after 1min. Youtube is about half the reason I bought a TV box, very disappointing and frustrating!

  74. DANNY CHIRA-avatar



    Does not work! No video loads it just shuts down and worse I can not login to my you tube account on the TV! Do something it has been this way for far too long!

  75. Zafar Nabiev-avatar

    Zafar Nabiev


    Unfortunatly this program is not working properly on my mi tv box. Can be used only with VPN but another youtube app for android phone that I use wokrs properly without VPN. Please, review the app and make it usable! Thanks beforehand.

  76. Craig Bennett-avatar

    Craig Bennett


    This app is great if you are addicted to the youtube, because every 2-3 hours it completely disabled your internet. It has the added bonus of breaking up every other advertisement with a video.

  77. Toh Hong Chew-avatar

    Toh Hong Chew


    Latest update shifted the Subsciptions tab too far away from the home tab. Added an additional 6 button presses to get from home to subscriptions. Would rather the subscriptions be moved to right below home.

  78. José Morais-avatar

    José Morais


    Google, please add an option to remove the very annoying video previews. Users are not stupid Google. Also, the app very often do auto logouts. UPDATE: I see that Google do not listen to user feedback.

  79. Bon Jensen-avatar

    Bon Jensen


    It's totally broken, it worked again after a reinstall, but the next day, it was broken again. How did this version ever get released?

  80. Yogesh Yadav-avatar

    Yogesh Yadav


    App freez on my sony Bravia Android Tv KDLW950c after Jan update. when i paly any video the app start freezing and display turns black, I have already clear cache and data but problem is still remains. please solve this problem...

  81. Xavier Flix-avatar

    Xavier Flix


    In the latest version (2.09.07) the option to set the contrast has been removed and now the app looks horrible with very bright text and almost black background. Why was the option removed?

  82. Jérémy MARTIN-avatar

    Jérémy MARTIN


    Just don't work on shield tv and no way to make it work... I tried to delet all the updates, clear the cache .. nothing the aplication just freeze everytime...

  83. hiren mistry-avatar

    hiren mistry


    From Yesterday (12th Dec 2019) no video are playing in my Airtel Xtreme box. I can just hear the audio. Video get stuck on first frame, please. do something for this.

  84. Omidreza Ghafarinejad-avatar

    Omidreza Ghafarinejad


    why using a built-in keyboard and not being able to use the android tv keyboard with any desired language? using the built-in keyboard is very hard and time consuming and also it doesn't let anybody to change the language to others such as persian. Please improve the app and let us use the default keyboard of android tv.

  85. Rajeev Jayaswal-avatar

    Rajeev Jayaswal


    Takes lots of time to load on my TV (MI). Keeps popping up you are signed-in message. I think it is very slow on TV.

  86. Raghu Kannan-avatar

    Raghu Kannan


    Constant popping sounds at each play/pause/forward/rewind action. And the interface is absolute rubbish as well.

  87. Pancham K-avatar

    Pancham K


    The new version hang on Sony Bravia android TV. The only workaround is to uninstall the update and it works.

  88. Adel Slamani-avatar

    Adel Slamani


    The app now plays a lot of advertisements and makes watching videos very annoying. I suggest advertisements should be only when a video starts or ends but not in between

  89. Alexandros Gialamidis-avatar

    Alexandros Gialamidis


    I have an android 9 device and it's not compatible. Plus i can't use the previous version because the update notification won't go away. Good job Google

  90. Utsav A-avatar

    Utsav A


    Does not play 4K videos on my 4K HDR TV. The TV is an Android 9 TV running the native Youtube app, the viewport never increases past 1080p. Playing the same video on my PS4 Youtube app shows full 4K viewport

  91. Kurt Johansen-avatar

    Kurt Johansen


    1 star because of the fullscreen ad in start menu, that I can't remove and destroys my experience with youtube. Ads should only be in the videoes not the startscreen.

  92. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    App not working, audio is working but video doesn't. Few weeks ago it was all fine.

  93. Roger Yang-avatar

    Roger Yang


    It keeps crashing. Hope the developers read all the reviews here and fix the bugs!

  94. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I used to like it but now it makes an extremely annoying sound when I browse for a video.

  95. Imran Husain-avatar

    Imran Husain


    Lack of fine control. I'd really like the "do not recommend this channel" feature. Thankyou.

  96. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    It won't even start on my Shield TV. It just force closes after opening it.

  97. Aake Kinnunen-avatar

    Aake Kinnunen


    Slow and not very intuitive. Once you get a video going it’s about ok.

  98. John Darlington-avatar

    John Darlington


    Poor search features. Also constantly crashes when fast forwarding or rewinding (on mibox3).

  99. Engr.Badar Iqbal-avatar

    Engr.Badar Iqbal


    After new update whenever I connect my Bluetooth device with my Mi Box S, you tube stops playing. New update crash very much.

  100. Anton S-avatar

    Anton S


    can't connect to this app with wifi from youtube app on my android smartphone it works with netflix, works with plex, works even with youtube on LG webOS and doesn't work on android TV

  101. Viacheslav Yushchenko-avatar

    Viacheslav Yushchenko


    Fails on fast forward. Hang or reboot device

  102. Wolfgang Höbart-avatar

    Wolfgang Höbart


    5.1 Sound is gone, and also youtube changes to 480 SD resolution again and again (with 150 Mbit fiber connection)

  103. Andrew-avatar



    HDR is NOT working xiaomi mi box S. if i install youtube for phones, it works. yes it supports VP9 Profile 2..... why is HDR not working on youtube for android TV? please advise

  104. Bill Turner-avatar

    Bill Turner


    For Devs: When do we get a playback speed selector? This is an important feature.

  105. Vuong Nguyen-avatar

    Vuong Nguyen


    Scroll issue finally fixed after 6 whole months. Better late than never I guess

  106. Celestin de Villa-avatar

    Celestin de Villa


    The latest update cannot load videos at all on Android TV Oreo 8.0.

  107. Ahmed Elayashy-avatar

    Ahmed Elayashy


    Removing 4k option is a joke, i have a 4k smart TV but i cannot watch 4k videos from youtube because of the updates? what a joke!

  108. Ben Shuker-avatar

    Ben Shuker


    Animated thumbnails completely ruin the YouTube experience for me. I hate it.

  109. Kajpong Nakkrua-avatar

    Kajpong Nakkrua


    My android TV can't play, black screen forever when play VDO.

  110. 비밀요원-avatar



    I'm a premium user. When I watch the live streaming, this app shows ads.

  111. Caribou-avatar



    it can not group/arrange channel, not easy to chose channel.

  112. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Can't even log in on my 2015 philips android tv.

  113. Максим Лазаренко-avatar

    Максим Лазаренко


    ADS is two times louder than regular sound level

  114. Tim O-avatar

    Tim O


    Bloody awful ever since they ditched the old, perfectly good app and replaced it with this rubbish

  115. Egill Hrolfsson-avatar

    Egill Hrolfsson


    Why is there no loop option on the TV app?

  116. Gavin Güler-avatar

    Gavin Güler


    Please add Option to view comments And the layout is outdated

  117. Ashish Zadav-avatar

    Ashish Zadav


    Add live tv options

  118. ranjit singh-avatar

    ranjit singh


    not working in android tv.

  119. s magic-avatar

    s magic


    Please add multilingual search for input keyboard

  120. MuchoTaco-avatar



    feels like a Chinese censured version

  121. Overlord An-avatar

    Overlord An


    need HDR support on Android 7.0 HDR TV

  122. Account-avatar



    Google is an ad company and this app is loaded with them.

  123. Michael Goncalves-avatar

    Michael Goncalves


    Why did you remove Increase Contrast on the latest version? Put it back.

  124. Михаил Вечерко-avatar

    Михаил Вечерко


    The worst of all youtube app versions ever.

  125. Mygod Studio-avatar

    Mygod Studio


    This app doesn't deserve 2 stars. It's 4 at least.

  126. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    This update is a complete rubbish iwant the older vesion please (1.3)

  127. Q-avatar



    not able to sign in

  128. Rodolfo Rubens-avatar

    Rodolfo Rubens


    Wow, it's an app for their own operating system and it sucks. Congrats.

  129. Steve Green-avatar

    Steve Green


    Google has become just another megabusiness that screws up everything it can buy. They can't seem to get out of their own way

  130. matthew fielke-avatar

    matthew fielke


    i like alot

  131. Raffaele Ferrara-avatar

    Raffaele Ferrara


    Please add the video speed option. It's unacceptable that non Android devices have this feature and this does not

  132. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    There are some major issues with this application. For starters, Android TV has had picture-in-picture support for years now, but YouTube still hasn't supported the feature. The app also has issues where it freezes up during playback and you have to exit out altogether, especially on Apple TV and Roku. It'd also be nice if every video had a "Go to Channel" option in the long-press menu instead of just videos on the Home tab. Additionally, the Subscriptions and Library tabs should be moved up under the Home tab, since Home, Subscriptions, and Library feel like the tabs people would use the most. Even better would be an option to manually sort the tabs based on what your interests are. The Movies & TV tab is almost entirely useless since it's full of previews without a way to purchase or rent the movies.

  133. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Videos do not play and often have to reboot the TV.

  134. Nguyễn Viết Anh Sơn-avatar

    Nguyễn Viết Anh Sơn


    Ứng dụng tốt

  135. Faisal saifi-avatar

    Faisal saifi


    Very nice

  136. Mihai Mecea-avatar

    Mihai Mecea


    Simple use-case: 1. subscribe to channel's content (paying for some content), that channel is issuing content almost every day, in the form of a new episode (like s3e28, s3e29...) 2. i want to see the new next episode, therefore what I need to do is: - open youtube on tv - search for that channel and open it - scroll the playlist 'till the end to find it... bottom-line: how hard would have been to have these episodes right where i left them, in home? the same way i see the series i'm watching in Netflix or whatever... considering I've payed premium and then extra for that channel...

  137. Peter Miller-avatar

    Peter Miller


    Just terrible. They replaced the Android app with a frontend to a web page. There's no system keyboard support so you're out of luck if you want to search for something in a language that doesn't use the English alphabet. The app no longer plays in the background when you return to the home screen and forget about any nice Android tv features such as PIP support. Also it takes 8 key presses just to get to the Watch Later queue, something which in a sane app would be one or two presses away from your starting point. Also no support for playback speed, something which YouTube on the web and phone apps can do.

  138. Hayk Harutyunyan-avatar

    Hayk Harutyunyan


    What the heck was this 2.07.02 update was about? Why would you remove the left panel, where resides My subscriptions, History and the Settings menu. Why would you do such thing? It is absolutely ridicules, at this point. If anyone else is displeased with the latest update, simply install the version 2.06.06 from apkmirror.

  139. Kuba Kulikowski-avatar

    Kuba Kulikowski


    Most issue I was getting in the past are fixed now. Great job.

  140. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    есть интересная проблема : при установке или настройке, на моей Xiaomi Mi Box S - неправильно устанавливается регион, меняете в настройках выставив правильно свою страну, и тогда проблем - НЕТ! Также, при перемотке видео или снятия с паузы, происходит скачек громкости, примерно в 2-3 раза громче, чем просматриваемое видео.

  141. Tom V-avatar

    Tom V


    great app, less snappy than native app but work great

  142. T McGill-avatar

    T McGill


    I have a Sony XBR 55X900E 4K TV with this app built in. I can not get consistent 4K video playback and I no HDR at all even though my tv supports it. I have to use my Sony 4k blu ray player to watch HDR content and even on it I can't get consistent 4k. *Update 12/09/2018 I wish I could give zero stars to this app. It's clear to me that Youtube , Google or Sony do not have any interest in fixing the 4k buffering issue and the HDR issue. You will not have these problems if you stream content from phone or desktop btw.

  143. Ted Phillips-avatar

    Ted Phillips


    update: it has now fixed the crash with the new webview app a little while ago, but cast to device cast-built-in is useless. it'll launch the app, but not actually go to the video.

  144. allen welk-avatar

    allen welk


    Dear Google please listen to your users, We the owners of Android TV HATE the "new" YouTube UI, if we wanted a Fire TV version of YouTube we would buy a fire stick. The new YouTube looks to busy and it's hard to read the text, does not operate smoothly like the old UI, everything about this app is wrong. PS Amazon wants it's YouTube app back!!! EDIT 10/31/2018 why so many ads. I watched a 5 min video with 4 ad interruptions, come on Google don't you have enough $$$$$$? I highly doubt that any YT Dev will ever read this because they (Google) does not care which is a shame

  145. Deny Wilson-avatar

    Deny Wilson


    Once upon a time, this app used to be good. It's been getting worse and worse as time goes on. It freezes intermittently. I usually have to rewind 30 seconds to get it to unfreeze. Also, the commercial breaks have gotten out of hand. It used to show me an ad or two before playing the video. Now, on a 10 minute video, I'm getting 3 or 4 commercial breaks, and they occur right in the middle of content. It doesn't even wait for a speaking break in the audio before playing the ad. It will often play an ad with about 10-20 seconds of video left. That's just horrible.

  146. eswar N-avatar

    eswar N


    I am also facing the same issue. YouTube just opened and If open a video it just starts and freezes and it doesn't come back. I tried 4-5 attempts to come back to home page. But if i use it from mobile by casting it works fine and also if i uninstall the updates it works continuously 4 days after that it asks to update. So many users are facing the same issue then why google sits idle they have to fix these issues

  147. PAUL-RYK Roux-avatar

    PAUL-RYK Roux


    I am also facing the same issue, on MyGiga, YouTube just opened and If open a video it just starts and freezes and it doesn't come back. I tried 4-5 attempts to come back to home page. But if i use it from mobile by casting it works fine and also if i uninstall the updates it works continuously 4 days after that it asks to update. So many users are facing the same issue then why google sits idle they have to fix these issues, PLEASE assist.

  148. Hans Storoy-avatar

    Hans Storoy


    App no longer lets me cast from any device (tried from phone and PC) to my Sony TV. The on TV interface sucks. How does Google break the Chromecast feature of this for Youtube? I can still cast to the TV on all other apps, just not Youtube. Makes the app totally useless to me.

  149. Pork Chopper-avatar

    Pork Chopper


    The July 26 update makes Youtube unplayable on my 2015 Bravia Android TV. It just force closes every time I try to open it.

  150. Sky Mobi-avatar

    Sky Mobi


    This version has just made the Mi Box 3 unusable can you revert back to the last working version to fool the device the older app is a newer version as this is a built in app I cannot roll back to the last working version.