How to fix YouTube TV buffering on Roku

Recently, YouTube TV buffering problem has been seen by Roku users. If you are also facing the problem of YouTube TV buffering on Roku, then this article is useful for you.

We will see the possible solution of Roku Youtube not working in this article so stay till the end

Why is Youtube not working on Roku?

If YouTube TV not loading on your Roku TV, there can be many reasons such as a software bug, temporary cache, or maybe the server is low from YouTube itself, due to which you are facing this problem.

We will see below all the problems with their solution but before that let us know about a solution to fix YouTube TV in Roku TV in short

If YouTube TV is not working properly on your Roku TV, then first remove the YouTube TV channel from your Roku device, then restart the device and later add the channel again, Keep in mind that follow the procedure in the Roku device according to the given sequence.


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1.) Roku software and YouTube TV channel are not updated to the latest version

If YouTube TV is not working on Roku, then one of the main reasons could be the software or channel not being updated to the latest version.

Roku brings new firmware updates from time to time to resolve bugs in the device software and bring new features to Roku, and almost for the same reason, the YouTube TV channel app also brings new updates.

If you haven’t updated your Roku device’s software to the latest version, do so immediately.

And in the same way, check the new update of the YouTube TV channel app on a Roku device and update it with the new software version.

Follow this setting for software updates on a Roku device:- Home > Settings > choose System option > System update.

If there is a new software update available for your Roku device, then it will appear in the System update option itself. You have to update the Roku device with the new software version by following the instruction that is given.

Follow the steps given below to update the youtube channel:-

  • Using the Roku remote, move the selection box to the top of the YouTube TV Channel app.
  • Next, press the asterisk (*) button on the Roku remote and select the option ‘Check for updates’ in the given menu
  • If a new update is available, it will display on the screen after selecting the option ‘Check for updates’
  • If the update is available, then install the new update immediately, for the best experience, keep checking the channel app update from time to time on Roku device.

2.) Due to catch issues or ongoing device conflicts

In some cases, the YouTube TV channel app may not work properly due to minor bugs running in the device. to fix this problem, you need to remove the YouTube TV channel app from your Roku device and follow the restart procedure.

Follow the steps below in the same order to resolve this issue

Step 1:- First of all, remove the YouTube TV channel app from your Roku device, follow this setting to remove the channel app:-Select the channel using the Roku remote and press the ”asterisk (*)” button> Select ”Remove channel” option > Select ”Remove” option.

Step 2:-Now restart the Roku device, to restart the Roku device via Roku remote press the remote key buttons in the following sequence:- Home button 5 times > Up button once > Rewind button 2 times > Forward button 2 times

After pressing the mentioned buttons one by one your Roku TV screen will freeze for a few seconds don’t worry wait for 20 seconds your Roku device will reboot automatically

Step 3:- Re-add the YouTube TV channel app as soon as the Roku device starts up

3.) Due to slow internet speed

It is possible that the internet speed of your WiFi router has become slow, due to which YouTube TV is not loading.

Check your internet speed with the help of another device, if the internet speed is fine then reduce the number of devices connected to the WiFi network.

Ensure that your Roku device is connected to the 5 GHz WiFi band

4.) Due to the Youtube server down

Sometimes the server from youtube is down and youtube tv doesn’t work properly on Roku devices.

YouTube from its side fixes the server problem in no time, you do not need to do anything about it.

You can check whether the server down is currently running from YouTube or not.

If there is a server down from the youtube side then wait for some time and then start youtube tv on your Roku device

5.) Due to software glitches or other internal conflicts

If even after adopting the methods mentioned above, YouTube TV does not play properly on your Roku device, then you can factory reset the device.

A software glitch or other internal conflict may also cause YouTube TV to stop working properly on Roku devices.

Factory reset will bring the Roku device to its original state, keep in mind that factory reset is completely different from the normal reboot process, factory reset will completely remove all channels and credentials that you have added to your Roku device.

To factory reset your Roku device follow this setting in your Roku device:- Home > Settings > System > Advanced system settings > Select Factory reset > Enter the code shown on Roku TV and select OK option > Select Start factory reset.

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Remove the YouTube Channel app from your Roku TV and later reboot Roku TV, once the reboot process is complete add the YouTube TV Channel app again

how do I reset youtube on Roku?

With the help of the Roku remote go to the YouTube channel app and press the ‘asterisk (*)’ button on the Roku remote it will display some options in front of you select the ‘Remove channel’ option and remove the YouTube channel app
Re-add the YouTube Channel app to your Roku device after removing YouTube

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First, delete the youtube channel app from your Roku device, and after that reboot the Roku device,
After the restart process is complete, add the YouTube channel app again to your Roku device and try it.


We looked at the causes and possible solutions to YouTube TV buffering on Roku in this article, in most cases, removing the YouTube TV app and rebooting the device solved the problem.

Bhavic Gedekar
Bhavic Gedekar

My name is Bhavic Gadekar. I am a technology enthusiast because I am fascinated by how innovative gadgets and devices are changing our world. I've loved tinkering with electronics and learning how things work. As I grew older, my passion for technology only increased. I enjoy learning new technology-related things and teaching others, so I figured, why not share the solutions through my writing? Besides writing, you'll often find me experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.

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