If you have an Apple TV 4K, you may have noticed that YouTube TV has recently been locking up, preventing customers from using the app. Reportedly the issue started late last year and has been getting worse, according to some Cord Cutters News readers.
Now YouTube has confirmed the issue and says they are working on it. In a statement on Reddit in reply to complaints about the issue, Google said, “the engineering team is actively working on a fix for the issue that’s causing the app to not start correctly on Apple TV devices. While I don’t have an ETA for when this will be fixed, I’ll definitely keep you up-to-date here with any info I receive. In the meantime, force closing the app on your Apple TV should also work as a temporary fix so you don’t have to power cycle the device.”
This news comes as YouTube TV also had issues with the new guide not correctly working on the Apple TV, preventing customers from being able to use the YouTube TV app. Google fixed this issue by rolling back the Apple TV YouTube TV guide to the old version until a fix could be found.
There is no date yet for a fix, but the good news is Google is working on it. Have you had this issue? Leave us a comment and let us know.