How to Fix YouTube TV not Working on Roku?

Today most online streaming services are available in Roku Channel Store. And we can watch our favorite shows and online content through it on Roku. YouTube TV is one of the best online streaming services available on Roku. However, users who use YouTube TV on Roku face some troubles while watching. Here you’ll learn how to fix YouTube TV not Working on Roku.

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What is YouTube TV?

YouTube TV not working on Roku

YouTube TV came into existence on 28 February 2017 in the US by Google. The online streaming service makes households its priority and has reached its importance. YouTube TV is the service which is the sibling service of YouTube. YouTube TV offers over 85+ Live TVs, including AMC, Telemundo, ABC, PBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, TLC, Comedy Central, CNBC World, FX, Discovery, CNN, MSNBC, IFC, and other considerable Broadcasts and Networks, YouTube Originals.

And YouTube TV also comes up with Add-ons with additional affordable costs. For example, you can pause and cancel your YouTube TV account. You can stay from 1 to 6 months. The user can record their favorites, which will last up to 9 months for active funds, 21 days for canceled accounts, and paused accounts; it’ll last until the pause exists.

 YouTube TV comes up with immeasurable cloud DVR storage. You can stream up to 3 devices simultaneously and create up to 6 user profiles for a single account. YouTube TV‘s compatible devices are as follows: Smart TVs of Android TV, Samsung, LG, VizioSmartcast, Hisense, Sharp, Sony, Walton, Toshiba, HiSense, Insignia, Element, Westinghouse Fire TV Edition. Browsers such as Chrome and Firefox. Mobile phones of Android and iOS. Streaming Media Players like Chromecast, Roku devices, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One devices, Apple TV, and PlayStation 4. Desktops like Windows and Mac.

Initially, YouTube TV offered its services at $49.99/month and added the cost to $64.99/month later. And $500/annum. The Add-on’s costs are as follows.

AMC Premiere$5/month
HBO Max$15/month
Urban Movies Channel$5/month
Fox Soccer Plus$15/month
Sundance Now$7/month
Curiosity Stream$3/month

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How to fix YouTube TV not working on Roku?

There are various reasons for YouTube TV is not working on Roku. Kindly follow the procedures to avoid trouble while watching YouTube TV on Roku. If your troubles are gone by doing any of the following, then there is no need to do other steps.

YouTube TV not working on Roku

  1. Restart your Roku Device
  2. Check your Roku Device network connection
  3. Playback Errors
  4. Uninstall and Reinstall YouTube TV
  5. Check Updates
  6. Some other Issues

1. Restart Your Roku Device

YouTube TV not working on Roku

Troubles may appear, even any errors on the plugs and ports. So restart your Roku device. If you’re using a Roku streaming device, restart your TV by turning it off and on. Or do follow the below-given steps.

  • Hit the Home button on your Roku remote.
  • Go to Settings by selecting it.
  • Choose the System option.
  • Then choose Power if you’re using Roku TV or System Restart.
  • Then select the Restart option.
  • Or
  • Hit the Home button on your Roku remote five times.
  • Then hit the Up button for a single time.
  • Now hit the Rewind button twice.
  • And now, hit the Fast Forward (FF) button twice.


Then your Roku device will be restarted. And open YouTube TV. If you face any problems again, then do further. This is the first step to fixing YouTube TV not working on Roku.

2. Check Your Roku Device Network Connection

YouTube TV not working on Roku

The device’s slower network connection can cause trouble while watching YouTube TV on Roku. So check whether you’re connected to the network connection or not if you’re not connected to the internet. Then, do follow the below-instructed steps.

  • Hit the Home button on your Roku remote.
  • Select Settings and then select Network.
  • Now select Set up connection.
  • Select either Wired or Wireless according to your network system.
  • If you’ve selected Wired, the connecting process is over after connecting your wired Network.
  • If you’ve selected Wireless, select the network you want to connect from the available networks list.
  • If you don’t see your Network, select Scan again to see all networks and select your Network.
  • After doing so, append the password of your wireless Network.

Then that’s it. Your device is connected to the Network.

To check your connection, do the following steps.

  • Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
  • Then select the Settings option.
  • Now choose the Network option.
  • Select Check Network Connection.

Note: The Check Network Connection option is only available when connected to the Network.

Now your device will check for network errors. You can check your network connection results by doing the below-given steps.

  • Select the Home button on your Roku remote.
  • Now select the Settings option.
  • Choose Network and then select About.
  • Now check your network connection results. Even if you have trouble again, then do the upcoming procedures.

3. Playback Errors

YouTube TV not working on Roku

Troubles may also occur when there is a playback error while watching YouTube TV on Roku. To encounter playback errors, follow the steps given below.

  • Select the Home button on your Roku remote.
  • Then select Settings and choose Display type.
  • Choose 4K 30Hz TV, 4K 60Hz TV, or 4K HDR 60 Hz.
  • This will help you to get rid of the playback errors while watching. If you have any problem again, do the following procedures.

4. Uninstall And Reinstall YouTube TV

YouTube TV not working on Roku

Do uninstall and reinstall YouTube TV on your Roku device. This will lead to getting rid of the errors of YouTube TV on Roku.

  • Hit the Home button on your Roku remote.
  • Select YouTube TV by navigating to it.
  • Tap the Star button on your Roku remote.
  • Then select Remove and click Yes to uninstall YouTube TV.
  • After uninstalling YouTube TV, restart your Roku device by the steps in the Restart your Roku Device section.
  • Select the Home button on your Roku remote after restarting your device.
  • Choose Streaming Channels.
  • Pick the category or search for YouTube TV.
  • Choose YouTube TV from the result.
  • Select Add Channel.

And after a little second, YouTube TV will be installed on your Roku device. So even now you have trouble, then do further.

5. Check Updates

YouTube TV not working on Roku

If your device or the channel is not updated, it may also trouble you. But Roku checks for updates every single day. To check the updates, follow the steps.

  • Hit the Home button on your Roku remote.
  • Select Settings and then select System.
  • Now choose System Update.
  • Then pick Check Now. By selecting this, you’ll know the current and last updated information status.
  • If your device is not updated, then do the onscreen instructions.

If your device has already been updated, then choose Ok.

6. Some Other Issues

There are other reasons for trouble while watching YouTube TV on Roku. So let us move on to it.

Speed of the Network: Your network speed also affects it. Because if you’re using YouTube TV on other devices, too, this will cause trouble. So make sure your connection speed is excellent.

YouTube TV or Its Channel Issues: Sometimes YouTube TV has errors. Then you can’t do anything about it except wait for the error to be cleared. And there is also a cause that the channels on YouTube TV may have some issues, and for this, you can’t do anything; the only thing you can do is wait for the problem to be resolved.

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If you have no issues or troubles, you should wait for the problems or situations to be encountered. There is no other way for it. If you have concerns, do the above instructions, and I adore watching YouTube TV on Roku. Suppose you’ve encountered the problem by doing any of the instructions above; then there is no need to do the others. We hope this article is handy for you.

Thank you…