The YouTube app becoming stuck is the most frequent cause of YouTube not working on Fire TV Sticks. Go to Fire TV Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > Force Stop to force a restart of the YouTube app. This shuts down the app completely and enables a restart. In the event that this fails, verify your Internet connection.
If none of these ideas work, there may be another problem. Continue reading, and I’ll walk you through how to fix the most typical problems.
The Most Common Error Types You Might Run Into
- Playability problems include black screens, videos that keep buffering, and difficulties starting videos.
- Lip sync (when a YouTuber’s speech is out of tune with their mouth movement), complete silence, and poor volume are all audio difficulties.
- Errors with the YouTube application: The program abruptly shuts off after failing to launch YouTube at all.
- Skipping, a slow frame rate, and poor resolution are all visual problems.
It’s possible that your first-generation Amazon Fire Stick isn’t capable of supporting YouTube if you can’t locate YouTube on it. But now that Google and Amazon have resolved their legal disputes, YouTube is available on the majority of Fire TV devices.
6 Steps To Fix YouTube’s Unresponsiveness On Fire TV Stick
1. Check your network’s and Internet connectivity status
Look for any indications that your internet connection is having a negative impact on your phone or other devices connected to your Wi-Fi network. You might need to restart your router if you’ve determined that the issue is actually with your internet. You can accomplish this by completely unplugging your router for 30 seconds, then plugging it back in.
Additionally, I advise (if practical) directly connecting an Ethernet wire to your TV. The connection will be quicker and more secure as a result. I suggest calling your internet provider as soon as you can if you have restarted your router and are still having networking problems.
2. Ensure That Your Fire Stick Is Updated
To ensure that your system functions at its best, it is crucial to keep the software on your Fire Stick updated. It not only helps prevent app crashes, but it also improves network stability when using your device.
- Select My TV from the Settings by going there.
- Select About next. The choices will be visible. Install updates after checking for them.
3. Restart your Fire Stick from Amazon
Another option is to restart your Firestick. For many people on the Fire TV subreddit, this has fixed strange YouTube issues with Fire TV Stick.
This can be accomplished by unplugging the adapter for ten seconds, then plugging it back in.
You may also restart your Amazon Fire Stick by going to the settings menu, choosing My Fire TV, and then choosing Restart.
4. The YouTube App Can Be Forced to Close, Clear Data, or Clear Cache
Check to see if the YouTube app needs any attention. You can attempt any of the following by navigating to the application settings on your Fire Stick: Force Stop, Clear Data, and Clear Cache.
Force Stop – Completely stops the app, allowing you to restart it. This is the best situation for buffering. This may very well resolve your issue.
Clear Data – Removes login information and other app-related data. If you try to log in and get strange errors, you can use this.
Clear Cache – This will delete any cached files that the program needs to function, such as local copies of films, thumbnail photos, etc., from the Fire Stick.
5. YouTube App: Uninstall and Reinstall
The YouTube Application can be uninstalled and then reinstalled if none of the aforementioned approaches have been successful in resolving the problem.
- Select Manage Installed Applications under Settings > Applications.
- Choose Uninstall.
- Reinstall YouTube by going to the App Store (Settings > App Store)
6. Factory Reset The Fire Stick
Reset your Fire TV Stick by performing the following steps if all other attempts have failed.
- Scroll until you see “My Fire TV” in the Settings section of your Fire TV. (If you are using an older device, it will be labelled as System or Device.)
- Click on My Fire TV and then select Reset to Factory Defaults.
- Tap Reset.
Holding down the Back button and the right side of the navigation circle for 10 seconds will also reset your Amazon Fire Stick.