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Certain Youtube videos not loading on wifi in the youtube app.

Hi there, I've been having a problem where certain youtube videos won't load on the youtube app on my phone. This happens when connected to wifi and when I switch to mobile data the video plays, but when I reconnect to wifi the video just buffers and will not play. Most videos do play well but certain videos never play on the youtube app. I've tried this on the youtube app on another phone and the same issue arises. Is there any way to fix this? I have tried all of the usual troubleshooting tips (clear cache & data, uninstall, reinstall, log out, reset wifi hub, restart phone etc) and none of them helped. When I use a vpn I no longer have the problem, but that of couse is not a viable option for day to day use.

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Re: Certain Youtube videos not loading on wifi in the youtube app.

Do you get the same problems using the YouTube website on a laptop/PC that's connected to the same router?

I vaguely recall a thread in the networking forum recently, something to do with videos & routing IIRC, but if it's only the app affected, it's probably not worth hunting it out.

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The problem only happens when on the youtube app, however I use it frequently so this problem is very annoying.

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Re: Certain Youtube videos not loading on wifi in the youtube app.

Bang goes that theory then. Not likely to be a VM routing issue if another device on the same IP doesn't have the same issue.

In that case - which OS is your tablet/device? And is this any specific videos?

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On all of our mobile devices (including 2 iphones and 2 samsungs) I have the problem. So it can't be an operating system problem.

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Hi @Robmariawest,

 

Welcome to our Community Forums and thanks for posting.

 

I am sorry to hear you're having this issue. Have you tried deleting the YouTube app from the device and re-installing to see if that makes any difference?

 

 

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Like I said in the main post, I have already done this multiple times along with many other common troubleshooting steps and the problem still exists. The problem occurs on all youtube apps (all of our mobile devices) when on wifi (the problem isn't present when on data so definitely something to do with the virgin broadband).

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Thanks for your reply and clarifying, we have been unable to replicate this error. Are you able to confirm if you are running any sort or antivirus, firewall or VPN on your home network?

 

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No there are no antivirus', firewalls or VPN's on the home network. I turned off the stock virgin media broadband firewall via the hub settings page and this still didn't resolve the issue.

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Re: Certain Youtube videos not loading on wifi in the youtube app.

Thank you for confirming this @Robmariawest and I'm so sorry if I'm missing this in earlier posts, but do you notice any issues at all on any other streaming services when connected to the Hub? 

 

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