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Youtubes Crashing On Smart Tv

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Khandro | 09:49 Sat 24th Jul 2021 | Media & TV
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I can watch YouTubes on my PC without ads & and hinderance, but when I try to watch, them on my smart (Panasonic) TV, I'm not only interrupted by ads but it crashes out of the YouTube app completely, this can happen if I let the ads run their course or if I use the 'skip adds' sign.

Does anyone else experience this & do you think they are trying to wear me out into paying for their adds free facility?

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Sadly, it looks like a case of "9 year-old TV, YouTube no longer supported". Nothing new either, according to this article: https://conversation.which.co.uk/technology/smart-tv-samsung-youtube-app/
12:04 Sat 24th Jul 2021
no, sounds more like your net connection is flakey.
Maybe a software update is required. What is the model number of your TV?
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Etch; Thanks, the TV is a Panasonic Viera TX-L32EW5
Sadly, it looks like a case of "9 year-old TV, YouTube no longer supported". Nothing new either, according to this article:
https://conversation.which.co.uk/technology/smart-tv-samsung-youtube-app/
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Etch, Interesting! I've got a more recent Panasonic TV; model TX-24 FSW 504 bought about 2 years ago which is in another part of the house, I'll bring it down & link it up & see if it works OK.
If needs be you should be able to 'cast' youtube vids from your pc, tablet, or smartphone to your tv so that you can watch them on the bigger screen. Works very well
https://lifehacker.com/how-to-cast-youtube-tv-from-your-phone-or-laptop-to-you-1846800707
Khandro, the TX-24FSW504 should be fine - only 3 years old, so it doesn't appear in the "Notice of termination of YouTube app on some old models" which lists models from 2014 and earlier:
https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/info/skype_support/connect/eu_cis.html
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Etch : Dead right! I brought down the new TV from a bedroom connected it up and it works fine on YouTube. Problem is, its only a 24" & we've been watching a 32". - It looks like an updated TV is on the cards. Thanks.
If you have a PVR connected to your TV you might be able to watch YouTube via that; all our PVRs have this facility.
Khandro, or try 'casting' - it really is quick and easy.
You could also buy something like an Amazon Fire Stick that plugs in to your tv
Amazon.co.uk User Recommendation
Cheaper than a new tele
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barry; That firestick idea sounds like a good one. Are you saying I could keep my 32" for ordinary live TV, plug in a firestick & watch youtube & netflix on it via that?
Being in Germany wouldn't give any problems would it ?
Sorry Khandro, didn't know you are in Germany, have no idea if it will work
It will work in Germany, you will be able to access YouTube https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201624360
I want to know if you've tried 'casting'. If not, why not :D
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barry: I've recently subscribed to a Surfshark VPN so I will be able to get things like BBC i Player, it works on my PC (in my first floor studio) but I haven't yet been able to transfer programmes to my aforementioned smart TV on the ground floor, because I have discovered that the PC doesn't have wi-fi & I may have to install a 'card' into it to do so. (so I'm told), I don't have a smart phone or lap top, - also don't know what bhg means above by a PVR.

As you may gather I'm pretty low-tech, but maybe the firestick will be my salvation !
A PVR is a personal video recorder - a 'dvd' recorder that uses a hard drive to store the recordings. You can buy them, such as a Humax (but I only know about UK channels and recording them), or they can be supplied by your broadband and digital tv supplier (BT, Virgin etc in the UK).

You don't need to open your PC up to connect it to wifi - just buy a cheap dongle that plugs in to a USB port Amazon.co.uk User Recommendation
jennyjoan has a firestick - I think she is very pleased with hers. They are very easy to use.
More about the Firestick and alternatives here
https://www.techadvisor.com/test-centre/digital-home/best-media-streaming-box-3580569/
barry - thanks for explaining PVR for me - I had to go out for an eye test and have only just got back.
Definitely agree the Fireztick is the way forward. I love mine :)

Barry, I don't think casting works if the tv doesn't support youtube?
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Brain slowly turning into paté de fois gras; So I should by one of these I think?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08C1RR8JM?ref=refrw_cc_smp_shd_rc_nd_ucc

Do I need the dongle as well? I do have a Panasonic video recorder connected to the TV already, but not sure where that gets me.

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