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Suddenly no Youtube?
« on: January 20, 2017, 07:41:11 AM »
I've been watching videos on YouTube with my Fire for two years. This morning, every video I try to open throws up an error message: "This video not available on this device." WTH? I tried rebooting the Fire, but the error remains. YouTube's canned answer is that some content creators don't allow their stuff to be viewed on mobile devices. Well, that's news to me, as I've watched approximately twelve zillion videos on this tablet, and NEVER got that error before--and now NONE of the videos work???
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Re: Suddenly no Youtube?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 07:35:03 AM »
I've got a Fire HD10 and I've just experimented to see if I got any errors, but all seemed OK.

I was able to play random YouTube videos using the Silk Browser and my preferred Firefox browser and also using a YouTube Player app.

My first suggestion would be to restart your device - like any computer that's often all it takes to put these sort of glitches right. But if that doesn't help, try using a different browser or a YouTube Player app - there are free ones available. If none of that helps I'd suggest a call to Amazon CS for advice.

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Re: Suddenly no Youtube?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 10:09:15 AM »
Thanks for responding. My first tactic was a hard re-start...funny how the digital age has trained us. :) I'll look into the app. :)
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