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Problems with Youtube and Smart TV

by smallbeginnings / September 15, 2013 9:08 AM PDT

I recently purchased a UN55F6300AF smart TV and have recently encountered some problems with Youtube. When I first setup the TV about a week ago I was able to seamlessly connect to it using the Youtube app on my Samsung Galaxy S4 without a pairing code. All I had to do was connect the TV to my wifi network and I was able to cast youtube videos on my phone onto the TV as long as the TV was on. This, however, no longer seems to be the case. Although the youtube app on my phone can still see the TV as an available casting option, as soon as I select it, it will give me an error to connect message and refuse to maintain a connection.

I can still link youtube on my TV and smartphone together by pairing them manually inside the youtube app on the TV, but it creates a new connection option that only works when I start the youtube app on the TV. The options I end up with now under Youtube TV cast options on my phone are "[TV]Samsung LED55" which doesn't work and "YouTube TV 2" which does.

The "What's Hot" recommendations of youtube videos under the Social section of Smart Hub also seems to not be working. When ever I select a video from that menu and click play I get the popup, "Installing apps... You will be able to access all your social sites when they're installed" even though I clearly have the youtube app installed. When I click OK I'm lend into Samsung Apps with the option to Run or Uninstall the youtube app.

I some way it feels like the youtube app is completely disjointed from Smart Hub now. I have tried reinstalling the youtube app, resetting smart hub, and factory resetting the TV all to no avail. What else can be done?

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Keyboard does not work with YouTube App
by GeetaNitin / September 17, 2013 5:09 PM PDT

I have Samsung 7150. I am able to configure the keyboard and works very well with other apps while it does not work with Youtube. I need to use TV remote to search or type on youtube which is very frustrating. Any suggestion how to resolve this issue. I was reading another post and found that there was some technical limitation with Youtube and Samsung team working to resolve this issue. Any progress?

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Let's hope Samsung can get Google to fix.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2013 1:10 AM PDT
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Try this
by smallbeginnings / September 18, 2013 7:24 AM PDT

Your issue with the keyboard not working inside of the Youtube App seems like a problem that is only going to be fixed when Google addresses it. In the meantime, you could try this if you find typing on the remote too annoying:

Download Google Chrome on your laptop or desktop and install this plugin:

Now you can browser Youtube videos from your computer and simply click the casting button on the lower right hand corner of a video to send it to your TV. So long as your TV is on and both devices are on the same network it should work.

Alternatively, If you have an updated Android or iOS device the Youtube app on there should also be able to cast to your TV in the same way. I have several Android devices within my family and all can cast videos onto the TV without much effort.

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(NT) great for use with my google chromecast.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2013 7:54 AM PDT
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by smallbeginnings / September 17, 2013 5:43 AM PDT

As of 9/17/2013 all updates seem to have been resolved with Youtube being updated from version 1.000 to 1.002. I will update if any other issues are encountered.

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