How to fix YouTube not working problems

YouTube is an online video platform website. It contains thousands of videos, including music videos, movie trailers, video clips, TV shows clips, short and documentary films, live streams, audio recordings and a lot of videos categories. YouTube provides too many services to its users. You can view, upload, share, comments and do more things on YouTube.

Mostly everyone uses YouTube according to their purpose; some peoples use it for entertainment, some use it for education and business purpose, or anything else may be the reason. But, this will disappoint you when you notice that YouTube is not working on your device. This can be the real pain for those who are addicted to it and use it regularly.

If you’re also having trouble accessing YouTube and watching videos, etc. Then apply below-given solutions to solve these types of fundamental issues.

How to fix YouTube not working in Pc or Google Chrome

Methods to fix:

  1. Check your internet connection.
  2. Update your browser (Chrome).
  3. Turn on JavaScript on your browser.
  4. Clear Cache and Cookies from the browser.
  5. Check Extensions.

How to check and fix the internet connection

Maybe YouTube is not working because of the internet problem.

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Visit random websites to check your internet connection is working or not.
  3. Connect to the internet if it is not. And check again it is working or not.
  4. Reset the router. If still there is an internet problem.

How to update your browser

If you can’t watch YouTube videos in your chrome browser, then try to upgrade your browser. Maybe this will help in to fix the issue.

  1. Open ‘Chrome’ browser.
  2. Click on ‘Three vertical dots’ icon in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Click on ‘Help.’
  4. Choose ‘About Google Chrome.’
  5. If there an update is available, then click ‘Install’ and follow the instructions to update it.

How to turn on JavaScript

You have to enable JavaScript of your browser to watch YouTube videos. To check it is turned on or not.

  1. Open ‘Browser’.
  2. Click on ‘Three vertical dots’ icon in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Click on ‘Settings.’
  4. Click on ‘Advanced’ at the bottom.
  5. Click on ‘Content Settings.’ It is second last under the privacy and security section.
  6. Click on ‘JavaScript’ in the content settings.
  7. If already enabled, then leave. If not, then click on ‘Allowed’ button.

When you’ve done, reload YouTube and check the video.

How to clear cache and cookies

  1. Open ‘Chrome’ browser.
  2. Click on ‘Three vertical dots’ icon in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Click on ‘More tools.’
  4. Click on ‘Clear browsing data.’
  5. Select ‘Time Range.’
  6. Mark ‘Cookies and cache’ options, leave if already marked.
  7. Click ‘Clear data.’

Restart your browser and check for the problem, it is fixed or not.

How to check Extension create problem or not

To figure out whether an extension is the cause of the problem or not, try to play a video on YouTube in incognito mode. If you’re able to watch YouTube video in incognito mode, then figure out which one extension you had installed from when the issue began and delete it. To do this,

  1. Open ‘Chrome’ browser.
  2. Click on ‘Three vertical dots’ icon in the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Click on ‘More tools.’
  4. Click on ‘Extensions.’
  5. Click on ‘Remove’ to remove the extension which creates the problem.

Now, try to play the YouTube video in normal mode.

Edward Lewis is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cybersecurity. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

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