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How to Stop YouTube TV Buffering and Freezing?

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 Does your YouTube TV keep buffering? Are you facing trouble streaming your favorite sports channel? 

If these questions beset you, here is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you through seamlessly. 

Frequent buffering and freezing of YouTube TV may annoy you while streaming your all-time favorite Netflix series. Instead of shutting down your fun, you need to check your internet connection. Mostly, a poor Internet connection is a common reason for YouTube TV to buffer. You can restart your device and try checking if it resolves the problem. However, if the issues are still there haunting your excitement, you need to follow the below-mentioned steps. 

No Need To Be Restless, Navigate Through The Entire Procedure Real Quick 

  1. Restart the Media Streaming Device 
  •  Unplug your Device 
  •  Force-Close the Youtube TV App 
  1. Update the App on the Device Go to the Play Store  
  • Check for the Update Option
  • Download The Latest Version
  1. Update the Media Streaming Device 
  • Go to Settings on your Fire TV.
  • Select My Fire TV.& Check For System Updates 
  1. Clear The Cache 
  • Go to TV settings & Locate YouTube TV App 
  • Locate & Clear App’s Data
  • Uninstall the YouTube TV App and Reinstall It


Restart the Media Streaming Device 

Watching your most awaited documentaries or getting global news updates is now easier with media streaming devices. However, as you run multiple apps at the same time, crashes down the speed of your device. It creates buffering and freezing issues let alone entirely shutting down the app. In such scenarios, what’s best is to unplug and restart your device. No need to be tech-savvy, here is how you do it:

  • Unplug your Device 

First, you need to unplug your media streaming device and wait for a minute to plug it back in. Restarting your streaming device helps clear the dump cache, free up storage, and eliminate many potential issues. It helps in running YouTube TV smoothly.  

  • Force-Close the Youtube TV App 

Force close your YouTube TV app lets you refresh its operations. The presence of extensive data in the cache, makes the app freeze. Through refreshing, you allow the app to function efficiently without any interruptions.  

Update the App on the Device Go to the Play Store 

Using an outdated app makes your device sluggish. You may not enjoy a smooth streaming experience. Moreover, updates enhance security, fixes bugs, and omit other potential malware. 

  • Check for the Update Option

Go to Google Play Store and type “YouTube TV” in the search field. Locate your app in the list and check the update option. You will find a green button mentioning “Update”.

  • Download The Latest Version

To download the latest version, simply click on the “Update” button. You can install the current version: Current Version: 2.16.032, which was updated on February 16, 2022. It will ensure maximum compatibility and performance with your device. 

Update the Media Streaming Device 

You need to select your media streaming device wisely if you want to enjoy high-performance streaming. You can go for Apple TV and Amazon Firestick. Both of these devices offer promising performance. 

However, when updating Amazon Firestick, advises users to get the latest version of the Kodi app (such as Matrix 19.3) as it comes with enhanced performance and advanced security updates. It lets you explore a vast library of apps. 

So, follow the steps listed below and make your device super-fast. 

  • Go to Settings on your Fire TV.

To update Amazon Firestick you have to go to the “Settings” option. It is where you can view the details of the device and the apps you have. For other media streaming devices, you can locate the software update option in the “Settings”

  • Select My Fire TV.& Check For System Updates 

Next is to click “My Fire TV”. Upon clicking, you will find the option “About”. Click it and check for the System Update. Install the updates for a better performance of your device (Read more). 

Clear The Cache 

If your issue persists, you must jump to clearing the app data. It’s important to clear your App cache periodically; it speeds up the performance. Moreover, cache sometimes hinders loading up the latest contents. So, if you keep it clear, your app will show maximum performance. 

However, once you clear the cache, you will have to reset your current location. It will let you access the apps with location restrictions. Have you ever tried clearing it before? If not, don’t stress out. It’s incredibly easy, follow the steps. 

  • Go to TV Settings & Locate YouTube TV App 

Go to your media streaming app’s “Settings” and locate your YouTube TV app. There you will find all the information and details about your application. 

  • Locate & Clear App’s Data 

Clear History

The next step is to open the YoutTube TV app and locate your App’s Cache Option. There you will have to check the boxes for History, cookies, browsing data and select the date and time to “All Time”. Once you clear the data, you might have to sign back into your account. 

  • Uninstall the YouTube TV App and Reinstall It

Once you clear the cache, it’s advisable to reinstall your YouTube TV app. The procedure is simple. You have to go to the Google Play Store and click “Uninstall” on your YouTube TV app. Once it’s done, click “Install” and there you go! Your YouTube app is ready to rock you. 

However, if you are using Amazon Firestick, you can find comprehensive guides to installing the app. 

Wrap Up 

These were the proven, easiest, and simple tips to fix your YouTube TV app. However, as mentioned earlier, the issue might stay unresolved if you are streaming on a poor internet connection. You can even try changing your video resolution. On a slower internet speed and low bandwidth, the app takes time to buffer and might as well freeze. Apart from this, YouTube has a user limit of 3 per account. Your YouTube TV is most likely to freeze if you exceed the user limit. 

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