WHY DOES MY TV SAY NO SIGNAL? A QUICK TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

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If YouTube TV is not working, it can be due to lớn various problems, including mạng internet connectivity issues, device & app issues, và even problems with the YouTube TV service itself. To lớn get YouTube TV working again, you need to lớn consider each of these potential issues and attempt various fixes.


These troubleshooting tips apply khổng lồ all devices & platforms compatible with YouTube TV, but not every step is relevant lớn every platform. If any of these tips don’t apply to lớn the device you use with YouTube TV, skip khổng lồ the next one.


Why Isn’t YouTube TV Working?

Since YouTube TV is a live television streaming service that allows you to lớn stream on-demand movies, television shows, sports, and more, many things can keep it from working properly. Poor mạng internet connectivity, corrupt or outdated software và device issues are the most common reasons that prevent YouTube TV from working right.


If you’re trying to lớn use YouTube TV outside the area where you originally signed up, that can also keep the service from working. The YouTube TV service, & the available local channels, are based on your physical address, so traveling or moving can keep it from working


How to lớn Get YouTube TV Working

The two main things that can go wrong with YouTube TV are your mạng internet connection and the YouTube TV app or website player in your website browser. The service itself can also go down, and it will stop working if too many people are using your tài khoản or you’ve been out of your home area for too long. To get YouTube TV working again, you’ll need to check the potential causes of each of these issues and attempt the necessary fixes.


Check khổng lồ see if YouTube TV is down. YouTube TV won’t work on your device if the service itself is down. Checking to lớn see if YouTube TV is down or not is easy & fast, so this should be the first thing you check out. Start by checking social media, as people will usually report streaming service outages on social media.


Make sure you aren’t streaming with too many devices. YouTube TV only allows you to lớn stream on a limited number of devices at any one time. If three people are already streaming on three devices simultaneously, all using your YouTube TV account, then it won’t work for you.


Close and restart the YouTube TV phầm mềm or your website browser. If you’re trying to lớn stream through the tiện ích on your phone or another device, fully close & restart the app. If you’re streaming on your computer, fully close and restart your web browser. After the phầm mềm or browser starts back up, kiểm tra to see if YouTube TV works.


Check your internet connection. YouTube TV requires a high-speed mạng internet connection lớn watch both on-demand and live television. If your connection tốc độ is slow or erratic, you won’t be able to stream. Kiểm tra your speed on the same device you use for streaming, and try checking at different times of day lớn see if the speed varies.

YouTube TV recommends the following speeds:

3.0 Mbps: The minimum required speed. Below this, you may experience excessive buffering.7.0 Mbps: The minimum for one high definition đoạn phim stream. If other devices are using the network, YouTube TV may not work.13.0 Mbps: The minimum for streaming high definition đoạn clip when other people use the same internet connection for other purposes.

Restart your device. Fully shut down your computer, phone, or streaming device & restart it. Depending on the device, you may need khổng lồ unplug it from power to lớn restart it fully. After it powers back up, connect to lớn the mạng internet and check to see if YouTube TV works.


Try a different device. Kiểm tra to see if YouTube TV works on any other devices. If you’re streaming on your phone, check to see if it works in a website browser on your computer or in the YouTube TV app on a dedicated streaming device or trò chơi console.

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Restart your router & modem. If you have access to your local network hardware, restart it. You"ll typically need khổng lồ unplug the modem and router from power, leave them unplugged for a while, then plug everything back in. If you"re having network connectivity issues, restarting your hardware will usually help.


Try a different mạng internet connection. If you have access lớn a different mạng internet connection, switch to lớn that & try YouTube TV. A strong cellular data connection is a good way to check this. However, using YouTube TV through your cellular data connection may result in overage charges depending on how much you watch and how your data plan is set up.


Try a wired internet connection. If possible, plug your streaming device directly into the modem with an ethernet cable. This takes the router out of the picture & lets you know if your mạng internet connection can stream YouTube TV. If it works, then your router may be bad, configured incorrectly, or the Wi-Fi signal may be weak.


Improve your Wi-fi signal strength. If YouTube TV works when your device is connected khổng lồ your modem with an ethernet cable, then the problem may be a weak wi-fi signal. Try removing obstructions between your router & streaming device khổng lồ provide the highest signal possible.


Check your location permissions. YouTube TV requires access to your location information whether you’re watching through a website browser khổng lồ the app. If you didn"t allow access khổng lồ your location, you need lớn enable access for YouTube TV to work.


If you disabled location access because you were traveling outside your trang chủ area, YouTube TV typically works fine for short periods of time outside your home area as long as location permissions are turned on.


Update your device, browser, or app. If you’re using the YouTube TV tiện ích on your phone or another streaming device, kiểm tra for updates. If you’re trying to stream with the web player in a web browser on your computer, update the browser.


Uninstall & reinstall the YouTube TV app. If the app is already up khổng lồ date, you may have corrupt local data preventing it from working correctly. In that case, completely deleting the YouTube TV tiện ích from your device, downloading it, và reinstalling it may fix your problem.


Contact your internet service provider. If you’ve determined that YouTube TV isn’t down, & you can’t locate any problems with your home network, devices, or software, then there may be a limited connectivity problem with your mạng internet service provider. Liên hệ your provider, let them know about your problem, & ask if there are connectivity issues between your mạng internet service provider and YouTube TV.


Using YouTube TV Outside Your home Area

YouTube TV is tied khổng lồ your physical location (billing address), as the local channels you receive through the services are specifically for that area. YouTube TV can stop working if you’re trying to use it outside your trang chủ area, but it usually works just fine.


However, if you want lớn move outside your home area, you can update your location in YouTube TV lớn keep from having any location-based problems.


If your away from trang chủ and YouTube TV isn’t working for you, you may need khổng lồ connect lớn the internet in your home area khổng lồ get the service working again. YouTube requires at least one login from your trang chủ area every 90 days, after which the service may stop working.


There is one base subscription package that includes more than 85 channels for $64.99 monthly. Add-on channels and packages are available for various prices.


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