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4.2 Ratings 119M+ Reviews 5B+ Downloads

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4.2
119.0M+ Ratings
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  • Apr 20, 2021

    By Rina D
    I like this app because I love watching YouTube videos. However, with the latest update anytime you scroll through the videos they look blurry. I haven't read any other reviews stating that problem so I don't know if it's just me but I'm going to send feedback to YouTube. It's very annoying to see a blurry video and have no idea what the content is until you scroll right upto it. Weird issue!
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  • A Few Annoying Problems... Feb 11, 2021

    By ME I SENT THIS!
    I’ve been using this app for years and it has been great. It works well and is a nice quality app. I have a few problems though, and it has to do with the subscription tab. The first problem is that it will often say that someone has posted (showing a little blue dot on their icon) but they haven’t. No big deal, but if I click it to make the blue dot go away, then go back to a different tab (such as the home) it will put the blue dot back. That makes it so there is a red dot on the subscription button which just bothers me. It also usually happens to people with less that 1k subs. The second problem I have is that I don’t get all community posts. I am subscribed to a lot of people, and a good amount of them make posts regularly. Maybe this is supposed to happen, but I don’t get them all, and I would like to. The last problem (which I find more funny) is that when I click all to see everyone I am subscribed to, it shows everyone as normal. But, if I leave the app and come back, or slide up on my phone (to show brightness or flashlight) it will switch around the names so that they do not match the right person. Other than these three problems, the app is amazing.
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  • Censorship Apr 11, 2021

    By Gilfaroth
    While I am aware that the creators of a social media platform have the right to allow content or ban content as they deem appropriate, it saddens me that pressure from the loudest political/social squeaking wheel gets the grease. I was hoping at least one of the social media giants would have the fortitude to endure a little socioeconomic headwind to create a less skewed playing field for more divergent expression. I am not proposing a platform for hate, but something that is more empathetic toward the expressive freedoms of the user, regardless of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation. As users, we already are aware (or should be) that social media is a vehicle for personal expression, not as a source for factual truth. For users to put that burden on the provider is like placing the burden of our safety on the car regardless of how erratic we drive or how impaired our judgment may be when under the influence. What we believe or accept is our responsibility alone. Please do not treat us as children who cannot think for ourselves. If social media as a whole tailors itself to become a platform of only certain forms of expression or certain approved facts, then it has ceased to become a social conversation of divergent expression and has become a loose form of propaganda of the accepted sociopolitical norms.
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  • Two Issues with this app Feb 15, 2021

    By JIyanah21
    Hi, so I’m having a two issues with this app so hopefully someone will see this; 1) My playlists are not updating: so I added a few songs to one of my playlist and when I click on the song that I want to play it’s not there even though it said that it was added to my playlist so when I refresh the page hoping that it would work it’s still not there (I.e. I have 222 songs in my playlist but when I click on one song it says I only have 220) I tried to rearrange the songs in the playlist to see if it would show up this time but it doesn’t which leads to the next issue... the refreshing the page issue. 2) When I refresh the page all of my playlist are deleted the only thing that’s on the page is my watch later, history, but when I refresh the page again some of my playlists come back but the rest of them are still missing (and no I didn’t delete them) I refresh the page again and all of them are back but I feel like I shouldn’t have to refresh the page three times in order to get all of my playlists back you know what I mean? I tried deleting the app and reinstalling to see if that would work but it doesn’t and this has been going on for the past couple of days.
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  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Raphael Ng
    so far I am very please with youtube. except I Failed to understand why there are videos that deliberately turned upside down.this make viewing very uncomfortable, uneasy and irritated. Whenever I come across such videos, I will always avoid watching, and I will go for a normal undisturbed videos.I would like to appeal to the relevant team nevertheless plesse leave it as normal as it is. Dont try to turned it upside down as this will upset and spoil the mood of the viewers.
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  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Jordan
    Moved over to youtube recently due to the move from Google play movies and TV. I now experience nothing but lag, loading and stuttering, that I never experienced on play. I liked the idea of consolidating everything on one platform, but I won't be using YouTube for my purchased movies and TV shows. Other than that, the YouTube app works well, and is easy to use for all other aspects.
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  • Apr 16, 2021

    By L
    Waaaaaay too many ads! I could handle it when you had one 5-10 second ad every few videos, even when it was on every video. Most videos I watch now have 2 ads, often more than 10 seconds, and you usually can't skip them. I know they want people to pay for their premium service, but this is getting annoying now. Makes me only use YouTube if I absolutely have to!
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  • Apr 19, 2021

    By X X
    Why do we need 3 different ways to skip ahead in a video? We have tapping and moving the bar on it's own. So why now do we also need to be able to touch anywhere on the video to randomly skip? It sucks, every tiny accidental movement loses where I was in the video. Why did that need to be implemented? There are videos that are HOURS long, this "feature" makes them almost unwatchable. A millimeter will skip like 30 minutes. Remove it please or give me an option to turn off. Not needed or wanted.
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  • Apr 21, 2021

    By Cecile
    YouTube is so grossly full of ads nowadays. 2 ads at the beginning of the video, like really? And so many more throughtout the video itself. Not to mention so many useless ads pop up cluttering the video list. It's hard to navigate and even more hard to watch videos without distraction.
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  • The End Feb 21, 2021

    By soothsayer 🎱
    What has happened to YT is tragic. I have been a fan and member since the second year it came out, if I’m not mistaken. I’ve been on so long that I originally signed up with AOL bc that was the only thing available at the time. That’s how long I have been on YT. So I am a loooong time member and fan. It used to be one of the best things that has ever happened to the internet. It was fun, exciting, mysterious, educational and groundbreaking. NOT ANYMORE. It is now a shell of its former self. It is now like everything else. Created only to make money. Ad after ad after ad. It’s an invasion. I am interested in what people have to say or what they made or did. Now it’s, insurance ads, political ads, censorship and control. It’s worse than “reality shows” and reality shows are by far the absolute worse thing ever. I used to spend countless hours on it, now I spend less than an hour per week...if that. Horrible. I’m just like everyone else...I’m moving on. The sad thing is that YT doesn’t give a blip about what I think or what any of us think. This has been proven by its continued status of nonsense and greed. Every update is NOT to fix a glitch it’s to place a fresh batch of ads! No thanks. I’m out!
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Reviewed by Kaylin on April 26, 2018

  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Raphael Ng
    so far I am very please with youtube. except I Failed to understand why there are videos that deliberately turned upside down.this make viewing very uncomfortable, uneasy and irritated. Whenever I come across such videos, I will always avoid watching, and I will go for a normal undisturbed videos.I would like to appeal to the relevant team nevertheless plesse leave it as normal as it is. Dont try to turned it upside down as this will upset and spoil the mood of the viewers.
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  • Apr 15, 2021

    By Ambition
    I've seen so many people diss the app but most problems can be solved by simply changing personal settings. I haven't had too many problems with youtube myself and my only quarrel with the company is with how they constantly update the app with new useless functions instead of paying attention to other problems, as small as those problems may be. However, that is a common things for companies to do and it isn't even that big of a problem.
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  • Watch Later Jan 27, 2021

    By Shreyas21
    Watch later playlists now only load 20 videos even if I use a different sort by function. If I use oldest or newest, only 20 videos show up. If I switch to manual, I only have access to those 20 videos. Every other playlist seems fine. This is one update annoyance. Furthermore, you moved the subscriptions to the 4th button from the left after years of it being in the center. I am tired of having to close the creator / record / upload screen after naturally choosing to click the center most button, WHERE YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS HAVE BEEN ALL ALONG. we got used to the comments even tho the UI within comments is garbage, and now you do this. Do you like making the app worse or are you just messing with us at this point. At best I could argue that it improves RAM and cache usage due to not loading everything unless demanded. A good idea done with poor execution is still a poor idea.
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  • I have an idea for the inbox tab Jun 8, 2020

    By Stoocy05
    I love using the app so much, and other than the comment section being moved, it’s great. I have an idea, though. What if you change the way the “Inbox” tab works? Like when you click the “Inbox” tab, there are two separate tabs on the top. One should obviously be for new videos from your subscription feed and the other should be notifications from comments you’ve left. I tend to comment quite a lot and often find myself scrolling through many videos in my inbox just to find the comment I’m looking for. I also know that many don’t like commenting, so that tab will be kinda useless for them, but what if you make it an option for the users in settings? It would really improve user experience, especially those like me, who like commenting a lot. It would be nice to see this implemented in the app!
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  • Garbage on iPad Aug 16, 2019

    By Really_tried
    Going full screen, moving around the video, or just have a transition from the video to the ad will almost guarantee that the whole app will glitch out. Not only do I have to exit out and close the app multiple times to fix the problem, I have to wait for the sounds from the ad/video to stop playing-even after I exit the app-then go back in and have everything back to normal. I also have to click on the notification feed multiple times until it registers that my inbox has already opened and stop displaying that number on top of the icon, which is the number of new videos uploaded by channels I have the bell ringed. And lastly, there is just no support for the implementation of the community feed on the iPad, even though other devices do. It’s just stupid. Garbage company, garbage decisions, garbage staff. Vimeo is looking better than ever.
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  • A Few Annoying Problems... Feb 11, 2021

    By ME I SENT THIS!
    I’ve been using this app for years and it has been great. It works well and is a nice quality app. I have a few problems though, and it has to do with the subscription tab. The first problem is that it will often say that someone has posted (showing a little blue dot on their icon) but they haven’t. No big deal, but if I click it to make the blue dot go away, then go back to a different tab (such as the home) it will put the blue dot back. That makes it so there is a red dot on the subscription button which just bothers me. It also usually happens to people with less that 1k subs. The second problem I have is that I don’t get all community posts. I am subscribed to a lot of people, and a good amount of them make posts regularly. Maybe this is supposed to happen, but I don’t get them all, and I would like to. The last problem (which I find more funny) is that when I click all to see everyone I am subscribed to, it shows everyone as normal. But, if I leave the app and come back, or slide up on my phone (to show brightness or flashlight) it will switch around the names so that they do not match the right person. Other than these three problems, the app is amazing.
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  • Im triggered about the comment section Nov 6, 2020

    By my love of life
    I hate the new update for the comments. I hate having to press something just to go trough the comments. I would rather scroll down then tap on the bar thing. I hate when the videos are really big i like it how it used to be. Please change it. Hi again! I have some issues I would like to address! So on the Ipad im begging to have community posts able to be seen. Just make it like the phone but wider. Its stressing me how much I miss stuff because people normally post on the community post option. I have to go on my phone just to see it. Another one is PLEASE update the notification area. It use to be amazing before until you guys changed it. I am not going to lie but you people are ruining your app to the worst. I don’t wanna come off harsh or anything but it is very annoying. I am gonna keep my rating on 4 stars till you guys improve. For now it’s staying on 4. Another issue is the search thing glitch (i think glitch). It would just not let me delete my search or click on it. I have no idea why but i would like to no because its annoying me a lot. I wanna say thank you for your time!
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  • Fine, but one detail.. Feb 8, 2021

    By Pencilsn
    The app functions about as well as any app does. It’s nothing revolutionary, and I do think it’s gotten better, at least on the iPad version. However, there’s one issue (that really just annoys me more than anything.) On the bottom row, on the corner of the icon that indicates subscriptions, a red dot will appear to (I’m guessing) notify you that there’s a new video from someone you’re subscribed to. But most of the time, the red dot appears even when there’s nothing new. It’ll go away when you click on it and are in the subscription box, stay away when you go to a different page, but randomly appear again shortly after. Typically it’s when you refresh any page, but I’ve seen it reappear out on nowhere for no reason when I’m just browsing. It’s super annoying to think there’s something new when there isn’t. It’s such a tiny problem, but if you think about it, so’s a mosquito. That little subscription alert that shows up for no reason is like getting bit by a mosquito over and over and over again. I’m covered in bites and very aggravated. Thank you.
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  • Apr 20, 2021

    By stacey mccann
    Youtube is a great app to listen to music, watch shows, movie trailers, and watch your favorite youtubers! But why I did rate it a 4 star is because I don't like how it uses Internet, like WiFi or data. Say if like your a kid and you're phone does not have data and you're mom or dad or a family member has data and you're out running errands you might need to use their Hotspot if they have one. But overall it's a great app!
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  • the new update May 16, 2020

    By Mahalhaaa
    this new update is absolutely atrocious. i understand having innovation towards wanting more for your viewers but the execution was poor. The comment section is where I could be able to talk and relate to the interest of video and as i scrolled down i could potentially see the other videos that i wanted to watch. Moving the comments under the description is problematic because 1. it’s easily missable 2. it made going/making a comment more difficult 3. the fluidity of scrolling for other videos and going to the comments made sense 4. having the back button on the left side (in addition to muscle memory of clicking on the newly “escape” right side) makes it plain tedious. the thumbnails are also an issue because they are too large. one video thumbnail alone takes up almost half the screen and with two of them it takes up the whole screen. less is more, and bigger doesn’t always mean better. please consider reinventing the layout because it’s problematic having people used to one idea and completely changing it.
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  • Apr 20, 2021

    By Rina D
    I like this app because I love watching YouTube videos. However, with the latest update anytime you scroll through the videos they look blurry. I haven't read any other reviews stating that problem so I don't know if it's just me but I'm going to send feedback to YouTube. It's very annoying to see a blurry video and have no idea what the content is until you scroll right upto it. Weird issue!
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  • Censorship Apr 11, 2021

    By Gilfaroth
    While I am aware that the creators of a social media platform have the right to allow content or ban content as they deem appropriate, it saddens me that pressure from the loudest political/social squeaking wheel gets the grease. I was hoping at least one of the social media giants would have the fortitude to endure a little socioeconomic headwind to create a less skewed playing field for more divergent expression. I am not proposing a platform for hate, but something that is more empathetic toward the expressive freedoms of the user, regardless of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation. As users, we already are aware (or should be) that social media is a vehicle for personal expression, not as a source for factual truth. For users to put that burden on the provider is like placing the burden of our safety on the car regardless of how erratic we drive or how impaired our judgment may be when under the influence. What we believe or accept is our responsibility alone. Please do not treat us as children who cannot think for ourselves. If social media as a whole tailors itself to become a platform of only certain forms of expression or certain approved facts, then it has ceased to become a social conversation of divergent expression and has become a loose form of propaganda of the accepted sociopolitical norms.
    more
  • Two Issues with this app Feb 15, 2021

    By JIyanah21
    Hi, so I’m having a two issues with this app so hopefully someone will see this; 1) My playlists are not updating: so I added a few songs to one of my playlist and when I click on the song that I want to play it’s not there even though it said that it was added to my playlist so when I refresh the page hoping that it would work it’s still not there (I.e. I have 222 songs in my playlist but when I click on one song it says I only have 220) I tried to rearrange the songs in the playlist to see if it would show up this time but it doesn’t which leads to the next issue... the refreshing the page issue. 2) When I refresh the page all of my playlist are deleted the only thing that’s on the page is my watch later, history, but when I refresh the page again some of my playlists come back but the rest of them are still missing (and no I didn’t delete them) I refresh the page again and all of them are back but I feel like I shouldn’t have to refresh the page three times in order to get all of my playlists back you know what I mean? I tried deleting the app and reinstalling to see if that would work but it doesn’t and this has been going on for the past couple of days.
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  • Good app but advertisement overload Sep 16, 2020

    By ScarletSkies4
    I understand the need for advertisements but it’s to the point now that it’s negatively impacting my experience. Now that there’s two, back to back ads in every break it’s irritating how much I have to interact with the app just to finish watching the video. The more I use the app the worse the experience gets. I usually like to use the app while doing other things like cooking or cleaning. I mostly listen and don’t always have my phone in hand. In an 11 minute video with 6 ads, the middle break had a 30 second unskippable ad followed by a 2 minute ad that was skippable. Unless I am physically on my phone to return to the video that would be 2:30 minutes of ads just for 1 of 3 ad breaks in an 11 minute video. It’s overload. I get that using the free version means you gets ads but it’s overshadowing the content. I don’t want to interact this much with something I’m watching. It’s not a game app. Guess I’ll just stick to watching it on the desktop with my ad blocker. Otherwise, yeah YT is ok. They’re just getting into Pandora territory which is disappointing. Didn’t mind the ads until recently.
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  • Apr 21, 2021

    By Meggy
    This is pretty much the default app for videos since there's really no other video streaming service except for maybe twitch that has any chance to compete, so that's more or less run of the mill. However, what bothers me is when new features are added that serve no real purpose and (specifically this new feature) can be actively causing issues. What is the point of being able to seek from 0:00 by holding ANYWHERE on the screen? This is especially annoying if you have to wipe something off. Why?
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  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Jordan
    Moved over to youtube recently due to the move from Google play movies and TV. I now experience nothing but lag, loading and stuttering, that I never experienced on play. I liked the idea of consolidating everything on one platform, but I won't be using YouTube for my purchased movies and TV shows. Other than that, the YouTube app works well, and is easy to use for all other aspects.
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  • Apr 19, 2021

    By X X
    Why do we need 3 different ways to skip ahead in a video? We have tapping and moving the bar on it's own. So why now do we also need to be able to touch anywhere on the video to randomly skip? It sucks, every tiny accidental movement loses where I was in the video. Why did that need to be implemented? There are videos that are HOURS long, this "feature" makes them almost unwatchable. A millimeter will skip like 30 minutes. Remove it please or give me an option to turn off. Not needed or wanted.
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  • So many problems Jul 19, 2020

    By Gjvthxffeesxbgf
    The loading times can be pretty awful. Whenever I switch to a different tab or turn off my phone and play the video I was currently watching, the video takes sooo long to load when I unpause it. This doesn’t occur when I’m using the app and I don’t get why it happens when the app is running in the background. I understand why ads are a thing and this hasn’t been a problem before but now it feels like overkill. Every time I watch a video an ad pops up. Sometimes they’re 15 non-skippable ads and at its worst there’s two. And look, taking away the comments for videos that have been COPPA’d is one thing and removing the mini player is another. It makes no sense. I don’t get how this would be harmful for kids. And the way you decided what videos are for kids is awful. Some of creators have moved on from their channels so when you automatically decide their videos are for kids it removes a whole decade of comment sections. And I hate how I have to worry about my niece stumbling upon two anime girls talking about sex because you automatically decided all animation is for kids.
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  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Mr. Zafner
    Youtube usually works quite well, as an app (although the downloads function seems entirely broken, so if you're thinking about going premium for that don't bother). The problem is the administration. A lot of uploads get demonetized or deleted. I think I've heard of this happening twice where it was deserved and reasonable. Usually this kind of thing is capricious and apparently random. It's very unfortunate as the platform is otherwise quite effective.
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  • Sensors too many videos May 26, 2020

    By jasneskis
    1. This app is very good for the most part. Lately it has been censoring too many videos. I have to now go to other places on the web to see what I need to learn. 2. When casting there needs to be a way to change the play back speed of a video. It works on small computer, phone and tablet. It needs to work when casting also. 3. When casting I can have videos added to queue to play in order I choose. It would be nice to be able to set this feature for the computer, tablet and phone too. 4. It would be nice if I didn’t loose my active queue list every time I stopped casting. Than I have to set it up all over again . Usually I play videos I found and want to see 1 minute so they will be saved to history and easy to find again to set up again on my queue list. 5. The 10 second foreword or back is nice when casting videos. This feature should be available on tablet and computer. Stop start rewind is an extremely important feature for my use when learning. It would be nice if time were available in 30 second forward/back times also.
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  • Apr 16, 2021

    By L
    Waaaaaay too many ads! I could handle it when you had one 5-10 second ad every few videos, even when it was on every video. Most videos I watch now have 2 ads, often more than 10 seconds, and you usually can't skip them. I know they want people to pay for their premium service, but this is getting annoying now. Makes me only use YouTube if I absolutely have to!
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  • Apr 21, 2021

    By Cecile
    YouTube is so grossly full of ads nowadays. 2 ads at the beginning of the video, like really? And so many more throughtout the video itself. Not to mention so many useless ads pop up cluttering the video list. It's hard to navigate and even more hard to watch videos without distraction.
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  • The End Feb 21, 2021

    By soothsayer 🎱
    What has happened to YT is tragic. I have been a fan and member since the second year it came out, if I’m not mistaken. I’ve been on so long that I originally signed up with AOL bc that was the only thing available at the time. That’s how long I have been on YT. So I am a loooong time member and fan. It used to be one of the best things that has ever happened to the internet. It was fun, exciting, mysterious, educational and groundbreaking. NOT ANYMORE. It is now a shell of its former self. It is now like everything else. Created only to make money. Ad after ad after ad. It’s an invasion. I am interested in what people have to say or what they made or did. Now it’s, insurance ads, political ads, censorship and control. It’s worse than “reality shows” and reality shows are by far the absolute worse thing ever. I used to spend countless hours on it, now I spend less than an hour per week...if that. Horrible. I’m just like everyone else...I’m moving on. The sad thing is that YT doesn’t give a blip about what I think or what any of us think. This has been proven by its continued status of nonsense and greed. Every update is NOT to fix a glitch it’s to place a fresh batch of ads! No thanks. I’m out!
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  • Apr 18, 2021

    By Ignas Kylis
    New uodate that does not allow you to click on the screen to get rid of navigation buttons is annoying as hell, you click screen to see how much time of video is left and you got to press big X in top right corner just to close it... I dont know who likes watching videos with big pause symbol in the middle... Revert update please
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  • Apr 20, 2021

    By Priya Lakhotia
    I have downloaded certain videos which do not play offline. It doesn't even play when I on my mobile data and even WiFi. The internet is fine but the video is not playing. It crashes as well. Do something. Fix this. I've never faced such issues with YouTube earlier, but have been facing this since a week or a two!!!! Fix this please. ‼️
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