Have you been watching YouTube TV and suddenly had your Roku freeze up followed by a reboot? This has been a rumored issue for some time, but last night YouTube TV confirmed the issue and says Roku is working on a fix.
Here is a tweet from YouTube TV confirming the issue:
Hi Kevin, some Roku devices may experience a technical difficulty when streaming YouTube TV, causing a device reboot. Roku’s aware & investigating a fix. If problems persist after rebooting, you can also stream it via the CBS Sports app on Roku or at https://t.co/eXjzmnfXzk
— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) February 4, 2019
For now, the issue seems to be rare and YouTube TV users can stream for hours without their Roku rebooting. Right now, however, if you experience the issue there seems to be nothing you can do other than wait for Roku to roll out a fix.
Issues like this are not new and not exclusive to Roku or YouTube TV. Apps crashing devices have been reported in the past. Sadly, all the end user can do is wait for an update to roll out.
Have you seen your Roku crash when streaming YouTube TV? Leave us a comment and let us know what Roku TV or player you saw the crash on.
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