How To Fix YouTube TV Error Code 4?

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In this post, we are going to talk about a very common playback error with YouTube TV, error code 4. As per the users, they can see the video playing on the thumbnail but when they try to play it, it shows the error code 4 which says “an error occurred. Please try again later”. As per the user’s complaint, the error mainly occurs while accessing the live tv channels.

The error says,
“an error occurred. Please try again later”

As of now, there is no official information shared on this error that why this error is coming and what anybody should do. As there is no official information on this error so it’s hard to say what exactly caused the error. But we have done our research from different online communities and have found some working workarounds which are listed below.


How To Fix YouTube TV Error Code 4?


Fix 1: Restart Your Browser And Device

If you are using YouTube TV from the browser then try closing the browser completely and then relaunch the browser. If closing and relaunching the browser doesn’t help then we will suggest you restart your device.

This workaround was shared on twitter where two users confirmed to resolve this error by simply rebooting the device.

YouTube TV Error Code 4

Fix 2: Check For Device And App Updates

Next, check if the YouTube Tv app needed to be updated if yes then consider updating the app.

Also check and make sure that your device is using the latest firmware version, especially if you are using YouTube Tv on a Smart Tv because smart tv requires the latest firmware in order to play some apps and services.


Fix 3: Restart Your Tv

If you are using the YouTube TV app on your Smart TV, and you have confirmed that you are using the latest version of the app, as well as tv is also updated with the latest firmware then power cycle your tv by following the steps given below.

  • Power off your TV from your Tv remote.
  • Then unplug the TV power cable from the electric wall outlet.
  • Then wait for full 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Then plug in the power cable back into the wall outlet.
  • Then power on the Tv and check if the error still persists.

Fix 4: Check Internet Issues

If the error is still appearing on the screen then check if you are having some internet issues. You can try playing any other app or website on your device to check if they are working or not.

Also go to any internet speed test website to check your internet speed, if your internet speed is slow then contact your ISP.


Fix 5: YouTube TV Is Having Some Trouble

If the error still doesn’t go away then it’s possible that YouTube tv is having some issues right now with their system.

Go to the YouTubeTV Twitter handle to check if there is any update about system issues. Alternatively, you can also visit the downdetector to check if it’s showing any outage with YouTube TV.

YouTube TV Error Code 4

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Rahul Choudhary is a technology and troubleshooting expert. He gives his expert opinion on different technology trends and provides troubleshooting guides for different apps, websites, & consumer hardware products. He graduated in BA English Honours from the University Of Delhi, and later he learned HTML and WordPress. He also did a certificate course in Hardware and Network Troubleshooting , and a certificate course in Computer Architecture.