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Troubleshooting the YouTube App - TV

Troubleshooting TVs Last Updated 03/18/2017
Troubleshooting the YouTube App - TV

Note: The YouTube app may not work on some of our older models. For more information visit, YouTube App No Longer Works.

Note: Please make sure your firmware is up to date. For assistance updating your firmware, visit Updating Your Firmware.

Most YouTube related issues can be solved by a few common troubleshooting steps.

  1. Network.

    In any situation where the Internet is involved, or required, resetting your network should be the first step. Unplug your modem, router, and tv, then plug them back in (1. Modem, 2. Router, 3. TV).

  2. Delete.

    Sometimes files or caches can become corrupt (which sounds worse than it is). Deleting the app will remove the associated files.

  3. Re-install.

    Once the app has been deleted, visit the content store to install it again.

  4. Location.

    Streaming content is viewable based on licenses contracted between owners and providers. If your tv's location settings are incorrect, content may not be available.

  5. Reset.

    If all else fails, perform a factory reset on the tv.

    • Remove/Initialize

      This is agreat place to start if YouTube is the only app that isn't working well.

    • Re-Install/Re-Activate

      After removing the app, you will need to re-install it. Use this tab for step-by-step instructions about installing YouTube.

    • Region Settings

      When the content store won't open, when apps are not working properly, or if apps are missing, the Region Settings may need to be adjusted.

    • Factory Reset

      When all else fails, it's time to reset the tv to factory settings. Use this tab for step-by-step instructions.

    • FAQs

      If you want to bypass the guided troubleshooting, and find answers to more specific questions, visit the FAQs section.

How to remove apps from webOS

Press the Home/Smart  button on your remote to bring up your launcher bar.

Click the More Apps button near the bottom-right corner.

Hover the pointer over the app you're having trouble with, then click the upward facing arrow above it.

Now the app will move freely, and an x with a skull will appear. Click the skull/x symbol.

Confirm the removal by clicking OK, then move on to Re-Install/Re-Activate Premium Apps.

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How to deactivate/initialize apps on Netcast

Press the Home/Smart  button on your remote, then select Premium Apps near the top-center.

There are four colored buttons near the bottom of your Remote, press the Green button.

From here you have two options:
1. Choose Deactivation to be signed out of the app; any saved login information will be forgotten.

Choose Initialization of Premium to revert all Premium Apps back to stock. Most Premium App updates are bundled with firmware updates. This option will remove any updates released separately from firmware updates.

Choose Yes to allow the initialization.

Wait for the TV to restart.

Move on to the Re-Activate Premium Apps section.

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How to install apps on webOS

Press the Home/Smart  button on your remote to bring up your launcher bar.

Click the More Apps button near the bottom-right corner.

Open the LG Content Store App.

Choose Premium from the menu on the right.

Find your app in the LG Content Store, then choose Install.

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How to activate apps on Netcast

Press the Home/Smart  button on your remote, then select Premium Apps near the top-center.

Open the app, then Sign-in if the app requires it.

If any updates are available for your Premium Apps, your TV will automatically download and install them.
If this doesn't solve your issue, continue the Troubleshooting section.

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How to change Region Settings on webOS

Press the Home/Smart  button on your remote to bring up your launcher bar.

Click the Settings icon in the top-right.

Choose the All Settings option at the bottom.

Choose the General menu from the left.

Choose Location, then select Service Area Zip Code.

Enter your zip code, then click Enter. Your location information will update automatically.

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How to reset the tv to factory settings on webOS

Press the Home/Smart  button on your remote, then click the Settings icon in the top-right.

Select General on the left, then Reset to Initial Settings on the right.

Enter your TV password if you have one set, let the TV restart, then go through the initial setup wizard. For assistance with the setup wizard, visit Initial webOS Setup Wizard.

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How to reset the tv to factory settings on Netcast

Press the Home/Smart  button on your remote, then select Settings near the bottom-left.

Select the Option menu on the left, then Initial Setting on the right.

Enter your TV password if you have one set.

Read the disclaimer, then if you accept the terms, click Yes and the TV will revert to factory settings.

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Note: Before troubleshooting, make sure your apps are up to date. You can check for updates in the Content Store. Or make sure the app is fully closed, and you will be automatically prompted to update when you re-open it.

  • This is where things can be a bit confusing.

    • webOS 1.0

      When you turn off the tv, all apps are automatically closed.

    • webOS 2.0

      From the launcher, on the bottom left, click the Recent Apps button. From here, hover over an app, then click the X above it.

    • webOS 3.0

      If the app will open:

      1. Open the app.

      2. Press the Home  button on your remote to return to the launcher.

      3. At the top of the screen, the title of the app is displayed.

      4. Hover over the title, then click the X that appears to the left of the title.

      If the app will not open, it will need to be removed, then re-installed.

      Visit the Remove/Initialize section of this page.

  • Visit the Remove/Initialize section of this page.

  • This is usually related to Region settings.

    Visit the Region Settings section of this page.

  • These types of issues may mean that the app requires an update, or in some cases, the system may need an update.

    The first thing to try is removing the app, then re-installing it from the Content Store.

    Visit the Remove/Initialize section of this page.


    If that doesn't work, you can try a factory reset on the tv.

    Visit the Factory Reset section of this page.


    If the issue is not resolved after trying the suggestions above, Contact Us or the app provider for further assistance.

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