There is no doubt that YouTube has been the most popular video community in the entire world for many years. Nowadays, with the YouTube app installed, we can watch YouTube videos not only with our computers, but also without smart TVs. However, there are many complains about YouTube being not able to play on smart TVs. What caused the YouTube playback problem on smart TVs? How to solve the YouTube not playing problem on smart TV, and is there any way to avoid this kind of problems? Well, those are the topics that we are going to talk about today.
Part 1: Why Won't YouTube Play on My Smart TV
There are a lot of possible reasons that could lead to the YouTube won’t play on smart TV problem, and most of them have something to do with either the improperly installed YouTube app, or the incorrect internet connection protocol settings. Of course, if you are playing a downloaded YouTube video, it could also be the wrong video format.
The most possible cause for YouTube won’t play on smart TV problem is the improperly installed YouTube app. On the TV platform, different models of TV sets may need different versions of apps, not to mention TVs with different brands and manufacturers. So is the YouTube app doesn’t match the brand or model, then it’s highly possible that the app will not run properly, causing the YouTube not playing problem.
If you are sure that it’s not the reason for your YouTube app, or if you think the app works properly but still you can’t watch any video on YouTube, then it’s probably the internet connection protocol settings that are causing the problem. If that’s the case, then changing the settings should be able to fix the problem easily.
If you are playing a downloaded YouTube video file and the playback fails, then it could be either the format being unsupported or the file is damaged.
Part 2: How to Solve YouTube Won't Play on Smart TV
Now that we know some of the most possible reasons for the problem, let’s talk how to solve the YouTube won’t play on smart TV problem. For the first possible reason, the fix is easy. Uninstall the YouTube app and download the app again from the official app provider or app store of your TV. For the internet settings problem, you can try restore the system back to the original settings and install the app again.
If you are playing a downloaded YouTube video, try play the video on other devices to make sure the video is not damaged, and then check the user’s manual to see whether the video format is supported by your TV. If not, you can convert YouTube video format with a video converting application on PC.
Part 3: Another Way to Play YouTube Videos on Your Smart TV
Apart from the solutions introduced above, there is actually another way to successfully play YouTube videos on smart TV or basically any kind of TV. Instead of installing the YouTube app on your smart TV and watch the videos through the app, you can download your YouTube videos in advance, and then burn the downloaded videos to a DVD disc to play on your TV.
Comparing to other YouTube video playing approaches, this approach has multiple advantages. First, because you don’t need the internet connection to watch YouTube videos, the video watching experience won’t be interrupted by any internet connection related problem. Second, for those TVs that cannot properly install a YouTube app, this approach can give the same video playback experience without the app. As long as you have a video downloader tool and a DVD burner tool on your computer, you can watch basically any YouTube video on your TV even if the TV is not a smart TV.
Although the process may look complicated at first, it’s actually pretty simple as long as you have the right tools. In the following, I will show you what applications you need in order to watch YouTube videos on your smart TV with this approach, and also show you the detailed steps so that you can quickly finish the video downloading and DVD burning process, and start enjoying your favorite YouTube videos on your smart TV.
Part 4: How to Download YouTube Videos to PC
As mentioned above, the first step for this YouTube playing approach is to download your favorite YouTube video from the internet to your local PC hard drive. To do that, you need the help of a YouTube downloading tool. After trying many YouTube downloading applications and services, I found that an online video downloader application called Leawo Video Downloader is the most practical and efficient YouTube downloading solution that I could find.
Leawo Video Downloader is a professional online video downloading application that allows you to download videos from YouTube and 1000+ other online video streaming services. Unlike online video downloaders, Leawo Video Downloader can download videos in a 6 times higher speed and still manage to keep the original quality in the downloading process.
What’s more, you can easily manage, inspect, and directly play the downloaded videos with Leawo Video Downloader after your videos are downloaded from the internet. As one of the best YouTube download options, Leawo Video Download has a very straightforward user interface and is very easy to operate. To download YouTube video using Leawo Video Downloader for the DVD burning in the next step, just do as the following guide shows.
Step 1: Download, install and Launch Leawo Video Downloader. At the homepage of the program, click the “Video Downloader” to enter the video downloader function module.
Step 2: After you have entered the video downloader function module, Leawo Video Downloader will launch its built-in web browser and visit YouTube by default. You can find your desired YouTube video using the web browser, or directly past the link of your video in the address box in the above and hit “Enter”.
Step 3: When your video is opened, click the green arrow at the right edge of the program interface to unfold the video list, where you can find various versions of the video on the page. Find the version that you would like to download, and click the “Download” button on the video to start downloading the video.
Step 4: Finally, you can easily manage all of the videos that you have downloaded or in the downloading process by going to the “Downloading” and “Downloaded” tab. For example, in the “Downloading” tab, you can pause any ongoing video downloading task by clicking the “Pause” button on the thumbnail, or you can right click the video thumbnail to call out more options.
Part 5: How to Burn Downloaded YouTube Videos to DVD
After you have finished the video downloading process, you need to burn the downloaded YouTube video to an optical DVD disc in order to watch it on your smart TV. To do that, you need the help of a good DVD burning application. This time, I still would like to recommend an application that is developed by the same developer of the Leawo Video Downloader, and the application is called Leawo DVD Creator.
As a professional DVD burning application, Leawo DVD Creator is capable of burning all kinds of video to a DVD disc with the very original quality preserved. With Leawo DVD Creator, you can not only burn the video to a DVD disc in a very high speed, but also create a beautiful DVD menu for your video to make the DVD highly customized. So in order to have an excellent YouTube watching experience, using Leawo DVD Creator to burn your YouTube videos to a DVD disc is absolutely a great idea. And the following is how you can do the DVD burning with this application.
Step 1: Launch Leawo DVD Creator, and click the “Add Video” button to import your downloaded YouTube video file. You can choose subtitle and audio track for the video after importing it. If you want to use a DVD menu template to create a DVD menu, you can choose a template from the right and customize it.
Step 2: By clicking the “Edit” button on the video, you can do all kinds of video editing for your video before the burning starts.
Step 3: When all the editing you need are done, you can double check the burning information like DVD format and disc storage room from the bottom bar. After that, click the green “Burn” button, set output information in the side bar and click the “Burn” icon below to start the burning process.
Fix the YouTube won’t play on smart TV problem is not hard, as long as you know what caused the problem. If it’s an app glitch, you can uninstall the app and install it again from the official app store. If it’s the internet settings problem, you can try restoring the settings to their original status. If it’s the video format problem, you can try using a video converter tool to convert the video and then play it again. But to avoid the YouTube won’t play on smart TV problem, it’s suggested that you bypass the app installing and the internet connecting process, and directly download the YouTube video and burn it to a DVD disc. By doing this, it’s guaranteed that you won’t suffer from the app glitch, internet connection error or the video format problem.