YouTube TV Playback Error Codes [How to Fix]

Problems with location settings can cause this error

Reading time icon 2 min. read


Readers help support Windows Report. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Tooltip Icon

Read the affiliate disclosure page to find out how can you help Windows Report effortlessly and without spending any money. Read more

png-youtube-error-playback YouTube TV playback errors

Many users reported YouTube TV playback errors; if you encounter them, you won’t be able to play any online content.

This is a big problem; however, fixing it is simpler than you think, and in today’s guide, we will show you how to do it.

Why does YouTube TV keep saying playback error?

This issue appears if there’s a problem with your location settings, and to fix it, you need to adjust them.

How do I fix playback errors on YouTube TV?

Before you start, ensure that your TV or media device has the latest updates installed. Missing updates can lead to issues with the YouTube TV app.

Update your location

  1. Open YouTube TV.
  2. Select your profile picture.
  3. Navigate to Location and go to the Playback area.
  4. Let it load.
  5. On your phone, open the YouTube TV app and repeat the same steps.
  6. Once the Playback area opens on your phone, tap on Update.
  7. You might have to update the location on both devices to fix this error.

You might also be able to verify your location by opening the YouTube TV verify page in your mobile browser.

Keeping your home area updated can help you watch the local channels of your region and avoid issues like YouTube Locate not working.

In case you’re dealing with other problems, we have a guide that will help you with getting MultiView back on YouTube TV.

YouTube TV requires your location details to offer only the content available in your area. So, if you’re traveling, you must update your location to continue enjoying YouTube TV.

For more solutions, check out our guide on how to fix There was an error licensing this video on YouTube TV as well as our article on how to fix DirecTV YouTube.

We hope that these steps helped fix your YouTube playback error. Please share your thoughts in the comments sections below.

More about the topics: Fix Video Streaming, YouTube TV, YouTube TV errors