In my previous posting I think that I echoed the opinions (or rants) of numerous WD TV owners - that YT Leanback should never have REPLACED the original YT app.
Youtube is not just about browsing through trending and viral videos - there are 1000’s of real channels and portals, including education or training videos, news and events, etc. We use several WD Live devices as audiovisual tools. I’ve installed dozens of the devices for clients not only for home entertainment, but digital signage, for presentations, conference rooms, classrooms and more.
The problem is made worse because we no longer can roll back the firmware to a previous version via USB device, even by editing the wdtvlive.ver file to display a newer version number. - it appears that version 1.06.43 only searches for web-based updates from WD’s ftp server.
I believe that the WD Live team are taking these complaints seriously, let’s hope we eventually get our YT back!