YouTube Log-in issue


#1

Everytime I try to log-in to my YouTube account; the WD TV Live player reboots itself and takes me back to the home!

I have the latest firmware installed. Any advise ?


#2

There are many existing threads discussing this issue, worth using the Search function before making a new thread.  ;)

Check out this one:

http://community.wdc.com/t5/General-Discussions/Unit-reboots-after-logging-into-youtube-with-an-account/td-p/3022

In a nutshell, Google changed the API for YouTube (they want everyone to sign in with a Google account), which the WD TV Live freaks out about, causing the reboot.  WD are blaming Google but not explaining why a login error reboots the unit.

There’s no firmware solution yet but there is a workaround, which is to create a new YouTube/Google account.

Check the thread link above for a better idea of what the problem is, plus the right way to set up the new account (linking your old YouTube account to your Google account doesn’t work).


#3

 got past it by just browsing then going back to the profile I had created during the failed attempts and it kicked in.


#4

I didn’t say that well…

I put in my ID and password and set up my account on the WD.

It crashed and re-booted.

I then did not attempt to log in, but rather just browsed through and watched some random YouTube videos.

Then, when I went back to log-in to YouTube, I selected my profile that was created on the WD and it kicked in.


#5

Thanks Junkstar, but unfortunately that did not work for me.