How to fix youtube playback error on any device

Struggling with playing Youtube Videos on your device?

Tired of finding the Best possible solution for that? Well, don’t worry, because here in this article we are providing you with the Best ways to fix youtube playback error on any of your devices.

So stay tuned for that.

Ways to Fix Youtube Playback Error ( Android/iOS )

1. Shifting to Wifi Connection

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Yes, If you are in habit of watching Youtube videos on your cellular Data connection, then you must need to shift to Wifi.

This is because the Wifi has a very strong network and signal strength as compared with Cellular Data. But if you still face the problem then just delete the current Wifi account and reconnect it.

2. App/Browser Detox

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The next possible way to get those Youtube videos run on your device smoothly is just by Clearing the Cache files, cookies, history, and browsing data.

You can even use the separate Cache Cleaner to clear those Cache files from your device.

3. Simply swipe down

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The easiest and perhaps the best way to play stopped or unloaded video on your device is to swipe down the video and release it.

Then just sign out from the YouTube app and log in again to find the videos to play.

4. Updating the app

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This might be the common reason why many people are facing the Youtube playback error. So if you feel that you are facing the same then you must update it from the Appstore or Playstore respectively.

5. Adjusting Video Quality

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Yes, by doing this you can also get rid of this youtube playback error. Simply tap on the gear icon, then bring down the quality level to at least 240p or even lower than that if possible.

6. Disabling hardware Acceleration

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Yes, disabling the hardware acceleration in flash player might prevent you from having this error again. All you need is to Just Right-click on the video > Click Settings > Find Enable Hardware Acceleration and then uncheck it.

How to fix this Youtube playback error in Nintendo Switch

Recently on Reddit, the Nintendo users reported about the same issue we discussed above and Youtube also replied on it (See the images below).

  • Issue Reported On Reddit

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  • Youtube Reply

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Basically, if you go to settings > system and set your audio output to stereo instead of mono then it might work for you.


So this was all regarding the best possible ways on How to fix youtube playback error. if you find it helpful then do let us know in the comment section below, would love to hear that.

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Anchit Sharma
Anchit Sharma
Anchit Sharma covers evergreen explainers, how-to, tips-tricks, and lists, for Techworm. He previously wrote for GadgetsToUse and TheHackerNews.


  1. This is a very helpful tip for everyone and me. I also faced this type of problem and now I know that how to reform this type of situation. So I am very thankful.
    this kind of tips very good article.


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