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Watch Later with Youtube videos is totally dead

ltcarter47ltcarter47 Posts: 61Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass


  • Plex Media Server:
  • Fire TV: (2.11.2)
  • Xbox One: 1.8.0
  • Roku 2 XS:
  • iOS: 4.7
  • Plex Web Safari: 2.13.0

I noticed this yesterday but didn't think much of it and went on to watch other non-Watch Later media. Today I tried many of the 30+ (all YouTube) videos in my list and they fail to play on all the above players. Here is one video as an example:

Anyone else having this problem? Any solutions?



  • karel.verkinderen@telenet.bekarel.verkinderen@telenet.be Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited February 3

    Same problem here but not for all youtube channels. VEVO channel is always a problem.

  • stevienbstevienb Posts: 3Members ✭✭

    Since latest sever update, my WATCH LATER doesn't work either.

  • zepheriszepheris Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass


    I've noticed the issue is not with all youtube videos. It seems all videos from this channel don't work.


    But videos from this channel do


  • ksalomonksalomon Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    My watch later is not working after the last update as well.

  • juaniiigjuaniiig Posts: 1Members

    The same happens to me

  • karel.verkinderen@telenet.bekarel.verkinderen@telenet.be Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Problem still exists in Version

  • BNLBNL Posts: 126Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This was happening to me as well, and this is how I got it working again:
    I always sent the email with NO SUBJECT with the video URL in the body, along with my signature, which also included a url. That no longer works.
    Compose your email like this:
    Put something, anything in the subject line
    Put the video URL in the body of the email, with nothing else. No sigs, nothing.
    Bingo. Worked for me. Hopefully it will work for everyone.

  • ltcarter47ltcarter47 Posts: 61Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    So I have to be honest, I kinda gave up on this and am now just using Watch Later in YouTube. Works for me since 99% of my Watch Later stuff comes from YouTube anyway.

  • superhancpetramsuperhancpetram Posts: 150Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Still a problem in 1.4.3. I got a Vimeo video to play though.

  • cgfaulknercgfaulkner Posts: 9Members ✭✭

    I tried it with something in the subject line, as BNL suggests above. Still didn't work. Why would they do a software update that messed this up? Frustrating. Youtube, Dailymotion, etc. NOTHING is working on mine...

  • grimaceboygrimaceboy Posts: 15Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Similar thing here, about 2/3rd of my "Watch Later" youTube" videos have no preview Icon/Graphic, and when I try to play them with app or web browser I get a "Media Server no Responding" error.

  • lockrob2000lockrob2000 Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Has any one seen a fix for this?

  • sander1sander1 Channel Developer/Admin Posts: 3,540Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    @lockrob2000 said:
    Has any one seen a fix for this?

    Nope, no fix. The problem is that the Watch Later/YouTube service code works perfectly fine, but that certain Plex clients seem to be broken...

  • donyzzdonyzz Posts: 133Members ✭✭

    Its been an issue for about two weeks now.

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