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Watch Later Not Working on Any Platform

CorneliousJDCorneliousJD Posts: 47Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Server Version 1.9.7.4460

I typically add items to my watch later list by sharing it from YouTube on my phone to the Plex app, which adds it to watch later, but the Plex It! bookmarklet/chrome add on is also not working.

When accessing from Android app via watch later it says "The file associated with this item is not accessible by the server."

When accessing via web player watch later it says "An error occurred trying to play VIDEO TITLE HERE".

Using latest PMP program on Windows machine on the network also shows an error.

Nothing is working via watch later, this is a feature I use daily and have come to rely on - so having it not work is extremely troublesome.
I've searched and looked at other threads but am seeing very mixed results and links to very old threads saying 1.9.3 fixed this issue, but clearly not. I was on latest stable release where it was broken and upgraded to the latest beta as well where it's still not working.

Is any work being done to fix this, or any fixes we can apply?

Best Answer

  • CorneliousJDCorneliousJD Posts: 47Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Accepted Answer

    So I ran all available Windows Updates and rebooted and now it's working correctly.

    This was the set of updates available for anyone wondering if they stumble on thi in the future.

Answers

  • markwilliamsmarkwilliams Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Same issue here.

    Watch Later is the most precarious feature I've seen lately in tech. Sometimes it works. . .most times it does not.

  • nokdimnokdim Posts: 909Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, TunerTester Plex Ninja
    edited November 21

    I use the Plex It in fireforx for watch it later youtube and it works for me:

    Works on Web Android Mobile and on Samsung TV client.

    Same version as you

  • CorneliousJDCorneliousJD Posts: 47Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    via Email
    Can you check to see if you're on a recent server version? I'm wondering if
    something happened with a recent update.

    It's been not working for me for about a week now. I can still use the
    unofficial "YouTube TV" channel and that works, but the I specially add
    watch later items to things im not subscribed to. And the watch later
    playlist takes forever to update in the YouTube TV app.

    Sent from my phone.
  • nokdimnokdim Posts: 909Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, TunerTester Plex Ninja

    I am on FF 56.0.2 (64-bit) and PMS 1.9.7.4460 which I think is same version as you mentioned.
    Ive used this for a while mainly kids junk on youtube and its been working for months.

  • CorneliousJDCorneliousJD Posts: 47Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited November 22

    Sorry nokdim, I was replying from mobile via email so I didn't see your images at first.

    I can add items just fine to watch later, that part works ok, but when I go into watch later they just straight up don't play for some reason.

  • markwilliamsmarkwilliams Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    PMS Version 1.9.7.4460 fixed it for me.

  • CorneliousJDCorneliousJD Posts: 47Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @markwilliams said:
    PMS Version 1.9.7.4460 fixed it for me.

    Weird, that's what I'm on too but no luck on my side.

  • CorneliousJDCorneliousJD Posts: 47Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Accepted Answer

    So I ran all available Windows Updates and rebooted and now it's working correctly.

    This was the set of updates available for anyone wondering if they stumble on thi in the future.

  • markwilliamsmarkwilliams Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Welp. 1.10.0.4523 broke it again for me.

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