Might have actually made it to the pendant post the update mentioned above. I can see my Fire tv listed on the Fire tv apps page on Amazon today (my fire tv didn't show up there until yesterday. Will check on the fire tv when i get home in a few hours.
Well, still have the freezing bug on my Cube. When it freezes the only button on the remote that gives a response is the Home button. Then you can re-lauch the app and resume the video but it will resume at a point somewhat earlier than where the freeze occurred.
If bugs in this app are bothering you, DON'T just sit back and wait for them to be fixed! The only way they will be fixed is for the developer to get complaints, so they know there is a problem. Go to youtube.com/tv/feedback and fill out the form! Contacting Amazon support won't hurt either, since they can apply pressure to Google (the developer). For this go to:
This app has thousands of reviews on Amazon and a 4.5 star rating. If that's the only feedback Google gets, they aren't going to know there is a problem, even though "freezing" is mentioned in many of the reviews. What is the point of having a dedicated app if it performs worse than accessing youtube via the Silk or Firefox browsers?
Have a cube, have same problem with YouTube freezing up. Tried everything. It is certainly an app problem that needs to be addressed by YouTube. Amazon needs to quit telling people to reboot the Firecube and reinstall the YouTube app, and tell YouTube to fix their app !!!
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You need to talk to Youtube for support of the Youtube app. Amazon has nothing to do with how it works
As I said in post #47 of this thread:
"If bugs in this app are bothering you, DON'T just sit back and wait for them to be fixed! The only way they will be fixed is for the developer to get complaints, so they know there is a problem. Go to youtube.com/tv/feedback and fill out the form! Contacting Amazon support won't hurt either, since they can apply pressure to Google (the developer). For this go to: https://www.amazon.com/contact-us."
I have sent feedback to Google twice now. I also emailed a complaint to Amazon. In their (mostly boilerplate) response, Amazon support did say they would forward my complaint (about freezing) to the developers. Although Amazon doesn't program the app, they do have to test and approve it. And this has to be one of their most important apps so I bet they will apply pressure on Google to get it fixed.
I'm wondering if freezing problems (and I don't mean just buffering delays) are related to the type of network connection (WiFi vs. hardwired ethernet). Recently there was a problem with the Acorn TV app not working with hardwired connections but working fine with WiFi connections. After 6 weeks of user complaints, Acorn finally fixed the app.
So, please post if you have the freezing problem and are using a WiFi connection. This will eliminate a possible cause. I already know that freezing occurs with a hardwired connection because that's how I run.