Q1: We have an Apple TV 2 and are experiencing streaming problems in YouTube for the last three days. At first we thought it was the internet, but streaming from the iPad worked fine. Also Netflix on the Apple TV worked well.
Q2: I’m having the same issues with Apple TV with youtube. Did youtube pull the plug on apple tv so that it doesn’t stream anymore? I’m trying to stream using my iPhone 5.
From YouTube help website we know that YouTube had announced changes its YouTube Data API, it caused many older apps on various devices stopped function. On the second-generation Apple TV or older, the YouTube channel will no longer be accessible.
“Apple TV(3rd generation) now has a new version of the YouTube app developed by the YouTube team. The new version of the YouTube app unlocks content that was previously unavailable on the older version. Please note that the YouTube app on 1st and 2nd generation Apple TV devices is a 3rd-party app and isn’t supported by YouTube.” stated YouTube. The old version of YouTube app was shut down on April 20, 2015, meaning YouTube not working on Apple TV from 2012 and older.
“If you’re using Apple TV 2nd generation or older, unfortunately there’s no current way to watch YouTube on these devices.” noted YouTube. Does it mean that YouTube app is a hot pile of garbage for old devices now? Absolutely. Old Apple TV won’t play YouTube now, but you don’t have to spend $69 buying a new Apple TV to watch YouTube video.
For Apple TV 2nd generation or older users, you can either buy movies and songs from YouTube and transfer them to Apple TV, or find the proper video program to convert your favorite video files to Apple TV movie.
You can stream the YouTube download video from to Apple TV 2nd generation or older via iTunes or stream content with Home Sharing. The further more information about this two methods please click the save link, I am not decide to write it down once more.
Now I like to introduce you something else, if the video or movies from YouTube has streamed to Apple TV but not working issues. The video in the website mainly in FLV format or other codec which can keep quick speed and high definition. First you should kmow is what’s the playable file format for Apple TV? From apple.com we know that HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through are supported. YouTube downloaded video in MKV, AVI, FLV or WMV are out supported. How to make these videos playable on Apple TV 2nd generation or older?
Pavtube Video Converter for Mac can provide you with converting the downloaded video on YouTube in whatever format or codec into the Apple TV 2nd generation or older supported video without quality loss. Further more, in Video Editor there are seven edit tabs: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, Audio Editor and Subtitle, you can edit the video before convert, like cut the clips you do not need, crop the black side and so on.
Convert YouTube Downloaded Video for Apple TV
First free download and install Pavtube Video Converter on your Mac, and then launch it. Now just follow the step by step guide demonstrate how to convert YouTube Downloaded Video for Apple TV.
Step 1. clicking “Load file(s)” button. For video files, you could add a single video or a folder or full of video files by “Add video” icon.
Step 2. Pavtube offers you lots of choices for output. In order to get Apple TV playable video format, you are suggested to choose from Apple TV category under Format menu. Suitable profile can be found here for Apple TV, Apple TV 2. And check this guide if you found no 5.1 surround sound from Apple TV.
Step 3. If necessary, you are allowed to adjust profile parameters in Settings. Presets like video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, channels can be customized to achieve a better video enjoyment on Apple TV.
Tip: Both AAC and AC3 5.1 audios would be saved in output Apple TV M4V video so you could enjoy videos in iTunes and Apple TV without trouble.
Step 4. Double check your settings and hit on the “Convert” button to start converting YouTube to Apple TV conversion. When the conversion is done, open output folder and you will find the created M4V video. Now you can watch YouTube from Apple TV.
Step 5. Stream download YouTube video files to Apple TV via iTunes. First of all, make sure the computer you want to sync from is on, and iTunes is open. Go to iTunes – Preferences, choose Apple TV, and make sure “Look for Apple TVs” is selected. On your Apple TV, choose Settings – Computers – “Connect to iTunes,” and note the passcode displayed. In iTunes, select the Apple TV (below Devices), and enter the passcode. Click the Summary button and select either Automatic Sync or Custom Sync.