YouTube Black Screen [RESOLVED]

After a tedious day, all you want is to relax. Do you love to stream your best-loved music endlessly? Let’s begin with YouTube. But wait! Why does the black screen keep appearing while playing a video? Well! Hello. Are you one of those facing the issue of seeing a black screen in YouTube videos. There are many problems hinders playing a video.

In fact, this also has been come into our vigilance that either the screen appears black for a short period of time or the video is black full-time. Let’s begin with the root cause of the problem. The issue is due to the inaccurate arrangement of ad blockers, extensions and hardware accelerations.

Believe me or not! Mistakes often happen. It doesn’t matter how eminent and vast the company is, there is always a weak point, or you can say bugs in it. These bugs hinder the pathway of the smooth functioning of the whole system. Taking into consideration this issue, it is not rare.

Undoubtedly, Almost 72% of the world’s population encounters this issue. But don’t worry! Let us handle this. Most importantly, it’s not how we make mistakes, but how we have corrected them. In addition, that helps us in escalating heights. So the following are the chalk out plans. We would recommend you to go through the solutions mentioned below.


How to Fix Youtube Videos Black Screen

Method 1 – Checking Your Connection

Ensure that you have a stable, uninterrupted speedy internet connection before we begin. Stronger signals, improved security, and speedy internet connections are the first and foremost integral steps to steer clear of slow downloading and fuzzy pictures.

This is the originator of frequent interruptions while downloading and streaming the videos. Or in other cases, it may display a black screen with audio playing in the background. Thereafter, the basic succeeding Step is to refresh the webpage and wait until it loads. Subsequently, you need to check if it is functioning properly.

In addition, monitor that proxies should not obstruct the data traffic of your computer. Moreover, keep an eye on the connection of your computer system. Scrutinize all the programs working simultaneously on your PC to ensure if they are consuming too much traffic.

Method 2 – Clearing The Browser Data

Have a look at your cache and browser history. Be sure that your browser history and cache is cleared. Accumulation of undesirable browser history and cache can influence and interfere while surfing. Following is the procedure on how to clear browsing data of Google Chrome. There you go with the successive steps.

Note: This will erase the entire browsing history, including passwords and preferences.

Step 1: Press Ctrl+Shift+Del to launch Clear browsing data.

Step 2: On the top, Click Advance Tab.

Step 3: Check all the checkboxes. Click Clear browsing data.

Step 4: Reboot your browser. Ensure to close the applications working simultaneously using Task Manager.

Step 5: Investigate if you can stream the YouTube videos satisfactorily.

Method 3 – Disabling Adblockers and Extensions

As mentioned above, cache and history can, at times, be the prime cause of YouTube videos becoming black. Plan B does not work every so often. But hey! Don’t feel blue. Cheer up! It will be smooth sailing from now onwards.

“If dusk arrives, it already has dawned in its womb.”

Inspect if the connection of the browser extension is getting involved in the issue or not. The integral step to proceed further is to update the extension of the browser/plug-ins. Ensure that YouTube is working properly.

On the contrary, in case of issues regarding the browser’s extension, we would recommend you to disable the connection as soon as possible. This step is to audit if that the problem caused is due to your browser or the server. Stick to the methods beneath to get rid of the extensions.

Step 1: Type “chrome://extensions” on Chrome’s address bar. Press Enter.

Step 2: Uncheck the “Enable” option.

Step 3: Disable all Adblockers.

Step 4: Reboot your Browser. Check if the video is playing.

NOTE: Adblockers restricts the streaming of YouTube videos. It removes add before the video plays.

Thereby, the video refuses to play.

Method 4 – Disabling Hardware Acceleration

Ever wondered what hardware acceleration means? Hardware acceleration is the use of hardware to perform some functions efficiently than is possible is software running. It illustrates, it refers to assigning some tasks to GPU as opposed to CPU. Most importantly, it escalates the magnitude of the performance of a particular task. So now, we are going to try disconnecting the hardware acceleration on the browser to check if this becomes the cure of the injured or not.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome. Click on the Menu option at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 2: A drop-down menu opens up—click Settings.

Step 3: Navigate to the end. Click on Advanced.

Step 4: Navigate to the end of the opened tab. Click on System. Also, Uncheck the option Use Hardware Acceleration when available.

Step 5: A new option pops up as RELAUNCH. Click on it to implement the changes made.

Step 6: Investigate if you can stream the YouTube videos satisfactorily.

NOTE: If this procedure does not work out, then disable the Hardware Acceleration Video Decode. Always Keep a weather eye on if the changes are reverted or not.

Method 5 – Using Software Rendering (For IE And Edge Users)

It is conventional to use hardware acceleration to boost the performance of Google Chrome. But this might not work for the Microsoft Edge users. Microsoft Edge rather chooses to render software to function efficiently and proficiently. Are you one of those Microsoft Edge users? And you are facing problems while streaming videos? Well! We have got your back. These procedures will most probably tackle the issue. Go ahead and give it a try.

Step 1: Press Windows+S. A search bar pops up.

Step 2: Type “Internet Options” in the dialogue box. Open the first result.

Step 3: Navigate to Advanced Tab. A checkbox appears with “Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering”.

Step 4: Click on it. Press Apply to save all changes.

Note: Reboot your PC and inspect the implemented changes.

Method 6 – Streaming Videos Without Logging In Or In Incognito Mode

It has come to our prior notice that many users are unable to log into their YouTube accounts. But soon after logging out, they are able to stream videos smoothly. We got you. You don’t want to log out. Call us excessive, but we have chalked out another way for you. You can simply switch to Incognito mode and can stream unlimited videos for hours anytime and anywhere. For that, Right-click on the Chrome icon and select “New Incognito Mode.”

Method 7 – Updating Your Browser

When have you recently updated your browser? Rambling why I asked this question? Got it! Bingo! You are absolutely right! The YouTube black screens prevail until you update your browser. Always ensure to Update the browser. If you are using other browsers instead of Google Chrome, then you ought to install it first.

Note: You can also go the extra mile. Just Stream the YouTube videos by using a different browser.

Through this, you can inspect either your current browser is not working properly or this issue is occurring with all your browsers.

Step 1: Click the three red dots at the top-right screen. A box drops down.

Step 2: Click Help. Select About Google Chrome.

Step 3: If any update exists, then Chrome will download it. Save everything required to launch the browser.

Step 4: Press the Relaunch button. Check if the problem is solved.

Method 8 – Check Adobe Flash Player/ JavaScript

Adobe Flash Player is computer software to create content on the Adobe Flash Platform. It includes attributes for streaming audio and video, viewing multimedia contents and executing rich internet applications. Before we proceed further, install the latest version from its official site.

By default, YouTube has also switched to Firefox users from Flash Player to HTML5. By checking the official page of YouTube, you can see if your browser is using HTML5 or not. Go to the official YouTube page. Everything is just a click away. However, there are some cases where people can stream videos even after having advertisements on their videos.

For instance, Firefox users have an add-on that automatically uses Flash to play videos. Always confirm that there exist no conflicts with any of the Adobe Software. They are well known for their Achilles’ heels. And if it does, then, consequently, it will open a can of worms. In brief, Be on your guard against snakes.


We just hope that the testimonials will lead you to more. Stay tuned and stay connected with us for more updates. In case if our chalked out methods and procedures don’t work for you, then you can refer to YouTube on other devices available. Last but not least, we have always tended to the customers’ satisfaction.

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