Many times users watch YouTube videos on the Google Chrome browser. Google is responsible for streaming YouTube and connecting Google Chrome to YouTube. However, sometimes some users are unable to watch videos and face problems in playing videos on Chrome. As mentioned in this article, issues may be caused because of many factors.
Some problems which are faced by users are: blank screen while playing videos, videos get stuck while playing or it doesn’t start. This situation is sometimes very frustrating and worrisome, but don’t worry! there are solutions, in this article, you will find out solutions to your problems.
- 1 How to Fix YouTube Not Working on Chrome?
- 1.1 Method 1: Close Chrome Using Task Manager
- 1.2 Method 2: Configure Settings in Chrome
- 1.3 Method 3: Clear the Cache
- 1.4 Method 4: Disable the Extensions that are Causing the Problem.
- 1.5 Method 5: Uninstall then Reinstall Chrome
- 1.6 Method 6: Update the Video Drivers
- 1.7 Method 7: Switch to Another Browser
How to Fix YouTube Not Working on Chrome?
These are some methods by which you can fix your problem and again will be able to enjoy trouble-free video streaming on YouTube: –
Method 1: Close Chrome Using Task Manager
To get your YouTube working again, you need to quit the Google Chrome browser. This can be done by using a task manager, this will help to close the program and to stop the program from running.
For solving your issue, you can follow the steps given below
Step 1: Firstly, open the control panel.
Step 2: then you will find in the search bar in the upper right area, type task manager there. It will show you an option “view running processes with task manager”, click on that option.
Step 3: out of the list of tasks given, select Chrome and click on the end task.
Step 4: at last restart Chrome again and see whether you can see YouTube videos now or the problem is still there.
Method 2: Configure Settings in Chrome
In this method firstly visit the Chrome settings, and then disable the option “use hardware acceleration when available”. This method is one of the most effective ones that have worked for many of the users, who were facing the same issue of YouTube. To disable this feature and to solve the problem, you will have to follow the given steps which are as follows
Step 1: Open Chrome and click on the three dots in the top right corner of the browser, and select settings there.
Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. There you will find the “Advanced” button, click on that option.
Step 3: scroll down to the “System” section, find the “use hardware acceleration when available option”, and disable it.
Step 4: at last restart Chrome and check whether YouTube videos are playing now or not.
Method 3: Clear the Cache
Clearing Google Chrome browsing data is one possible way of fixing this problem, below are the steps given for clearing cache.
Step 1: Open Chrome and click on three dots in the top right corner, there you will see an option “more tools” click on it. And then click on the option “Clear browsing data”.
Step 2: in that window select data you want to remove from your Google Chrome cache. Make sure that the check box next to cookies and other site and plugin data cached images and files is selected.
Step 3: Select the time from “the beginning of time “to delete all the data.
Method 4: Disable the Extensions that are Causing the Problem.
Sometimes installed extensions may prevent us from accessing YouTube or may cause problems when we try to open or watch videos. For this try to disable the extensions one by one to find the main extension that is causing the problem. You can follow the given steps
Step 1: Open settings in Chrome.
Step 2: uncheck the box that is next to the extension. This will cause the extension to be disabled temporarily. If you want to uninstall the extensions, click on remove.
Step 3: at least see whether the videos are playing now or not.
Method 5: Uninstall then Reinstall Chrome
One method for solving the problem is to uninstall and install Google Chrome. Given below are the steps for this à
Step 1: In this method first of all uninstall Google Chrome.
Step 2: Then download it again.
Step 3: Lastly reinstall Chrome. By reinstalling Google Chrome it will also install the latest Google Chrome version if you had an outdated version of Chrome in your system.
Step 4: Now check whether the problem disappeared or is still there.
Method 6: Update the Video Drivers
The above given steps will help you in resolving your issue but, if not don’t worry there is one more option left. You can update the video drivers. If for some reason you can’t update drivers manually, you can do it automatically with the help of “driver easy”. This will itself recognize your system and will find the right drivers for it. You can use it without worrying unnecessarily. Here you will have options. Here you can either use a free version of “driver easy” or a pro version of it.
Given below are the steps by which you can install “Driver easy”
Step 1: Download and install the driver easily in your system.
Step 2: Open it and click on “scan now”. It will scan your system and will tell you the problem regarding your drivers.
Step 3: next to flagged graphics you will see an “update” button, click on it. it will itself download the right version of this driver then you can install it by yourself. Or, if you have the pro version you can click on “update all” to automatically download and install the right version of all the drivers.
Method 7: Switch to Another Browser
If any of the above-mentioned methods haven’t worked for you, and your issue has not been resolved then what you can do is to change your browser. And you can use other browsers like firefox etc.
Now that we have shared the solutions with you, I hope that your problem may resolve as soon as possible. We hope this guide was useful to you. We hope one method helps you in solving your issue. Hope you can watch your favorite videos again soon on YouTube again. Have a nice day!