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Does YouTube not work on Chrome? See 5 Possible Ways to Solve | Audio and Video

YouTube may have an error being accessed by Chrome on PC. Some users face a variety of issues: YouTube does not work, it takes too long to load the homepage, or does not play videos in the Google browser. There are several steps the user can take to resolve errors.

These include updating the browser version, cleaning cookies and caching, disabling third party or Google extensions, updating the video driver, and checking the Internet connection. Check out these and other solutions below to fix the YouTube video playback error on Chrome on your PC.

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YouTube does not work in Chrome; check out tips on how to solve it Photo: Gabrielle Lancellotti / TechTudoYouTube does not work in Chrome; check out tips on how to solve it Photo: Gabrielle Lancellotti / TechTudo

YouTube does not work in Chrome; check out tips on how to solve it Photo: Gabrielle Lancellotti / TechTudo

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To fix the error uploading videos to YouTube, it is important first of all to check that Chrome is up to date. To confirm, paste "chrome: // settings / help" (without quotes) into the browser's URL field and click Enter on the keyboard.

On the new screen, notice that there is a blue check icon next to the Chrome version number indicating that this is the latest browser edition. If not, the option Update Google Chrome appears. After downloading the update, I need to restart the browser to install it.

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Update Chrome to Latest Version Photo: Reproduction / Carolina Ribeiro

2. Clear cookies and browser cache

Another way to fix YouTube error in opening delete cookies and browser cache. They save browsing data and images so the user can load websites much faster on their next access, but they can also overload the browser.

To clean Chrome, simply paste "chrome: // settings / clearBrowserData" (without quotation marks) into the URL and click the Enter button on your keyboard. In the window that opens, select All time in the Time Range section and tick both Cookies and other site data and Images and cached files. Lastly, press Clear Data.

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Clear Cookies and Chrome Cache Photo: Reproduo / Carolina Ribeiro

Another reason YouTube does not work in Chrome may be that the video platform is incompatible with extensions. These are third-party or browser-based tools that can be downloaded by the user to improve usability and experience.

To access the extensions page, paste "chrome: // extensions /" (without quotation marks) into the address bar and hit Enter. Then uncheck all your extensions, slide the button until the gray appears and open YouTube to see if the issue has been resolved.

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Disable Chrome Extensions Photo: Playback / Carolina Ribeiro

4. Update PC Video Driver

If YouTube videos do not load videos in Chrome even after every step, another tip is to update your video drivers. To do this, at the same time click on the button with the Windows symbol and the X on your keyboard.

In the window that opens, select Device Manager, and double-click Display adapters. Then press the right mouse button on the adapter and press Update driver.

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Update video driver to fix YouTube access issue in Chrome Photo: Playback / Carolina Ribeiro

Finally, choose Search automatically for updated driver software and follow the next steps on the screen.

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Search for automatically updated driver software Photo: Reproduction / Carolina Ribeiro

5. Check the Internet connection

If none of the above tips work, the problem may be your Internet instability. It is possible for the user to access text-only pages, but cannot upload videos to YouTube due to poor Wi-Fi connection.

To check the connection, at the same time press the button with the Windows symbol and the I on your keyboard. Then go to Network & Internet and select the "Network troubleshooter" option.

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Check Internet connection to access YouTube in Chrome Photo: Reproduo / Carolina Ribeiro

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