Want to learn more about YouTube on Roku? Click on any of the following FAQs:
Why is YouTube only available on current-generation* Roku players?
As software evolves, hardware needs to evolve to keep up and therefore some of our older players aren’t capable of running certain channels.
*Current generation players are those introduced after July 2011 and include the Roku LT, Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2XS, Roku 3, Roku 4, the Roku Streaming Stick (both HDMI and Roku Ready versions) and the Roku HD model #2500.
Which Roku players get the faster YouTube experience?
It’s available on Roku 3, Roku 4, and Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI version).
How do I get the faster YouTube experience?
Customers with a Roku 3, Roku 4, or Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI version) should automatically get the update today. You can do a manual update to ensure you have the latest channel by going to Settings > System Update > Check Now.
Will other Roku players receive the YouTube update for a faster launch time?
We are not making any announcements about other Roku players or Roku TV models at this time.