YouTube Help


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.

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