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BlackBerry OS 7, 7.1 devices having problem with YouTube

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BlackBerry OS 7, 7.1 devices having problem with YouTube
At first, it was feared that the problems that BlackBerry users were having with YouTube were widespread throughout the entire BlackBerry ecosystem. But as it turns out, only handsets running BlackBerry OS 7 and OS 7.1 are affected by this bug that allows users to see a video, but unable to play it. The problem seems to happen over Wi-Fi and when certain carriers are involved. Google is aware of the situation, which hopefully means a quick fix.

The YouTube problem affects devices running BlackBerry OS 7 and 7.1 like the Bold 9900

The YouTube problem affects devices running BlackBerry OS 7 and 7.1 like the Bold 9900

Google has yet to disclose what caused the problem, although those affected say that it look as though something was changed in the way that videos are shown. Other complaints have been logged from those using devices other than a BlackBerry. Unlike iOS and Android users, most BlackBerry users do not have a native YouTube client on their device. The YouTube link on the home screen merely redirects the device to the mobile YouTube web page, where apparently the problem lies. 

If anyone out there is having problems with their YouTube connection, regardless of which smartphone you use, you can send us a comment about the situation in the box below!

source: Crackberry

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posted on 17 Feb 2013, 11:32 1

1. MrMalignance (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Numerous sprint customers using the galaxy s3 are having issues with youtube. Apparently the newer models that don't support flash must be missing something.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 12:32 5

2. ashisharbola (Posts: 60; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Having same problem from yesterday :( Dumping this s**t soon will go back to Sammy :D where r u S4

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 12:36 2

3. fernsruben (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I'm havin wave 1. ...same prob...

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 10:42

9. esinisa (Posts: 6; Member since: 20 Dec 2012)


Same with my wave 2, so it's not only bb problem. Google is trying to make everyone switch to android.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 13:03 2

4. thealphageek1 (limited) (Posts: 557; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


It appears to be a problem on googles end. I hope they fix it soon.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 18:25

5. nikenturd (unregistered)


Run Youtube within Dolphin browser people

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 21:43 1

6. Ramkumar (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I am facing this issue for the past 5 days on my Torch 9860.youtube is opening when i am try to play the video the play icon is visible but when i click on it the video is not playing and the play icon looks like disabled.And i have visited the BB service centre(Redington India-Chennai) and they said it is service provider problem(Airtel) please contact them.And same has been done and the service provider says it is OS problem.Finally i found one temproary solution downloaded opera browser for BB and it is working fine but it is bad compared to the preinstalled youtube player provided in the BB os. Google Provide a fix ASAP.

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 22:31 3

7. jsdechavez (Posts: 676; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Blame it to Google. They hate competition..

posted on 18 Feb 2013, 09:53

8. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


"Unlike iOS and Android users, most BlackBerry users do not have a native YouTube client on their device. The YouTube link on the home screen merely redirects the device to the mobile YouTube web page, where apparently the problem lies. "

bb sucks, nuff said

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