YouTube TV 1.3.1 Is Not Active Anymore: Your Smart TV Needs to Be Upgraded
October 20, 2019
Recently, Google has officially disabled YouTube TV 1.3.1, so Android TV Box and Smart TV running version 1.3.1 will have to upgrade to a higher version.
In this upgrade, Smart TVs and Smart Box in Android TV operating system version 6, 7 if upgraded to YouTube from 2.0.3 will not work. The new updated version of YouTube only supports Android TV operating systems from version 8.9 or higher. This upgrade of YouTube has an huge impact on a lot of users of Smart TV and Smart Box.
Because YouTube requires updating to a new version, Smart Box and some other models have an error that requires a YouTube upgrade. Therefore, agents must guide customers how to fix errors on Smart Box. This is extremely time consuming and inconvenient.
Many users do not know how to update YouTube, so the number of calls to agents or hotline of box distributors complains quite a lot. For those who know how to download the update themselves, it is not that difficult, and for customers who buy a new box, the technician can help customers update the YouTube version, so it is not affected. Most affected are customers who are using the old box purchased from before. The type of box purchased unknown origin in the market is also affected. There is a risk of not being able to update to the latest version of YouTube.
With Smart TV, too, the current number of Smart TV users is quite large. Therefore, when YouTube carries out an upgrade, Smart TV users must update themselves. However, for Smart TVs that are using Android TV OS version 7 and below, this error cannot be fixed.
Currently, on some technology forums, there are clips on how to upgrade to the new version of YouTube for Smart TVs and Android TVs, so users can follow and follow the instructions.