YouTube TV is having casting issues on different devices
While casting is really convenient, it’s not super helpful when it doesn’t work. There has been a slew of reports from multiple sources pointing to YouTube music having casting issues. People sounded off on Reddit and Google’s forum. Also, folks at 9To5Google were able to reproduce this issue.
YouTube Music appears to be having some casting troubles with Chromecast devices. According to 9To5Google, a slew of people from all across the internet are unable to cast YouTube Music to their devices. These claims were made on the Google forum and on Reddit. Many people’s lives revolve around casting. It enables them to broadcast material from their phones to a smart TV or streaming dongle immediately. Because consumers are usually hooked in to all of their accounts on their phones, it’s typically a more convenient approach. This eliminates the need for them to sign in on the other device as well.
This bug seems to affect different Chromecast devices across different operating systems. Some users were using the Chromecast Ultra, while other users were using third-party streaming devices. This casting issue seems to affect YouTube Music on both Android TV and Google TV.
When trying to cast to a support device, the user would be met with the YouTube TV splash screen, and that’s it. No music would play, at all. After a while, the splash screen would go away and the device would just drop the connection. There wouldn’t be any sort of error message displayed or any sort of feedback.
Go to the Movies and Shows section of YouTube and find the “Free to watch” section. From there, scroll down to the row with the free TV shows. You can watch them at no charge, but there will be ads.
YouTube lets you watch a selection of free movies right on the platform, however, it’s starting to offer free TV shows. The company just dumped full seasons of popular TV shows onto the platform to watch. If you’re a fan of Hell’s Kitchen, 21 Jump Street, Midsomer Murders, or Unsolved Mysteries, you’ll want to give it a look.