Will ATV3 lose the YouTube app? (like what happened to ATV2)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by watermelonbook, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. watermelonbook macrumors regular

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    Will ATV3 lose the YouTube app? (like what happened to ATV2)
     
  2. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    If Apple stops updating it and Google makes any significant changes... So eventually. I doubt it will be right away though. Apple still sales the product. It will likely continue to receive update until a year or two after it's been discontinued.
     
  3. Idgit, Nov 11, 2015
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    You can always get the YouTube app back via Plex channels. That's what I do for my ATV2.
     
  4. watermelonbook thread starter macrumors regular

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    wait, am I missing something? I don't see Plex on my old ATV3 at all.
     
  5. Idgit macrumors 6502

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    Download OpenPlex. Run OpenPlex. It'll walk you through installing PlexConnect on your AppleTV3. It's very easy and works brilliantly.
     
  6. watermelonbook thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! I will check it out when I get home tonight! :)

    By they way, you don't happen to know how to subscribe to a YouTube channel on the Apple TV 3, do you? :) Let's say I'm watching a video and I want to subscribe to that channel, how do I do it on the ATV3? On the new Apple TV 4, it's quite easy to do, but I have never figured out how to do it on my old ATV3. :(

    Thanks again! :)
     
  7. Idgit macrumors 6502

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    Dunno. I only have an ATV2 and it doesn't have the official YouTube app. I usually just subscribe via the Youtube app on my iPad or the YouTube website directly. And I've never tried to subscribe to a channel using the 3rd party YouTube app in Plex channels. I'll have to test it out tonight.
     
  8. watermelonbook thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! I just got home and will try the Plex thing. :)
     

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