*** I tried to post in the General Discussion Forum, but the Label **bleep** would not accept anything I came up with, so I had to post here my bad ?****
Yesterday Youtube stopped playing videos. All other streaming videos from other servers play. This is on 2 computers with different versions of Linux Mint, and an android phone. It's as if Google has blocked me, or I was hacked. I tried using another google account, didn't help. I did get messages to try pay service, I ignored them. I thought Youtube was free, is it all paywalled now not just the premium channels? I looked at the help suggestions they all didn't apply, as I was current with flash video updates, or any other suggestions. The screen just shows the buffering swirl, I can see the video stills using the slider, yet the videos don't play. Any suggestions appreciated .Maybe Covid-19? ;(
Didn't belong in General anyway
The same thing happened to me! Youtube won't play on my pc, ipad or iphone and Netflix's website won't load either. I turned off wifi on my iphone and used my at&t data and it worked so this is definitely an issue with Hughes Net and not my computer. I called tech support last night and they gave me more high speed data because I was out and it didn't fix anything. Tried calling again today and they're currently too busy to take calls and won't even let me wait on hold. Please respond back if you figure out how to fix it!
Thanks for the info.I don't have decent phone coverage from AT&T here, but if you did have a connection from another isp, that may show it is a hughes problem with just Youtube/Google. All other streaming does work, so it is just a Google/Youtube problem. Gmail does work, so not a total Google problem.
Sounds like one for the Hughes techs..
"that may show it is a hughes problem with just Youtube/Google."
Or more likely a problem with CenturyLink, a provider of internet backbone.
This is exactly what is happening with me. Youtube videos will not play/download on any devices using my Hughesnet modem/router.
AT&T connection will play Youtube videos fine.
Video on other websites play/download fine through Hughesnet.
I hope that someone responsible at hughesnet reads this thread - and fixes the problem!