Are you confused by the fact that Youtube TV keeps logging you out? Every time you launch Youtube TV there is an automatic signout and you have to log in again?
Well, to be honest, it becomes very bothersome when we need to log in again without logging out, and if you are also experiencing this issue, you are not alone as there are many users who reported that Youtube TV keeps logging them out every time they launch the device.
As a past victim, fortunately, I was able to identify the cause and resolve the issue on my own after struggling for some time and trying multiple solutions. There are multiple causes that can lead to this issue.
Youtube TV keeps signing out when there are glitches in the app or when it becomes outdated, which doesn’t allow it to validate the account. Hence, it will request that you sign in again every time you restart the device or close the application.
Updates and reinstallation of the app tend to fix this issue in most cases, but some users have reported that even after reinstalling the app, the issue still persists and they have to login again.
Therefore, taking into account all potential causes, I have created this guide that will help you prevent this from happening in the future and ensure that your Youtube TV stays signed in.
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Why Does Youtube TV Keep Signing Me Out?
YouTube TV won’t authenticate automatically and will ask you to sign in again every time you restart your device for a variety of reasons, from corrupted data to outdated apps to conflict in your ISP connection.
Most often, the problem is experienced on Roku, Smart TVs, Apple TVs, Xboxes, etc.
While it occurs across different devices, the underlying cause is the same on all of them and the fixes I have provided will work on all of them without any problems.
Here are some reasons why your YouTube TV logs you out and ask you to log in again:
- Corrupted Stored Data.
- IP Address Conflict.
- Outdated App.
- Incompatibility of the device and installed version of the Youtube TV App.
As now we know the possible causes which result in this issue, let’s see the solutions through which it can be resolved.
How To Fix Youtube TV Keeps Logging Out Issue?
The issue has been reported to be fixed by reinstalling the app by many users. At the same time, some of the users said they had already tried it and it didn’t work regardless of reinstalling the app.
The fact that there can be different reasons for this issue doesn’t mean that only one solution will work for everyone.
However, the root cause is the same. The Youtube TV application cannot authenticate with the Youtube servers, hence, it will ask you to sign in every time you turn off your device and log you out.
If you want to resolve it, you need to find where it’s coming from, because sometimes it’s corrupted data or an outdated app, other times it’s an IP address conflict or using a dynamic VPN that keeps changing every now and then.
Due to this, I have outlined and arranged the steps in such a way that you will be able to solve it as well as know what triggered it.
Here are some steps you can take to avoid and fix YouTube TV’s automatic signing out issue:
- Reinstall Youtube TV
- Change Password
- Power Cycle your Internet Wifi
- Disable Dynamic VPN settings
These 4 methods explain how you can easily solve this problem, so let’s examine each one and see whether or not it solves it on your end.
Reinstall Youtube TV
An outdated app or corrupted stored data triggers an authentication flag, leading to suspicious activity, which will cause Youtube TV to log you out, requiring you to log in again.
If the app is reinstalled, it will automatically install any available updates as well as delete any corrupted data.
If you are facing this issue on your browser, you will need to clear the cache and cookies from your browser to resolve the issue, as reinstalling the app will only work on devices where Youtube TV gets installed, such as Smart TV, Roku, and Apple TV.
So, If you are experiencing this issue on your browser, you will need to clear the cache and cookies.
Make sure you change the Youtube TV account password after performing the above step. This will act as a fresh authentication on the device that you are using the app on.
Power Cycle your Internet Wifi
Your Youtube TV account may also be forced to sign out automatically if you have a conflicting IP address or dynamic VPN. In this case, you will need to power cycle your router so that a new IP address is assigned.
To fix the problem, turn off the VPN from a strict mode and then do a power cycle by removing the power cable from your router and plugging it back in after 3-4 minutes.
Wrapping It Up
Minor glitches on your device or YouTube TV application, or conflicting IP addresses can raise the authentication flag, resulting in Youtube TV signing you out and requiring a manual authentication process afterward.
I hope by following the above guide, you may be able to resolve the automatic sign-out of your YouTube TV account issue, but if you face any issues, please let me know in the comments below.
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Kazhiko Kuro is the Founder of StreamingStash.com. Over a span of 8+ years, He has tested, researched, and written hundreds of articles and guides on how to fix common issues with TVs, streaming media players, streaming services, and related devices. See our Editorial Guidelines and Content Integrity.