Google: No more YouTube on older IOS devices and Apple TVs

 

As a consequence of the new YouTube Data API update to support newer features, the YouTube app will no longer function on many older IOS devices and Apple TVs after today, according to an official Google document.

Starting Tuesday, all Apple TV owners with a first or second generation model can no longer be able to access YouTube. Nevertheless iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users are still safe as long as their devices support iOS7 or later the iPhone 4 being the oldest option. While devices capped earlier or at IOS 6 will have to visit m.youtube.com through Safari or another browser.
In the meantime, Google is also giving up native support for some non-Apple platforms, such as version 2 Google TV devices , a few game consoles, and a collection of Sony and Panasonic TVs and Blu-ray players.  In general, all affected products date back to 2012 or earlier.
In terms of Apple products, the change will likely have the most impact on owners of second-generation Apple TV, which is still a comparatively practical device. In reality supports most of the same features as the third-generation model, the primary difference being the latter’s support for 1080p.

Users of some of the involved devices are determined that if they search for content the first result will always be a multi-language YouTube video (below) informing them of the shutdown.

Google notes that people can export subscriptions to an RSS reader by downloading their personal OPML file and importing it into an app such as Feedly.

 

 

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