Youtube autoplay not working may be due to corrupt browser cache/data or a corrupt installation of a YouTube mobile phone application. Also, an old browser or a misconfiguration of the browser, such as DRM settings, may create an error.
Users encounter the problem as they attempt to play a video/playlist, and YouTube stops (or starts repeating the first two videos of the playlist) after they play one or two videos.
For certain users, the problem is that they can’t stop Youtube autoplay videos when some of them encounter playlists (not with the individual videos). This activity is reported to occur on almost all operating systems and all web browsers. Also, the TV apps are affected by the AutoPlay not working issue.
Clear the Cache and Data of Your Browser If Youtube autoplay not Working
- Launch the Chrome browser and open its menu by clicking on the vertical ellipse in the app’s top right corner.
- Now, in the menu shown, mouse over More Tools, and then press Clear Browsing Data in the sub-menu.
- Then press the Sign Out icon at the bottom of the window.
- In the Advanced tab, select the All-Time Time range (or the time you have the autoplay issue) and select the categories you want to clear (it is better to select all the types).
- Now click on the Clear Data button and then restart the browser.
Then verify that the AutoPlay problem is fixed.
Toggle On/Off AutoPlay And Logout of the YouTube Account
- Launch your web browser and open your YouTube account.
- Now open any of the videos and then activate (or disable) the AutoPlay switch at the top of the recommended videos.
- Then press Settings (gear icon) near the right corner of the video player, and then make sure that the AutoPlay video toggle is in the same state (enabled or disabled).
- Now check if the Youtube autoplay is working or not. If it is not the situation, click on the profile icon (near the top right corner of the window) and then click on the Sign Out button in the subsequent menu.
- Now search whether you can play AutoPlay videos/playlists available on YouTube.
Update the Browser
- Launch the Chrome browser and open the menu by clicking on the horizontal ellipses (3 vertical dots near the top right corner of the window).
- Now, click Settings in the menu shown.
- Then press About Chrome in the left pane of the browser.
- Now, check if Chrome updates are available; if so, then install the new update and then restart the browser.
- After updating the browser, check if the YouTube AutoPlay issue is resolved.
Disable Ad Blocking Addons/Extension
- Launch the Chrome browser, then press the Extensions button (located at the right end of the address bar).
- Now, in the menu shown, press Manage Extensions.
- Then disable your adblocking extension (Adblock or Ublock Origin, etc.) by switching it off.
- Now search whether AutoPlay is generally running on YouTube. If so, allow the ad blocking extension and add YouTube to the exceptions list.
- If the AutoPlay problem is not fixed after the extension is already disabled, uninstall all extensions and verify if YouTube is free of the AutoPlay issue. If so, attempt to find a problem extension by allowing one extension at a time. When a problem extension is detected, then upgrade the extension or disable it before the issue is resolved.
Solutions for YouTube Mobile Applications:
Reinstall the YouTube App
Reinstalling the YouTube application will solve the AutoPlay problem. This approach can not be applied to all users. For example, we’re going to go through the process of uninstalling the YouTube app on an Android phone.
- Open your phone settings and then start your Application Manager/Apps.
- Now tap YouTube, and then press Uninstall.
- Then restart the phone.
- After restarting, reinstall the YouTube app and verify that Youtube autoplay is working well.
Uninstall Updates of the YouTube Application:
Google continues to introduce new features to the YouTube app through updates to the app. However, buggy updates are a typical concern in the development/enhancement phase of the application, and the same may be the explanation for the current AutoPlay issue.
In this regard, uninstalling updates to the YouTube application can solve the issue. This approach will not be available to all users. For clarification, we’re going to explore the procedure for an Android phone.
- Open your phone settings and launch the Application Management > App list.
- Now find and tap YouTube.
- Then press the More button ( Top Right corner ).
- Now tap Uninstall Updates.
Now check the ” YouTube AutoPlay not Working ” error resolved or not.
Disable Muted Playback Feature:
Google aims to add new features to the YouTube application to enhance the user experience. All of these features are Muted Playback. If this option is allowed, AutoPlay will not work as expected. In this case, the problem can be solved by disabling the muted playback function.
- Open the YouTube programme and press the profile icon (near the top right corner of the screen).
- Now open General and tap Muted Playback in Feeds.
- Then Press Off (to disable the muted Playback).
- Now search whether you can autoplay videos/playlists on YouTube.