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Cant login to YouTube on AppleTV

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scubaal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 3, 2012 3:01 PM

I have had a new AppleTV for a week. All setup and working but it wont login to Youtube.

I have a fully functioning Youtube (gmail) account that logs in perfectly on a PC.

Following other posts I have setup the Google 'one time app' authentication for the AppleTV and used those credentials.

I know Appletv used those credentials - and I got them correct - because Google shows the one time password as having being accessed at that time and AppleTV doesnt complain about bad credentials (which it does if you make a typo).

 

The message I get is:

 

This account cannot be used with Apple TV. Try using a different account.

 

what on earth is going on? I am in Australia - but that shouldnt make any difference as my PC (with an Australian IP and account) allows me to login to YouTube, watch, see rent movies etc. So it cant be a Youtube restriction.

 

It must be some sort of AppleTV bug or stuff up?

 

I've seen similar issues/posts but no definitive fix. This is very furstrating to have paid a hundred bucks for something where a key advertised fuction doesnt work.

ideas?

iPad 2, iOS 4.3.3
  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,560 points)
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    May 3, 2012 3:21 PM (in response to scubaal)

    had that problem with the youtube login I got with my gmail so I created a new youtube login at youtube and that worked ok

  • BewilderedAdam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 5, 2012 6:18 PM (in response to scubaal)

    Im having the same problem here in Australia. Would love to see an answer

  • BewilderedAdam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 5, 2012 7:40 PM (in response to scubaal)

    Ok I just got it working. If you go onto the YouTube website, log in, then I clicked onto my channel. It asked if I wanted to start my own channel, which I did. Now I can log in on all my Apple devices.

     

    Hope that helps It sure sorted me out.

  • bebopteddy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 12:21 PM (in response to BewilderedAdam)

    None of the above worked for me, and I have had a user name for years. My regular google password did not work either. Suddenly my new phone wasn't working either. When I went to sign into google today, it asked me to set up a sub password for gadgets that don't work off of a browser. So I did that. I went back to my phone, and this password worked. So I went to the apple tv, and tried the password with my user name...and it did not work. So I tried it with my gmail sign in address...and it worked! I have an older Apple TV.

  • America1916 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 4, 2012 4:28 PM (in response to scubaal)

    Greating a channel help me

  • Nishkabob Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Oct 18, 2012 6:39 PM (in response to scubaal)

    I'm in the US, and creating a channel fixed it for me as well...

  • jperna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 6:02 AM (in response to BewilderedAdam)

    Worked for me as well, thanks!

  • KJD100 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to scubaal)

    I already have a channel created on YouTube that ive had for ages, but have only just bought Apple TV. I cant login with my Google login or my original YouTube Login, or with 2 step verification activated. Its an Apple TV 3, does anyone else have any suggestions please? 

  • paulfromlaren Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 10:37 PM (in response to scubaal)

    I have an Apple TV 3 and through my google/youtube account have created many subscriptions on YouTube. UNtil recently everything worked fine on the Apple TV, i.e.. I was logged in with my gmail account on Youtube. Now I keep getting the "Cannot login, wrong ID/Password. Everyting works fine on my PC and other devices. So has Apple pulled the possibility to login to Youtube via the old Apple Youtube App (by the way I have the same problem on my 1st gen Ipad.

  • Doc Lupo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 26, 2012 12:16 PM (in response to scubaal)

    I have to say that i got the same problem: i try to log in youtube but the message is always "wrong id or password". I think it's dued to the new security features of google-gmail-youtube, i mean the one for tou have to type a code you get via sms when you try to access from a new computer or whatever... I am looking on Google if i can de-activate this security service.

  • Doc Lupo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 26, 2012 12:56 PM (in response to scubaal)

    Ok: i loggged in.

    Finally i resumed the page to generate passwords for applications and generate one, then i logged in typing that on my apple tv and finally got in.

    In the generating page it's said that this kind of password has to be typed once and that it will not be showed again...

    Well, let's hope so.
    I hope it will be useful for all of you.

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