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rolandking Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Do I have this the right way around? I have favourites on my Youtube account, and I have my username/password correct (at least appleTV seems to think it's logged in), but I get "No content was found". My favourites were things I added in YouTube on the web, not things I added from AppleTV .. does it work that way or will I only see favourites I've added FROM AppleTV?

Any other reason my content is empty?

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  • Mike Evangelist1 Level 4 Level 4 (1,110 points)
    The clips are probably not encoded for AppleTV yet (an ongoing process that Apple/Google say will take some months to complete.)
  • Reuben Feffer Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
    I noticed a change in my Favourites within 1 DAY yesterday. For example, when YouTube was first enabled on the Apple TV there were about a dozen of my 200 favourites available. However, by the evening, more videos had clearly been converted and my list expanded. So, it seems that they're converting videos all the time, and your list of favourites will only get longer and longer.
  • Marc Hildebrand Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    So my youtube favorites list will eventually be available on my atv? Great news, searching videos on the atv itself *****.
  • nearjock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My favorites on YouTube do not appear to be linked to my ATV either. :'(
  • xStrongTowerx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Apple's lack of support is rather annoying. I shouldn't have to pay them to ask them questions about why their stuff is broken!

    My YouTube favorites are not working either.

    I signed in with my gmail address as my username, so I was wondering if this might be an issue. When I click on Favorites on the YouTube menu, it says "No content was found. There is a problem communicating with YouTube. Try again later."

    But history, highest rated, most viewed, most recent, etc., all works. Rating a video works as well.

    This is seriously dumb. What also ***** is that searching for answers either in Apple's support site or YouTube's gets you nowhere.
  • SlippySlope Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    I have noticed the same thing...items in my YouTube account "Favorites" does not appear when logged into YouTube via ATV. While I understand the time issue of encoding the entire YouTube library to H.264, I would have thought that "account" info (i.e., favorites, history, etc) would be "real-time". Apparently not.

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  • Gary i Level 5 Level 5 (6,190 points)
    I have about 10 zappa vids on youtube on line in my favourites. There is some talk of all content being converted. I am willing to go to ladbrooks and lay a bet that a terrific amount of content will not be converted.

    Anyone fancy the bet that my 10 favourites will never be available on my AppleTV?
  • jbmccormick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same problem. I selected several items and saved them as "my favorites" only to find they were not there. Maybe by osmosis they appear. Seems that way from another post.

    A tad disappointing.

  • PegasosII Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Favorite Categories don't show up on my AppleTV,but favorite work in a general folder.

    Maybie next update to give opportunity to add categories for favorites directly on AppleTV.

    It's essential to be converted favorite material to AppleTV,on Safari you save favorites but still no appears on AppleTV.
  • Gary i Level 5 Level 5 (6,190 points)
    Its worth remembering that google owns youtube now. Now that they have a relationship with apple who have a relationship with music companies, I think it a fair bet that no copyrighted material or stuff like old music vids uploaded by users is ever going to be seen on AppleTV, infact I am willing to bet it, the promise that all youtube content will be on appleTV is just BS.

    I like all the old Zappa stuff, but to date not one single iota of Zappa material is on AppleTV, there is literally thousands of vids.

    Also the search on Apple tv makes no sense what so ever.

    Also whilst I am here when I click to reply on these forums recently instead of it going to the dialogue box where I could begin typing it goes to the 'subject' bar with all the text selected, this is most most frustrating to the max!
  • Roland King Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    well 2 1/2 months later and still I have .. "No Content Was Found". Nothing I have added to 'Favourites' on the YouTube web turn up on my appleTV.

    So again I ask ... does it really work that way around?
  • Reuben Feffer Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
    Try adding this video to your YouTube favorites on Then go to your Apple TV, log into your YouTube account and see if the video shows up in your Favorites. This particular video is one that has DEFINITELY been converted for Apple TV:

    Chocolate Rain by Chad Vader

    I'm having a lot of success with YouTube on my Apple TV. I have almost 300 Favorites on the website, and just under 100 of them are showing up on the Apple TV. So, it would seem they have about 1/3rd of their content converted so far, which isn't too bad. New content, videos uploaded to yesterday, are showing up on the Apple TV straight away. For example, there are many videos of the new iPods (uploaded on the 5th of September) which are showing up on the Apple TV already.
  • Mark Daniels2 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I got my ATV yesterday. YouTube is not currently working for me. It doesn't even see Reuben's linked video above. I can log-in successfully, see some of my favourites (as thumbnails), but when I select a video to play, I get a progress bar, spinner and black screen (with YouTube logo). Very frustrating.
  • Roland J Young Level 4 Level 4 (1,925 points)
    Anyone suffering the password issue in Apple TV and Youtube?

    Each time I try and save vido it asks for the password, says its logged in but never saves the video.

    Its very annoying.
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