A box pops up that says: AUTHENTICATION FAILED. THE PASSWORD OR USERNAME YOU ENTERED IS INCORRECT.
Which, in itself, is incorrect, as I can login to YouTube on my iPad 2 using whatever browser & I can also login using any computer & any browser -- just not the YouTube *app*.
And yes, I contacted GOOGLE customer/technical support & was told in classic pass the buck/runaround fashion that it is the YouTube *app* that is the problem and, as such, makes it an *Apple* problem, so come here.
And there we are ....
I don't know who's a 100% of whatever -- I'm just tellng you what GOOGLE CS told *me*.
You have to understand the "GOOGLE CS" was just some person that managed to get a job one rung higher than the person that cold calls you to sell insurance.
I am constantly surprised by the number of people that give the call centre operatives the status of "Google says..."
DUDE .... lol
You, Sir, R-O-C-K !!!!!!!
I seriously & honestly mean that !!!
That works like a bloody CHARM, it does! lol
You know that feeling of just *relief* sometimes when something really really bad us finally resolved & your eyes get kinda wet like you're gonna cry or somethin' ?
Well, I just got that feeling just now! lol
Honest to God I did.
Thanks again so much, man!
HAIL BRITANNIA! lol 8^ ]
Thanks for that extra tip -- I'll keep it in mind.
You know, judging from all of the similiai topics here on the Apple messageboard, this is a HUMONGOUS problem Google absolutely needs to fix.
But this's been happening for a couple of years now.
And you would THINK that with such flagship products as both YouTube and iPad, that they'd get on the stick with this one.
But they haven't.
So I guess all of those stories I read written about Google really ARE true -- that in the end, they really just don't give a **** because they're such a tremendously large corporate entity.
Oh well ....
Instead of creating a new account you can do it like this: (it's stupid but you only have to do it once)
Sign into YouTube (desktop site)
Account- settings- security
Turn on 2 step verification (they send a code to your phone)
Enter the code
You will then be prompted to generate a password for the YouTube app ( if not you can find it in settings)
SIgn into the app using your username and the generated password..
It should work!