I have a Samsung UE55F9000 with the new SEK3500 Evolution Kit.
There seems to be an issue with trying to load the YouTube app, and this issue is only with YouTube. I can load Netflix, Pathé Thuis, and access YouTube via the browser, there just seems to be an issue with YouTube.
If this is a known issue, I'll wait for an update to fix this.
I'm just wondering if anyone else also has this issue.
Just removing or deleting the YouTube icon wasn't the total solution. It worked once but not always.
I seemed to encounter issues with this app after I switched from a wireless to a wired connection. (Since I have an UHD subscription from Netflix I wanted the fastest connection to the TV and a cat 6 seemed better than wireless though the wireless connection is more than fast enough. I ran a cat 6 cable from the modem to the SEK3500.) For some reason the YouTube app had an issue with that. I tried switching bands (I have a two channel modem, and tried connecting the TV using the WPS PIN, bypassing the bands that I could have directly connected to.)
At the moment Smart Hub is a wireless connection and the YouTube app is working fine. I'm really not sure what the issue is but simply deleting that icon didn't always solve the issue. It might have something to do with the wired connection ... I don't know.
Just passin' this on.
At the moment I'd just like to know if others will report this same problem that seems to exist only with the YouTube app.
Marvin, my success with being able to view YouTube on my F9000 and the SEK3500 was short lived.
I still receive the message that the YouTube channel won't load. Netflix, Pathé Thuis, and other apps that use the wireless connection work fine and load quickly.
There is an issue with YouTube, my UbeeEVW321B modem, and the SEK3500 Evolution Kit.
My question to you, do you know if Samsung follows these posts? Does Samsung Nederland ever stop by and state, 'Yes, we know there's a problem and it is currently being addressed' ?
A follow up ... I contacted Samsung today, Saturday, online, and received an e-mail back from them.
They offered the following ... which did not work so I will contact them Monday and have them remotely take a look at my TV and SEK3500.
Here's what I received in that e-mail ...
Dear sir Horne,
Thank you for your e-mail regarding your UE55F9000SLXXN. I'm sorry to hear that the Youtube app on your television is not working properly. We are aware of the issue on this model. Most of the times the problem can be resolved by performing an Smart hub reset and a system reset. You can perform these steps by following the instructions below:
1. Smart Hub reset
Grab your remote control and go to menu -> Smart hub -> reset. ( your personal settings will be deleted after performing this reset )
2. Factory reset
Grab your remote control and go to menu -> support -> self diagnose -> reset.
The youtube app should be working again after performing these steps. However, If the problem is still not resolved, I suggest that you contact us to make a appointment for an Remote Management. With an Remote Management we can fix the issue by going into your television trough the internet. This service is completely free.
If you have any further questions, please contact us.
Too bad the method suggested by Samsung did not solve the problem. Normally Samsung (and other brands) do not read these topics, so it's good that you contacted them.
I hope that their remote management can solve the issue. Let me know
I just got off the phone with a Samsung technician who did a Remote Management on my set.
They are aware of the problem though can't give any specific date as to when this will be resolved; this is being handled at the Samsung headquarters.
This technician will call me back this Friday since in the meantime he will have acquired new 'tools' to look at my set.
So, at the moment, it seems they're just collecting information to pass on to Samsung Headquarters.
I tried to get him to give a promise as to when this will be resolved and he wouldn't give me a timeline.
So, no news ... but they're aware of this issue. I asked what the issue was between YouTube and Samsung and he mentioned that YouTube uses API and Samsung uses Tizen and that's the source of the problem. (I had to Google the OS for Samsung, but I believe that was the technician mentioned.)
No news per se ... but I'm ever so slightly further along ... and I'm also not the only one with this issue.
I'll report back Friday if I've learned anything new.