Older model Apple TV streaming devices won’t support YouTube beginning in early March, so the tech company is encouraging owners to upgrade…
Anyone who is currently enjoying streaming YouTube through older Apple TV boxes won’t be able to watch much longer. That’s because older models, ending with the 3rd Generation released in 2012 and previous years before, won’t support the YouTube app starting in early March. So, there are two choices: upgrade to a newer Apple TV device or use Airplay to stream YouTube on smart televisions.
Older Apple TV Devices to Lose YouTube Support this Spring
This isn’t exactly unusual. As technology improves, older model machines, including streaming devices, simply do not possess the necessary hardware to keep up with software advances. Apple is alerting any streaming box owners to the upcoming change. This is the message popping up on Apple TV 3rd Gen users’ screens:
“Starting early March, the YouTube app will no longer be available on Apple TV (3rd generation). You can still watch YouTube on Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, iPhone, or iPad. With AirPlay, you can also stream YouTube from your iOS device directly to any Apple TV (3rd generation or later).”
Apple first released its first generation Apple TV streaming box fourteen years ago, in January of 2007. Fortunately, there are newer models on sale, including the the latest Apple TV 4K streaming device being sold on Amazon for just $149.99, down from $169.99 for the 32 GB.