1. craigrn16's Avatar
    Anyone else having issues playing YouTube videos or any other HTML 5 videos on the nexus 5?

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-07-2013 08:02 AM
  2. dragoryte's Avatar
    Yes every time I try to watch a video it shows up with the chromecast logo in the middle of the screen and it won't go away. I've tried uninstalling chromecast and youtube, nothing helps. I am able to watch them just fine from the youtube mobile website on the Nexus 5 but it is failing every time I try to use the App.


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    11-07-2013 10:21 AM
  3. srkmagnus's Avatar
    OP, are you using the Youtube app as well?
    11-07-2013 10:24 AM
  4. dazzer87's Avatar
    Yes every time I try to watch a video it shows up with the chromecast logo in the middle of the screen and it won't go away. I've tried uninstalling chromecast and youtube, nothing helps. I am able to watch them just fine from the youtube mobile website on the Nexus 5 but it is failing every time I try to use the App.


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    Check to see if you had bluetooth enable. I had the same issue and it was driving me nuts. Look like the audio is been send over to bluetooth and the video is waitng for you to be cast.
    11-07-2013 10:26 AM
  5. DaveNH's Avatar
    Having this same issue on my N4, BT is off.

    [Edit] A reboot seems to have fixed it for now.
    [Edit again] Didn't last long, it's back.
    11-07-2013 11:13 AM
  6. nexus89's Avatar
    I have used chrome ..Firefox and dolphin and videos don't play

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    11-07-2013 11:24 PM
  7. Billy Bob Jimmy Joe's Avatar
    That's too bad. I have Wi-Fi and YouTube app issues on the N4. My N5 is coming tomorrow. Hope it won't be the same. =\

    Posted from my Nexus 4 via Android Central App
    11-08-2013 12:07 AM
  8. nexus89's Avatar
    So yes something is up. on my nexus 4 most videos would go full screen and play on a android video player I guess you could call it.

    On my nexus 5 some play on a video player that is not full screen so you can still see address bar but it does not play. I then went on dailymotion played the first video I saw and viola it went straight to the full screen android video player but then I reloaded the page clicked play and the video did not open up on the android full screen video player. It stayed on the webpage loading for a long time but never switching to the "video player" . that is my only issue right now

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    11-08-2013 01:10 AM
  9. David Lloyd810's Avatar
    No difficulty with YouTube other than trouble getting my Nexus 5 to play sound via Bluetooth, however I'm using the Android YouTube app, not trying to play it from the browser, because Android 4.4 lacks a Flash driver. I have never bothered trying HTML-5, because the YouTube app works.
    04-12-2014 05:56 PM
  10. Eve Schultz's Avatar
    when I play youtube videos with the app it automatically sets the volume to zero every time a new video starts and I have to bring it back up manually
    11-03-2014 03:45 PM
  11. BuffaloMadMan's Avatar
    YouTube won't play on my nexus 5 it always states "connection to server failed" and has been like this for the past 2 weeks. Its annoying

    Posted via God
    11-03-2014 04:44 PM
  12. Alex Karim's Avatar
    I've been having this issue recently as well. Mid video it stops saying issue connecting to server or something like that

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-03-2014 07:44 PM
  13. retsmit's Avatar
    I have similar issues on the 6p the videos refuse to play..
    12-15-2015 06:13 AM

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