wifi only xoom: where's my youtube app?
Hi all! Just got a wifi only xoom from costco, and I don't have a youtube app installed. Since I used my gmail that's linked to my phone, the market shows that I already have youtube installed. There's a button to open, but it doesn't. Also, I can't uninstall the youtube app. I don't know how to fix this. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
- 03-28-2011, 03:37 PM #2
- 03-28-2011, 04:40 PM #4
- 03-28-2011, 04:46 PM #5
Try factory resetting it. If trying to launch it from the Market isn't working, that means that it is not finding the APK properly. You can either factory reset it and hope that it is there afterwards or just simply go and exchange it saying that its not working properly.
I did, nothing. Is it supposed to come pre-installed on the wifi only models? If so, that's my problem. I never had it.
Also, do you think that because I used the same gmail as my phone during set up, that messed things up? It's weird that some of the apps I downloaded on my phone are in the market as my apps. YouTube is one of these apps, but won't let me download, open, or uninstall.
- 03-28-2011, 04:50 PM #8
- 03-28-2011, 05:25 PM #9
I just checked mine, it's not there but when I go to the market place to install it the button says open. When you click it it goes to a installed apps page and the youtube app is under not installed. But when go to install it falls back to not installed. It's weird but I'm not going to worry about it you tube still works in browser.
- 03-28-2011, 10:46 PM #11
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- 03-28-2011, 11:14 PM #13
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Try extracting the youtube.apk from the system dump of the xoom. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a link, so just google it. I'm getting my xoom wifi tomorrow, so I will be able to help more then. If you need help finding the apk, feel free to ask
- 03-29-2011, 01:23 AM #14
- 03-29-2011, 11:19 AM #15
I think Market app doesn't detect YouTube as being installed. It is pre-installed on Xoom. All you need to do is click the "Apps" button on the upper right corner when you're on the Home screen. It will show you all installed apps, and YouTube is there.
I read this thread before my Xoom arrived. I checked to verify, and yes, it shows in Market Apps as not installed, but it is installed.
- 03-29-2011, 11:45 AM #16
- 03-29-2011, 02:27 PM #17
just a quick update on my end - I did a factory reset, set up my google account, and the youtube app showed up! Very weird, but factory reset did the trick. Thanks again for everyone's help on this! Hopefully this will work for anyone else having this issue. Good luck!
- 03-29-2011, 06:48 PM #19
My Xoom tablet didn't have YouTube listed in the applications either... Oddly enough, when I went to the Market, I showed there was an 'update' for the application... After applying the update, the YouTube icon displayed in my apps.
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- 04-09-2011, 09:30 AM #23
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I am new to your forum and having the same issue. Got my Xoom this morning and the YouTube app is not there, but says it is in my system. It will not let me download it from the market either. I've done a factory reset a couple of times, did all the syncing, but nothing is working.
I read on the 1st page of this thread, that there may be a file missing (apk?), is that something I can do as a newbie, or should I take this back for an exchange? My book app that came with this tablet is not working either.
- 04-09-2011, 01:28 PM #24
I got a wifi only model from Costco and I seem to have the same problem: No Youtube app even if the system thinks it is installed and Google Books is not installed (might have something to do with being in Canada)
- 04-09-2011, 03:37 PM #25