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YouTube Keeps Signing Me Out on My TV: 4 Ways to Fix

YouTube Keeps Signing Me Out on My TV: 4 Ways to Fix

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Signing into your Google account is crucial to seamlessly consuming personalized content on YouTube. You must do that for each device you want to watch YouTube on.

If you pay for your YouTube, logging in helps you enjoy the various perks of being a Premium user—for example, you don’t see ads. If you’re on your phone or tablet, you can turn off the screen and only listen to the audio component.

To those for whom these features matter, signing into YouTube on their devices and remaining logged in is very convenient. And YouTube user accounts work just that way.

You need not sign in whenever you pull up YouTube in your browser or launch the app. But, sometimes, YouTube may sign you out on its own, pushing you to manually sign in every time, as it occurred to this Reddit user.

So, why does that happen? And what can you do to address the situation? Luckily, we have probable solutions for you. Read on to learn more. 

1. Sign Out of Other Devices

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If you change the YouTube password or sign out of your YouTube account on your other devices, YouTube may sign you out of the existing hardware.

Check all the gadgets you are signed into with your Google account. Remove devices you no longer use.

If you’ve changed the password, the various devices you use YouTube on will prompt you to log in again and keep you logged in.  

The password change helps when you think your Google account is compromised and an unauthorized individual(s) is accessing YouTube through your account on a different device.

Signing out will also help fix the syncing issues that may arise and log you out of YouTube unexpectedly.

Changing the password or signing out on all the devices will resolve the syncing problems.

2. Reinstall the YouTube App & Perform a Soft Reset on Your TV (Or Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV Devices, Xbox)

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On the device(s) you’re experiencing “YouTube automatic logout issues,” delete and reinstall the app.

The reinstallation instructions would be different based on the device and the platform. Here is a table briefing the same for varied platforms:

Roku Players Home menu > Highlight YouTube channel > Press * button > Remove channel > Unplug Roku from power for 30 seconds > Go to Roku Channel Store > Reinstall YouTube channel
Apple TV Settings > General > Manage Storage > Trash icon next to YouTube app > Delete > Go to the Appstore and reinstall the app
Fire TV Devices Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > YouTube > Uninstall > Press Home button > Go to Appstore > Reinstall YouTube app
Xbox Series X|S My apps and games > Apps > More options > Uninstall
Samsung TVs Press the Home button > Apps > Settings > Highlight YouTube and choose Reinstall
LG TVs Press the Home button > Press and hold the YouTube app > Trash icon appears above the app > Reinstall the YouTube app

Unplug the devices after reinstalling the app to “soft reset” them.

The soft reset will help clear temporary data, refresh the device’s memory, and close all background apps, resolving minor software errors or conflicts causing the YouTube website or app’s odd behavior.

Reinstall the app. The latest version will be automatically installed, eliminating issues that an outdated version may have been causing.

Before deleting and reinstalling the app, check if restarting the device alone helps. If it doesn’t, take the longer route discussed above.  

3. The Current YouTube Version is Buggy – Need Updating

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This issue concerns the YouTube app and not the website. At times, the version of the app on your device could be buggy or corrupted. The problem could arise on any device/platform (Roku, Fire TV, etc.).

Ensure the version you’re using is the latest. If not, duly update. If the “automatic logging out” issue were endemic or a bug, the app’s most recent version would very likely have the fix for the problem.

Like the steps to delete and reinstall the YouTube app, the app update process may also vary across devices/operating systems. Here is a table showing the steps across platforms briefly:

Roku Players Home > Highlight YouTube Channel > Press * button > Check for updates
Apple TV Settings > Apps > Toggle ON Automatically Update Apps or you can go to App Store > Search for YouTube app > Manually update (if any)
Fire TV Devices Settings > Applications > Appstore > Toggle ON Automatic Updates
Xbox Series X|S My apps and games > Manage > Updates > Update YouTube app if any
Samsung TVs Press the Home button > Apps > Settings > Toggle ON Auto update or Select Update All
LG TVs Press the Home button > Apps > Profile icon (top right corner) > App update > Update YouTube app if any

4. Update Your Device Software

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If the YouTube app is bug-free and compatible with your device, maybe your TV or streaming device’s software needs to be examined.

The YouTube app relies on your smart TV or streaming device’s operating system to function correctly. If the underpinnings are unstable, issues may arise with the app as performance drops or automatic logouts.

We’ve already discussed similar issues with other apps and platforms. Check out our articles “HBO Max is Not Working on Your Roku (Players, TCL TVs): Here’s How to Fix” and “Why Does My Roku Keep Logging Out of Apps?

And the issue is not unique to Roku players. Fire TV Stick users have also experienced similar troubles.

Long story short, update your TV or streaming device’s software. The following table shows the steps to update the software of different devices/platforms:

Roku Players Settings > System > Software update > Check now
Apple TV Settings > Software > Software Updates > Update Software > Download and Install
Fire TV Devices Settings > My Fire TV > About > Check for Updates
Xbox Series X|S Settings > System > Updates > Console update available
Samsung TVs Settings > Support > Software Update > Check for Updates > Update Now
LG TVs Settings > All Settings > Support > Software Update > Check for Updates > Download and Install


Your YouTube app logging you out automatically or the website not remembering your login credentials and requiring you to manually type in your username and password each time you launch the website can be inconvenient.

Fortunately, this is not how the YouTube user experience is designed. If you’re facing logging-out issues, it’s a problem that must be considered.

Hopefully, this article enlightened you on the possible reasons and their fixes.

If implementing the solutions above didn’t resolve your problem, contact YouTube or Google for a personalized resolution.

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