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17 Jan 2014
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PS4 won't play YouTube videos

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Anyone else has this annoying problem when trying to play YouTube videos Adope flash player is required for video playback message on the YouTube screens hopefully Sony will bring out a update in future the PS4 doesn't play Mp3  Mp4 probably FLV as well 

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Re: PS4 won't play YouTube videos

I've had this problem,  some videos worked if i pressed the play button in the lower left corner rather than clicking the large play icon whilst hovering over the video image itself.  Also you can set up a web server to stream media content over your home network to your ps4 web browser(if you're really anxious to run file formats  in your last sentence) 

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Re: PS4 won't play YouTube videos

If you google on ps4 browser you tube tv then click on top link you get the tv compatible version of you tube.

Basically the same as the app
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Re: PS4 won't play YouTube videos

https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=small#/browse

That link is tv version of you tube
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Re: PS4 won't play YouTube videos

the ps4 like the vita will play the videos if the videos are in html5 rather than flash

more and more are doing this ...so its a matter of time.....would be a little easyer though if there wan an app

we can hope lol meantime its hit and miss which play and which dont

 

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Re: PS4 won't play YouTube videos


wingchun8 wrote:

the ps4 like the vita will play the videos if the videos are in html5 rather than flash

more and more are doing this ...so its a matter of time.....would be a little easyer though if there wan an app

we can hope lol meantime its hit and miss which play and which dont

 


 

The flash compatability of the PS4 browser is an issue that needs to be resolved ASAP IMO.


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Re: PS4 won't play YouTube videos

They've basically taken out Flash support and left it with html5 only, a second rate browser
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Re: PS4 won't play YouTube videos

http://www.emaze.com/blog/html5-vs-flash/

@The-Salfordian read the above link and you will see why the industry thinks html5 is better. And as i said in previous post go on youyube.com/tv
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