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Old 05-04-20, 05:49 PM
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Odd RoKU/YouTube/Google account problem.

Using a Roku and I can’t seem to switch between YouTube accounts like I can on Apple TV, my iPad and iPhone.

Ive ended up with two YouTube accounts. One I set up way back in the day just to create playlists. I think the 2nd one I made when I set up t YouTube TV. They both use the same email address. Regardless, on most of my devices I can switch between the two accounts. I prefer the old one when using YouTube as I have 100’s of saved video of music, food, and such. It took me a bit, but on my Apple TV, iPad and iPhone, I figured out how to switch to the account I want. I’ve already searched and seems not possible to combine the two YouTube accounts.

However, on a cheap TCL Roku TV I got for gym, it doesn’t even show the old account to switch to. This is kind of a bummer as the music would be great in gym. I can stream it from my iPad as a work around, but wondering if anyone has run into this.
Old 05-04-20, 07:55 PM
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Re: Odd RoKU/YouTube/Google account problem.

I had the same problem recently. I also have multiple Youtube accounts. It seems that Youtube's Roku app has changed the sign-in process. And it only registered my primary account.

Anyways, I eventually got it fixed. Sorry, but I don't remember how. I just tried a bunch of different things, and eventually it worked.

This might help you.


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Old 06-02-20, 10:32 PM
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Re: Odd RoKU/YouTube/Google account problem.

Ugh. The Youtube app on my Roku was updated and I had to go through the sign-in process again. The good news is, after a lot of trial and error I was able to figure it out. Here's how to fix this problem.

When you open the Youtube app, start the Sign-In process. Select "Sign-In With Your Phone". It tries to find your mobile device. At the bottom click "Try Another Way". It gives you a code and sends you to youtube.com/activate. Enter the code on the website, then choose the profile you want to use.

I can't believe they make it so difficult. But at least it works. This way you can add your primary account and secondary account, and easily switch between them.

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