Users have been reporting a problem with the YouTube app recently. YouTube for Android seems to be crashing after the very latest updates, at least for some users.
YouTube for Android app is crashing for some users
It is important to highlight that it’s not happening to everyone, as none of us have been having issues. Still, there are quite a few reports shared via the YouTube subreddit and Google forums, and people seem to be having issues.
When users load YouTube, and select a video on Android, the video does load up, but the description, comments, and related videos do not. Then, a few seconds later, the app simply crashes. When users try to open it again, the same thing happens.
There is a temporary fix that users found. You can either uninstall YouTube updates or install the latest beta version in order to fix this problem. Do note that the beta program seems to be full now, so… that may not be an option after all.
The issue seems to be fixed… for some
In any case, the same issue was confirmed by Artem Russakovskii, though in that thread, some users say that the issue has been fixed in the meantime. The reports also calmed down, so it seems like the problem is fixed for at least some users.
Needless to say, YouTube is an extremely popular app/service. So whenever such a major problem pops up, a ton of reports immediately find their way to Google. Many users use YouTube on a daily basis, and quite a bit, so that’s understandable.
Problems like these are not frequent, luckily, but they still do occur from time to time. Let’s hope YouTube will find a way to fix the issue for everyone, as uninstalling all app updates is definitely not the right solution.
Users do seem to be having problems with more than one version of the app as well. So either it’s a server-side issue, or a bug found its way to more than one version of the app. We can only guess.