YouTube is one of the largest video platforms and has more than 2 billion users worldwide consuming and publishing their own content. With a large amount of daily accesses, it is common for those who use the platform to end up with some errors when accessing it in Google Chrome.
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In some cases, the page and video may take a long time to load, or in extreme cases, the video may freeze in the middle of playback. If you encountered one of these problems, check out some possible solutions below!
1. Refresh the YouTube page or restart Google Chrome
If you encountered a slow issue on the YouTube page, or a video stuck in the middle, it may be that there was a momentary problem. In that case, you can press the "F5" key and refresh the Google Chrome page.
If you have numerous tabs open in your browser, consider closing some that you are no longer using. Unused tabs can impact browser processing. But, if the problem persists, try restarting the browser or even your PC.
Now, if Chrome has crashed, use the command "Ctrl + Alt + Del" to open the Task Manager. Right-click and select the "End task" item to force the program to close.
2. Check your Internet connection
Check if other sites are also slow, or if it's just YouTube. Another way to check is to try to open a website on your cell phone or other devices connected to the same network. If it is also slow, there is a good chance that the problem is with your internet.
If you are using Wi-Fi on your computer, check the possibility of using a network cable directly connected to it. The internet signal transmitted via Wi-Fi has a high rate of loss of bandwidth, so give preference to connections via cable.
If the problem is related to your internet, unplug the modem or router, wait ten seconds and turn them on again. Check if the problem persists and, if so, contact your ISP.
3. Update Google Chrome
If you find that there are no problems with the internet, make sure your browser is up to date. To check, click on the “Three dots” icon in the upper right corner. With the menu open, select the help option and then click on “About Google Chrome”.
Wait for the browser to scan. If it needs to be updated, update and restart it.
4. Clear your cache and cookies
Some browsers like Chrome save information from websites like cache and cookies. Sometimes clearing this data can fix the upload issues you’re having on YouTube.
To do this, click on the “Three dots” icon in the upper right corner. With the menu open, select the item “More tools” and click on “Clear browsing data”. You can also access the tab with the shortcut “Ctrl + Shift + Del”.
Change the “Period” item to “Entire period” and deselect the “Browsing history” option. Then click on “Clear data”.
5. Update your PC's video drivers
A last resort you can try to solve the problem is to analyze if only video sites are giving the same problem as YouTube. In that case, try to update your computer's video drivers.
Use the shortcut "Windows + R" to open the "Run" function. With the window open, type the command "devmgmt.msc" and click "OK".
In the window that opened, click on "Display adapters" to expand it. Then, right-click one of the drivers and click "Update Driver". Follow the steps until you update them.
If you want to update them manually, you can use the tutorial below:
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Ready! You can now use one of these solutions to resolve the error you encountered when using YouTube on Google Chrome.