Tecmo SB Guy wrote:
YouTube is a little "different" now.
I see the YouTube channel banner every time I enter the channel now which indicates to me that the channel for lack of a better word for me "resets", so HD should play on every video. The loss of HD problem should disappear now.
Also I noticed the channel makes a different sound when you go through the menu items, picking a video to play. Not important but something I noticed.
Edited to add:
I forgot to add there seems to be a "remember where you left off in the video" feature now. For example, when you play a long video on YouTube on your laptop, if you don't finish it, the next time you go back to it, it'll remember where you left off and go back 20 seconds before playing. I haven't tested it a lot but this feature seems to on the Roku now.
I noticed most of the live streams don't play now. I'll click "OK' to play it and it'll immediately act like the video has played and ended and counts down to a new "not live" video.
I tested out YouTube last night on my Roku 3 after the firmware update to 7.0. I noticed the slight difference in the sound it makes that you’re talking about, but unfortunately the update has not fixed the major issue with Roku’s YouTube channel/app. If you try to play a playlist you may get one or two videos to play, but what will end up happening is on a second or third video you will get a playback error message.
For whatever reason, Roku is the only device that has this issue with their YouTube channel/app of all the streaming devices I have tested and use. I don’t know if it’s a compatibility issue in that Google releases a version of YouTube that is almost identical on every device and obviously some devices work better with certain apps than others or, if it is some sort of glitch that causes this issue, but I end up having to use my Sony Blu-Ray player or my Amazon Fire TV to use YouTube. Roku is my primary streaming device and I would much rather be able to use their YouTube channel/app without any issues as it will save me time from not having to go back and forth between devices.