Got a second-gen Apple TV or an iOS device incapable of updating to iOS 7? Say goodbye to YouTube – Google’s pulling the plug at the end of the month.
While you’ll still be able to watch videos through Safari on your iPhone by heading to m.youtube.com, you’ll need to shell out for a third-generation Apple TV if you want to carry on watching.
Selected smart TVs and Blu-ray players from around 2012 with YouTube apps might also not work once Google retires the old YouTube Data API v2 this week. Again, if you’ve got a web browser, then you may be able to access YouTube this way.
Most TVs and connected media players from manufacturers 2013 ranges shouldn’t be affected by this new change.
If you’re finding that YouTube isn’t working on your TV this week, then one quick, cheap workaround at your disposal is Chromecast – for £30 you can get YouTube back on your TV alongside a whole host of other streaming services.
Last week, Google killed support for Microsoft’s Silverlight in Chrome, prompting despondent Now TV users to scurry off to Firefox or (shudder) Internet Explorer.