View Full Version : the new youtube "leanback" is not very good.

11-15-2011, 04:59 PM

Just upgraded my 46pfl6606T with the firmware.

after that the youtube app was updated to youtube leanback.

I must say the older one was better.

Leanback have the following drawbacks.

* Slow in initial startup
* There is always a movieclip that starts rolling, this is most irritating
* when you press return or back on the remote, you are passed back to nettv menu, why? -i would like to only get back to my search results instead like the old youtube app.
* The virtual keyboard seems slower than the old one.
* When you search films in youtube you cannot see the playtime before starting to play the film, this you could in the old version.

So why do youtube make such a bad app, when the former seemed so good?

11-25-2011, 06:46 PM
+1 Don't install update. Made YouTube virtually unusable. Why did Philips approved to this update???? It's terrible. Please, mr, Philips, post a workaround for undoing this so called 'update'. And please: don't ruin my TV anymore.

11-30-2011, 10:39 AM
I totally agree with previus post, please tell me how undo YouTube Leanback update!!!!:mad::(

11-30-2011, 11:31 AM
I wouldn't go as far and say "undo". I think the Youtube Leanback is ok if you just want to do some browsing the youtubes.

However, I agree, it is unusable for searching a specific youtube app.

So, Philips, could you please just include both youtube Apps as separete icons?
Then the user can add both and decide what he wants - "Leanback" or "Search" Youtube.

12-01-2011, 08:28 PM
TIP: press the up button and search for “sintel”.
Choose the first video found and watch this great animation movie in high definition.
I love it!

12-01-2011, 09:13 PM
The worst that could come out to update youtube.
leanback can be good for philips tv to computer now gone bad more

someone has to know how to get old on youtube?

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A pior atualização que poderia sair para youtube.
leanback pode ser bom para computador agora para tv philips ficou ruim de mais

tem que alguém sabe como entrar no youtube antigo?

12-09-2011, 03:38 AM
I feel the same. The update even remove the key in function using the number button straight from the remote control, like how we key in SMS on a phone.

Perpetual Beta
12-10-2011, 06:25 PM
And the USB keyboard (Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800) is ignored. E.g. the wetter.com - app is accepting keystrokes from USB KB.

42PFL4756K/02 FW Q5551-

Vic Vega
12-14-2011, 03:24 PM
New version of this app automatically plays obscene video (with f-bombs) on startup. Also i can't login to my account with playlists and favorites. This is so annoying.
Bring back old version until you fix all issues.

12-14-2011, 03:55 PM

try https://youtube.nettvservices.com in the open internet... maybe you can use it from there...


Vic Vega
12-14-2011, 07:02 PM
Thanks. Anyway, without access to youtube account, this app is useless for me. So we have to wait for final release.

12-16-2011, 09:50 PM
try https://youtube.nettvservices.com in the open internet... maybe you can use it from there...
Thanks for the hint - I tried it, but I get:
ERROR! XML parsing failed: syntax error (Line:1, Character:0)
Error: missing root element

Any other ideas on how to start the old youtube app on a 2011 TV?

12-24-2011, 03:16 PM
New version of this app automatically plays obscene video (with f-bombs) on startup. Also i can't login to my account with playlists and favorites. This is so annoying.
Bring back old version until you fix all issues.
Excactly the same over here, no option anymore to login to my account.
i'm not amused! :mad:

12-24-2011, 03:26 PM

try https://youtube.nettvservices.com in the open internet... maybe you can use it from there...

I've tried that option, you can access your account but need to download Adobe Flash Player to play your video's. This download is not possible by TV.

12-25-2011, 07:29 PM
USB keyboard is still ignored. E.g. the wetter.com - app is accepting keystrokes from USB KB. :(

12-26-2011, 09:47 AM

try to open Google in the "open internet" - if your keyboard works here (and also a mouse - mouse is only supported in the open internet), everything is allright with the keyboard and driver... Some apps are not designed to be used with a keyboard/mouse...


12-26-2011, 12:37 PM
Thanks for the quick response,
the keyboard works in other applications. Worked in the old version of youtube.

12-26-2011, 09:57 PM
I'm also annoyed about the new YouTube app. I just updated my tv from 10.65.x of my 7606 k02 to 14.93. And this app is now the most annoying thing on my tv.

Just with the start of it I see video from a baby witch touches the boobs of a girl. (the hole family at Christmas had to see it) For me that's not funny and to see it every time i start the application is sooooooo annoying. So please don't play any video with this app without pressing a play button! It's my tv and I want do decide what I will se and what not.

Ps. The look and feel of this app is also really bad! But that's not a problem if it's working.

12-27-2011, 09:42 AM
+1 on leanback being very close to unuseable. No keybord support, bad navigation, no history, no loging etc etc. And HD isn't very important as yet - most videos on Youtube are far from HD.

12-29-2011, 01:37 PM
Philips advertises its tv with youtube feature working.
Now Youtube Leanback is not working properly on tv.
You can not learn anything from the company.
I consider this a ruse to draw money when buying a tv. I'm angry and I'm looking for how to return the money by Philips

Vic Vega
12-29-2011, 02:58 PM
I agree. Also i find out that Vimeo app can't handle channels. Thats sux. :mad:

Javier Hijas
01-03-2012, 07:36 PM
Learn from Sony: their youtube app is really good, with login information and search and display history.

Todays NET-TV youtube application is almost unusable.

Any plans to enhance it? this thread is really old now...

01-10-2012, 08:01 PM

youtube leanbeck would be better if could ever select the video size
320, 480, 720. 1080
not only work well in videos heavier as high-definition
The application does not play the video right to be very heavy.
still use an 8 mega-bit Internet and does not work.
so it would be better to choose the quality of the video to be seen
320, 480, 720. 1080

o youtube leanbeck ficaria melhor se podesse selecionar o tamanho do video
320, 480, 720 . 1080
por não funciona direito só nos videos mais pesados como alta definição
O aplicativo não toca direito o video por ser muito pesado.
mesmo assim uso uma internet de 8 mega bits e não funciona.
por isso seria melhor escolher a qualidade do video a ser vista
320, 480, 720 . 1080

01-18-2012, 03:04 PM
Youtube App has become unusable! This update is terribly NON USER FRIENDLI...PLEASE REDIRECT ME TO THE PROGRAMMER OF THIS APP is a 10YR old boy!?
Hello?? Who gave you feedback to do such an horrible APP! GOD!

Sorry i´m very angry and desapointed that youtube could have allowed this update creators should be reading newspappers to find a new JOB!

01-18-2012, 03:14 PM
I want to know when to turn the old version.
Why this version does not have to use.
An update could drop back to normal youtube.
if other people do not want to get this youtube so.
who wants to do. and returns to normal
Philips does not think it's funny on this very issue.
a lack of respect for client

Quero saber quando volta a versão antiga.
Por que essa versão não tem como usar.
Podia soltar uma atualização pra voltar o normal o youtube.
se outras pessoas não quiser fazer fica com esse youtube assim.
quem quiser faz. e volta ao normal
Acha engraçado a philips não responder sobre esse assunto.
uma falta de respeito com cliente

01-18-2012, 03:21 PM
example of a youtube which is good for normal tv and it works.
it was adapted for television philip is http://www.youtube.com/xl
as if he had put this up and running would be 10000% better

exemplo de um youtube que é bom para tv normal e ele funciona.
foi adaptada para a televisão philip é http://www.youtube.com/xl
como se ele tivesse colocado esta instalado e funcionando seria 10,000% melhor

01-18-2012, 03:42 PM
Please go here with your webbrowser:


and send (constructive) feedback to Google (blue button on the left).
Maybe they'll improve it

I think, the old YT leanback application is here:

01-18-2012, 03:51 PM
Hey, is anyone from Philips to say something.
It is beyond belief.
What is this forum?

01-18-2012, 04:52 PM
No screaming. You just landed on my ignore-list.

01-18-2012, 04:56 PM
Hey everybody ,

What is annoying me so much is :
1) I need to use the virtual keyboard on the display ,in the old youtube i used my Iphone keyboard to seach stuff on the youtube , while in the previous youtube i succeeded to work with my Iphone , do you know if i can work with wireless keyboard & Mouse ?
2) I can't login to my favorits in youtube.
3) Youtube does not display else english language , what about Arabic search / Hebrew Search ...
4) The back button takes me to the Nettv instead of showing me my search results .

Philips wake up , you need to have a QA engineers to check your apps before releasing them.