What you need to know
- YouTube is no longer available on the third-generation Apple TV.
- Users will have to cast videos from an iOS device using AirPlay if they want to see content on the device.
YouTube for the third-generation Apple TV is now no longer available, with users only available to view content via AirPlay.
As confirmed by 9to5Mac on Wednesday:
With support for YouTube ending for the third-generation Apple TV, users who want to continue to enjoy videos on the platform are now resigned to Airplaying them from a compatible iOS device. Given the third-generation Apple TV is now 9 years old, the move is not unexpected, but still an inconvenience.
The Best Apple TV remains the Apple TV 4K (32 GB), with no sign of an upgrade on the horizon.
YouTube did bring back Picture in Picture on iOS 14 in a recent beta, from that report:
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