However, some users reported that their Youtube app crashed while playing a certain video.
Youtube app crashed while playing a video seems to be a common problem.
- The black screen error occurs due to failed video rendering, corrupted or outdated drivers, and other reasons.
- To fix this problem, make sure to run specialized software to update your drivers.
- You can also fix the YouTube black screen error by following the below steps.
Use a specialized software to fix the error
Download Autoplay Repair Software
Choose the first option
The Autoplay Repair Tool will scan your computer for corrupted files, and fix them.
Check your browser’s settings
- Users have reported using Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Firefox, so try going through the browser settings to check if any of them is causing a conflict with the video.
Clear cookies and cache
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete to open Clear browsing data window.
- Now select Cookies and other site and plugin data and click on Delete.
- Wait a few minutes and check if the issue is resolved.
Switch to a different browser
- Open the YouTube website
- Click on the three dots next to the â€ ̃Play’ button
- Click on â€ ̃Switch to’
- Choose another browser
Disable Hardware Acceleration
- Go to your browser’s address bar and paste :chrome://settings/content
- Locate the “Hardware acceleration” option, and disable it.
- Disable Plugins
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
- Locate the “Processes” tab, and double-click the “Adobe Flash Player” process.
- Locate the “Use hardware acceleration” option, and disable it.
Disable Adblock Plus
- Many users have reported this issue due to Adblock Plus extension. Open Adblock Plus extension by going to Chrome Extension.
- Disable Adblock Plus extension and check if youtube black screen error is fixed.
- Disable Hardware Acceleration
Go to Extensions tab > select options.
- Disable hardware acceleration.
- Try to play the video again.
Disable Windows Defender
- Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
- Choose Update & Security.
- Select Windows Security from the left.
- Select Virus & threat protection from the right.
- Now click on Virus & threat protection settings.
- Scroll down to the Web & email protection section.
- Uncheck the Scan files that arrive from the Internet (Windows Defender Exploit Protection) option.