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September 10, 2015

Embedded YouTube video not playing

If you met the problem, that suddenly embedded on your site YouTube video is not playing on your mobile device, you can check few things before calling support of your resource.

The first thing that you can try is to go actually to YouTube site, using your mobile device, to see if it works for you.
On iPhone in mobile Safari browser you can see blink screen instead of mobile version of YouTube. It’s an evidence that you should check and fix the second thing. Actually on Android devices it will be more clear what is wrong with your settings, because you can see this screen:
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On Android device you should go to Date Settings and update it to current:
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On iOS devices you should do the same. After that, YouTube site should start work. And your pages with embedded videos also should work like it was before.

Of course there are a lot of different cases, but first thing that you can check, is your Date and Time settings, because it can affect YouTube videos in unpredicteble manner, especially on iOS devices and cause the situation when even embedded YouTube video not playing.