Article ID : 00094807 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

YouTube searches show different results on my internet streaming device than it does when searching on a PC.

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When searching using identical words on both the internet streaming device and the computer, search results are different. This is normal and it is because YouTube® content provided through internet streaming services and devices are by a YouTube service. The searches are more filtered than content provided to computers. Therefore, search results can be limited on streaming devices compared to a computer.

YouTube is able to detect the source of request, meaning whether the request comes from a streaming device or from a personal computer and will provide different results. The YouTube user interface on the streaming devices provide a 'search light' engine (simplified search), whereas the YouTube computer interface features a full web based search engine.

The following steps can be performed to view a specific video that cannot be found by searching on the internet video device:

  1. Using a computer, log in to your YouTube account
  2. Search for the video that you want to watch.
  3. Select the video.
  4. Select Add to.
  5. Select a playlist from the list or create a new playlist.
    NOTE: The image below shows and example of the what can be seen when following the steps above.
  6. Using your internet video device, access the YouTube app.
  7. Make sure you are signed in to your YouTube account.
  8. Select Playlist.
  9. Select the desiered video from the list.