A couple of days back we reported that YouTube is broken on the latest Edge Canary update. As it turned out the issue was not restricted to Edge as a recent change in YouTube’s code broke the website on both Edge and Chrome. Google did roll out an update with “disable blink features=HTMLImports” flag which fixes the issue on Chrome Canary but the same is not available for Edge at the moment.
If you’re one of the users who have been facing the loading issue, then you can follow the steps below to fix the issue.
- Make sure you have enabled installation of third-party extensions on Edge Canary. We did a tutorial of how to do it so you can check that out if you’re not sure.
- Once enabled, download and install the User-Agent Switcher and Manager extension from Chrome’s Web Store.
- Now click on the extension and choose Firefox from the drop-down menu (make sure Firefox 69.0 is selected) and click Apply.
- To make sure the extension runs only on YouTube, head to Options>Whitelist mode and type “youtube.com” and click Save.
This should make sure the user-agent switches to Firefox when YouTube is opened and will allow you to use YouTube normally. Microsoft will soon fix the issue but until then you can use the extension as a temporary fix to the problem.