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Youtube TV can't turn on location

Discussion in 'NEO U9-H' started by Steve Murphy, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Steve Murphy

    Steve Murphy New Member

    I just learned of Youtube TV and thought I'd check it out on my new U9. Downloaded just fine. Started it up and it states:

    "Help us find you. To continue, make your device discoverable by turning on Location."

    I click "Next"

    A popup appears, "To continue, let your device turn on location, which uses Google's location service."

    I click "Ok"

    Goes back to the start and this loops continues indefinitely.

    I go into settings and Location is on, set to WIFI only (o GPS) and everything looks normal. So what's going on here? Is this yet another instance of the U9 having issues? Can't imagine it's Youtube TV as there's thousands of happy users using it - I'm just not one of them. I sure would like to be, though.
  2. Austin Lankford

    Austin Lankford New Member

    I am having this same problem. I bought this to use youtube TV on and am not able to use it. The device needs to convey a location or faux location data to the youtube app so that it will work. Please let me know a work around asap.
  3. Sawbones

    Sawbones New Member

    I have it working in Australia using iTroll with fake GPS and wifi set to San Francisco. I don't even use a VPN :)
  4. Steve Murphy

    Steve Murphy New Member

    So this is because Youtube/Google is so narrow minded that they assume you'll only watch Youtube TV on a phone/tablet with GPS? Dear god this is getting old. I thought Location would use something other than GPS if the device didn't include it - WIFI for instance.

    Thanks! Going to give this a try tonight.
  5. Sawbones

    Sawbones New Member

    Well I don't know - I am always geoblocked :)
    But I do know that if I just install a fake GPS app then it won't work (it will on my phone, which has GPS). If I install iTroll which fakes both the GPS and Wifi location then it works
  6. skynet

    skynet Moderator Moderator

    Yes, localization use your external IP Address (Wan).
  7. Steve Murphy

    Steve Murphy New Member

    Well, iTroll doesn't work for me either. Location is turned on. I have tried everything. I think I'm done with Minix at this point. With Netflix not supported, scrolling issues in the browser, and now Youtube Live also not working, it's difficult to justify the higher cost of the minix boxes. I had such high hopes.
  8. NewsToMe

    NewsToMe New Member

    iTroll DOES WORK. It requires that you muck around with it.
    Unfortunately - that was more than an hour for me - but - YouTube TV us now running (actually pretty well)
    So - You need to enable Mock Location.
    Select iTroll as the mock location app first. Then:-
    1. Settings > About > Tap on Build Number 7 times (it puts you into Developer Mode)
    2. Settings > Developer Options > Select mock location app

    Make sure that you set iTroll at the "Default Location Application" Application in iTroll Prefs.
    Then in iTroll - set the Mock location on.. Set your location in iTroll on the map and make sure you are actually where you say you are.

    And you should be in business!

    Fire up YouTube TV and it should start up quite nicely

    Unfortunately it takes a bit of perseverance/persistence and not straightforward - as the App and system were new to me; but as with most things in technology - if you tinker with it long enough, it usually works.

    Good luck!

    Incidentally - it would be great if Minix produced a How-To (in detail of the steps to get this working).
    Last edited: May 28, 2018
  9. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    Is that not something that you can do?! ;)
  10. NewsToMe

    NewsToMe New Member

    Probably true! I updated the original post with more details. I work in technology so doing this - is not something that I enjoy doing in my free time. :)
    Villa likes this.