YouTube App Insider Preview Available for Xbox Consoles

Originally published at: YouTube App Insider Preview Available for Xbox Consoles - XboxEra

Microsoft has announced on their Xbox Wire blog that a new Insider Preview is available and invites Xbox console owners to test out the new update. There doesn’t seem to be any new features added at this time, with the blog post citing “video improvements for the app” only. You can sign up for this insider preview by going to the Xbox Insider Hub app on your console (and if you don’t have it, search for it on the Store.)

Have a gander at the full post below, courtesy of Xbox Wire.

YouTube Xbox Insider Update Preview is now available!

by Tim, Xbox Program Manager • Jul 31, 2023 @ 10:00amWe’re excited to invite all Xbox Insiders on Xbox Series X|S consoles to join a new update preview for the YouTube app! This update includes video improvements for the app and we are interested in getting your feedback. See what the world is watching — from the hottest music videos to what’s popular in gaming, fitness, movies, shows, news, learning and more.

How To Participate:

  1. Sign-in on your Xbox Series X|S console and launch the Xbox Insider Hub app (or install the Xbox Insider Hub from the Store first if necessary).
  2. Navigate to Previews > YouTube.
  3. Select Join.
  4. Wait for the registration to complete to be directed to the Store and install YouTube!

NOTE: This preview is only available on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles.

How to Provide Feedback:

If you experience any issues while using the YouTube app, don’t forget to use “Report a problem” so we can investigate:

  • Hold down the home button on your Xbox controller.
  • Select Report a problem.
  • Select the Apps category and YouTube subcategory.
  • Fill out the form with the appropriate details to help our investigation.

Other resources:

For more information: follow us on Twitter at @XboxInsider and this blog for release notes, announcements and more. And feel free to interact with the community on the Xbox Insider SubReddit.

YouTube App Preview Xbox Wire Post


Interesting, thanks for the info

Are we finally going to get 4K playback from 4K purchased content ?


Give me a YouTube Music app with background music support!!!


I hope this means the audio desync issue is being fixed.

Some of the podcasts I follow are YouTube-only. If I could listen to them in the background via the YouTube app, that would be great!

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Playing music through YouTube Music would be huge for me. Playing SEGA Rally 1+2 music while playing Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure would be divine.

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It seems so! I joined the preview when it launched and the app got an update yesterday. I’ve watched a few vids this morning and the issue is no longer happening for me.

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I decided to try the new preview app and unfortunately still has the audio for me.

So I decided to just go with the good reliable everything app, the browser.