Cannot Install YouTube TV On Windows? Try These Fixes

How to fix cannot Install YouTube TV On Windows

Recently I haven’t been able to install YouTube TV on my windows PC.

The Install button doesn’t even show next to the app on the Microsoft App store.

If this is happening to you too then you are not alone; this issue has been happening from time to time and the reason for it may be due to some account-specific bug or a general glitch.

I have seen a big increase in the number of users reporting this issue that they cannot install or even update YouTube TV on their Windows.

However, I have been able to fix the issue on my end and I would like to share what I know.

In this guide, you will see several methods on how to fix not being able to install YouTube TV on a Windows PC, check them out and see which works best for you.

Why can’t I install YouTube TV on Windows?

Although there may be a couple of reasons why a user might not be able to install YouTube TV on their Windows PC.

One of the first major ones is account-specific bugs and general app glitches that cause the Windows framework to malfunction.

The second major reason may be that your Windows version may not be compatible with the version of the YouTube TV app you are trying to install.

How to Fix Not Being Able to Install YouTube TV on Windows

As I mentioned, I have had this problem on my  PC but I was able to fix it by following the method:

  1. Make sure that your Windows is up to date,
  2. Run the Windows troubleshooter,
  3. Perform a repair-install of Windows,
  4. Sign out and into your Microsoft account,
  5. Re-register all the store apps, and
  6. Reset the Windows Store app.

1. Make sure that your Windows is up to date

The first step to fixing this issue is to make sure that your Windows operating version is up to date.

This is because using if your Windows version is outdated, it might be the cause of you not being able to install YouTube TV on your PC.

To update Windows, click on “Start” and navigate to “Settings”.

Next click on “Update & Security” and then on “Windows Update”.

Finally, select “Check for updates” and check if updates are available, if yes, install them.

After installation, restart your computer and check if the issue persists.

2. Run the Windows troubleshooter

The next method to follow is to run the Windows troubleshooter, this can be done if after updating your Windows, the issue persisted.

Go to the “Start Menu” and select “Settings” and then on “Update & Security”.

Click on “Troubleshoot” and then select the Windows store apps from the list of apps, click on “Run Troubleshooter”.

After that restart your PC and then everything should work fine after that, if not, proceed to the next method 3.


3. Perform a repair-install of Windows

Performing a repair-install on Windows helps fix any badly installed framework that commonly occurs due to bad internet.

To perform a repair-install on Windows, go to this link.

Double-click on the “MediaCreationTool.exe” and select “Create installation media for another PC”.

Select “ISO file” and download it to your computer.

Next, open the “ISO file” that you just downloaded and install it on your computer, it will restart your computer, when it finishes you can check if you are now able to install YouTube TV on your Windows PC.

4. Sign out and into your Microsoft account

This fourth method will require you to sign out of your Microsoft account, don’t worry you will sign back in; just make sure that you have your login details written down somewhere you can remember them.

Let’s get started.

Open the Microsoft store on your computer, click on the profile icon in the top-right corner and sign out of your account.


Wait for a few seconds and sign back in and check you still have the same issues.

5. Re-register all the store apps

If signing out and back into your Microsoft account wasn’t able to fix this YouTube TV installation issue on Windows for you, re-registering all the store apps might help.

To do this, press the Windows Key + R keys together at once.

Type ‘Powershell’ and then press the Enter key.

Next, paste the below command without the quotes on the PowerShell and press the Enter key:

“Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}”

Finally, restart your computer and check if you can install the YouTube TV app on your windows computer.


6. Reset the Windows Store app

This step will help clear the cache on the Microsoft Windows store apps.

To do this, press the Windows Key + R keys together at once.

After that type “WSReset.exe” without the quotes and then press Enter key.

Conclusion

Even though you can just use the YouTube TV streaming app on your browser and watch live shows, a few people like me prefer to use the app instead.

When you are one of the few who want to use the app instead, and you can’t seem to install it on your PC, it becomes a problem.

However, in this guide, I have tried to cover all the possible causes and working solutions that can help you with this problem.

If you have this YouTube TV issue too and any of the fixes in this guide helped you, do share it with your friends and also let me know in the comments, I love hearing from my readers.

Brianna Bailey

Brianna is based in Minnesota in the US at the moment, and has been writing since 2017. She is currently a 3rd Year med student at the time of writing this.