How to Fix Video Not Playing in Google Chrome

When your YouTube video is not working, it is very frustrating. In case the Google version you are currently using is not able to play video from the websites such as YouTube and Vimeo, then here are the steps given below to fix video not playing in Google Chrome.

Steps to Fix Video Not Playing in Google Chrome

  • Check the Google Chrome version.

It is compulsory to update the Google Chrome to its latest version, and you also have to update the YouTube so that it will work great with the Google Chrome. Here’s how:

  1. Choose the three small dots located at the top right side of the display.

  2. Choose the Update Google Chrome option, in case there is an update pending.

  3. Start the internet browser again.

  4. Additionally, choose the About Google Chrome option by going to the menu list.

  5. In case there is any latest update available, then it will begin the installation process of the Google Chrome automatically.

  6. Check that the video should be available publicly. In case you have sent the URL through your friend to the video, then you will see the restrictions on the video, or you will some of the tools like “age gate,” which will ask you to enter the date of birth.

  7. Type the video title into the Google Chrome or the site text field and check in case you wish to find any result on the screen.

  8. In case you do not get any result, then you need to choose some of the people.

  • Turn the JavaScript on.

The Google Chrome or external programs can turn on the software such as JavaScript. To turn on the Javascript again, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Choose the three vertical dots located on the upper side of the Google Chrome browsing software.

  2. Choose the Settings option.

  3. Go to the end and after that, choose the Advanced option.

  4. Choose the Privacy and Security option.

  5. After that, choose the “Content Settings” option.

  6. Choose the JavaScript option.

  7. Choose the Allowed option.

  8. Start the browsing application.

  9. Play the video to check that you have fixed the video not playing in Google Chrome issue.

  • Start download and turn on the Flash.

Here are the steps mentioned below to complete this procedure:

  1. In case you have played a video, and it starts asking to download or turn on the Flash, then starts downloading the Flash Player.

  2. After completing this procedure, go to the text field.

  3. After that, choose the lock or I given in the circle symbol located on the left-hand side of the display.

  4. Now, the menu list gets open on the screen.

  5. On the right-hand side of the Flash title, you will get the many arrows.

  6. Choose that arrows and after that, choose the Always allow option.

  • Check your internet speed.

As you know, the YouTube videos cannot be played with the internet connection and in case your internet speed is slow, then YouTube will let the video to remain to load.

  1. You have to open the site like

  2. Cho0se the Go option.

  3. This option will let you know in case there is an issue with the internet connection speed.

  • Remove the cache on your Google Chrome browser.

  1. You have to copy the URL of that video you wish to watch.

  2. Choose the three vertical dots symbol given in the top right-hand side.

  3. Choose New Incognito menu.

  4. You need to paste the copied URL into the text field.

John Watson is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about security. He writes about the latest updates regarding and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.


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