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Watch YouTube on Roku with MyVideoBuzz (It’s Back!)

Last month I wrote an article about how to get YouTube on your Roku with VideoBuzz. Unfortunately, the service had to shutdown shortly after I published that post. Today I’ve come to learn that VideoBuzz is back, it’s renamed to MyVideoBuzz, and there’s a new method to deploy it.

Roku My Channels

This isn’t as easy as adding hidden channels to your Roku lineup. You need to enable Developer Mode on the Roku. That requires hitting buttons on the remote in a certain order, and it might take a couple of tires to get it. But if you follow these steps correctly, you’ll be watching YouTube on your Roku again in no time!

Requirements to Install MyVideoBuzz:

  1. Latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome Browser is needed. (Note: Tablet/Phones browsers will not work)
  2. You will need your TV and Roku Device turned on.
  3. Your computer should be connected to same network as your Roku (if you are using home computer most probably you are connected to same network.)

Deployment Wizard

Make sure you’ve updated Chrome or Firefox to the latest version on your computer (IE won’t work), fire up your Roku box, and launch the MyVideoBuzz Deployment Wizard.

MyVideoBuzz Wizard

The Wizard is straight-forward, agree to the EULA and type in the IP address of your Roku.

Roku IP

To find the IP, on your Roku go to Settings > About.

Roku About IP

Enable Roku Developer Mode

Next you need to enable Developer Mode on your Roku. This requires you to use some remote control button trickery:

  • Home, Home, Home, Up, Up, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right

It might take you a couple of tries to get it. I found that just pressing the buttons in order at a normal pace works best. Then you’ll see the Developer Mode screen, select Enable Installer.

Roku Developer Mode

Next agree to the Developer Agreement and then Enable Installer and Restart.

Enable Installer and Restart

After your Roku restarts, go back to your computer and finish running the MyVideoBuzz deployment application.

Deploy MyVideoBuzz

It just takes a few seconds to run, and when it’s completed, MyVideoBuzz will open on your TV. Log in with your YouTube username via Settings to have all of your Playlist and Favorites to watch on your HDTV.

myVideoBuzz Video Channels

For this article I used the Roku 3, but you should have no problem deploying it on a Roku 2 and even the original Roku. Have fun!

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5 Responses to Watch YouTube on Roku with MyVideoBuzz (It’s Back!)

  1. SCTrojan June 13, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    Why hassle with all of this to just have it pulled again?

    Just use Twonky like you told us to do (http://www.groovypost.com/howto/stream-youtube-online-video-roku-ios-android-twonky/) a few weeks back. It is a very nice solution and you can have access to your YouTube channels/favs/etc. from there as well.

  2. RJ August 2, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    Deployment went OK. However VideoBuzz hangs when I try to run it on my Roku 2. Tried it twice, then uninstalled it.

    • Harry August 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

      This worked great for a month. Stopped working Friday August 2 and freezes completely while trying to load. Have to reboot whole Roku box by unplugging power cord and plugging back in. Why doesn’t this work all of a sudden? I wish someone would get on this. Is Roku back to their old tricks of killing of any youtube stuff? I thot myvideobuzz got around this. This sux.

  3. lkant September 29, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    I followed the same steps to install “myvideoBuzz” in developer mode , successfully installed on Roku but its not working.

    I am able to delete any other apps on roku , but I not sure how to delete “myvideoBuzz” , whenever I try roku gets hangs.

  4. sathesh December 3, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    Video quality is very low

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