Why is YouTube Loading So Slowly?

YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the internet, and often times it loads slowly or doesn’t load at all. There are many reasons why this might happen, so we’ll go over some common ones to help you figure out what’s going on.


YouTube is a video-sharing website launched in February 2005. It has over one billion users worldwide and it is the third most popular website on the internet with more than 300 hours of videos are uploaded every minute.

The company was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim with additional help from Sam Schillace who led development after Google acquired YouTube for US$65 million in 2006.

The name “YouTube” comes from two words: “you”, meaning an individual’s computer screen or personal device connected to the internet (such as a smartphone), plus “tube”, which refers to television; thus giving the phrase “Watching TV online” via computers.

What are the statistics of Youtube?

On an average day in 2017, there were more than one billion visits to YouTube’s homepage—that’s about 14% of all global internet traffic! In that same year, viewers spent an average of 30 minutes per person per day watching videos (which means they watch hundreds or even thousands of hours!)

YouTube provides a free service for people to upload their videos. Uploaders are able to choose the privacy setting which can be set as either public or private, and they have control over who has access to each video.

The company also offers YouTube Red (formerly named “YouTube Premium”), a paid subscription that removes advertisements from its content and allows users to download it in order to watch offline later.

Why is YouTube loading slowly?

Some of the factors for why Youtube loads slowly:

  • Not enough bandwidth per user.
  • Advertisements (YouTube relies on ads for income and the more that it has, the slower your device will run) 
  • High quality of videos and you have a slow internet connection.

How to solve this issue?

  • Get a high speed internet connection
  • Use a good VPN
  • Reduce the quality of the video to a lower quality.
  • Clear the cache.

In order for youtube to load faster, you can switch your browser’s default tab to private browsing mode so that each time someone visits a site like Youtube, it won’t have anything on its homepage other than what they’re looking for.

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