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Unable to login to YT on Panny BWT700 or BS850


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Strange one this: although I can access YouTube fine on both these machines and my Sony 'net connected TVs, neither the Panny Freeview or Freesat recorders will let me login to YT - "Login failed, bad authentication" message appears. I have tried both the UK and Worldwide login options. The TVs on the same broadband connection are fine. Puzzled...
All have the latest s/w.
Anyone else ?


As far as I am aware, the Youtube link is not direct... it comes through Panasonic's own portal and is content filtered, which may explain the problem.


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Thanks both - no reply from Panasonic yet.
Gavtech - if it's content filtered, how does it affect login, please.
Does it depend on what I have uploaded ? Seems strange..
Glad I'm not the only one. I was suspecting finger trouble, but I tried lots of times... !
Thanks anyway. I can still login fine on the TVs, so it's not a big deal, but it's just annoying though, when this feature is provided by Panasonic, but doesn't work.


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Update: Panasonic UK can not give me a definitive solution to this issue, although they were very helpful, other than stating that YT has rejected the password ( not the user ID.) It may be related to a requirement by YT that some sign-ins require a 2 stage process. There is a lot of info on YT's website via the settings option, but it makes little sense to me, at the moment.
If anyone can clarify, I would be grateful.
In the meantime, Panasonic have agreed to let me know if any further info comes to light.
I'll post here if this happens.

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