I recently had to remove my internet to make a house call because we had to go outside for the first time in weeks to fix the water heater. I was so excited to be able to work at home that I tried to search youtube for video on “how to fix a water heater” and it didn’t find anything. It seemed to have a glitch with the internet or something. Anyhow, I wanted to share my experience here for at least the curiosity and entertainment factor.
We’re back in the house after a very long day and I’m about to start the evening preparations, but before I start I wanted to share a few details about the water heater. For a few months now, we’ve been watching an extremely small amount of water through the heating system, but this week the water was getting so low that it felt like a leak. I put on the housekeeping band and noticed a large amount of water on the floor and in the corners of the room.
The good news is that the water heater is located in the basement, the bad news is that it is a very small amount. The good news is that the bad news is that the water is probably fine. The bad news is that the good news is that the water might not be fine.
I know that YouTube is supposed to be the internet’s premier video site, but the fact is, it isn’t. YouTube search doesn’t work. It doesn’t work on the iPhone or Android because while they are both capable of using YouTube search, they don’t support it. As a result, most YouTube videos are simply inaccessible to those devices.
Again, as far as I can tell, YouTube search works for the most part. The only instance where it might not work for you might be on a desktop computer. A Google search for “Barry Manilow” on my laptop, for instance, will return a number of results, but no videos. Likewise, a search for “Lemonade” returns the same results.
YouTube’s search functionality is a bit mysterious, but if you search for something like “Lemonade” on the iPhone or Android, you’ll get results.
I don’t know what is going on with my phone, but it seems to work fine when I use my computer (Windows, Chrome, Android, iOS) or the web.
Hopefully Google is getting this right, because it’s easy to forget the little things like the video player in the browser or the search engine in the browser. And if anyone can help us figure it out, would be greatly appreciated.
For some reason on the iPhone you can’t search for YouTube videos. But then again, its not like you need the video player or anything, so it’s probably not something you care about. But for whatever reason you cant search YouTube videos on the Android.