Links on iPad not working

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  1. MrPaul

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    I am working on a website that has a few links to other sites. I test the links using a PC and my iPad. All is going well until today. I added a link to a YouTube page for live streaming. The link works on a PC, but not an iPad. I have tested on three iPads and all are the same. That is, I get an error message that says, "Invalid response received". The link has the form: YouTube
    Anybody know how to fix this?
     
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    While it is getting rare, some YouTube videos are not enabled for mobile; that includes the iPad. If you have an iPhone, or other smart phone, do the video work on it?

    I’ve confirmed that the link you supplied does not work on my iPad and iPhone. I don’t have any other devices handy to try it on.
     
  3. MrPaul

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    That link had a generic name in it. Here is a correct link that works on a PC, but not an Apple product.
    YouTube

    Edit: Just verified that the above link works on a PC, but not on my iPad. Error message on iPad is "invalid response received"
     
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    Strange. It doesn’t work when I spoof a desktop browser either. Are you sure you got the link right? I get a ‘channel does not exist’ error. And it seems unlikely that there is a channel named “YOUTUBECHANNELNAME”.


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    I just tried it on my iPhone 6 Plus and it worked, although the live stream was offline when I tried. I'm on iOS 12 beta. It also worked on my iPad Pro, which is also on iOS 12 beta.
    Which iPads are you using and what iOS version(s) are they on?
     
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    Ok. The new link does not work for me if I just tap on it; however, if I long-press on the reload icon in the URL bar and choose “Request Desktop Site” the page loads as normal. Long pressing on the link and choosing to open it in the YouTube app also works.

    My guess is that it was never tagged as available for mobile devices, but the new YouTube apps no longer cares.

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  7. MrPaul

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    I am using an iPad 2017 with IOS 11.4 and I still cannot get it to work. I tried long pressing the reload icon, but I do not get "request desktop site". Is this an issue only with my iPad?
     
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    This works for me. iPad Pro 9.7", iOS 11.4.1.
     
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    If you have not doen so recently, try restarting your iPad. That’s all I can think of. The “Request Desktop Site” option should work even if it doesn’t fix the issue.
     
  10. MrPaul

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    I changed the website link and it is now working. Another issue is that I was not using Safari. However, both of my browsers are working now.
    Thanks for the help.
     

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