YouTube login issues are almost always related to being signed in to two Google accounts or an issue related to your YouTube login being migrated from when YouTube transitioned to Google logins and credential information. Login to YouTube with your Google credentials before trying to reset your password, because this solves the majority of login issues we see with YouTube.
YouTube is one of the most highly trafficked sites on the internet and was founded in 2005 by Steve Chen and Chad Hurley. The founders were looking for a better way to share videos with family and friends on the internet and began building a service called YouTube to solve this problem. Before long YouTube started getting hundreds of thousands of users and grew to be the biggest site for video on the internet! YouTube was acquired by Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion and since then has remained one of the top sites for video content, but is notoriously unprofitable and has been sued repeatedly by media companies looking to remove copyrighted content from the YouTube site.
In October of 2009, YouTube began migrating all users from their old YouTube logins to Google Account logins, making a ton of their users angry about the required change. Most online communities have a unique culture and they react very differently when acquired by another company. To date, YouTube logins that were previously associated with Google Accounts are required to migrate to Google accounts.
One of the biggest competitors to YouTube is Vimeo, which is a newer video website dedicated to allowing users to watch arts and music videos online. Google used to be a competitor to YouTube but now you can log in to YouTube directly from Google since they were purchased back in 2007.
One of the most common issues with YouTube is the speed at which you can download movies. Buffering is very slow with YouTube during peak times, even when you’re easily able to log in. YouTube uses a Google Account login so if you’re having trouble logging in, make sure you remember your Google login credentials.