I wanted to reach out with an important update for all of TROYPOINT‘s loyal fans. As you may have noticed, their entire catalog of videos suddenly disappeared from YouTube recently. I know you must be wondering where they all went, so let me explain what happened and point you in the right direction to access the videos you know and love.
First off, who is TROYPOINT? They are a highly respected technology education channel run by expert Troy Point. With over 200,000 YouTube subscribers at their peak, they were best known for their tutorials on how to get the most out of streaming devices like Fire TV and Roku.
Unfortunately, over the past few weeks YouTube began striking their videos and eventually wiped the entire channel. From what I can gather, it seems some of their how-to videos around installing apps and custom launchers were flagged for supposedly encouraging piracy or hacking. But anyone who has seen their content knows TROYPOINT promotes totally legal tips and tricks. They even specifically avoid questionable gray areas in their advice.
To put this in perspective, YouTube removed around 500 of their videos totaling over 150 million views. That‘s years of hard work building an audience erased overnight. Not to mention the loss of ad revenue which was likely their primary income source. Just brutal for a channel that has helped so many understand complex tech topics.
The worst part is that YouTube‘s appeal process seemed non-existent. Within minutes of disputing strikes, TROYPOINT received copy/paste replies upholding the takedowns. This unfortunately shows the major flaws in relying on automated enforcement bots instead of human reviewers.
So where can you find all of those amazing videos now? Here are the main places to look:
The TROYPOINT Website – They‘ve uploaded their entire video library here and made them searchable. This should be your first stop.
Alternative Video Platforms – You can also find re-uploads on sites like Rumble, Odysee, DailyMotion and more. Less convenient than one central hub, but good backup sources.
Social Media – Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, etc. for updates on new video announcements.
I know we‘re both disappointed in how YouTube handled this situation. But the good news is TROYPOINT‘s videos can still be accessed, it just requires some extra effort from fans.
Here are a few ways we can support them during this challenging time:
- Keep watching their videos on the new platforms and share them with others
- Make a donation through their website or Patreon to offset lost revenue
- Post positive reviews and testimonials on their social channels
- Send them an email showing your appreciation and encouragement
TROYPOINT has given so much valuable advice over the years. Now is the time to give back however we can. With our help, I‘m confident they‘ll recover from this and continue empowering people through expert educational videos.
Let me know if you need help finding anything specific. I‘m here to assist!