Before I begin, this is a different issue from what we have been hearing about Google knowingly slowing down other browsers in YT.
So, here’s the issue-
I am having this issue with Brave Browser randomly. Sometimes, it is YouTube and sometimes it is YouTube Music. It takes a long time to start loading.
Here are a few things to note-
I do not face issues with any other sites. And I can even access YT Music when YT is not loading normally and can access YT when YT music is loading slowly.
Clearing cookie for YT/YT Music (not the one which holds account session) fixes it instantly.
I have tried it with and without Shield. I also have YouTube Premium.
I can access the same site in Edge and Firefox instantly and never had the same issue there.
I only have Bitwarden extension and have already tried disabling and testing.
How to reproduce?
It is completely random, so I can’t really tell you any method to reproduce it.
These images might be useful-
I am currently running Brave v1.60.118 on Windows 11 22H2 (22621.2428).