The YouTube app is a great way to watch videos on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. But if you want to watch YouTube on your TV, things get more complicated. The good news is that there are several ways to stream YouTube on a TV. Here's everything you need to know about watching YouTube on the big screen:
Things will be a lot easier if you have a modern smart TV, which is any television with an internet connection that allows you to stream content directly from the web onto your screen.
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Most modern TVs come with YouTube preinstalled. If your TV is an Android/Google TV (check the packaging or look up your exact model to find out), you definitely have the YouTube app.
Locate the red and white YouTube icon with a white triangle on the app screen of your TV or gaming console. You will arrive at a Sign In screen after opening the app.
You must download the app from the app store on your TV or game console if you don't already have it.
You can view your favorite videos, add new ones to your faves, and more because of this. Use one of the three options on the screen to log in (they may differ depending on the device):
Now that you're signed in, use your smart TV's remote control or game controller to select a video. You can use the same remote control to pause and skip around, as well as browse additional videos.
One of the simplest methods for streaming YouTube to your TV is Chromecast. To use Chromecast, you don't need a smart TV; you can just insert a small gadget into an HDMI port on your TV to "cast" YouTube content from your phone, tablet, or computer. Having a Chromecast requires:
To utilize Chromecast, your Chromecast and the device from which you're streaming must be connected to the same network.
Once you have a Chromecast, setting it up is simple. In order to connect the Chromecast to the internet, you must first hook it to an HDMI port and a power supply. See more detailed instructions, check out our blog How To Cast Your Screen To Your Smart TV Using Chromecast.
Even if you don't have a smart TV, Amazon Fire TV makes it very simple to view YouTube on your TV screen. Use this method if your smart TV is an Amazon Fire TV model (check the package or look up your model online) because certain smart TVs have Fire TV pre-installed on them.
If your TV does not have the Fire TV edition, consider purchasing an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick Lite, or Fire TV Stick 4K. The Fire TV stick includes its own interface, pre-installed apps, and the Amazon Appstore, unlike the Chromecast, which lacks a remote control.
If you're in the market for a streaming device, Roku is a good choice. It has a lot of channels, including YouTube and Netflix. The interface is easy to use, and there's even an app that lets you search for content on your phone or tablet. Check out TCL Roku TVs and start the experience!
To watch YouTube videos, just add the YouTube channel to your home screen if you have a Roku-compatible TV or a Roku streaming device like the Roku Express, Premiere, or Streambar.
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If your TV is AirPlay capable (and you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac), you can use this method to watch YouTube on your TV. To be certain, check the AirPlay compatibility of your specific TV model online. However, you can probably just use your TV's built-in interface to view YouTube on the TV's YouTube app if it supports AirPlay.