YouTube is one of the most popular websites for streaming entertainment content and how-to videos. Lucky for us, their handy app makes accessing YouTube super convenient whether at home on our smart TVs or on the go with our phones.
This guide will walk through getting YouTube set up across all your gadgets with just a few simple steps. Let’s dive in!
Activating YouTube on Smart TVs and Media Players via youtube.com/activate
YouTube apps need linking to your Google account before you can start streaming. This activation process only takes a minute!
Roku at youtube.com/activate
- Navigate to Streaming Channels and search for YouTube. Select Add Channel.
- After installation, launch the app and select Sign In > Sign in with a web browser.
- Enter the code displayed onscreen at youtube.com/activate to link your Roku.
- Search for YouTube and select Get. Open the app after installing.
- Choose Sign In > Sign in with a web browser and enter the code at youtube.com/activate.
Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, etc.)
- Install YouTube from your TV’s app store.
- Select Sign In and choose the web browser sign in option.
- Enter the onscreen verification code at youtube.com/activate.
“””Quick tip: Most smart TVs, Blu-Ray players, and streaming boxes like Apple TV work similarly. Just grab the activation code and head to youtube.com/activate!”””
- Get YouTube from the Microsoft Store app.
- Choose Sign In > Sign in with a web browser after opening.
- Enter the code at youtube.com/activate and sign into your Google account.
- Search for YouTube in the PlayStation Store and download.
- Select Sign In > Sign in with a web browser.
- Enter the code at youtube.com/activate and sign into YouTube.
The YouTube app functions the same whether you’re on iPhone or Android. Simply download the app from your phone’s marketplace to gain access on tablets and smartphones!
Casting YouTube from Other Devices
If you want to throw videos from a phone or computer onto the big screen, Chromecast makes it easy:
- Make sure your phone/laptop and Chromecast are on the same WiFi network.
- In the YouTube app or youtube.com, select the Cast button.
- Choose your Chromecast device to connect to.
- Tap Play on the video you want to cast.
And there you have it! With just a few taps, you can be streaming YouTube on any screen in your home. Whether catching music videos on your phone or how-to car repair guides on the living room TV, YouTube makes accessing entertaining content super simple.
What topics do you stream most on YouTube? Share your favorites in the comments!