How to Install and Watch YouTube on Apple TV

YouTube on Apple TV

YouTube a well-known video sharing platform that has users all over the world. The YouTube app is officially available on almost all devices. Apple TV, on the other hand, is a streaming device in which we can download various applications from the App Store. The Apple TV App Store has got an official YouTube application. So you can install the app on your Apple TV. Follow along to now the step by step procedure.

YouTube on Apple TV

Before moving any further, let us know that we have two different applications. One is YouTube, and the other one is YouTube TV. YouTube TV is more of a cable TV replacement application that streams local TV shows and live TVs at $50/month. Apple TV has got both apps. But this write-up has been limited only to the YouTube application.

How to Install YouTube on Apple TV

Step 1: Turn on your Apple TV. Connect it to the WiFi network.

Step 2: From the home screen, go to the App Store.

App Store

Step 3: Then hove to the Search bar. And start typing YouTube.

YouTube on Apple TV

Step 4: Choose the YouTube app.

Step 5: On the app info page, select the Install button.

How to Activate YouTube on Apple TV

To watch YouTube on your Apple TV, you have activated the application. Follow the steps given below to activate the YouTube app. On Apple TV, you cannot create an account, so you have to create a YouTube account beforehand.

Step 1: Create a YouTube account. If you have a Gmail account, you are already there.

Step 2: Launch the YouTube app on your TV.

Step 3: Your TV will display an activation code. Make a note of it.

Step 4: Now, on your mobile or PC, go to a web browser. And then go to the YouTube Activation link.

YouTube on Apple TV

Step 5: Now enter the activation code on the provided text box. On the next screen, you will get the Device Connected notification.

How to Stream YouTube on Apple TV 3rd Gen

Apple TV 3rd generations TVs don’t have the App Store. So you need to cast the contents from your smartphone to the Apple TV.

1). Install and open the YouTube app on your iOS or Android smartphone from the Play Store or App Store.

2). Connect your smartphone and your Apple TV to the same WiFi network.

3). Play any of the content that you would like to stream.

Cast YouTube on Apple TV

4). Tap the Cast icon or AirPlay icon on the top-right corner of the screen.

5). Select your Apple TV from the list of available devices.

6). The contents will now be streamed on your Apple TV connected TV.

Related: How to Install and Watch Facebook Videos on Apple TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between YouTube and YouTube TV?

YouTube is a normal online video streaming platform. At the same time, YouTube TV is a separate application that allows you to view various Live TV shows and other stuff at the cost of $50/month.

2. How much does YouTube cost?

YouTube is free. You can also buy or rent any video content. Simultaneously, there is an ad-free premium service at $12/month.