How to Install YouTube on Samsung Smart TV [All Models]

YouTube on Samsung Smart TV

The YouTube app has been made compatible with a wide range of smart TVs, including Samsung. It gives you an immersed streaming experience with family and friends. With YouTube on Samsung Smart TV, you can watch almost anything from the latest music to sports videos and more. You can sit back and enjoy even without clicking or searching for a video. Search for videos over voice command using the Samsung TV remote.

Just like the mobile platform, you will get recommendations, favorite content, and more on Samsung TV. Almost all of the newest Samsung TV comes with YouTube installed. Only those older models require installing the YouTube app. Find out the steps to install and activate YouTube on Samsung TV from here.

How to Install YouTube on Samsung Smart TV

If your TV doesn’t come with the YouTube app, you can then get YouTube TV on Samsung Smart Hub.

(1) Launch the Main Menu on your Samsung smart TV.

(2) Navigate to the Samsung Apps icon to highlight and select it.

Select Apps

(3) Go to the top-left corner of the screen to click on the Search bar.

YouTube on Samsung Smart TV

(4) Enter the app name as YouTube on the search field and press Enter button on the Samsung TV remote.

(5) From the list of results, select the YouTube app.

(6) Click on the Install button to get it on Samsung TV.

How to Activate and Watch YouTube on Samsung Smart TV

Whether YouTube is built-in or you manually installed it, activating it is important.

(1) Open the YouTube app on your Samsung TV.

(2) Using the remote navigation key, select the Sign In icon from the left pane.

Click on Profile icon to Install YouTube on Samsung Smart TV

(3) Choose Sign In button on the Accounts screen of the YouTube app.

Select Sign in Button

(4) You will find the activation code on Samsung TV.

(5) Open the browser on a phone or PC and go to

(6) When prompted, enter the activation code as shown on the Samsung TV and press Next.

Enter Activation Code

(7) On the Terms and conditions screen, click on the Allow button.

Click on Allow

(8) Upon completing the sign-in process, wait for the confirmation screen to appear on your phone or PC.

YouTube Activation Success

(9) With this, you can start streaming YouTube content on your TV.

YouTube on Samsung Smart TV

How to Watch YouTube on Samsung Smart TV

With the Samsung SmartThings app, you can cast your or screen mirror YouTube app from your smartphone. The method works the best if your Samsung TV isn’t compatible with the YouTube app.

(1) Make sure to connect your Samsung TV and your smartphone to the same WIFI.

(2) Search and download the SmartThings app on your Android or iPhone/iPad from the Play Store or App Store.

YouTube on Samsung TV

(3) After the download, launch the SmartThings app.

(4) Tap on the Add Device option to choose your Samsung TV.

YouTube on Samsung Smart TV

(5) Now, enter the PIN as shown on your TV to establish a connection.

(6) Launch the YouTube app on your smartphone and select any video to play.

  • Get it installed from the App Store or Play Store if you don’t own it and sign in to it using your Google account.

(7) The same YouTube video will start playing on your Samsung TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the YouTube app compatible with all the Samsung TV models?

Mostly. You will find YouTube app pre-installed on all the latest models. YouTube announced that it would no longer be functioning on older generation Samsung TVs. So, those with a smart TV from 2011 or 2012 might be excluded.

Why is YouTube on Samsung TV not working?

YouTube on Samsung Smart TV may not work when the YouTube server is down. YouTube won’t play on Samsung smart TV due to internet connection issues. Further, check if the app is updated to the latest version.

How to reinstall YouTube on Samsung Smart TV?

You can follow the installation steps given in the above section to reinstall the YouTube Samsung app.

How to update YouTube on Samsung Smart TV?

To update the app on Samsung TV, press the Home button on the remote >> select Apps >> choose Settings >> click on Auto-Update and YouTube will update with the latest version.

Can I fix the YouTube TV freezes on the Samsung Smart TV issue?

Yes. Make sure to use the high-speed internet connectivity on your Samsung TV to fix YouTube lagging, freezing, or buffering issues.

How to lock YouTube on Samsung Smart TV?

To lock YouTube, navigate on Samsung TV home, select Apps >> Settings >> Lock next to YouTube >> enter the PIN >> Done.

Can I get a YouTube premium for Samsung TV?

Yes. You can access the premium version on your Samsung TV if you have done with the subscription.