YouTube TV on Google TV: How to Install and Activate

Youtube Tv on Google TV

YouTube TV is the best streaming service available with a paid premium. The premium includes unlimited Cloud DVR space for cloud storage with fast-forward and pause. It streams about 85+ top channels of entertainment, news, sports, and more streams. In the US, it is available nationwide, and the premium costs $64.99 per month. Some channels on YouTube TV include CBS, Fox, CNN, ESPN, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon. Apart from this, YouTube TV lets you customize your TV with individual add-on packages. This article helps you to watch YouTube TV on Google TV.

YouTube TV

On the home screen of your Chromecast with Google TV, you can see the ‘Live’ tab. This tab will connect you to YouTube TV and gives you recommendations on YouTube videos. However, this appears only to people with a YouTube TV subscription. Furthermore, the YouTube TV controls can be comfortably done with the remote.

Live Tab

Install and Activate YouTube TV on Google TV

Before watching YouTube TV, you have to sign up with it. Follow these steps to install and activate YouTube TV.

Step 1: Firstly, turn on your Google TV and Chromecast.

Step 2: Go to the Apps bar and search for ‘YouTube TV’.

Step 3: Install the YouTube TV app.

Step 4: After installation, open the YouTube TV app on your TV.

Step 5: On your PC or smartphone, visit the YouTube TV activation website.

Step 6: Enter the activation code that appears on your TV screen. Select the account that you have logged in with YouTube TV.

Step 7: Click on ‘Allow’ and start watching.

Is the Live Tab Missing?

If you can’t find the ‘Live’ tab by any chance, follow these simple steps.

  • Make sure that the Google Account of your Google TV is the same as that of the YouTube TV subscription.
  • If the above-mentioned two accounts are different, change the Google account on your Google TV or your YouTube TV subscription.
  • Use Google Family to share the Google accounts.

Sign Up for YouTube TV

Step 1: At first, visit on your PC or smartphone.

Step 2: On the YouTube TV home screen, click the Try it Free button.

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Step 3: Now, enter your google account credentials and sign in.

Step 4: YouTube TV provides a 7-day free trial, and then you have to pay for it to continue watching.

Step 5: Finally, choose a plan from the available plans and provide your payment details. Now, enjoy watching all the available content on YouTube TV.

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An alternate method: Cast YouTube TV to Google TV

Apart from the above-mentioned method, we have an alternate method for the same. You can cast the app to Google TV from your smartphone.

Step 1: Firstly, make sure to Sign up with YouTube TV on your Android smartphone.

Step 2: Secondly, turn on your Google TV. Further, connect your Android phone and Google TV to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 3: Next, on your smartphone, open the YouTube TV app and play a video. Click on the ‘Cast’ icon on the top of the screen.

Step 4: Finally, from the list of available devices to cast, choose your Chromecast with Google TV device.

With this, you have cast your YouTube TV. Now, enjoy your favorite shows, series, and television channels on your Google TV.

Related: How to Stream YouTube TV on Firestick

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Does Google TV have YouTube TV?

Yes, YouTube TV is available on Google TV, and the app can be installed on it. Furthermore, the ‘Live’ icon on Google TV plays it on TV.

2. Can you watch YouTube TV on Google Chromecast?

YouTube TV is supported on Google Chromecast to stream. You can download the app or cast it from your smartphone or PC.