Play YouTube TV on your Google Nest display

Set up YouTube TV on your Nest Hub or Nest Hub Max

To play YouTube TV on your Nest display, you need a YouTube TV account or trial account.

Note: You don't need a YouTube TV account to play standard YouTube or YouTube Premium on your Nest display.

Control YouTube TV

To control YouTube TV on your Nest display, use voice commands or the display screen. On Nest Hub (2nd gen) or Nest Hub Max, you can also use Quick Gestures.

From this screen:

To do this:

Do or say the following:

Note: To use a voice command, first say "Hey Google" or “OK Google."

Any screen Start playing YouTube TV "Watch TV."
"Play TV."
"Watch YouTube TV."
"Go to YouTube TV."

Any screen

Browse the channel guide

"What's on TV?"
"Show me the TV guide."
"Open the TV listings."
"What's on YouTube TV?"

On the display screen, tap Show channel guide.

Note: You can browse for other channels and content while you play YouTube TV.

Any screen

View top picks for you

"Open YouTube TV."
"Show me YouTube TV."

On the display screen, tap Show Top Picks.

Any screen Control volume "Louder"
"Set volume to 40%"
Playing YouTube TV Open the control overlay Tap the screen.

Playing YouTube TV

Play or pause

"Play."
"Pause."

With the control overlay open, tap the play or pause button.

Use Quick Gestures (Nest Hub (2nd gen) or Nest Hub Max only).

Playing YouTube TV Next channel Swipe right on the screen.
Playing YouTube TV Previous channel Swipe left on the screen.
Playing YouTube TV Browse additional programs
  1. Tap the screen.
  2. Swipe up on the screen.
  3. Swipe to view additional programs.
YouTube TV home screen card Open a specific TV program on the card Tap on the program you want to play.
Any screen Open YouTube TV to a specific channel, show or movie that's currently playing "Play [channel, show or movie]"
"Watch [channel, show or movie]"
"Play [channel, show or movie] on YouTube TV"
"Watch [channel, show or movie] on YouTube TV"

Recommendation cards

If you have personal results enabled, your Nest display may show you cards with content recommendations based on your viewing habits.

A household member with Face Match enabled may get tailored recommendations that are different from recommendations for other members.

To play a recommended show, tap the card.

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