Watch YouTube TV on your Google Nest Display

Set up YouTube TV on your Nest display

In order to watch YouTube TV on your Nest display, you'll need a YouTube TV account or trial account.

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

Control YouTube TV

There are several ways to control YouTube TV on your Nest Display.

  • Voice commands - Say "Hey Google…" then your voice command.
  • Touch screen - Tap or swipe the Nest Display screen.
    • Control overlay - While you watch YouTube TV, tap the screen to bring up a set of controls such as play, pause, next or previous.
  • Quick Gestures - Use a hand gesture in front of the Nest Display’s camera.
    • Note: Quick Gestures are only available on Nest Hub Max.

From this screen:

To do this:

Do the following, or say "Hey Google" or “Ok Google," then:

Home screen, clock, or etc.

Start watching 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?"

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

Note: You can tap on "Show Top Picks" on the screen to view top picks.

Any screen

View top picks for you 

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

Note: You can tap on "Show channel guide" on the screen to view the channel guide.

Watching YouTube TV

Open control overlay

Tap the screen.

Watching YouTube TV

Play or pause


While looking at the screen, hold your hand up in front of the camera.
Note: Quick Gestures are only available on displays with cameras.

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

Watching YouTube TV

Next channel

Swipe right on screen.

Watching YouTube TV

Previous channel

Swipe left on screen.

Watching YouTube TV

Browse additional programs 

  1. Tap the screen.
  2. Swipe up on 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 watch.

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 recommendations for content to watch, based on your viewing habits.

If Face Match is enabled, members of your household may find different recommendations when they approach the Nest display. Face Match doesn’t need to be on in order to get recommendation cards, but the recommendations will be more tailored to individual household members. 

To watch a recommended show, tap on it.

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