Watch YouTube on Playstation 5

The YouTube app is available on PlayStation 5. In the YouTube app you can view your subscribed channels, search for content, and use your mobile device as a remote. 

Download the YouTube app on your PlayStation 5

If you are in the midst of setting up your PlayStation 5 and want to download the YouTube app, follow the steps below.
  1. Follow on-screen prompts to download media apps.
  2. Confirm that YouTube is selected.
  3. Select Download

If you are not setting up your PlayStation 5 and want to download the YouTube app, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to the PlayStation store.
  2. Search for YouTube.
  3. Select Download.
 Sign in or out

There are two ways to sign in or out to YouTube. 

To sign in or out via the YouTube app, follow these steps:

  1. Open the YouTube app
  2. Select Sign in or Sign out.
  3. Sign in with your Google Account when you're asked to. If you have more than one Google Account, be sure to select the account you use with YouTube.
  4. After signing in, a list of Google identities associated with your account may show. Be sure to choose the account that's linked to your YouTube channel. If you select a Brand Account that doesn't have a YouTube channel, you won't be able to sign in.

To sign in or out via your PlayStation 5 settings, follow these steps: 

  1. Go to PS5 Settings  and then Users and Accounts and then Link with Other Services and then YouTube
  2. Select Sign In or Sign Out.
Play videos

Once you select a video to play, there will be a player control bar that allows you to perform the following actions:

  • Go home - returns you to the home screen.
  • Play - will play or resume your video.
  • Forward - will advance the video by 10 seconds.
  • Rewind - will rewind the video by 10 seconds.
  • Captions - will show the video's closed captions, if available.

When playing a video, you can find more options by selecting More Actions. There you'll find the options to:

  • Subscribe to the channel.
  • Rate the video.
  • Report the video for violating Community Guidelines.
Note: Videos can be played up to 4K at 60 frames per second.
Pair a second device to PS5
You can use your phone, tablet, or computer as a remote control. Learn how to link to your Playstation 5 through the YouTube website or mobile app.

Voice Search on PS5

You can search for videos in the YouTube app using Voice Search with your DualSenseTM Wireless Controller. Here's how:
  1. Open the YouTube app and go to the Search page.
  2. Select the Mic Mic to the left of the on-screen keyboard (or for a shortcut, press L2 L2 on your controller).
  3. Speak into the mic and say what you're looking for.
  4. Your results will pop up.



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