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Rentals, purchases & paid subscriptions on smart TVs

You can watch content that you’ve purchased through YouTube with computers, devices, and smart TVs.

Android TV

Content that you’ve purchased through YouTube can be enjoyed on the big screen with Android TV.

Movies, TV shows, and live events

You can watch purchased movies, TV shows, and live events by signing into the YouTube app on Android TV and navigating to Purchases.

Paid channels

You can watch videos from any paid channels that you've subscribed to by signing into the YouTube app on Android TV and navigating to My Subscriptions.

 

Rentals, purchases & paid subscriptions may also be cast to Android TV using the Cast button on your phone, tablet, or computer. For more information on casting to your Android TV, please see the article on casting.

For general questions about using Android TV, please visit the Android TV Help Center.

Apple TV

Apple TV is an easy way to enjoy YouTube paid content on your television.

This article covers the YouTube app on 3rd and 4th generation Apple TV devices only. For more information, please view the YouTube on Apple TV article.

Movies and TV shows

Watch movies and TV shows purchased on YouTube by signing into the YouTube app. Navigate to the My YouTube tab and scroll down to Purchases to locate and view your purchased content.

Live events

To view purchased live events, sign into the YouTube app, and navigate to the My YouTube tab. Your purchase will appear under Purchases.

Paid channels

You can watch videos from any paid channel that you've subscribed to by signing into the YouTube app and navigating to Subscriptions.

Smart TV (2012 models and later)

The latest versions of the YouTube TV app are on select 2012 and newer device models:

Movies, TV shows, and live events

You can watch purchased movies, TV shows, and live events by signing into the YouTube app on your smart TV and navigating to Purchases.

Paid channels

You can watch videos from any paid channels that you've subscribed to by signing into the YouTube app on your smart TV and navigating to Subscriptions.

Other YouTube apps

If your smart TV YouTube app doesn't doesn’t look like the screenshot above, you're likely using a third party app that may not have been developed by YouTube. Rentals, purchases, and paid subscriptions are not available  for viewing on these third party applications at this time. 

Other YouTube app

 

 
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