Rentals & purchases on smart TVs

You can watch content that you’ve purchased on YouTube on 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

To watch rented or purchased movies, TV shows, and live events, sign in to the YouTube app on Android TV. Then go to Purchases.

Rentals and purchases may also be cast to Android TV using the Cast button on your phone, tablet, or computer. More information on casting to your Android TV, can be found here.

For general questions about using Android TV, 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, view the YouTube on Apple TV article.

Movies and TV shows

Watch movies and TV shows purchased on YouTube by signing in to the YouTube app. To find and view your purchased content, go to the My YouTube tab and scroll down to Purchases.

Live events

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

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 in to the YouTube app on your smart TV and going to Purchases.

Other YouTube apps

If your smart TV YouTube app doesn’t look like the screenshot above, you're likely using a third-party app that was not developed by YouTube. Rentals, purchases, and paid subscriptions are not available for viewing on these third-party apps. 

Other YouTube app


Note: You can also watch rentals and purchases on your TV with a Chromecast device. Learn more about watching with Chromecast
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