Xbox 360

Easily find your favorite YouTube videos and subscriptions with the YouTube app on Xbox 360.

You can also control YouTube on XBox 360 with your phone, tablet or computer

Sign in

When the YouTube app first opens, you'll need to sign in with your Xbox Live Account. Press A to sign in. Once you’ve signed in to your Xbox Live account, you can sign in to the YouTube app. Here's how:

On your Xbox 360:

  1. Open the YouTube app. 
  2. Open the Guide on the left and select Sign In.

On a computer, tablet, or phone:

  1. Visit
  2. If asked, select which account you'd like to sign in to.
  3. Enter the activation code that’s displayed on the Xbox 360 and click Continue.
  4. On the next screen, select Accept.

If after following the steps above you think you're signed in to the wrong account, you should:

  1. On your Xbox 360, open the Guide on the left and scroll to the bottom for Settings.
  2. Select Sign Out then click OK.
  3. In your computer, tablet, or phone, sign out of YouTube and sign back in with the desired account.
  4. Repeat the process.
Watch and search for videos

Search for videos

On YouTube’s main Menu, press Y to search for videos. When searching, press Y to add a space and X to delete a character.
  • Search suggestions: As you enter in your search, you'll see suggestions below the search box. From the keyboard, you can press up on the D-pad or left stick until the desired search is highlighted. Then, press A to search. 
  • Browse videos: As you search, relevant videos will appear at the bottom of the screen. To browse the video results, press left or right on the D-pad or left stick.
  • Modify your search: To modify your search terms, press up on the D-pad/left stick to return back to the search box. 

Video controls

While a video is playing, press A to display your player controls, which allows you to do the following:
  • Home  - Return to the home screen. 
  • Rewind  - Move back 10 seconds.
  • Pause / Play  - Pause the video or resume playback. 
  • Fast forward  - Move ahead 10 seconds.
  • Closed Captions  - If the video has closed captions enabled, press A to turn on this feature. If the CC icon is grayed out, closed captions are not available.
  • Skip backward: Skip back to the previous video in the playlist.
  • Skip forward: Skip to the next video in the playlist. 
  • Extra features can be found by selecting More actions:
    • Subscribe to the channel.
    • Like / Dislike the video.
    • Report the video as inappropriate.
    • Search for videos. 
Xbox error message

If you see the error message “YouTube isn’t available right now,” it may be because your internet connection is slow.

Below are some tips to help solve the problem:

  • Check or reset your internet connection.
  • Get in touch with your ISP to increase your internet speed.
  • Restart your Xbox.
  • Restart the YouTube app.
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