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Link your phone, tablet, or computer to watch YouTube on TV

You can use your phone, tablet, or computer to control the YouTube experience on TV. Just make sure your phone, tablet, or computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV device.  You also have the option to link with a TV code.

Link with Wi-Fi

To get started make sure your phone, tablet, or computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV device, select Cast  on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Note that Cast works with any TV device that can support the YouTube experience on TV, not just Chromecast.

Supported TV devices

  • Chromecast
  • Smart TVs with the YouTube app
  • Android TV
  • Google TV 
  • Roku
  • Playstation 3 and Playstation 4
  • Xbox 360 and Xbox One
  • Wii U
  • Blu-ray Disc Player with the YouTube app installed
  • All set-top boxes or cable boxes with the YouTube app installed

Troubleshoot your Wi-Fi connection

If you don’t see your TV device under the listed devices on the Watch on TV page:

  • Make sure your TV device is turned on and connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Make sure your phone, tablet, or computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV device.
  • In some cases it may help to open the YouTube app on your TV device.

Link with TV code

You can link your TV device with your phone, tablet, or computer when you’re not connected to Wi-Fi.

Find the TV code on your TV

  1. Launch the YouTube app on your TV device.
  2. Go to Settings .
  3. Go to the Link TV and Phone screen.
  4. Scroll down to Link with TV code. A blue TV code will appear on your TV.
  5. Now grab your phone, tablet, or computer.
The TV code should be made of numbers. If the code is made of letters, repeat the steps above to get a numeric code.

Enter the TV code on your phone or tablet

  1. Open the YouTube app on your phone or tablet.
  2. Select Watch on TV under the menu.

  3. Tap ENTER TV CODE, under the Link with TV code section.
  4. Take the blue TV code that appears on your TV and enter it on your phone or tablet.

Enter the TV code on your computer

  1. Visit youtube.com/pair on your computer.
  2. Take the blue TV code that appears on your TV and enter it in the Link with TV code section.
  3. Tap Add this TV.

Remove devices linked with TV code

Follow these steps to remove linked TV devices:

On TV

  1. Launch the YouTube app on your TV device.
  2. Go to Settings .
  3. Go to the Link TV and Phone screen.
  4. Scroll down to Delete Devices.

On phone or tablet

  1. Go  to Watch on TV in the menu.

  2. Select Delete Devices.
  3. Tap DELETE to remove the linked TV device.

On computer

  1. Visit youtube.com/pair.
  2. Under Linked TVs, tap Edit, then tap delete .
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