Control YouTube on TV with your phone, tablet, or computer

Connect over Wi-Fi

If you're using a supported TV or game console, your phone, tablet, or computer will connect to your TV automatically when both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. Touch or click the icon to select the display on which your video will play. 

If your TV or game console supports connecting over Wi-Fi, your device will be visible on the Connected TVs screen on your phone, tablet, or computer. It isn't possible to remove devices connected over Wi-Fi from your Connected TVs list.

 

Manual pairing

If you're unable to connect over Wi-Fi, you can manually pair your TV with your second device.

Step 1: Find the pairing code

  1. Launch YouTube on your TV or game console.
  2. Navigate to Settings.
  3. Scroll to the Pair device screen.

Step 2: Enter the pairing code

Android
  1. Launch the YouTube Android app.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select Connected TVs then select Add a TV.
  4. Enter the pairing code shown on your TV or game console.
iOS
  1. Launch the YouTube iOS app.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select Connected TVs
  4. Enter the pairing code shown on your TV or game console.
Mobile site
  1. Launch the YouTube mobile site (m.youtube.com).
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select Connected TVs.
  4. Enter the pairing code shown on your TV or game console.
Computer
  1. Open youtube.com.
  2. Go to your Account Settings.
  3. Click on Connected TVs.
  4. Enter the pairing code shown on your TV or game console.

Touch or click the icon to select the display on which your video will play. 

If you've manually paired one device to your TV while signed in on your phone, tablet or computer, the connected TV will automatically appear on other devices that are signed in to the same Google account.

 

Remove or edit a connected TV

Remove or edit a Connected TV by returning to the pairing screen on your mobile device or computer.

  • On your computer, go to youtube.com and click Settings > Connected TVs to remove or edit a TV.
  • On iOS, touch Settings > Connected TVs and touch Connected TVs again to remove or edit a TV.
  • On Android, touch Menu > Settings > Connected TVs > Edit TVs to remove or edit a TV.
  • On the mobile site, touch Settings > Connect to TV > My TVs to remove or edit a TV.

To remove all paired devices from your connected TV, go to Settings > Delete > OK.

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