Watch YouTube on TV with a TV code

You can use your phone, tablet or computer to control the YouTube experience on TV by linking your device to your TV with a code.

If you're a YouTube TV member looking to watch YouTube TV on your television, take a look at the YouTube TV Help Centre for more information.

How to use your phone, tablet or computer to activate YouTube on TV

Link your 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. Open the YouTube app on your TV device.
  2. Go to Settings .
  3. Scroll down to Link with TV code. A blue TV code will appear on your TV.
  4. 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 your profile picture  and then Settings.
  3. Tap Watch on TV.
  4. Tap Enter TV Code and enter the code displayed in blue on your TV. 

Enter the TV code on your computer

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

Remove devices linked with TV code

You can remove any linked devices by following the steps below. Remember, once a device is removed you'll need to use a new code if you ever want to re-add the device.

On TV

  1. Open the YouTube app on your TV device.
  2. Go to Settings .
  3. Scroll down to 'Linked devices'.
  4. Remove any linked devices or select to Unlink all devices.

On phone or tablet

  1. Select your profile picture .
  2. Tap Settings and then Watch on TV.
  3. Select Delete Devices, then tap DELETE to remove the linked TV device.

On computer

  1. Visit youtube.com/pair.
  2. Under 'Linked TVs', click Edit, then click Delete .
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