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PlayStation 4

The YouTube app is available on PlayStation 4. In the YouTube app you’ll be able to view your subscribed channels, search for content, and use your mobile device as a remote.

Sign in or out
  1. Navigate to Sign in.
  2. Sign in with your Google Account when prompted. If you have multiple Google Accounts, be sure to select the account you use with YouTube.
  3. After signing in, you may be presented with a list of Google identities associated with your account. Be sure to choose the account that is linked to your YouTube channel. If you select a Brand Account that doesn't have a YouTube channel, you won't be able to sign in.

To sign out, visit PS4 Settings > Link with Other Services > YouTube and then select Sign Out.

Play videos

Once you select a video to play, a player control bar will appear allowing you to perform the following actions:

  • Go home  - returns you to the home screen.
  • Play  - will play or resume your video.
  • Forward  - will advance the video by 10 seconds.
  • Rewind  - will rewind the video by 10 seconds.
  • Captions - will show the video's closed captions, if available.

When playing a video, you can find additional options by selecting More Actions. There you'll find the options to:

  • Subscribe to the channel.
  • Rate the video.
  • Flag the video for violating community guidelines.
Upload a video on PS4

You can upload gameplay videos directly to YouTube using the Share button on your PlayStation 4. Here's how:

  1. Press the Share button on your PS4 controller and select Upload Video Clip.
  2. Select the clip you'd like to upload and choose YouTube.
  3. Trim the start or end point, add a title, description, and tags.
  4. Confirm the privacy settings and that you're uploading to the correct channel.
  5. Select Share.

Your clip will now begin uploading. You can track the progress of your uploads by visiting your PS4 Notifications page. 

Pair a second device to Playstation 4
You can use your phone, tablet, or computer as a remote control. Learn how to link to your Playstation 4 through youtube.com or the YouTube mobile app.
Voice Search on PS4
You can search for videos in the YouTube app using Voice Search. Here's how:
  1. Connect a mic to your DualShock® controller (or connect a PlayStation® Camera with built-in mic).
  2. Open the YouTube app and navigate to the search page.
  3. Select the Mic Mic to the left of the on-screen keyboard (or for a shortcut, press L2 L2 on your controller) .
  4. Speak into the mic and say what you're looking for.
  5. Your results will pop up.
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