Watch YouTube on the PlayStation 4

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

Sign in or out
  1. Select Sign in.
  2. Sign in with your Google Account when you're asked to. If you have more than one Google Account, be sure to select the account you use with YouTube.
  3. After signing in, a list of Google identities associated with your account may show. Be sure to choose the account that's 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 and then Link with Other Services and then YouTube and then select Sign Out.

Play videos

Once you select a video to play, there will be a player control bar that allows 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 more options by selecting More Actions. There you'll find the options to:

  • Subscribe to the channel.
  • Rate the video.
  • Report 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 the YouTube website or 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 go 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.

Watch 360 Videos

You can also watch 360-degree videos on your PS4. When watching 360 videos, both the left and right joysticks on the attached controller can be used to pan around the video.
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