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Sign in to YouTube on Android TV

Sign in

If you're signed in to your Android TV with your Google account, you will automatically be signed in to the YouTube app. If you aren't signed in to your Android TV, here's how to sign in:

  1. Go to the Home screen of your Android TV.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Choose Add account.
  4. Follow the instructions on screen to sign in with your Google account.
  5. In the YouTube app, navigate to the Guide located on the left side of the screen and click Sign in.

Sign out

To sign out of the YouTube app, open the Guide, click on your account, and choose Sign out from the window that opens. Even though you've signed out of the YouTube app, you will still be signed in to your Google account on your Android TV.

If you'd like to sign out of your Android TV or if you'd like to sign in with a different account:

  1. Go to the Home screen of your Android TV.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Choose Remove account.

Now you can sign in to a different Google account by selecting Add account.

Troubleshoot account login issues
If you're having trouble signing up or logging in to YouTube on Android TV, you may be signed into a Brand Account. Brand Accounts are not compatible with the newest version of YouTube on Android TV. You'll need to use a different Google account to sign up and log in to YouTube on Android TV. 

How to identify if you have a Brand account

  • A Brand Account is an account that can be used with Google services, like YouTube, to create an online brand presence. You could have a brand account if you have a Google+ page, more than one YouTube channel, or previously had a legacy YouTube account.
  • If you're not sure if you have a Brand Account, visit the Brand Accounts page. You'll see any existing Brand Accounts listed under "Your Brand Accounts." 

Watch videos on Android TV

Learn how to watch videos and turn off video recommendations on Android TV.

Watch Videos

  • Pause/resume - pause or resume the video.

  • Forward - select to fast forward by 10 seconds.

  • Rewind - select to rewind by 10 seconds.

  • Next - jump to the next video in a playlist.

  • Back - go back to the previous video in a playlist.

  • Report - report the video for inappropriate content.

  • CC - if the video has captions, select this to view the video's closed captions.

Additionally, when signed in to YouTube, the player controls bar will also allow you to perform the following actions:

  • Like/dislike - rate the video.

  • Subscribe/unsubscribe - add or remove the channel from your subscriptions. You can find all of your subscriptions, listed alphabetically, under the Subs tab.

  • Channel - jump to the channel page for the current video.

Turn off video recommendations

If you’d like to remove YouTube recommendations from your Android TV Home screen, you can turn off notifications.

  1. From Android TV's Home screen, scroll down to Settings.
  2. Select Settings and under "Device" select Apps.
  3. Find and select the YouTube app.
  4. From the list that opens, select Notifications.
  5. Select Off.
You can learn more about adjusting your device settings in the Android TV Help Center.

 

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