Improve YouTube on TV recommendations

Your activity on YouTube influences the recommendations you see on your Home page. To improve the recommendations that show, you can start fresh by clearing your watch and search history.

Before you start

Signed in

When you’re signed in to a YouTube account, your watch and search history settings will be the same across all devices that are signed in to the same account. This means that your YouTube on TV settings will be the same as your YouTube settings on any other device. Your activity on your YouTube account from any device will affect your recommendations. 

Signed out

When you’re not signed in to a YouTube account, your YouTube on TV settings and search history are unique to the device on which you’re using it. Your recommendations may contain content that was watched on the device, which may be viewable by anyone using the device in signed-out mode.

Clear watch history

If your recommendations aren't relevant to your interests, you can clear your search and watch histories. You can view your watch history by selecting History in the Guide.

 If you use your watch history to re-watch videos, you may want to add those videos to a playlist or "Watch Later" to find them again easily.
  1. Go to Settings in the Guide
  2. Select Clear history

Clear YouTube on TV search history 

  1. Click the Search icon Search 
  2. Select Clear history

Pause watch history or search history

In order to pause your watch history or search history, open YouTube on a computer or mobile device and follow the appropriate instructions:


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