Update the YouTube app

For the best experience with the YouTube app, update to the latest version of the app. We send updates to the YouTube app so you can get new features, a faster experience, fixes, and more. Without the most up-to-date version of the app, you can still watch YouTube videos, but you may not have some of the newest features.

Update the YouTube app on your Apple TV

  1. Go to the App Store on your Apple TV.  
  2. Search for the YouTube app.
  3. Select the YouTube app.
  4. Select Update. If you don't have this option, it means the YouTube app is up to date.

Update the YouTube app on your Android TV

The Google Play Store on your Android TV should be set to Auto-update apps at any time by default, and the YouTube app should update automatically. If you turned off the auto-update apps settings, and want to turn it on again:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote control.
  2. Select Apps and select the Google Play Store.
  3. Select Settings.
Select Auto-Update Apps and select Auto-update apps at any time.

Update the YouTube app

  1. Open the Google Play Store app  Play Store.
  2. Tap your profile picture.
  3. Tap My apps and games.
  4. Apps with an update available are labeled "Update."
  5. To update all apps, tap Update All. For individual apps, find the specific app you want to update and tap Update.​

Sometimes, you may need to restart your device to update an app. Learn more about automated updates.

Note: Some apps require new permissions when they're updated. You may see a notification asking whether you accept the new permissions.
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