Connect your devices to watch YouTube on TV

Note: This feature may not be available with supervised experiences on YouTube. Learn more here.

You can connect your phone, tablet, or computer to your Smart TV or other streaming device to watch YouTube on your TV. Whether you choose to use the youTube app on your TV or cast from your device to a Chromecast, you'll get the same YouTube on TV app experience.

If you're connecting with your phone or tablet, make sure you have the YouTube app downloaded. Casting from in a mobile web browser is not currently supported.

  • Cast  works with any TV device that can support YouTube on TV, not just Chromecast.
  • If you're a YouTube TV member looking to watch YouTube TV on your television, check out the YouTube TV Help Center for more info.

How to watch YouTube on TV with Chromecast, Cast, and Airplay


Connecting to your smart TV or streaming device

  1. Make sure your smart TV or streaming device is set up.
  2. Make sure your computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your smart TV or streaming device.
  3. On your computer, in a Chrome web browser, go to
  4. Select the video you want to watch and click the Cast  icon in the video player.
  5. Select the device you want to cast to and wait for it to connect. Once connected, the video will play on your TV.

Disconnecting from your smart TV or streaming device

  1. Click Cast .
  2. Click Stop casting to disconnect.

Browsing YouTube on your smart TV or streaming device

Use the YouTube app as a remote

  • Tap the Cast  icon.
  • Select the Remote  icon.
  • Use the on screen remote to control your cast experience.

Use your Smart TV's remote

  • Try to use your TV remote to control your cast experience. Most TV remotes are supported without further setup.
  • If your remote doesn’t work, check the instructions manual for your smart TV to learn if it’s CEC supported. If so, follow the instructions in the manual to turn on CEC and try to use your remote to control the cast experience.
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