Change language or location settings


You can select your preferred language and location on YouTube using your computer, the YouTube app, or your mobile browser. 

Language settings change video metadata, like channel name and video title, when available, and Voice Search language. The location you choose impacts the videos that surface for: 

  • Recommendations
  • Trending
  • News

YouTube provides language and content preferences for all countries, regions, and languages YouTube is available in. We're constantly expanding the ability for the product to reach more users. If you cannot find your language, country, or region, select the option that best meets your needs and interests.

If YouTube can’t find your country or region, the default location is the United States.

Change your language on the web or YouTube app

Follow the instructions below for the YouTube app or mobile site.

YouTube app

  1. Tap your profile picture "".
  2. Tap Settings "".
  3. Tap General.
  4. Tap Location or App language.
  5. Tap the language or location you’d like to use.

Mobile web

By default, the YouTube mobile site follows the language setting of your device. You can change the language and location settings on the mobile site.

  1. Go to your Account "".
  2. Tap Settings "".
  3. Tap Account "".
  4. Tap Language to choose a different language.
  5. Tap Location to choose a different location.

YouTube on TV

  1. Click the Settings "" on the YouTube on TV app.
  2. Scroll to the “Language & Location” section.
  3. Select Language.
  4. Click Edit "".
  5. Scroll to your selected language.
  6. Click Confirm Change.

How to change the language and country settings on YouTube from your mobile device

Change the language for email notifications

Your emails from YouTube are delivered in the default language for your country. If you've changed your YouTube language settings, you can change your email settings to match:

  1. Go to your email settings.
  2. Scroll to "Language" to update your email notification language.

Change your language or location on smart TVs, streaming devices & game consoles

By default, the YouTube app on smart TVs, streaming devices, and game consoles will follow the language and location settings of your device. You can change these settings for YouTube at any time. To change these settings:

  • Open the YouTube app on your device.
  • Select Settings ""
  • Select Language to choose a different language.
  • Select Location to choose a different location.

Change the search language for your keyboard

You can also change the search language setting for the search keyboard:

  1. Open the YouTube app on your smart TV, streaming device, or game console.
  2. Select Search, then Choose a language.

The search keyboard supports the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Korean
  • Chinese Simplified 
  • Norwegian
  • Chinese Traditional (Hong Kong)
  • Polish
  • Chinese Traditional (Taiwan)
  • Portuguese
  • Danish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • French (Canada)
  • Spanish (US)
  • German
  • Swedish
  • Greek
  • Thai
  • Hebrew
  • Turkish
  • Hungarian
  • Ukrainian
  • Italian
  • Vietnamese
  • Japanese


Note: If your app language is not supported, the search keyboard will default to English.
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