Notification

Our teams are currently experiencing high support volumes. Please expect longer than usual waiting times for responses to questions from email, chat and @TeamYouTube on Twitter.

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 that you choose impacts the videos that surface for: 

  • Recommendations
  • Trending
  • News

YouTube provides language and content preferences for all countries, regions and languages that 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 that 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 Settings  on the YouTube on TV app.
  2. Scroll to the 'Language and 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 and 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:

  1. Open the YouTube app on your device.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. Select Language to choose a different language.
  4. Select Location to choose a different location.

Change the language for your search 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 (United Kingdom)
  • 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.

Was this helpful?

How can we improve it?
Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu