Watch a purchase on YouTube

Note: Starting in January 2022, some films and TV show purchases and rentals made on the YouTube Android app will be billed via Google Play. This will not impact pricing or cost, only from where the purchase is billed. You can visit to see recent charges and check how you are billed. To request a refund for a Google Play purchase, follow the steps outlined here.

Once you have bought or rented movies and TV shows on YouTube, you can watch them on any of the following supported devices. You'll need to be signed in to your Google Account to access your purchases. Learn more about how to purchase movies and TV shows on a computer or mobile device or on a smart TV, streaming device or game console

Viewers in the United States: If you've purchased a subscription to a prime-time channel on YouTube, you'll see programmes in your recommendations on your homepage and in your YouTube search results. You can also view your purchased subscriptions directly.

Watch on a computer

To access purchased movies and TV shows on a computer, sign in to YouTube and select 'Your movies & shows' in the left-hand menu. From there, select 'Purchased' to view movies and TV shows that you've purchased.
You can watch movies and shows that you've rented or purchased on web browsers that support HTML5 playback. See which web browsers work with movies and shows on YouTube.

Watch on a mobile device

You can watch rentals and purchases on certain smartphones and tablets using the YouTube mobile app on your device.
You can find all of the videos that you've purchased by tapping Library and going to 'Your movies & shows' in the left-hand menu.
  • You can purchase content on your iOS device in selected locations. To see if iOS purchases are supported in your location, please check here.
  • If iOS purchasing is not supported in your location, you can still purchase movies and TV shows on another device. After purchasing, you can watch the content on your iOS device.

Watch using Chromecast

If you own a Chromecast, you can use it to watch YouTube rentals and purchases on your TV. Start by opening the YouTube app on your mobile device and making sure that you are signed in to your Google Account. After you've done that:
  1. Select a YouTube video that you'd like to watch.
  2. To cast the video to your TV, click cast "".
You can also cast from your Chrome Browser by following the steps listed in this article.
For general questions about using Chromecast, visit the Chromecast Help Centre.

Watch on smart TVs or other streaming devices

You can also access purchased movies and TV shows on the YouTube app for smart TVs, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV and Roku.

View movies and shows that you've purchased on YouTube by signing in to the YouTube app. Go to 'Your movies & shows' in the library tab to watch all of your content. Make sure that you have the latest version of the YouTube app installed on your device.

Rentals and purchases can also be cast to Android TV using the cast "" button on your phone, tablet or computer.

Watch on game consoles

Movies and TV shows purchased on YouTube can be viewed using Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U and Nintendo Switch devices.
To watch a movie or TV show that you've purchased, sign in to the YouTube app, then go to the library tab "" and then 'Your movies & shows'. From there, select 'Purchased' to view movies and TV shows that you've purchased.
You cannot purchase movies or TV shows on game consoles. You can purchase the movie or TV show on another device and then watch it on your game console using the instructions above.
  • For movie rentals, your movie will be available for the rental period after you have started watching it for the first time. Purchases will be available to watch as many times as you like. See our usage rules for more info.
  • For some videos, different prices for different qualities may also be available. Playback of HD and UHD titles is only available on certain supported devices and at certain Internet speeds. See HD/UHD device requirements for more info.
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