Find Cobalt info on your device

Cobalt is a platform used to deliver a rich experience across apps including YouTube and YouTube TV on your smart TV or other streaming device.

Knowing if your device is running on Cobalt and which version your device is running can help you to troubleshoot common issues.

To check the Cobalt version for your TV:


  1. Open the YouTube or YouTube TV app using your smart TV or streaming device.
  2. Select your profile picture  and then About and then App Version.
  3. Check the version number in parenthesis after “Cobalt.”

Learn more about Cobalt & common issues

Older devices with older versions of Cobalt or without Cobalt at all may experience issues with these features.

5.1 surround sound

In order to watch programs with 5.1 audio, you need to use a compatible TV device that is running on Cobalt version 20 or higher.

Key plays & Multiview

Older devices without Cobalt may experience streaming issues when they try to watch key plays or multiviews.

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