Watch YouTube TV on supported devices

You can watch YouTube TV on a computer, smart TV, streaming device, or mobile device, including certain phones and tablets.

How to Watch YouTube TV with Your Smart TV or Streaming Device - US Only

In this article, you can learn more about the various devices and platforms you can use to watch YouTube TV, including system requirements.

YouTube TV supported devices

You can download or open the YouTube TV app on select devices to watch YouTube TV on your TV:

Game consoles
  • PlayStation 5
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series S
  • Xbox One X
  • Xbox One S
  • Xbox One
Smart TVs Fire TV Edition smart TVs produced by Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse
Hisense Smart TVs (select models)
LG smart TVs (2016+ models only)
Roku TVs (all models)
Samsung smart TVs (2017+ models only)
Vizio SmartCast TVs (select models)
Streaming devices Android TV
(Note: TVs running a mobile version of Android may not be supported)
Apple TV (4th generation & 4K)
Chromecast with Google TV
  • Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen)
  • Fire TV Stick Lite
  • Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen)
  • Fire TV Stick 4K
  • Fire TV Cube
  • Fire TV Cube (1st Gen)
Google TV
(Note: All Google TVs and streaming media devices)
Peloton
  • Roku Smart Soundbar
  • Roku Ultra
  • Roku Ultra LT
  • Roku Streaming Stick+
  • Roku Streaming Stick+ HE
  • Roku Streaming Stick (3600x and newer models)
  • Roku Express+
  • Roku Express
  • Roku Premiere+
  • Roku Premiere
  • Roku 4
  • Roku 3 (4200x, 4230x)
  • Roku 2 (4210x)
TiVo Stream 4K
Xfinity Flex devices
You can also stream YouTube TV to your TV using:
  • Chromecast devices.
    Note: If you're using a first-generation Chromecast , you may experience a higher rate of errors. It may also take up to 30 seconds to open.
  • TVs with Chromecast built-in
  • AirPlay for Apple TV
  • Google Smart Displays

System requirements

System requirements for Android devices

  • YouTube TV works on most Android L devices and above, including on both phones and tablets. 
  • To confirm that your device is supported, download the YouTube TV app from the Play Store. If your device is not supported, the app cannot be downloaded and you'll get an alert. "This item is not compatible with your device." 

Update your device

For the best video playback experience, make sure to update your device to the latest version of Android:

  1. Go to your device's Settings.
  2. Select System updates.
  3. If an update is available, tap Download and install.

Troubleshoot device issues watching YouTube TV 

I can hear audio, but I don’t see the video.

If you’re watching on your computer using a browser like Safari or Chrome and see a black screen while audio is playing, try disconnecting external display devices.

I’m having issues watching YouTube TV on my Roku player.

If you run into an HDCP error on your Roku player, turn on the HDMI Ultra HD Color setting on your TV.
If you experience choppy playback on your Roku player, turn off HDR on your "Display type" settings on Roku:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Choose Display type and then choose 4K 30 Hz TV, 4K 60 Hz TV, or 4K HDR 60 Hz.

I’m having issues watching YouTube TV on my Apple TV.

Apple TV users with app version 1.13.1 and newer might experience a blank screen or flickering when changing channels and during ad transitions.
To minimize video delays, try setting your default video format to SDR while Match Dynamic Range is ON. To adjust this setting:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Choose Video and Audio and then Format and then (Pick any SDR option).

Learn more about how to adjust audio and video settings on Apple TV.

You can also turn off “Match Dynamic Range” on your Apple TV to improve performance. To turn off dynamic range matching: 

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Choose Video and Audio and then Match Content and then Match Dynamic Range and then Off .

Learn more about how to Match Dynamic Range and Match Frame Rate.

I’m not getting local stations on my TV. 

For devices without built-in GPS capability, you need to verify your location using a mobile device in order to access local programs. 

If you’re using one of the supported devices listed above, and local stations aren’t working: 

  1. Go to Settings > Location on a mobile device.
  2. Select Update playback area to set your location

Learn more about how to troubleshoot location for YouTube TV

 

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