YouTube TV is an internet television service that provides live TV and on-demand videos. It is not a free service like YouTube, you need to pay to get the YouTube TV services. The subscription cost for YouTube TV is $49.99 per month and comes with a 5-day free trial. On YouTube TV, you can stream up to 70+ live channels with unlimited DVR storage. YouTube TV is available only in the USA. Both the YouTube TV and Chromecast are owned by Google, and so you can easily cast YouTube TV to Chromecast. Let us see how to do it in simple ways.
Ways to cast YouTube TV to Chromecast
YouTube TV app is available only for smartphones. You can stream YouTube TV from its website too at tv.youtube.com on computers.
There are two ways to cast YouTube TV to Chromecast.
- Using the YouTube TV app (Smartphone)
- Using the Google Chrome Browser (Computers)
Before going into the casting process, you need to connect your casting device (smartphone or PC) and your Chromecast to the same WiFi network. If it is not connected to the same WiFi network, the casting will not happen. In order to get access to YouTube TV, you need to have a YouTube TV subscription or at least a free trial.
Cast YouTube TV app on Chromecast using the Smartphone app
Step 1: Open the YouTube TV app.
Step 2: Sign in with the account that you have used to purchase the YouTube TV subscription.
Step 3: Tap the Cast icon which is on the top of the Home screen.
Step 4: On the list of devices, your Chromecast device will be displayed. Tap on it to cast.
Step 5: When the casting is done, you will see that the Cast icon changing its appearance.
Step 6: Now, tap on any video and it will be cast to your Google Chromecast.
Cast YouTube TV on Chromecast using Google Chrome Browser
Step 1: Open the Google Chrome browser on your PC.
Step 2: In the search bar, type the YouTube TV’s URL tv.youtube.com and click the Enter button.
Step 3: On the Home page of the YouTube TV, click the SIGN IN button on the top right of the screen.
Step 4: You will be redirected to the Sign In page. Enter the account that you have used for the YouTube TV subscription.
Step 5: After signing in, click the Cast icon on the video player.
Step 6: Choose your Google Chromecast device to cast.
Step 7: When the casting is done, you will see the Cast icon on the right side of the search bar.
Step 8: Choose any video or a TV show, it will be cast to your Chromecast.
YouTube TV is the only streaming service that offers unlimited DVR storage space. The video you recorded will be kept for 9 months. The only major disadvantage of YouTube TV is that doesn’t work internationally. If it is accessible all over the world, it will be as successful as YouTube.