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How to Download and Watch YouTube on Google TV

YouTube is pre-installed on Chromecast with Google TV to stream the videos.

YouTube videos can be streamed on your Chromecast with Google TV devices by installing the standalone app from the store or by casting the videos from your smartphone. In fact, Chromecast with Google TV comes with the pre-installed YouTube app to watch the required video. You just need to configure it with your Google Account.

You can also stream videos without signing in. Subscribe to YouTube premium and get features like ad-free streaming, unlimited downloads, picture-in-picture mode, and more.

How to Install and Configure YouTube on Google TV

Quick guide: Click the Apps section > choose Search for Apps > search for YouTube > tap the Install button > open the YouTube app > Sign in with Google.

If you have uninstalled the YouTube app by mistake, here are the steps to get it back.

[1] Turn on your Google TV and connect it to a WiFi connection.

[2] Select the Apps option on the Google TV menu bar.

[3] Click the Search for Apps option and type YouTube using the on-screen keyboard or Google assistant voice support.

[4] Select the YouTube app icon from the search results.

[5] Click on the Install button and wait for it to install on your device.

YouTube on Google TV

[6] Upon installation, click Open to launch the app.

YouTube on Google TV

[7] On the home screen, tap the SIGN IN option and link the app with the Google Account linked on your streaming device.

YouTube on Google TV

[8] After signing in, stream the video you want.

How to Cast YouTube Videos to Google TV

The YouTube videos can be cast to Google TV either from your smartphone or computer.


[1] Connect the Android smartphone or iPhone and Google TV to the same WiFi network.

[2] Open the YouTube app and look for the Cast icon on the top of the app.

[3] Tap on it, and the device will search for nearby devices.

YouTube on Google TV- Cast

[4] Select your Google TV device from the list.

[5] Play the video you want and watch it on your Google TV.


[1] Ensure that your Computer and Google TV are connected to the same WiFi network.

[2] Visit the YouTube website on your Chrome web browser.

Note – You must use the latest version of Chrome browser to cast videos any issues.

[3] Select the video that you want to stream on Google TV.

[4] Click the Cast icon on the media player.

[5] Choose your Google TV from the available device to cast.

[6] Your selected video will stream on the TV screen.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Fix YouTube Not Working on Google TV?

If the YouTube app fails to load the videos properly, fix it immediately by
1. Ensure that the internet connection was working properly. A slower internet connection may fail to load the video in HD quality.
2. Force close the app and launch it back after a few minutes.
3. Update the YouTube for Google TV app to the latest version.
4. Update Google TV firmware to the latest version (if available).
5. Restart the Google TV.
6. Reinstall the YouTube app from the store.
7. Reset Google TV to factory settings and use the YouTube app without issues.

How to Install YouTube Vanced on Google TV?

YouTube Vanced is a third-party app that streams all YouTube videos without any ads. Despite having many advantages, it is advisable not to use YouTube Vanced due to privacy issues. However, if you want to install it on Google TV, you can sideload it with the help of the Downloader app.

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