You’ll be able to watch YouTube TV from any display. Tips on how to get began

It is laborious sufficient to maintain up with your entire favourite exhibits while you’re at residence, however add journey into the combo and it is easy to fall behind. Or perhaps you need to share the enjoyable at a pal’s home. Both approach — whether or not you are going someplace that does not have a cable subscription or happening a highway journey — you may nonetheless keep caught up along with your favourite exhibits utilizing YouTube TV from wherever you’re. 

Your YouTube TV subscription ($50 per 30 days) features a cloud DVR with limitless storage, which you’ll entry throughout the US. This implies it is obtainable wherever, from the airport to your nice aunt’s home within the mountains — so long as you have got mobile sign or Wi-Fi. It additionally consists of channels reminiscent of The CW, TBS, Disney, Cartoon Community, ESPN, native channels and extra.

You’ll be able to stream exhibits on TVs with apps constructed for streaming sticks like Roku, Apple TV ($95 at eBay) and Fireplace TV. You may as well watch on an Xbox One, Android TV, via a Google Chromecast ($20 at eBay) and extra. And in the event you obtain a present on one system, will probably be obtainable throughout all of your units. This is easy methods to keep related to your favourite exhibits when you’re on the go.


Watch channels like Disney, FX, TBS and extra.

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Convey your streaming stick to you

Headed to a relative’s home who does not have a cable subscription? So long as they’ve a TV with apps constructed for Roku, Apple TV, Fireplace TV or one thing comparable, you’ll watch YouTube TV ($65 at YouTube TV). Merely carry your streaming stick to you and plug it into the TV utilizing the HDMI port (normally positioned on the facet or again of the TV).

As soon as it is plugged in, use your streaming stick as traditional by urgent the Dwelling button in your streaming distant to go to the house display — from right here, apps can be seen. You may then choose the YouTube TV app, and since the whole lot is already saved in your streaming stick, you will not should log in once more.


Plug your streaming stick right into a appropriate TV to observe YouTube TV from wherever.

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Use the YouTube TV app on a sensible TV

If the lodge or a relative’s home you are staying at has a sensible TV, you may make amends for your favourite TV exhibits. If they do not have the YouTube TV app, you may have to obtain it — the method might range, relying on the kind of sensible TV they personal, however sometimes you may seek for the app and choose the obtain icon. After the app is put in, you may have to log in with the Google account you used to enroll. 


YouTube TV allows you to save films and exhibits in your library.

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Watch YouTube TV on a PlayStation 4

YouTube introduced earlier this week that you would be able to now watch its stay streaming service on a PS4. To take action, you may have to register to your PlayStation Retailer account and seek for YouTube TV. Then click on Add to Cart. Now you may have entry to stay exhibits in your PS4.

Solid your present to a TV

Whether or not you are utilizing an Android, iPhone ($500 at Greatest Purchase) or pc, you may solid from that system to a supported TV. The Solid icon appears to be like like a field with a Wi-Fi sign within the lower-left nook. Notice that in the event you’re utilizing an iPhone or Mac, you may use AirPlay as an alternative of Chromecast to play your choice.

On an Android or iPhone

1. Ensure your telephone is related to the identical Wi-Fi community as Chromecast.

2. Open the YouTube TV app in your telephone.

3. Faucet the Solid icon, positioned on the high proper of the house display.

4. Choose the system you need to solid to.

5. Choose the present or film you need to watch.

6. Faucet Play.

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On a Computer

1. Make sure your computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as Chromecast.

2. Go to in your preferred browser.

3. Select the show or movie you want to watch.

4. Once the video opens, click the Cast icon. If you’re on a Mac, you’ll select the AirPlay button on your Mac’s menu bar.


Cast a movie or show to a TV.

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Watch your movie or show from your phone, computer or tablet

When you’re somewhere without a TV, like riding in a car or on your lunch break at work, you can stream YouTube TV from your phone, computer or tablet. 

If you’re using a computer, just go to and log in. If you’re using a phone or tablet, just open the YouTube TV app to start streaming. Note that you do need to be connected to Wi-Fi or using cellular data to use the YouTube TV app.

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Originally published earlier this month.

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