Activate Youtube Videos on Smart TV

Would you like to enjoy Youtube videos on your Smart TV? It's very simple. With the latest Smart TVs coming in the market, you can easily connect your YouTube to your Smart TV within a few minutes.

There are some TV models that don’t support YouTube App. So, if you can’t find the YouTube app on your TV then make sure that your device supports it.

How To Activate Youtube on Smart TV (for TV manufactured in 2013 or later):

  • Open YouTube App on your Smart TV
  • Click on the Gear button and tap on Sign–in
  • You'll see an 8-digit code on TV screen and stay on this screen until you've completed the remaining steps.
  • Then go to the website youtube.com/activate in a web browser on your PC or mobile phone
  • Sign in to your Google Account by entering account details. If you have multiple Google accounts, please select the account you use with YouTube. If you're already signed in, skip to the steps below.
  • After signing in, you may be presented with a list of Google identities associated with your YouTube account.
  • Once you've selected an account, enter the activation code shown in the YouTube app on your TV. Click Allow access and wait for the confirmation screen in the app.

How To Activate Youtube on Smart TV (for older TV models):

  • Open YouTube App on your Smart TV
  • Click Sign in from the menu on the left side
  • You'll see an 8-digit code on TV screen and stay on this screen until you've completed the remaining steps.
  • Then go to the website youtube.com/activate in a web browser on your PC or mobile phone
  • Sign in to your Google Account by entering account details. If you have multiple Google accounts, please select the account you use with YouTube. If you're already signed in, skip to the steps below.
  • After signing in, you may be presented with a list of Google identities associated with your YouTube account.
  • Once you've selected an account, enter the activation code shown in the YouTube app on your TV. Click Allow access and wait for the confirmation screen in the app.

How to Play and Control Videos:

When playing a video, you can find additional options by selecting More actions. You can navigate to the following options from the More actions menu:

  • Subscribe to the channel
  • Rate the video
  • Flag the video for violating community guidelines 

Disable Autoplay

YouTube on TV includes a feature called autoplay. This means a suggested video will automatically play after the video you are currently watching.

To disable autoplay, go into your menu and choose Settings > Autoplay, then uncheck the box.

After you disable this feature, you will still see suggested videos once you finish the video you are watching, but nothing will play automatically.