How to Use the “Watch on TV” Option in the iPhone YouTube App

The YouTube app on your iPhone has a lot of features that you can incorporate into your life. One of these features makes it easy for you to link your YouTube app with a TV or set-top streaming device in your home. This means that if, for example, you have a Roku device hooked up to your TV, then you can stream from the YouTube iPhone app to the Roku.

Our article below will show you where to find the setting that enables this link in the YouTube app. You can then select from a list of compatible devices in your home and start watching YouTube stuff on your devices and TVs at home.


How to Watch on Your TV from the iPhone YouTube App

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. I am using the most current version of the YouTube app available when the article was written. You will need to have a compatible video streaming device or television and be on the same Wi-Fi network as that device for this to work.

Step 1: Open the YouTube app on your iPhone.

iphone youtube app



Step 2: Touch the circle with your initial at the top-right of the screen.

select your profile icon



Step 3: Choose the Settings option.

open the iphone youtube settings app



Step 4: Select the Watch on TV option.

choose the watch on tv option



Step 5: Tap the Link button to the right of the device or TV that you want to link with your YouTube app.

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