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

As the technology on our home electronics improves, many of them can start to integrate with one another. You have likely already connected your phone to certain devices, such as Alexa-enabled ones, but you might also be curious about how to link your iPhone to your TV and watch YouTube content on there from your phone.

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 Use the Watch on TV Option in the iPhone YouTube App

  1. Open YouTube.
  2. Select your profile icon.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Select Watch on TV.
  5. Tap Link next to your TV.

Our article continues below with additional information on how to watch on your TV from the iPhone YouTube app, including pictures of these steps.

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.

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Step 1: Open the YouTube app on your iPhone.

iphone youtube app

Step 2: Touch the circle with your initials 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.

iphone youtube how to watch on tv

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