Want to learn more about YouTube on Roku? Click on any of the following FAQs:
How can I sign into the YouTube Roku channel?
To see all of your YouTube content, like your library, subscriptions & history, follow these steps:
- Add the YouTube Roku channel here.
- Open the YouTube channel on your Roku player.
- Once you are in the YouTube channel, press left on your remote until you see the red sidebar on the left.
- Select "Sign In.
- You'll be asked to go to youtube.com/activate and enter the code provided.
- Once you've entered the provided code, you will automatically be signed into your YouTube account on your Roku player.
How do I cast my YouTube videos to my TV?
One you've added the YouTube channel to your Roku player and linked your account, you'll find a small icon below the bottom right corner of each video you watch on your computer or mobile device:
Click on this icon and the video will immediately play on your Roku player or Roku TV.
Why is YouTube only available on current-generation* Roku players?
As software evolves, hardware needs to evolve to keep up and therefore some of our older players aren’t capable of running certain channels.
*Current generation players are those introduced after July 2011 and include the Roku LT, Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2XS, Roku 3, Roku 4, the Roku Streaming Stick (both HDMI and Roku Ready versions) and the Roku HD model #2500.
Which Roku players get the faster YouTube experience?
It’s available on Roku 3, Roku 4, and Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI version).
How do I get the faster YouTube experience?
Customers with a Roku 3, Roku 4, or Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI version) should automatically get the update today. You can do a manual update to ensure you have the latest channel by going to Settings > System Update > Check Now.
Will other Roku players receive the YouTube update for a faster launch time?
We are not making any announcements about other Roku players or Roku TV models at this time.