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YouTube on Samsung Smart TV: How to Download & Watch

Name of the AppYouTube
Compatible ModelsAll the Samsung Smart TV models
How to InstallGet the YouTube app from Smart Hub Store.
Alternate WaysYou can cast or use the YouTube website.

YouTube contains videos from all genres, like cooking, sports, movies, news, and more. You can install and activate the YouTube app on your Samsung Smart TV and watch all the videos. With the YouTube Premium subscription, you can watch all YouTube videos without any ads.

How to Download YouTube on Samsung Smart TV

In most Samsung TV models, the YouTube app will be pre-installed. If not, you can easily install the YouTube app from the Smart Hub Store.

1. Go to your Samsung TV’s home screen.

2. Click on the Apps icon to open the Smart Hub. You can also click the Search icon.

Search YouTube app on Samsung TV

3. Now, search for the YouTube app.

4. Select the YouTube app from the results.

5. Tap the Install button.

How to Activate YouTube on Samsung Smart TV

1. When you open the YouTube app, you will get Trending videos. If you want to use your YouTube account, you have to activate the app.

2. Navigate to the Profile icon and click the Sign In button.

Activate YouTube

3. Now, you will get the activation code and the link.

Activation code

4. Take your smartphone or PC and go to the YouTube Activation link (https://youtube.com/activate).

5. Sign in with your Google account and enter the code.

Enter Youtube activation code

6. Tap the Agree or Allow button to accept YouTube’s terms and conditions.

7. When the activation is done, you will get the YouTube app’s welcome screen on the TV.

YouTube on Samsung TV

8. Now, you will get personalized recommendations and your customized YouTube profile on your Samsung TV.

How to Watch YouTube on Samsung TV via Web Browser

You can also watch YouTube on your Samsung TV using the web browser. All Samsung Smart TVs are equipped with the built-in Samsung Internet Browser.

1. Connect your Samsung TV to a good internet connection.

2. Open the web browser on your TV.

3. Go to the YouTube website (youtube.com).

4. Click on the Profile icon and sign in with the account details.

5. Now, you can search for your favorite videos and stream them on your TV.

6. If you want to refresh the YouTube app on your Samsung TV, close the app and open the app again to get newer recommendations.

How to Cast YouTube to Samsung Smart TV

To cast YouTube to your TV, make sure that you have the YouTube app on your smartphone. If you do not have it, install it on your smartphone from the Play Store or App Store.

1. Connect both your Samsung TV and your smartphone to the same network connection.

2. Open Youtube on your smartphone.

3. Click on the Cast icon.

Cast YouTube to Samsung TV

4. From the list of devices, choose your Samsung Smart TV.

5. Now, play any video from the YouTube app. It will appear on your Samsung Smart TV.

YouTube App Update

In the second week of September 2022, Google updated YouTube with new features and some changes in the UI. With the new update, you will get one more option called More in the left-side menu. In the More option, you will get Movies & Shows, Live, and Sports categories. As of now, the new update is available only for Google TVs. Within a week or two, you will get the new update for your Samsung Smart TV.


1. How to reset the YouTube app on Samsung Smart TV?

To reset the YouTube app, you need to reset the Smart Hub or reset the Samsung TV.

2. What is the cost of a YouTube subscription?

To get ad-free streaming, you must buy YouTube Premium. The cost is $11.99 per month or $119.99 per year.

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