YouTube TV is another bi-product of YouTube that offers 85+ Live TVs and on-demand videos. It is a subscription-based service and costs $49.99/month for the first month, and thereafter YouTube TV premium costs $64.99/month (ad-free). It covers everything between entertainment, live sports, news, and more. The app is officially available on most platforms. And it is also available on most top-selling smart TVs like Samsung, LG, Hisense, Sony, Vizio, Sharp, and more. We are limiting this write-up only to the Samsung Smart TV. So proceed to get the possible ways to stream YouTube TV on Samsung Smart TV.
Can I Get YouTube TV on Samsung Smart TV?
Samsung Smart TVs have various models and versions. They have Tizen OS-based TVs, Orsay OS-based TVs, etc. So we have to know the TV model to know whether YouTube TV is available for download or not. Orsay has not been developed lately.
Samsung Smart TVs have got the Smart Hub, where we can get all the dedicated apps for your smart TV. But then, the apps can be downloaded only in 2016 and later models. Before getting into the steps, update Samsung Smart TV to the latest version.
How to Get YouTube TV on Samsung Smart TV
Samsung Smart TVs have got the Smart Hub, under which you can find the Apps section. It is like the app store for Samsung smart TV. Follow the steps provided below to install YouTube TV from Samsung Smart Hub.
1). Turn on your Samsung Smart TV. And connect it to the internet.
2). Then, press the Smart Hub button on the Samsung TV remote.
3). Now, choose and open Apps on the bottom of the screen.
4). On the Apps screen, you can find the Search icon in the top-left corner.
5). On the Search field, type YouTube TV with the on-screen key broad and remote.
6). Then, click Done.
7). Select the YouTube TV app from the search results.
8) On the app installation page, click Download.
9). After the app is installed, open the YouTube TV on your Samsung TV.
10). Now, you need to activate the account.
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How to Activate YouTube TV on Samsung Smart TV
- Open the YouTube TV app.
- Then choose Accounts > Sign in.
- Go to the YouTube TV activation website on your phone or computer.
- Now, enter the code shown on the TV in the provided text box.
- Then, click Next.
- Log in with your account credentials.
- The YouTube TV app on your Samsung TV will refresh, and your content will load.
How to Watch YouTube TV on Old Samsung Smart TV Models
The above method will hold good only for the TV models 2016 and later. But we cannot download any app on those that came before 2016. So we may need to use the casting option. We can cast YouTube TV from our smartphone or computer to our Samsung TV. That would require a Chromecast device. But don’t worry, most of the recently launched Smart TVs come with the in-built Chromecast or casting support.
YouTube TV on Samsung TV: Cast from Smartphone
YouTube TV apps on Android and iOS have got native Chromecast support. All you have to do is open the app and start streaming.
1). Makes sure to connect your Chromecast device and your smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network.
3). Start Playing any of your favorite content you want to cast.
4). Tap the Cast icon on the top-right corner of the screen.
5). Choose a Chromecast device from the list of available devices.
Now the content playing on your smartphone will start playing on your TV.
YouTube TV on Samsung Smart TV: Cast from PC
You need to use the Google Chrome browser of your PC to cast YouTube TV to your Samsung TV.
1). Makes sure to connect your Chromecast device and your PC (Windows or Mac) to the same Wi-Fi network.
2). Open the Chrome browser and visit the YouTube TV website, https://tv.youtube.com.
3). Right-click on the screen and choose the Cast option.
4). Your computer will scan for the available devices.
5). Choose Cast Tab in the Sources dropdown.
6). Make sure to select the Chromecast device to which you want to cast.
Now the contents of the YouTube TV will be cast on your Samsung TV.
Related: How to Watch YouTube TV on LG Smart TV.
Frequently Asked Questions
The app is available on selected models of Samsung Smart TV. You can cast the app from your smartphone or PC for other models.
The YouTube TV app is not available for older Samsung TVs. The app is rolled out for only new models.
It may be due to the poor internet connectivity issue. So, connect your Samsung TV to robust internet connectivity.
Yes. If you experience the freezing issue, you shall check your internet connectivity speed. You shall even restart your device, relaunch the app, or update the app and device.
It may not work when you are using outdated software on your device or an outdated app version. You can even clear the cache to check if the issue has been fixed.
You may not find YouTube TV on Samsung TV if you own an older model or outdated software version. So, upgrade your device or get the latest version.
You can install free streaming apps like Pluto TV, Plex, BBC iPlayer, TVPlayer, NBC, etc., to stream live TV on Samsung TV for free.