YouTube TV is another bi-product of YouTube that offers Live TVs and on-demand videos. It is a subscription-based service. It costs $49.99/month, and the YouTube TV premium costs $64.99/month (ad-free). We are getting 85+ Live TV channels with YouTube TV. The app is officially available on most of the platforms. And it is also available on most of the 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 along to get the possible ways to stream YouTube TV on Samsung Smart TV.
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.
As far as Android TV is concerned, we can download apps from the Play Store. But most of the smart TVs don’t have a dedicated App Store. All we have to do is use the preinstalled applications or to stream the applications that are available under the Apps section. Though Samsung Smart TVs have got the Smart Hub, where we can get all the dedicated apps for your smart TV. But then the app can be downloaded only in 2016 and later models. Before getting into the steps, update Samsung Smart TV to the latest version.
How to Download YouTube TV on Samsung Smart TV
Samsung Smart TVs has got the Smart Hub under which you can find the Apps section. This is like the app store for Samsung smart TV. With this note, follow the steps provided below to install YouTube TV on Samsung Smart TV.
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 on 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 the Download.
9). After the app is installed, open the YouTube TV on your Samsung TV.
10). Now you need to activate the account.
- 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.
- Now the YouTube TV app on your Samsung TV will refresh, and your contents will load.
How to Use YouTube TV on Samsung Smart TV: Older versions
The above method will hold good only for the TV models 2016 and later. But on those came before 2016, we cannot download any app. 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 Smart TV: Cast from Smartphone
YouTube 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 that 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 be streamed to your TV.
YouTube TV on Samsung Smart TV: Cast from PC
For PCs, you need to use the Google Chrome browser to cast YouTube TV to your Samsung Smart 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 casting on your Samsung Smart TV.
Related: How to Watch YouTube TV on LG Smart TV.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I get YouTube TV on my Samsung Smart TV?
The app is available on selected models of Samsung Smart TV. For the other models, you can cast the app from your smartphone or PC.
2. Why can’t I get the YouTube TV app on my Samsung Smart TV?
YouTube TV app is not available for older Samsung TV. The app is rolled out for only new models.