YouTube TV is an online streaming service provider to feature various on-demand videos like movies, TV shows, and various Live TV channels. It offers 85+ Live TV channels, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, HGTV, TNT, AMC, etc. It doesn’t have any annual contract and you can cancel it any time. The users will also get unlimited cloud DVR storage to save and watch content later. The app is available on your Android or iOS phone or tablet, streaming devices, smart TVs, etc. So, you can download and install the YouTube TV app on your smart TVs. As most of the Sony Smart TVs are running with Android OS, there will be the Play Store from which you can download the apps. The article sums up how you can watch YouTube TV on Sony TV.
How to Get YouTube TV on Sony Bravia TV: Using Play Store
As said earlier, almost all your Sony Smart TVs run on Android TV OS. You can download the apps from the Play Store.
Quick Guide: On Sony TV, go to the Apps section >> open Google Play Store >> search for YouTube TV >> click Install >> sign in, activate, and watch YouTube TV.
1). Turn on your Sony Smart TV and connect it to stable internet.
2). Press the home button on your remote to go to the home screen.
3). Hover over to the Apps section and open Google Play Store. (In a few TV models, Apps > Get More Apps > Google Play Store).
4). Now, search for the YouTube TV app.
5). Choose the application from the search results.
6). On the app info screen, click on the Install tab.
7). The app will be installed on your Sony Smart TV.
8) Now, login to your YouTube TV account and start watching your favorite Live TV channels.
You cannot download apps on the non-Android Sony Smart TV as all the apps are preinstalled. So, you can only open the app from the Apps section if the app is available on your TV.
How to Setup YouTube TV on Sony TV
It is mandatory to carry out a YouTube TV setup or activation procedure.
1). Launch the YouTube TV app on your Sony TV.
2). Go ahead to sign in to your account by providing YouTube TV login details.
3). Make a note of the activation code displayed on your Sony TV.
4). Now, visit the YouTube TV activation website from the web browser. (tv.youtube.com/activate)
5). Provide the activation code and press Submit.
6). Now, YouTube TV will automatically refresh on the Sony TV, and you can start streaming your favorite shows.
How to Watch YouTube TV on Sony TV Via Casting
If you cannot download the YouTube TV app, the next way is to cast and stream the content on Sony TV. Most of the Sony Smart TVs now come with the inbuilt Chromecast. And the YouTube TV app on the smartphone is Chromecast-compatible. So, you can also stream the contents from the PC with the Google Chrome browser.
From Android or iOS smartphone
1). Connect your smartphone to the same WIFI as your Sony TV.
3). Navigate to click on any title on your handheld and tap the Cast icon.
4). Choose your Sony TV from the available devices.
5). Once the connection is established, you can stream the content playing on the handheld on your TV.
From Mac or Windows PC
1). Open the Google Chrome web browser on your Windows or Mac PC.
2). Go to the YouTube TV website (https://tv.youtube.com/)
3). Right-click and choose Cast.
4). On the Sources dropdown, choose Cast Tab.
5) Makes sure to choose the Sony TV device name.
6) Play any YouTube TV title on PC, and it will start playing on your TV.
Note: You can also check our detailed guidelines on how to Chromecast YouTube TV from Android, iOS, & PC.
Or you can buy any of the streaming devices like Firestick, Roku, or Apple TV, download the YouTube TV app, and stream the videos. With the YouTube TV app, you get to stream all the 85+ live TV channels with unlimited DVR storage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can install the app from the Play Store or cast the app from your smartphone.
No, only a selected smart TV model has the support for YouTube TV.
Yes. You can get YouTube TV on Sony Blu Ray Players officially.
It may be because you have entered the wrong username or password. Sometimes, the issue occurs due to server outages.
It may be because of any pending updates with the YouTube TV app.
It may not work if you are using an outdated version of the YouTube TV app. So, check for the updates and install the latest version. Further, you should use a stable internet connection to watch it on Sony TV.
YouTube TV supports streaming on three devices simultaneously.
The subscription cost of YouTube TV costs $64.99/mo.