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Casting YouTube from a smartphone or tablet

If you have a SmartTV or streaming device but don’t have a Smartphone or tablet, click here for instructions on casting from a Mac or Windows computer.

• Recommended: Sign into YouTube (Gmail account required) on both devices before beginning.    Click here if you need help signing in to YouTube.

To cast the video to your Smart or Smart-connected TV from a Smartphone or tablet: Start by opening the YouTube app on your SmartTV, AppleTV, Roku, FireStick, or ChromeCast device

From YouTube app on iPhone/iPad/Android

  • Open the YouTube app

  • Open the link for the video you would like to cast

  • Click the cast icon in the upper-right corner of the video window blobid0.png

  • Select your TV or streaming device from the list

  • When you are finished, click the cast icon and select “Disconnect”

If you have don’t have a Gmail account:

The following should work with all streaming devices except AppleTV. If you have an AppleTV and don’t have a Gmail account, your only options are to sign up for a Gmail account (free) or use AirPlay.

For all other devices:

  • Open the YouTube app on your SmartTV or Streaming device

  • Click “Settings”

  • Select “Link with TV Code” and write down the code provided

  • Open the YouTube app on your Smartphone or tablet

  • Open the link for the video you would like to cast

  • Click the cast icon and select “Link with TV Code”

  • Enter the code

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