Cast YouTube on Samsung TV


Quick Answer

  • To Get the app: Go to Apps Search icon → YouTube app → Install Activate Done.
  • You can also screen mirror the YouTube app on your TV by installing the SmartThings app on your smartphone.

YouTube is a top-rated streaming service with millions of active users. Since the YouTube application comes pre-installed, you need not download the app on your Samsung TV separately from the Smart Hub store. If you have enabled the Developer Mode and uninstalled the YouTube app on your TV, you can easily reinstall it from the Smart Hub on your Samsung TV.

In this guide, you will learn a detailed guide about how to re-install and activate the YouTube application on your Samsung Smart TV.

How to Install YouTube App on Samsung TV

You can stream the YouTube content by signing in to your Google account and without signing in. Since it is a freemium streaming service, you can purchase a premium account for the ad-free streaming experience. You can purchase the YouTube premium account by visiting its official website.

1. Turn on your Samsung TV and connect it to the WiFi.

2. Using the TV remote home button, launch the Home screen on your TV.

Note: You can also launch the YouTube app by pressing the YouTube button on your remote.

3. Navigate to the Apps tile using the remote.

Tap the Apps tile on Samsung TV.

4. Click the Search icon and search for the YouTube app using the virtual keyboard.

5. Now, select the YouTube app from the search list.

6. Tap the Install button to start the downloading process on your TV.

7. Once installed, launch the YouTube app on your TV screen. You can choose any video to watch on your Samsung TV.

How to Activate YouTube App on Samsung TV

Once you’ve installed the YouTube app, you need to activate it to watch it on your TV.

1. Open the YouTube app on your TV.

2. Click the Sign in button to get the activation code on your TV.

3. Visit the YouTube activation page using a browser on any device [https://youtube.com/activate]

4. Enter the code displayed on your TV and click the Continue button.

Enter the YouTube app verification code.

5. Now, sign in with your Google account credentials to finish the activation process.

6. Refresh the YouTube app on your Samsung TV and use YouTube on your TV.

How to Watch YouTube on Samsung TV via Browser

If you cannot install the YouTube app on your old Samsung TV, you can stream the content directly from the browser on your TV.

1. Connect your Samsung TV to a WiFi network.

2. Launch the Internet browser app on your TV and go to the YouTube website [https://www.youtube.com/].

go to YouTube on Samsung TV

3. Click the Profile icon at the top right corner to sign in to your account.

4. Now, tap Sign in and provide your Google account credentials.

5. Select the video and start watching it on your TV screen.

How to Screen Mirror YouTube on Samsung TV From Android/iOS

If your TV does not have enough storage space to download the app, you can screen mirror the YouTube content on your TV to stream its content.

1. Connect your smartphone and Samsung TV with the same WiFi network.

2. Install the SmartThings app on your device.

3. Launch the app on your device and log in to your Samsung account.

SmartThings app.

4. Pair your smartphone with your Samsung TV and choose your TV on the home screen of the SmartThings app.

5. Click the three-dot icon and select the Mirror Screen (Smart View) option from the menu.

6. Select your TV name from the active devices and choose Allow on your TV.

7. Once the device screen starts mirroring on your TV, open the YouTube app.

8. Login if needed and start watching your favorite content.

How to Fix YouTube Not Working on Samsung TV

If YouTube is not working on your Samsung TV and is causing issues like buffering, not loading, frozen screen, and no sound, you can resolve it yourself. Here are the fixes to get the YouTube app back to working on your TV.

The YouTube app keeps buffering or freezing◘ Check your internet connection
Uninstall the app on Samsung TV and reinstall it on your TV
YouTube Black Screen Error on Samsung TVClear the cache on Samsung TV
◘ Update the YouTube app to the latest version
Update the firmware of your Samsung TV
◘ Reset the YouTube app on your Samsung Smart TV
Not opening or loading on Samsung Smart TVsPower cycle your Samsung TV
◘ Check the active subscription if you are a premium user
Factory reset your Samsung TV
◘ Check the server of the YouTube app using Downdetector


1. Can I install the YouTube app on Samsung Smart TVs?

Yes, the YouTube app can be installed on the TV from SmartHub.

2. What are the devices I can use to get the YouTube app on Samsung TV?

The YouTube app’s available devices are Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Firestick, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, and TiVo.