How to activate YouTube using

YouTube is the most popular video streaming website where you can get pretty much everything. And, YouTube is available for tons of devices including iOS, Android, Windows, etc. But, what if you want to enjoy YouTube on your big smart TV?

Though most of the smart TVs are YouTube compatible by default, even if your gigantic TV is not smart, you can easily stream YouTube on your TV with some devices like Roku, Kodi, Xbox One, PS3, etc.

But, as TV has no web browser, we have to activate YouTube in a different way to start streaming YouTube. And, it’s very easy which will take only a few minutes. 

As different devices need different methods to activate YouTube, we will mention them one by one. 

Activating YouTube on Roku

You can enjoy YouTube on your TV once you activate YouTube from with a code displayed on your Roku device. 

  1. Connect Roku to your TV. Make sure you are connected to your Wifi and then sign in to your Roku account. 
  2. Go to the Home Screen by pressing the Home button on the remote.
  3. From options, select Streaming Channels and press OK on your Remote. 
  4. From the left menu, Go to Top Free tab, and select YouTube. Then press OK on your remote. 
  5. If you haven’t added YouTube already, you will see an Add Channel option, select this option and press OK button on your remote. 
  6. Wait for a while and YouTube will be added to your channels. Press the Home button on your remote to check all of your channels. YouTube will be there once installed.
  7. Select YouTube and open it. 
  8. Select the Gear icon from the left menu inside YouTube channel. 
  9. Select Sign In and press OK.
  10. A pop-up will appear on your screen saying sign in using the YouTube mobile app. As we will be doing it from a browser, select Try Another Way and press OK
  11. You will see an 8 Digit code on your TV screen, Write it down or keep the tab open.
  12. Now, open a browser on your mobile/computer.
  13. Go to and now, type the 8 digit code which was displayed on your TV screen. And, click on Next button.
  14. Sign in with your Google Account
  15. Now, click on the Allow button and enjoy YouTube on your TV.

Activating YouTube on Smart TVs

Activating YouTube on smart TVs are all the same. You need to get an 8 digit code from your TV and then you have to go to and just enter the 8 digit pin. Then click next and login to your Google account. That’s it. 

  1. Open YouTube app which is installed on your smart TV.
  2. From the app menu, select Sign In and press OK
  3. A pop-up window will appear with an 8 digit code. Remember it or keep the TV on.
  4. Open a browser on any mobile device or computer.
  5. Go to and enter the 8 digit code from TV. 
  6. Click Next and log in with your Google account
  7. Click Allow and your device will be connected.

Activate YouTube on Apple TV

If you own an Apple TV and want to stream YouTube, then don’t worry. Activating YouTube on Apple TV is also straightforward like others. Only you need to sign in to your apple account to download the YouTube app. 

  1. Open App Store on your Apple TV. 
  2. Find YouTube on the App Store. Select it and open YouTube.
  3. In a few moments, you will be asked in to sign in to your iTunes store. Login into your account. 
  4. YouTube will be installed within a few moments. 
  5. Open YouTube app. A pop-up will appear with a message to sign in to YouTube.
  6. Click on the Sign In button. 
  7. By default, the way is using the YouTube mobile app to use YouTube on TV. So, click on TRY ANOTHER WAY
  8. An 8 digit code will appear on your TV screen.
  9. Now open any browser on your any device, either it’s a smartphone or a computer.
  10. Go to and enter the 8 digit pin code. 
  11. Click next and then sign in to your Google Account.
  12. Click on the Allow button.
  13. Enjoy YouTube on your Apple TV. 

Activate YouTube on Samsung TV

Activating YouTube on Samsung smart TV is also very easy. But, if you are using an older version of smart TV, you might not be able to install the YouTube app. And, if your smart TV is not compatible, that means there is no way to use YouTube on it.

  1. Open YouTube app on your Samsung smart TV.
  2. Open the menu inside the YouTube app. 
  3. Click on Sign in.
  4. If the pop-up shows about using the YouTube mobile app, click on TRY ANOTHER WAY.
  5. An 8 digit code will appear on your screen. Keep the TV as it is.
  6. Open a browser in any device.
  7. Go to and enter the 8 digit code from TV.
  8. Click the Next button and then log in to your google account.
  9. Then click Allow to connect your smart TV with your Google Account.

 Activate YouTube on Kodi

Kodi is one of the most popular free streaming apps you can use on a wide range of devices including TVs. But, installing YouTube on Kodi app is a little bit complex than other smart TVs. But, the final steps are the same. You will be given an 8 digit code and you have to activate it from your browser.

  1. Open Kodi app on your TV.
  2. Go to Settings and then select Add-ons
  3. Select Install from Repository
  4. From the list, select Kodi Add-on Repository
  5. Now, click on Video Add-ons.
  6. Scroll down at the bottom of the page and click on YouTube. 
  7. Click on Install button and from the pop-up, click on OK.
  8. Within a few moments, YouTube will be installed.
  9. Once Installed, go to Kodi home. 
  10. From the menu, click on Videos.
  11. Then again click on Video Add-ons.
  12. Select YouTube from the list. 
  13. Now, click on Sign-in.
  14. You will see a pop-up that you will have to log in twice. Click OK on it.
  15. Another pop-up will appear with an 8/9 digit code. Don’t do anything on Kodi.
  16. Open a browser on your any device.
  17. Go to and enter the code showed on Kodi. 
  18. Click Next and Sign in to your Google account.
  19. Then, click Allow
  20. Now, go back to your Kodi screen. ANd, there will be another 8/9 digit code. 
  21. Go to and enter the code given by Kodi.
  22. Select your Google Account and click Allow to successfully connect YouTube add-on with your Google Account. 

Activating YouTube on PlayStation 3

  1. Download YouTube from PlayStation Store if you don’t have YouTube app.
  2. Open YouTube app on your Play Station 3.
  3. From the left menu, select Sign In and press X. 
  4. If you don’t see an 8 digit code, click on Try another way.
  5. Now, you will see an 8 digit code on the screen.
  6. Now, open a browser on your mobile/computer.
  7. Go to and enter the 8 digit code.
  8. Click on Next and log in to your Google Account.
  9. Click on Allow and you are done! 

Activate YouTube on Xbox One

Activating YouTube on PS3 and Xbox One is almost the same. You just need to open the YouTube app, get the code and activate youtube from 

  1. Navigate to the YouTube App on your Xbox One.
  2. From the left menu, select Sign in and press X
  3. You will see an 8 digit code on your screen.
  4. Remember the code or write it down.
  5. Now, open a browser on your smartphone/computer.
  6. Go to and enter the 8 digit code.
  7. Click next and log in to your Google Account.
  8. Click on Access to connect your device with your Google Account.