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How to Install & Activate YouTube on Roku



YouTube on Roku

No matter the streaming device you use, YouTube has become one of the most important entertainment apps to have. If you’re a Roku user, YouTube is officially available in the Channel Store and you can easily add the channel to your streaming devices. Once installed, you can watch a wide range of content from multiple genres like entertainment, music, tutorials, documentaries, and more.

The user interface of the app is very intuitive and simple to use. You can use the advanced search function of the app to find the content you’re looking for very easily. YouTube is an ad-supported streaming service, if you want an ad-free streaming experience, you must subscribe to their premium plan.

Subscription Plans:

Here are the premium subscription plans available on YouTube. As a first-time subscriber, you will get a free trial to try out the service before subscribing.

Subscription PlanMonthly PricingYearly Pricing

How to Sign Up for YouTube

1. Open a web browser and visit

2. Click on the Sign in button.

Sign up process

3. Select Create Account.

4. Provide your email address, create a password, and enter your personal information.

4. Select either For myself or To manage by business.

5. After signing up, you’ll have the opportunity to personalize your recommendations before you start streaming.

How to Get YouTube on Roku

YouTube requires a strong internet connection to stream movies, shows, and other available content. So connect your Roku TV to strong WiFi for seamless streaming.

1. Go to the Roku home screen and select the Search option.

2. Enter YouTube in the search and choose the app in the Channel Store.

Roku Home screen

3. Click Add Channel to install YouTube on Roku.

4. Select OK in the prompt and launch the app on Roku.

How to Install YouTube From Roku Website

You can also install an app on Roku by using a web browser on your PC or smartphone. For this, you need to sign in with the account that you have used to set up the Roku device.

1. Launch a web browser on your device and visit the Roku website.

2. Log in to your account and search for YouTube.

3. Select Add Channel to download the app on your Roku device.

Adding YouTube channel to Roku via website

4. Turn on your device and look for YouTube to launch for streaming.

Note – If you can’t find the channel, head to the device settings and update the Roku firmware to get the channel immediately.

How to Activate YouTube on Roku []

1. Launch the YouTube app on your device.

2. On the Welcome screen, select Sign In.

3. On the next screen, an Activation Code will be displayed.

4. Using a computer or another device, go to

5. If prompted, log in to your YouTube account.

6. Enter the unique activation code shown on your TV screen.

Activate YouTube on Roku

7. Within about 30 seconds, you should be logged in and ready to enjoy YouTube on your device.

How to Screen Mirror YouTube on Roku from Android

If the YouTube app is not working on your Roku device, you can screen mirror the app from your smartphone.

  • Connect the Android device and Roku to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Enable Screen Mirroring on RokuSettings → System → Screen Mirroring → Screen Mirroring Mode → Always Allow.

1. Install YouTube from Play Store and launch the app.

2. Log in to your YouTube account and move to the Notification Panel.

3. Select the Cast option for screen mirroring and choose the Roku device.

Cast the app

4. Connect to Roku and stream YouTube content.

How to AirPlay YouTube on Roku

Airplay is only compatible with the latest models of Roku. Visit this support page to find out whether your Roku device is compatible with Airplay or not.

  • Connect your Roku to a Wi-Fi network. On the other hand, connect your iPhone/iPad to the same network.
  • Enable AirPlay on RokuSettings → Apple AirPlay and Homekit → Settings → AirPlay → Turn On.

1. Get YouTube from App Store and open the app.

2. Sign in to your account and select the content for streaming.

3. Play a title you want and look for the AirPlay icon on the media player.

4. Select your Roku device name, and the media will play on your Roku immediately.

Is YouTube Geo-restricted

No, the YouTube app is available in most countries. But the content availability will vary based on the country. So, to access all the international content without any limitations, you need to use VPN.

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1. Is YouTube available on Roku Stick?

Yes, the YouTube channel is available to install and use on your Roku Stick or Roku TV device.

2. How to block YouTube on Roku?

Unfortunately, Roku doesn’t offer the feature to block YouTube or other channels. Instead, you can set the Parental Controls or remove YouTube from the device.

3. Is YouTube Music available on Roku?

Yes. YouTube Music is available built-in within the YouTube app. However, the standalone YouTube Music app is not available on the Channel Store.

4. How to uninstall YouTube on Roku TV?

To uninstall, select YouTube tile → Press the Asterisk button on the remote → Remove Channel → OK.

5. How to fix YouTube not working on Roku?

If you’re facing YouTube not working issues on Roku, try these fixes.
1. Check the internet connection.
2. Restart the Paramount Plus app on Roku.
3. Clear cache on Roku.
4. Turn off and turn on the Roku device.
5. Update the channel on Roku.
6. Uninstall the channel on Roku and re-install it.
7. Reset your Roku device.

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