The YouTube app is already present in various models of television, media box and even consoles. The advantage of using the service on these devices is that your favorite channels and creators can watch more comfortably, but it is possible to make this experience even more practical.
To facilitate the use of the application, YouTube Activate allows you to operate the platform via mobile phone or computer. Check out what YouTube Activate is and how to connect your device below.
What is YouTube Activate?
YouTube Activate is a tool that links YouTube from the TV or a compatible device with the same account used on the smartphone or PC. So you don’t have to use the remote control to browse YouTube, but use the app.
To do this, make sure that the TV is connected to the same network as your smartphone or PC via the Wi-Fi or cable network. The latter is more interesting to improve the quality of streaming services.
How to activate YouTube Activate
When you open the YouTube app on TV, sign in with your service account or link with the activation page. To link with the website, it is necessary to enter the code displayed on the TV in the “link device” or “login” tab. Here’s how to do that.
Step 1: Open the sign-in option in the TV app.
Step 2: Navigate to the “Account” menu to login.
Step 3: On your phone or computer, go to www.youtube.com/activate and enter the code displayed on the television. In some cases, Google may request additional permissions to be sent to paired devices.
After pairing, the YouTube app will display a Cast icon. However, keep in mind that your TV or other compatible devices must be on the same network as your phone. This is because the pairing function does not work when the smartphone is using the mobile network.