How to Watch YouTube on Roku

The digital video player Roku is a little box that brings together videos, audios and other web content. The player Roku debuted in 2008, and is a device dedicated to Internet TV that allows users to watch Internet broadcast programming on their TVs. In order to make Roku works, all you need is a laptop or computer a high-speed internet and a free Roku account and you’re all set to enjoy web content and streaming videos on demand.

The Roku digital video player provides an extensive array of web channels to watch movies, videos and listen to music, radio. The options include Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon, Crackle, TuneIn radio, Spotify and much much more. YouTube also landed on Roku recently, which allows people to stream thousands of videos freely. Now let’s see how to watch youtube on roku easily.

Tip: If you want to get more information on how to enjoy media on TV, check out this article about how to play movies on TV.

Part 1: How to Watch YouTube on Roku

YouTube videos were difficult to watch on Roku until the advent of Roku 3. Roku 3 owners can now enjoy the YouTube application on their streaming set top box. So, let’s learn how to install YouTube channel right on Roku from their channel store step by step.

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Step 1: Connect Roku to your TV and add to your WiFi network. Then login in to your Roku account first.

Step 2: Add YouTube channel. Use the search function and type in YouTube channel. It’s free and has great number of positive ratings. Just access and click on Add Channel and in just few minutes YouTube channel will be added to your Roku account.Now, click on the button “Go to channel” or “My channel” on Homepage, and you’ll see the just added “YouTube channel” along with the other channel you must have added in the past.

Stpe 3: Activate your YouTube account. Access the sign in to YouTube account link via Roku and it will pop up an 8-digit code to activate your YouTube account. Just sign in to your account using a laptop or Smartphone and enter the code to link your Roku with your YouTube account.

Stpe 4: Pair Device. You can pair your phone, tablet or laptop with your Roku account. After activating your YouTube account, Roku will give you another code to pair your digital device with it. Access www.youtube.com/pair link from your preferred device and enter the code given by Roku. Alternatively, you can scan the code using the QR code reader on your phone.

Step 5: Enjoy. Now you can enjoy watching youtube on roku.

Part 2: How to Check if Your Device is a Roku-Certified Device

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You can simply go to the link to check if your device or TV model is listed in it to make sure it is a Roku-ready device. If you’re looking to buy a new TV, ensure that it has an MHI (Mobile High-Definition Link) input slot to insert a flash-drive looking stick called Roku Streaming Stick. It’s a small purple colored streaming media player that enables you to use your device's remote to do the controlling.

What If Roku Don't Support Your Device?

There is chance that your devices can't be used with Roku. At this moment, you can take advantage of the video downloader program to download the videos to your flash drive, and then connect the flash drive to Roku for an enjoyment. KeepVid Pro will help you to download the videos easily with simple clicks on your computer. Check it out if you are interested.

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